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Cosmetic surgery procedures `fell by 40% in 2016`

The number of people having cosmetic surgery in the UK in 2016 dropped by 40% compared with 2015, figures show. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons said 30,750 procedures had been done - down from 51,140. Surgeon Rajiv Grover, who compiled the report, said more men and women were choosing cheaper, non-surgical procedures, such as chemical peels.

Cosmetic surgery bucking the trend north of the border

Figures out earlier this week from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons showed that the number of people having cosmetic surgery in 2016 was the lowest in nearly a decade, with a climate of “global fragility” and economic fears over Brexit leaving patients prioritising stability over big life change.

Nip, tuck, lift and shape: Cosmetic surgery thrives

Demand for cosmetic surgery is showing no sign of abating, with a boom in Asia as the procedures become more affordable and less of a taboo, experts said. The global market grew by 8.3 percent in 2016 to an estimated value of 8.5 billion euros ($8.9 billion) -- the GDP of the Bahamas, according to data.

AAFPRS Annual Survey Unveils Rising Trends

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the world’s largest association of facial plastic surgeons, announces the outcomes of its annual survey, which explores the top trends in facial plastic surgery over the past year and shares predictions for what’s to come. This year’s member survey reveals that combination therapies are king. In 2016, 66 percent of facial plastic surgeons reported combined non-surgical procedures in the same patient as the top trend in their practice.

Cosmetic surgery trends set to be big in 2017

Cosmetic surgery procedures have come a long way over the past few years, and with the technology advances of today, there seems to be a treatment to iron out even the smallest of imperfections. Will you be giving any of these new and increasingly popular treatments?

Spire Cheshire Hospital consultant Azhar Iqbal predicts rise in middle-aged men having plastic surgery in 2017.

A Doctor has predicted a rise in the amount of older men having plastic surgery during 2017. Azhar Iqbal, a consultant plastic surgeon at Spire Cheshire Hospital in Stretton, has forecast a major increase in the number of middle-aged men seeking treatment throughout the year.

A Tunbridge Wells cosmetic surgeon says bookings are rocketing as Christmas presents

It may not seem particularly romantic, but the number of people giving cosmetic procedures as gifts to their loved ones this Christmas is apparently rocketing in Tunbridge Wells. The most common procedures are anti-ageing injections and fillers, but surgical treatments are also proving increasingly popular presents. And Bella Vou cosmetic surgery clinic says it has seen a 38 per cent uplift in bookings ahead of this year's Christmas holiday season compared with 2015.

Who Gets Botox on a Boat?

Cruise ship spa services have gone way beyond massages and facials. Tracy E. Robey investigates. My first experience with the Norwegian Cruise Line Breakaway ship’s Mandara Spa was heavenly. I was on the cruise for vacation, but at the spa for work. As a beauty reporter, I was drawn in by the mind-bogglingly varied offerings of the on-ship spa, and I’d come to Mandara for research purposes (and maybe a few treatments). In addition to the standard massages, facials, and manicures, many cruise ships (including the one I traveled on) are now offering services from teeth-whitening to acupuncture to injectables like Botox and Restylane.

How safe is the cosmetic surgery boom?

An increasing number of British people are opting for cosmetic procedures. Many are happy with the results - but the £3.6bn UK cosmetic industry is unregulated, leading to concerns about its safety.

5 common mistakes people make when it comes to aesthetic treatments

Cosmetic doctor and star of E4's Body Fixers, Dr Esho explains the common mistakes people make when they consider aesthetic treatments Last year, over 51,000 private cosmetic surgery procedures were performed in England, according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons' audit of its members. Less invasive, aesthetic treatments are also in the rise. Despite this, many patients often find it difficult to choose a suitable surgeon and/or to obtain independent, trustworthy information about the risks involved with treatments.

`One client wanted to look like a clone`: Cosmetic surgeons reveal the strangest requests they`ve ever had

Plastic surgeons have revealed the strangest requests they have received from patients - ranging from having wings attached to their backs to creating vampire ears and devil horns. Tennessee surgeon Dr David Reath said one science-fiction fan wanted her belly button removed “so she could look like a clone”. Meanwhile Dr Anthony Youn, author of The Age Fix, said he`d had ”dozens of patients call and request a consultation for wings“.  “I say no to all of these requests,” he added. 

