Despite the tough economic climate, more women are choosing to get cosmetic surgery procedures.
According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps), 38,771 cosmetic operations were conducted on women during 2011 – a rise of 5.8 per cent compared to 2010's figures.
Breast augmentation was the most popular procedure with 10,015 females opting for surgery during last year.
"The continued popularity of aesthetic plastic surgery, even through financially difficult times, demonstrates that the public sees real value in the psychological and physical improvement that can be achieved," said Rajiv Grover, consultant plastic surgeon and Baaps president elect with responsibility for the latest figures.
He explained that advancements in cosmetic surgery now mean the conventional tell-tale signs of procedure are a thing of the past and patients are left looking and feeling refreshed.
The group recently reassured people that the gel used in PIP implants does not lead to an increased risk of cancer.