BAAPS UK Plastic Surgery Statistics 2016
The BAAPS (The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) statistics continue to make headlines, with press fascinated by the increase in procedures for men.
Statistics from the organisation’s annual survey show that cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures performed on men rose by 13.5% from 2014 to 2015; yet over the past 10 years, the figure has very nearly doubled.
Cosmetic surgery for men still accounts for only 9% of procedures carried out in the UK, but the growth does indicate that the balance will continue to shift.
Former BAAPS President, Rajiv Grover, who is himself a Consultant Plastic Surgeon, said in their press release:
“Perhaps the decline of the ‘hyper-masculine’ look fashionable last year which has given way to a sharper, more slimline shape has influenced men – and it certainly appears both genders seem encouraged by a new openness in glamorous celebrities admitting they have had ‘a little surgical help’ to enhance their looks. There is a danger however that this presents the image of cosmetic surgery as a commodity, so the public must always be warned that an operation is not something that can simply be returned to the shop if you don’t like it.”
While the survey does not include figures for non-surgical procedures, it is understood that they too are seeing far more male patients coming into the market.
Compared to surgery, non-invasive skin treatments have a number of advantages. They are of course cheaper, but also far quicker with less ‘downtime’ thanks to there being no general anaesthetic or hospital stay.
Results can look more natural too. Rejuvenating surgical procedures such as facelift, blepharoplasty, brow lift or neck lift involve removing loose skin which is permanent and irreversible. By contrast, cosmetic injections such as Botox or Dermal Fillers are temporary in nature and ultimately reversible in most cases.
There are also advanced procedures designed to simply improve the skin from within, boosting tone and complexion by stimulating collagen production and cell renewal. The result is particularly natural-looking at the concept taps into the body’s own healing and renewal mechanisms. Consider Plexr, which uses plasma energy, or Infini radio-frequency treatment. These are available at a select number of leading clinics, including Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre based in Northamptonshire.
Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre
Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre has an excellent reputation in the Northampton area as an independent, doctor-led practice with over 10 years experience. Cosmetic skin treatments are carried out by Dr John Tanqueray, who also works with Allergan to train other professionals in his skills and techniques.
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