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The terrible toll of adverts: Young women are taking out crippling loans for breast implants

Breast enlargements adverts pop up during shows seemingly aimed at women. Up to ten cosmetic surgery firms in UK offer financial agreements via partners. Shannon Headd, from Hackney, east London, took out £6,339.10 loan for surgery, her operation cost £5,000, and she will pay back £160 a month for next three years. Nurse Laurane Galand, from Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, thought she would never be able to afford breast enlargement surgery until she saw zero per cent finance deals advertised.

New Trends Survey Shows Plastic Surgeons Eager for Future Advances to Meet Growing Consumer Demands

As more than 3,000 plastic surgeons, trainees and other allied professionals convene later this week in Chicago for Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2018, the premier educational and networking event in plastic surgery, a new survey from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows that board-certified plastic surgeons are hungry for new techniques and advancements over the next 10 years to keep up with growing consumer demands for different procedures. Year-over-year demands for plastic surgery continue to grow among consumers.

Most think plastic surgery is on the rise

Most people in Ireland believe that plastic surgery is increasing in popularity and the main reason for this is the influence of celebrities, a new survey has found. According to the findings, just 6% of people here have had plastic surgery and 16% are considering it. However, 82% of people believe that plastic surgery is increasing in popularity and of these, 69% believe this is due to celebrities. Some 45% also believe that social media has a role to play.

ASDS Members Performed Nearly 12 Million Treatments In 2017

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) announced today that its physician members performed nearly 12 million medically necessary and cosmetic procedures in 2017 – over 10 percent more than 2016 and doubling since 2012. For the sixth year in a row, the 2017 ASDS Survey on Dermatologic Procedures revealed skin cancer treatments ranked as the most-performed procedure (more than 3.5 million) by ASDS member dermatologists, reinforcing both their skin expertise and the increasing rate of the disease. Members also performed over eight million cosmetic treatments in 2017, a 19 percent increase over 2016 results. With a 21 percent increase, injectable soft-tissue fillers saw the largest year-to-year growth, while laser / light / energy-based procedures grew 17 percent and body sculpting increased by 12 percent.

What we learnt from the world’s biggest cosmetic-surgery conference

It is the hot ticket in Monte Carlo – the annual Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress (AMWC), where doctors from all around the globe gather to hear about groundbreaking research, to watch live demonstrations of just-launched products and to learn about the most innovative procedures coming to the market. So here are the things that YOU need to know about for the year ahead. Your face and body will thank us.

Allergan Presents Results From Global Survey Highlighting the Importance of Trust in Medical Aesthetics

Allergan plc announced during the 16th Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress (AMWC) in Monte Carlo, Monaco, results of its latest global survey, The Importance of Trust in Beauty, investigating the role of trust in medical aesthetics and what trust means to both patients and healthcare professionals. The Importance of Trust in Beauty survey was completed by almost 18,000 consumers and 360 medical aesthetics professionals in 12 markets across the world.

The American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Reports That Modern Cosmetic Surgical Procedures

New data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) shows that many modern cosmetic surgical procedures are on the rise, and that surgical procedures account for 77% of all surveyed physicians' business. The latest annual survey (Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics) from the organization now reflects input exclusively from ABPS board-certified plastic surgeons, which previously encompassed data from physicians in a wider range of specialties.

31% of Brits are interested in having cosmetic surgery

Going under the knife may seem like an extreme step to take in the name of beauty, but according to latest research from Mintel on cosmetic procedures, 31% of UK adults would be interested in having a surgical cosmetic procedure* in the future. Willingness to undergo a surgical procedure is highest among women, with 37% indicating that they would consider having one. But despite having youth on their side, interest in cosmetic surgery peaks at 52% of women aged 18-34. Not to be left behind in the beauty stakes, as many as a quarter (24%) of all men would consider a surgical cosmetic procedure, with interest rising among men aged 18-34 (39%).

AAFPRS Annual Survey reveals Trends In Facial Plastic Surgery

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the world's largest association of facial plastic surgeons, annual survey shows that, like it or not, the selfie and its impact on aesthetics is here to stay and continues to have a huge effect on how we perceive and project ourselves - in front of the camera and off. The annual survey explores the top trends in facial plastic surgery and compares year-over-year results.

The arm vagina is the next hot body part to feel insecure about

Oh, what fun it is to have a human body in the modern world. All of your entirely natural features are hideous and wrong and must be corrected through pricey products or painful treatments. Your cellulite, despite 90% of women having it, is bad. As are your stretch marks, and thighs that touch, and a stomach that isn’t flat after eating a large meal. It’s exhausting just keeping up with which body part we’re supposed to be stressed out over next, let alone dealing with the emotional wreckage caused by hating parts of ourselves which are entirely normal and healthy. This time around in body part trends, people are fixated on the ‘armpit vagina’ or ‘arm vagina’.

