"Once women have decided that they want a breast enlargement, reduction or lift, they
become very determined to save up or budget accordingly so that they can proceed with the surgery," a spokesperson for Harley Street Plastic Surgery said. "In most cases, women find their confidence affected because they are unhappy with how their body looks. Once they've had the surgery, they find their confidence returns to help them live the life they want."
According to figures published by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
(BAAPs), breast augmentation remains the most popular type of surgery for women with
over 10,000 procedures taking place in 2011. The statistics show a growth of 6.2% on 2010, which Harley Street Plastic Surgery says is reflective of the interest being shown at their clinics.
"Many women spend years being unhappy about their body, while others see their body
change over time or as the result of having children," the surgery's spokesperson said. "We offer a free one hour consultation where people considering any form of plastic surgery can discuss want they want and receive advice from experts – never sales people – that helps them make an informed decision."
Surpassing breast augmentation in terms of year-on-year growth is Abdominoplasty –
commonly referred to as the 'tummy tuck'. In 2011, more than 3,000 women (an increase of 7% on 2010) underwent this type of surgery.
For men, the most common type of plastic surgery is rhinoplasty (also referred to as a nose job) with over 1,000 procedures in 2011. Overall, 38,771 women and 4,298 men underwent plastic surgery in 2011, increases of 5.8% and 5.6% on 2010.
For more information about breast augmentation, visit http://www.harleystreetsurgery.com/