Get the Fat Out: Liposuction Procedures Keep Rising States Global Survey Results by ISAPS

Men and women are increasingly choosing liposuction to remove stubborn fat that won’t go away. For these patients that have exhausted the do-it-yourself method of diet and exercise, liposuction has proven a welcome relief to their bodies and self-esteem. As shown in the just released global survey results, the ISAPS shows that not only does the U.S. have the most liposuction surgeries, but that number has grown worldwide by 1.4% from the previous year.

Biologica Technologies® launches Allofill™ injectable adipose filler at the annual gathering for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Biologica Technologies announced today the official launch of its adipose filler, Allofill, during this weekend`s American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) - Plastic Surgery The Meeting in Los Angeles, CA.  Allofill is the first product of its kind - a ready to use, off the shelf, adipose-derived injectable filler that works with the body to provide an all-natural tissue scaffold with native growth factors.

Global Survey Released by ISAPS Reports Increase of Over One Million Cosmetic and Aesthetic Procedures Performed in 2015

The worldwide reach of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) is well known to the global plastic and aesthetic surgery community. Now the release of eagerly awaited procedural survey results shows an increase of over one million reported procedures from 2014 to 2015.

ASDS survey: Twice as many considering cosmetic procedures

The percentage of consumers considering a cosmetic medical procedure has almost doubled since 2013, according to survey data released today by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). Nearly 60 percent of consumers now say they are considering a cosmetic treatment, up from 30 percent in 2013, according to the ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures. “Cosmetic medical treatments continue to grow in popularity,”

Hulls boob jobs are the biggest in Britain Hull

HULL is the big boob capital of Britain, according to cosmetic surgery firm Transform. Despite many women across the UK opting for significantly smaller breast enhancements compared with ten years ago, the biggest breast operations are carried out in the city. According to the latest figures, Hull women ask for a cup size DD - about one cup bigger than their southern counterparts. The average age in Hull for breast augmentation is 23.

Rise of the Career Lift: Would you have a nip/tuck to keep your job?

Caroline has a mane of shiny, dirty blonde hair, great skin, firm cheeks, a gleaming smile, a leather jacket and lean limbs. At first glance, it’s very difficult to place her age. And thats just how she likes it. Caroline, who works in finance at a senior level, recently celebrated her 50th birthday. Not that anyone in her office knows that.

New Study Reveals Face of Plastic Surgery is Getting Younger

According to a new study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), facial plastic surgery is no longer just for seniors. An evolution of last years social-media-surgery explosion, the face of cosmetic surgery is progressively getting younger.

15% of UK consumers would advise friends to go under knife

Attitudes towards cosmetic surgery are complex and varied, but a new survey has shed light on how much of an impact going under the knife can have on self-esteem. The study was carried out by Dr Foued Hamza who consults at Queen Anne Street Medical Centre off London’s Harley Street. Data was collected online from 508 men and 494 women with ages ranging from 18 to 55.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Reports More Than $13.5 Billion Spent for the First Time Ever

For the first time on record, Americans spent more than 13.5 billion dollars on combined (surgical and nonsurgical) aesthetic procedures in a single calendar year, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

ASAPS: 20% Increase in Procedures in 2015

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgerys (ASAPS) preliminary survey findings from its procedural statistical data for the 2015 calendar year suggest that both surgical and nonsurgical procedures are on the rise.

New Statistics Reflect the Changing Face of Plastic Surgery

New data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show continued growth in cosmetic procedures over the last year, and a shift in the types of procedures patients have chosen since the start of the new millennium.

Women in their 50s feel less confident about their bodies than any other age group

A new report has revealed that women over 50 feel the least confident about their bodies compared to any other generation.

SUPER CUTS Daddy Makeovers and Celeb Confessions: Cosmetic Surgery Procedures Soar in Britain

A record number of over 51,000 Britons underwent cosmetic surgery in 2015, demonstrating the publics love affair with surgical enhancement is far from over, despite any previous blips as the economy reshaped itself.

New AAFPRS Survey: The Aging Face Takes on New Meaning

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) is pleased to announce the outcomes of its annual survey, which explores the top trends in facial plastic surgery over the past year and predictions for where the field is headed.

Lifestyle OAPs push up cosmetic surgery rates

A RECORD number of Scots pensioners are signing up for cosmetic surgery, with latest figures showing a surge of more than 20 per cent in procedures in the over-65s in the past year.

