Cosmetic Surgery Statistics BAAPS February 2010

Tuesday, February 9th, 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 (, 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%.


  • 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)

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)


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)


Cosmetic Surgeon in Liverpool and Cosmetic Surgery in the USA

Monday, January 11th, 2010


Mr Ali Juma who is a cosmetic surgeon in Liverpool and founder of Feel Younger cosmetic surgery based in the city centre of Liverpool has been noticing similarities in the cosmetic surgery trends over in the USA.

As a leading cosmetic surgeon in Liverpool, Mr Juma has noted an increase in the demand for non surgical procedures at both his Rodney Street and Wirral Merseyside practices.  These include wrinkle relaxing injections, and dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane.

Laser treatments which Mr Juma carries out in Lancashire are also escalating which incorporate laser hair treatments, laser sun spot treatments, and laser thread vein treatments, all of which are proving to be extremely popular at present.

Mr Juma also offers the Obagi Nu Derm skin rejuvenation system which is available in Liverpool, Merseyside, Chester and Lancashire. This non surgical treatment is carried out at home by the patient using prescribed products which cause a chemical change to the skin.  The Nu Derm system treats a wide range of issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, pore refinement, mild acne, skin laxity, hyper pigmentation and sun damage.  This treatment is becoming increasingly in demand in Liverpool and perhaps so due to the economic climate.

Also available in Liverpool, Merseyside, Chester and Lancashire is the Obagi Blue Peel, another treatment which generates much interest.  This peel is administered by Mr Juma, cosmetic surgeon and is used after the Nu Derm has pre conditioned the surface of the skin.

The cosmetic surgery practice in Liverpool and other locations has certainly seen an increased rate of non surgical enquiries and treatments over the past year, which seems to reflect the status in the USA, as per the statistics from the regulatory body ASPS:

Los Angeles Times

By Kavita Daswani January 10, 2010
In the fall season opener of “Nip/Tuck,” the sleek Los Angeles office of McNamara/Troy sat forlorn and empty, a voice-over reminding that when times are tough, one of the first things to go is the luxury of elective cosmetic surgery.

That same scene could be played out in plastic surgeons’ offices all over, as people seem to be passing up big-ticket beauty procedures — face-lifts, liposuction, breast augmentation — and seeking less expensive ways to achieve beauty ideals.

According to both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of cosmetic surgical procedures done in 2008 was lower than in 2007 — by 9%, according to the ASPS, and 15%, according to the ASAPS. And although 2009 figures will not be available until late February or early March, plastic surgeons say, anecdotally, that business for the year was down at least 20% from 2008.

As a result, cosmetic surgery practices are finding themselves acting somewhat as financial consultants to their patients, helping them work out payment plans, negotiating fees and making out lists of priorities — a Brazilian butt lift can wait, but those wrinkles under the eyes need to be dealt with right away. In addition, plastic surgeons who previously only focused on the expensive and invasive procedures have had to turn their hands to the quick fixes — fillers, peels, laser treatments — which are increasingly in demand now.

“We thought we’d be insulated better,” said Dr. Toby Mayer, a Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon. “But even though we have a large percentage base of Hollywood clients who are not affected by these economic conditions, for the large majority of our patients, the big procedures are out of the question for now.”

Nonetheless, and partly because of an increasingly competitive job market, people still want to get work done, Mayer said, but they need cheaper options. Among them: Botox, Restylane and other injectibles that minimize wrinkles are proving especially popular and, at about $1,000 a treatment, are more affordable than the average $10,000 for a face-lift.

It’s not just cosmetic surgeons who are having to play to the demands of the market. Dermatologists, hairstylists and all manner of beauty professionals are having to tailor their businesses to a marketplace now focused much more on the bottom line. In effect, luxurious and indulgent treatments are out; quick fixes with immediate results are in.

“Two years ago, it wasn’t unusual for a patient to request a laser treatment, Botox and Restylane all on the same visit,” said Dr. Jessica Wu, a Westwood dermatologist. “Nowadays, they’re more likely to ask me which treatment they should do first, and which ones can wait till the next visit . . . so that we can prioritize what treatments we should do first.”

