Cosmetic Surgery Statistics BAAPS February 2010

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons released their latest statistics outlining the cosmetic surgery trends for the past year on 1st |February 2010.

There were some interesting highlights in view of the recession, which seems not to have significantly affected the rate of cosmetic surgery procedures carried out since 2008.  There was actually a rise of 6.7% overall with an increased rate of 21% for male surgery performed.  The most popular operation for men was the male breast reduction (gnaecomastia) which escalated by 80% since last year, but women still accounted for 90% of all procedures performed during 2009.

Despite Recession 36,482 Aesthetic Surgery Procedures Took Place in the UK

London, UK – 01 February 2010 – The economy may have been sagging but the nation still found ways to remain uplifted during 2009, according to the latest audit figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (http://www.baaps.org.uk/), the not-for-profit organisation established for the advancement of education and practice of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for public benefit. The number of surgical procedures last year exceeded 36,400 –a slow but steady rise of 6.7%from 2008, despite the financial downturn. The most impressive stats have been recorded specifically in male surgery, the demand for which has grown by 21% overall, with the number of gynaecomastia (or ‘man-boob’) ops alone having shot up by 80%.

Highlights:

  • 36,482 surgical procedures were carried out by BAAPS members in 2009, a 6.7% increase from 2008, when 34,187 were performed
  • Women had 32,859 procedures in 2009, up from 31,183 (a modest increase of over 5%) but interest in male surgery far outstripped them with a 21% rise overall (from 3,004 last year to 3,623)
  • The number of male breast reduction or gynaecomastia ops (‘man boobs’) nearly doubled from 323 to 581, a staggering 80% increase and moving from 5th most popular procedure for men to 3rd
  • Breast reduction surgery proved popular among women as well, rising by 17% from 3522 to 4122
  • Male brow lifts rose quite considerably (up 51%), from 72 to 109, as well as male facelifts which went up by nearly a quarter (23%) and male tummy tucks (up 20%)
  • Rhinoplasty (or ‘nose jobs’) proved very popular with both sexes, increasing by 25% overall, thus rising from 7th most popular procedure to 5th
  • Although facelifts actually fell in demand by 8% among women, the steadfast rise in brow lifts, eyelid surgery and nose jobs suggests patients may have sought cheaper and more targeted rejuvenation procedures
  • Breast augmentation remains the most popular procedure with 8,565 performed this year (up just 1% from 2008)

MEN & WOMEN (combined) in order of popularity:
Total: 36,482 -an increase of 6.7%

2009 figures in order of popularity:

  • Breast augmentation:                8,565 – up 1% from last year
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelid ops):       5,443 – up 6%
  • Breast Reduction:                     4,703 – up 22%       (Up from 4th to 3rd place)
  • Face/Neck Lift:                         4,241 – down 7%     (Dropped from 3rd to 4th place)
  • Rhinoplasty:                             3,836 – up 25%       (Up from 7th to 5th place)
  • Liposuction:                              3,509 – up 8%                   
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck):   3,403 – down 6%    (Dropped from 5th to 7th place)
  • Browlift:                                    1,433 – up 43%      (Up from 9th to 8th place)
  • Otoplasty (ear correction):          1,349 – up 7%        (Dropped from 8th to 9th place)

WOMEN
Total: 32,859 – an increase of 5.4% on 2008

Women had 90% of all cosmetic procedures in 2009 compared to 91% of procedures in 2008

Top five 2009 figures for women in order of popularity:

  • Breast augmentation:                  8,537 – up 1% from last year
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelids):             4,827 – up 7%
  • Breast Reduction:                       4,122 – up 17%     (Up from 5th to 3rd place)
  • Face/Neck Lift:                           4,005 – down 8%   (Dropped from 3rd to 4th)
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck):     3,268 – down 7%   (Dropped from 4th to 5th place)

 

MEN
Total: 3,623 – an increase of 21% on 2008

Men accounted for 10% of all cosmetic procedures in 2009 compared with 9% in 2008

Top five 2009 figures for men in order of popularity:

  • Rhinoplasty:                                877 – up 26%
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelids):              616 – up 1%                       
  • Breast Reduction:                        581 – up 80%        (Up from 5th to 3rd place)
  • Otoplasty (ear correction):            542 – up 7%          (Down from 3rd to 4th)
  • Liposuction:                                499 – up 4%          (Down from 4th to 5th in 2009)

 

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