AAFPRS Highlights the Year in Facial Plastic Surgery

It was a dynamic year for plastic surgery and facial plastic surgeons – and 2015 truly pushed the needle forward on what is possible, even without nips and tucks.

Britons spending more on products, clothes and hair than on drinking or their phone

Millions of people are sacrificing a huge slice of their monthly income on the altar of vanity. Average spending for young people on things like hair, beauty products, tanning and clothes is approaching £100 a month. And as a nation, adults are spending more per month on their looks than drink or even their smartphone.

Syneron Candela Announces Results of New Tattoo Survey

Tattoo taboo? Hardly. With nearly 40% of Americans ages 18-29 sporting ink, body art has not only become mainstream, but can actually up someones stock. In a recent Syneron Candela survey, attitudes toward people with tattoos were overwhelmingly positive, being described as artistic and creative (50%), interesting (43%) and fashionable and cool (29%).

China: Black Market Plastic Surgeons Wreck Thousands of Faces

China has surpassed South Korea to become the world’s third largest plastic surgery market, according to China News Net. About 1.05 million people undergo plastic surgery procedures each year on the Chinese mainland, mostly as microsurgeries.

Women are most likely to have cosmetic surgery at 44 says The Harley Medical Group

Women wait until early middle age to address life-long body hang-ups by going under the knife, according to a new study. Image-conscious females are booking in for cosmetic surgery at 44, with a tummy tuck named the most desired procedure.

Clients Found To Be Easily Fooled By Fake Devices

As reports of injuries due to the use of illegal and dodgy equipment continue to rise and with government crackdowns on beauty equipment now in full swing, you might be alarmed to learn that your clients may not have the faintest idea as to what a legitimate beauty device looks like.

Study finds four in ten Brits are considering having plastic surgery

Four in ten Brits are considering having plastic surgery - to boost their confidence, help them get a partner or to look like their favourite celebrity, a study has found. Millions of adults are considering going under the knife, with a third even saying they have "seriously" looked into it.

New ASDS Research: Age Affects Facial Treatment Preferences

Younger women are more likely to seek cosmetic medical treatments for their upper face while women 50 and older prioritize treatments of the lower face, a recent study shows.

The ISAPS Releases Global Statistics on Cosmetic Procedures

Over 20 million cosmetic surgical and non surgical procedures were performed worldwide in 2014, according to statistics released today by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), the leading international society for aesthetic plastic surgery with more than 2,700 board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon members in 95 countries.

Massive Weight Loss Fuels Surge In Plastic Surgery

An increase in the number of weight loss surgeries in the U.S. is beginning to have a ripple effect in plastic surgery, according to new data released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Procedures specifically associated with massive weight loss, including tummy tucks, thigh lifts, breast lifts and upper arm lifts, grew at their fastest rate in four years in 2014, according to the report. That follows a similar increase in the growth of weight loss surgeries.

Have we reached peak plastic surgery?

The UK plastic surgery market declined in 2014 for the first time in a decade - but fear not: selfies are coming to the rescue. The UK’s cosmetic surgery market shrank for the first time in 10 years in 2014, as weaker demand for tummy tightening, nose jobs and breast enlargement surgery nipped and tucked at overall sales. Ending a decade of consecutive year-on-year growth, 7.9pc was sliced off the the value of the industry last year, while the number of procedures fell by 3.6pc to 726,633, according to Key Note’s latest market report.

ASAPS Reports Americans Spent More Than 12 Billion in 2014

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) released its complete 18th annual multi-specialty statistical data today showing an aesthetic plastic surgery spend consistent with the figures for 2013, with Americans spending more than 12 billion dollars on surgical and nonsurgical procedures for the second year in a row. With more than 10 million cosmetic procedures performed in 2014, those that showed the largest growth in volume on a year-over-year basis included buttock augmentation (up 86%), labiaplasty (up 49%), and nonsurgical fat reduction (up 42%). Additionally, more men are turning to aesthetic cosmetic procedures, with dramatic increases seen in both surgical and nonsurgical options over the past 5 years and a 43% increase overall.

Plastic Surgery Statistics Show New Consumer Trends

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) today released its annual plastic surgery procedural statistics, reporting that 15.6 million cosmetic procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2014, an increase of 3 percent since 2013. In addition, 5.8 million reconstructive surgery procedures were performed last year, up 1 percent.

