We are all being a tad more cautious when it comes to cosmetic treatments, a new survey suggests.
Figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) reveal that the number of Brits undergoing invasive aesthetic surgery dropped by 40% last year, having reached its peak in 2015.
BAAPS suggests that this dip in figures may be thanks to a ‘bad news overload’ and general instability around the globe.
But the new audit – that takes place annually – has been welcomed by the association’s president, consultant plastic surgeon Simon Withey, who believes they demonstrate a more thoughtful attitude regarding surgical enhancements.
He says that seemingly the public are now treading carefully when it comes to committing to aesthetic surgery, which can ‘only be a good thing’.
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Consultant plastic surgeon and former BAAPS president Rajiv Grover notes that less costly non-surgical procedures such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion remain popular but also cautioned that regulation was lax within the non-surgical arena and suggests we do our homework thoroughly before committing to both treatment and clinician.
Seemingly, with many of us shedding weight either through diet, exercise or bariatric surgery, these latest figures suggest that blokes in particular are turning to surgery to get rid of that loose skin.