Breast Implant Surgeries On The Rise

Breast surgeries are rising in the UK despite the economic recession, while other forms of cosmetic surgery are also proving popular.

It seems that when times are tough, people have all the more reason to want to lift their spirits with a confidence boosting surgery that improves their self esteem.

Breast enlargement surgeries were the most popular form of surgery, despite a rise in the number of anti-ageing procedures (such as botox) that were booked.

Nearly 10,000 women decided to have breast implant surgeries in 2012 making it the most popular form of cosmetic surgery for last year.  

This was only a continuation of an existing trend. Between 2007 and 2011 breast surgical procedures grew by 56.6%.

Breast implants can be a cosmetic decision that women make to improve the size and shape of their breasts. Although many women want to have larger breasts, some have the operation because they feel that their breasts are misshapen or asymmetrical. There are a number of different choices open to them – for instance they can have either saline or silicone implants.

However this no longer just applies to women. Of the 43,172 surgical procedures carried out by members of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) in 2012, 10% were performed on men. And it is important to stress that those are only a fraction of the figures as many operations, on both men and women, are carried out by non BAAPS members as well.

While men are increasingly having nose jobs and other facial procedures, breast reduction has become more and more socially acceptable as awareness of the condition gynaecomastia.