Non-Surgical Fat Reduction Procedures & Buttock Augmentation Dominate 2014

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Reports More than 10 Million Procedures Performed. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is in the process of compiling its procedural statistical data for the 2014 calendar year, which has already started to reveal distinct trends in the world of aesthetic plastic surgery.

1 In 5 American Women Consider Plastic Surgery: Body Image Issues Aren’t Only For Young Girls

A new survey shows that a fairly large percentage of older women are unhappy with at least one of their body parts, and turn to plastic surgery to make them feel better. Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) may not just be confined to young girls bombarded with skinny girl hype and media; a new survey shows that older women suffer from the same body image problems. Eighty-five percent of 55- to 64-year-old women said they were unhappy about “at least one” body part, according to the survey, commissioned by RealSelf.com.

New Study Reveals One in Five Women Plan to Pursue Cosmetic Surgery

A new study found that among the 87% of US women currently unhappy with at least one area of their body, the trend to seek help from a cosmetic physician is on the rise by more than 200%. The report, commissioned by RealSelf—the leading online community around elective cosmetic procedures—and conducted by a market research firm, explores the market of US women aged 18-64 who seek help beyond the beauty counter.

Rise of the OAP nip and tuck: More over-65s go under the knife

Pensioners are leading a surge in cosmetic surgery, with even people in their 80s wanting a new look. And demand from men is also rising, surgeons say. More than 60 per cent reported an increase in older people - classed as those over 65 - seeking an image overhaul, a report by Nuffield Health found.

Tweak not tuck - New BAAPS statistics show extreme surgery’s gone bust

The wave of post-recession excess which resulted in a stratospheric rise in glamour model-inspired boob jobs and summer body-influenced transformations has truly washed over, with new statistics showing Britons have settled into more cautious, rational attitudes towards cosmetic surgery. New figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons reveal that the number of cosmetic ops last year decreased 9% overall since 2013, with some procedures falling considerably more out of favour than others.

Annual AAFPRS Survey Reveals Celebrity Look-Alike Surgery On The Rise

Blame it on the Internet, tabloids or TV - consumers are more obsessed than ever with celebrities. We are constantly bombarded with celebrity images that have been photoshopped to perfection, and as a result, more consumers want to look like their celebrity crushes. The annual survey by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) shows that 13 percent of facial plastic surgeons surveyed saw an increase in requests for celebrity procedures in 2014, up from 3 percent in 2013 and 7 percent in 2012.

More turning to cosmetic surgery

It was the year of the selfie, when snapping your own grinning face – preferably in front of a surprised celebrity, a bemused Queen or a photobombing panda – could get you a zillion social media likes and global stardom. Now, though, it looks like 2015 could be the year for looking carefully at those selfies and resolving once and for all to go under the knife.

How much younger would YOU like to look?

A new experiment invited four women in their early 50s to find out just how many would be able to resist the temptation of a wrinkle-free complexion. According to new research, even when surrounded by images of smooth-faced celebrities, most women don’t want to erase all of their lines and wrinkles.

Milton Keynes woman spent £15k on face lift and Botox to look good in selfies

Diane Clarke, 63, from Milton Keynes, used to hate looking at pictures of herself, so she spent thousands on cosmetic procedures. Now she documents her new face with a selfie every day. We've all been there - the big smiles on a night out, followed by the horror the following day at Facebook pictures revealing a wobbly chin, dark eye bags or mouth wrinkles. After one such morning, Diane Clarke decided to take action - booking herself in for £15,000 of plastic surgery and Botox, so that she would never again take a bad selfie.

Survey: Nearly 60% Of Women Would Rather Have More Youthful Looking Face Than Body

According to the results of a national survey conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of Allergan, Inc., nearly 60% of women surveyed, ages 21-65 (n=500) say they`d rather have a more youthful looking face than a more youthful looking body. Of the respondents, 64% noted that the shape of their face has changed as they have aged, and 44% have noticed a decrease in cheek volume or fullness in the past 10 years. Of women surveyed, 44% believe that if they lose volume in their cheek area, there is nothing they can do to correct it.

Liverpool named Britain's most pampered city

Liverpool has been named as Britain's most pampered city as scousers spent the most on beautifying themselves in the past year. The Merseyside city was closely followed in the poll by Edinburgh, with Manchester coming in third. Londoner came in fourth while another Scottish city, Glasgow, came fifth. The PromotionalCodes.org.uk study was based on the number of online vouchers and discounts used per head for each city.