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Majority of cosmetic surgery patients keep ops a secret

The Harley Medical Group - banner

Over 85 per cent of cosmetic surgery patients do not tell their colleagues about their treatment, a new survey has found.


The Harley Medical Group surveyed 1,000 patients and found that almost one in five try to keep their cosmetic surgery a secret from their families.

Men are more likely to hide their experiences under the knife, with 94 per cent not mentioning their surgery to their colleagues, compared with just 78 per cent of women.

Similarly, 52 per cent of male cosmetic surgery patients do not tell their friends about their operations, compared with 27 per cent of females.

Liz Dale, Director at the Harley Medical Group, commented: "Many patients will keep quiet in the lead up to their surgery and intend to keep it hidden but can't help revealing their secret when it comes to the unveiling of their new stomach or boobs.

"However, celebrities are a different matter altogether and if they've decided to keep their plastic surgery, botox or other cosmetic treatments under wraps they really keep quiet, or even outright deny it."

Recent figures from the private cosmetic surgery provider revealed a 24 per cent month-on-month increase in enquiries from City workers in September.

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Cosmetic surgery news : 29 November 2009