1,000 patients receive liposuction in public hospitals

Last year alone, €622,960 was spent on the cosmetic fat-removal procedures for 134 patients in state-run hospitals. The treatment involves the surgical removal of fat from particular parts of the body — such as the thighs, buttocks, or abdomen. The Health Service Executive’s website describes liposuction as “a cosmetic procedure carried out to improve a person’s appearance, rather than their health.

More women in their 30s are having cosmetic surgery than ever before - to look like Instagram FILTERS

THE average age women are going under the knife has dropped to below 40 for the first time, an expert claims. Women are now opting for cosmetic surgery by the age of 39 – down three years since 2012 when the average age was 42.

ASDS Survey: Seven out of Ten Consumers Considering Cosmetic Procedures

Nearly 70 percent of consumers now say they are considering a cosmetic treatment, according to survey data released today by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). The ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures indicates the percentage of consumers considering a cosmetic medical procedure has doubled since 2013.

A quarter of a million Brits have had cosmetic surgery

Close to a quarter of a million Brits have undergone cosmetic surgery - at the age of 50 or over, it has emerged. The detailed study into how attitudes towards life and lifestyles change on hitting the big five-o found a large percentage feel increased pressure to look good.

New AAFPRS Survey Points To Growing ’Man’tenance Trend

With Father's Day around the corner, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the world's largest association of facial plastic surgeons, took a deep dive into why more and more men are warming up to the idea of cosmetic maintenance.

RealSelf Announces Winners of Inaugural Most Worth It Awards

With a record $6 billion spent on minimally invasive treatments in the U.S. during 2016, more consumers than ever are seeking information to help determine the best options and providers for them. More than 9 million people visit RealSelf each month to find out which providers and aesthetic treatments live up to their promise of delivering results—including whether the treatment was "Worth It."

ASDS Survey: Nearly 10.5 Million Treatments Performed in 2016

Dermatologic surgeons performed nearly 10.5 million medically necessary and cosmetic procedures in 2016 – five percent more than 2015 and up 31 percent since 2012. The results of the 2016 ASDS Survey on Dermatologic Procedures released today reveal a variety of trends including another increase in skin cancer treatments and continued growth in popularity of neuromodulators, soft-tissue fillers and body sculpting procedures.

Aesthetic Market in the US - Global Forecasts by Technavio

This research report titled ‘Aesthetic Market in the US’ provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. This market research report also includes up to date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions.

Chinplants are the latest plastic surgery craze to hit the UK

Chin implants, otherwise known as ‘chinplants’ have taken over breast augmentations as the fastest growing procedure among image-conscious Brits. Dr De Silva, a leading surgeon from the Centre of Advanced Facial Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in London says that there has been a 60 per cent rise in the cosmetic procedure over the last few years; a growth he affords to selfie celebrity culture. The new wave of surgeries is favoured by both sexes with around 60 per cent of enquiries coming from women and 40 per cent from men.

More than $16 Billion Spent on Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

A new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reveals that Americans spent more than ever before – $16 billion – on cosmetic plastic surgery and minimally-invasive procedures in 2016. The new report also breaks down the national average cost of surgical and minimally-invasive procedures.

Women developing wrinkles 10 years too early says expert

London cosmetic surgeon Dr Navid Javalli has pointed to an `epidemic of deep wrinkle lines` in young women, and he says too much time spent staring at phones and computers is to blame. The consultant cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon, who has appeared on Channel 5`s Botched Bodies, predicts it will soon be commonplace for women to `justifiably` consider Botox injections by the time they reach 25.

Kardashians to blame for the number of millennial women getting cosmetic procedures

The Kardashians are to blame for the rise in the number of millennial women undergoing cosmetic procedures, WWD has reported. The past three years have seen "an explosion" in the popularity of non-invasive cosmetic procedures, with millennials now as likely to step into a clinic as the generation above them.

Americans Spend More Than $15 Billion on Aesthetic Procedures for the First Time Ever

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reports that Americans spent more than $15 billion dollars on combined surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures for the first time ever, accounting for an 11% increase over the past year alone. Surgical procedures account for 56% and nonsurgical procedures account for 44% of the total. This is the largest dollar amount spent on cosmetic surgery since ASAPS began its Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics survey two decades ago, in 1997.

American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Reports Female-Centric Procedures On The Rise

Initial data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) demonstrates that female-centric procedures, including breast enhancement and labiaplasty are on a steady rise. While breast augmentation utilizing implants remains consistently popular, newer procedures are indicating a shift in overall trends.

New Plastic Surgery Statistics Reveal Focus on Face and Fat

New data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reveals that Americans want to put their best face and body forward as their annual plastic surgery procedural statistics show a three percent growth in cosmetic procedures over the last year. According to ASPS statistics there were 17.1 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2016. The data also shows new cosmetic trends in both facelifts and fat.

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.