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Record number of facelifts

4th February 2008

New figures have shown that a "record number" of facelifts were performed on female patients in 2007.

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This contributed to a 12% increase in cosmetic procedures performed in the country, according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).

BAAPS said that 32,453 operations were performed in 2007, showing an increase from 28,921 in 2006. The Association's audit only includes its members, meaning that there were likely to have been considerably more operations performed last year.

Women represented the majority of patients - 91% of patients. There was a rise of over a third (37%) of face or necklift procedures, with 4,238 carried out.

The highest number of operations, 6,847, were for breast enlargement surgery. There was a 13% increase in the number of eye procedures, with 5,148 performed. Liposuction operations showed an increase of 15%, rising to 3,990.

Rajiv Grover, the association's secretary, said: "Ten years ago there may not have been much choice between a face cream and a facelift, but more recently non-surgical procedures have introduced a large number of patients to gradual facial rejuvenation."

Over 700 men had rhinoplasty last year - an increase of over a third. The highest increase was for "tummy tucks", with a 61% rise.

Douglas McGeorge, the president of BAAPS, said the increase in the number of procedures performed showed a "continued acceptance" of plastic surgery.

"It is crucial that people do their research carefully when choosing a provider," he added.




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