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Popularity of liposuction grows

29th January 2007

More and more people are turning to plastic surgery in a bid to stave off the ageing process with liposuction becoming increasingly popular. 

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has revealed in its national audit that 4,000 liposuction procedures were carried out in 2006 which is a 90% increase on the previous year.  Eyelid surgery and face/neck lifts are also up by over 40% each but breast augmentation remains the most popular procedure - over 6,100 operations were performed in 2006.

As Britain becomes a more body-conscious society, health experts are warning that liposuction is not a way of treating obesity or weight loss. Rajiv Grover, a consultant plastic surgeon who was involved in the BAAPS audit said, “It is important to note that liposuction and tummy tucks are not a treatment for weight management or obesity: they are body contouring procedures for patients near or already at their ideal body weight."

In total, 28,921 surgical beauty procedures were carried out by BAAPS members in private practice in 2006, which is an increase of over 30% from the previous year. Women made up over 90% of the subjects.

 

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