Statistics released by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) reveals that overall surgical procedures are in decline, but boob jobs are booming and still remain the most popular cosmetic procedure.
According to BAAPS President and consultant plastic surgeon Simon Withey, the slight downturn in cosmetic surgery procedures demonstrates a ‘normalisation’ as the British public are now more aware about the serious impact of surgical procedures:
“The 2017 BAAPS audit offers valuable new insights into the extent that Britons online personas may be driving offline behaviours. The slight downwards shift in surgical procedures, overall, hopefully continues to demonstrate that at the very least, patients are realising that cosmetic surgery is not a ‘quick fix’ but a serious commitment.”
While overall surgical procedures are in decline, the number of breast augmentations remain perky with 8,238 carried out in 2017 (up 7%), making it the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure.
Over the last few years a number of high-profile celebs including ex-Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison and Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco have made no secret about going under the knife to enhance their busts.
Alex Little, a spokesperson from Boobjobs.co.uk says “With more celebrities and Reality TV stars continuing to undergo breast augmentations, and making their decision to do so public knowledge, it has helped to contribute to the growth in the demand for the procedure”
Breast enlargements typically cost between £3,500 and £5,000, and with many clinics offering low interest finance plans, they can be paid for in monthly instalments– much like purchasing a car on finance.