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Statistics Show Reduction in Surgical Facelifts

BAAPS Plastic Surgery Survey Results

baaps logoThe British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has issued the results of its annual survey, showing a decline in facial cosmetic surgery procedures.

The number of facelifts and neck lifts carried out in 2016-17 was 2002 – a fall of 42% against the number seen in the previous survey.

Women made up 93% of facelifts/necklifts carried out – a total of 1,857, which was down 44% on the previous year.

Although the number of facelifts/necklifts carried out on men increased by 16%, the number was just 145, 7% of the overall total.

The BAAPS survey looks at procedures carried out in the UK by its members, which represents the vast majority of NHS-trained consultant plastic surgeons in private practice.

BAAPS recognise the drop in surgical procedures and attribute the trend to an increase in less invasive options, saying in its press release:

“As expected, surgical procedures as a whole are still slightly declining overall (only just, under 8%), now that there are so many less invasive enhancement options to explore.”

Non-invasive options offer patients the opportunity to have anti-ageing procedures and treatments which are effective yet also cheaper than the surgical alternatives. Non-surgical treatments are also safer, requiring no general anaesthetic and having a much lower risk of complications or side-effects.

BAAPS President and consultant plastic surgeon Simon Withey said that the fall in cosmetic surgery procedures indicated that people have become more aware that surgical procedures are a serious decision, saying:

“The 2017 BAAPS audit offers valuable new insights into the extent that Britons online personas may be driving offline behaviours. The slight downwards shift in surgical procedures overall hopefully continues to demonstrate that at the very least, patients are realising that cosmetic surgery is not a ‘quick fix’ but a serious commitment.

“Although there may be some new non-surgical options for cosmetic treatments, it is important to remember that ‘non-surgical’ does not mean ‘non-medical’, and patients should be wary of anything touted which seems too good, or too cheap, to be true. The climate of lax regulation has yet to be addressed in a satisfactory manner to protect the public.”


Non-Surgical Facelift

Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre help many patients to fight the signs of ageing using advanced non-surgical treatments rather than invasive surgery. These procedures are carried out by Dr John Tanqueray, a former GP who established the clinic in 2003 and has 15 years’ experience in anti-ageing treatments.

While non-surgical techniques may not achieve the dramatic results of surgery, newer procedures are certainly extending the range of results achievable using non-invasive alternatives. Results also tend to be more natural-looking. Unlike a surgical facelift, necklift or eyelift, no skin is removed so the effect is more subtle.

Non-surgical procedures which may be considered before having a full surgical facelift include:

  • Non-surgical facelift – using advanced dermal fillers in a structural way by adding volume at specific points to lift the facial tissues into a more youthful look
  • Non-surgical neck lift – a procedure which lifts and rejuvenates the neck area using FTC Fine Thread Contour PDO Threads
  • Thread lift – a procedure which uses specially designed threads to lift the structure of facial tissues from within
  • Plexr Soft Surgery System – a new treatment which uses plasma energy and a process of ionisation which causes the skin tissues to tighten. Offers a ‘non-surgical blepharoplasty’ (eye lift), as well as face lift and neck lift
  • Tixel – Thermo-Mechanical Ablation (TMA) technology which uses heat to tighten and rejuvenate the skin – including face, cheeks and the delicate eye area

Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre

Established 2003

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.

A private consultation is suggested in the first instance in order to facilitate a full discussion about the desired results as well as detailed facial and skin assessment. Find out more about first consultation.

For further information or to arrange a confidential consultation, please complete our contact form, call 01604 702630 or email: info@mulberryhouseclinic.co.uk.


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Reduction in Surgical Facelifts
The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has issued the results of its annual survey, showing a decline in facial cosmetic surgery procedures which is attributable to growth in less invasive enhancement options. Non-surgical alternatives at Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre.
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