Despite L.A.’s reputation as a body-conscious town, beauty practitioners say patients and clients are forgoing work on their bodies and concentrating primarily on the face. With the job market skewing younger, beauty professionals say, people come in saying they need to look more youthful, and quickly.

“If I look at my practice now compared to 15 years ago, the motivations are different,” said Dr. Brent Moelleken, a plastic surgeon who has practices in Beverly Hills, Santa Barbara and Bakersfield. “Before, women would come in after they got divorced or widowed. Today, it’s seen almost as a necessity to remain competitive in the business world. But while they’re still concerned about a pot belly or their breasts, they are much more economically minded. They don’t just walk into a plastic surgeon’s office and get the most expensive procedure: They shop around, go to many doctors, look at prices and negotiate. In the heyday, even five years ago, they would be embarrassed to negotiate. Today, it’s the rule.”

Cosmetic Surgery in Liverpool

Monday, January 11th, 2010

The latest BAAPS statistics to be released week commencing 1st February 2010

Feel Younger Cosmetic Surgery of Liverpool based at Rodney Street have been liaising with the BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic & Plastic Surgeons) this week with reference to the latest Cosmetic Surgery trends and statistics in the UK.

The BAAPS compiles a press release on a yearly basis, which make headlines nationally and locally in the newspapers, on the radio and on television.  They are currently compiling these figures to reveal which cosmetic procedures for men and women have been most popular during 2009. 

Mr Ali Juma, a local leading Plastic Surgeon and Cosmetic Surgeon in Liverpool, Merseyside and Chester is looking forward to the press release in relation to how these figures mirror trends for Cosmetic Surgery in the Liverpool area , other localities and in comparison to the figures from last year:

Highlights of 2008:

  • 34,187 surgical procedures were carried out by BAAPS members in 2008, over a 5% increase from 2007, when 32,453 were performed
  • Breast augmentation was once again the most popular procedure for women with 8,439 performed (up 30% from 2007) this year
  • Women had 31,183 procedures in 2008, up from 29,572 (an increase of over 5%)
  • Abdominoplasty(tummy tucks) also had a striking increase for both men and women with 3,638 procedures carried out, a rise of 30% from 2007, when only 2,799 were performed.
  • The majority of cosmetic surgery is still carried out on women (91%), while male surgery increased by over 4% with 3,004 surgical procedures carried out (2,881 in 2007)
  • Male breast reduction moved into the top five procedures for men (taking over from facelifts as the 5th most popular) increasing by a staggering 44%with 323 procedures this year (Only 22 were performed in 2003 – an increase of well over 1000%!)
  • Rhinoplasty continued to be the top procedure for men, with 698 undertaken by BAAPS members (without much of a change from 2007) but by far the most impressive percentage rise was in the number of male brow lift procedures, which went up by 60%
  • Otoplasty (ear correction) increased by 23% with 1,260 procedures (up from 1,024 last year) carried out on both men and women.

A total of 34,187 procedures were carried out in 2008 by BAAPS members in their private practices, compared to 32,453 in 2007. The 2008 results indicate that surgical numbers continue to grow, with a 5.4% rise over the previous year.

The top surgical procedures for men & women in 2008 were, in order of popularity:

  • Breast augmentation:                 8,449 – up 30% from last year
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery):  5,130 – down 10%
  • Face/Neck Lift:                         4,547 – up 1.7%
  • Breast Reduction:                      3,845 – up 13%
  • Abdominoplasty:                        3,638 – up 30%
  • Liposuction:                               3,249 – down 29%
  • Rhinoplasty:                              3,065 – up 1.5%
  • Otoplasty (ear correction):         1,260 – up 23%
  • Brow lifts                                  1,004 – up 4%

Womenhad 91% of all cosmetic procedures in 2008 (31,183, up from 29,572 in 2007). The top five surgical procedures for women in 2008 were: breast augmentation (8,439), blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery (4,520 – down 12% on last year), face/neck lift (4,355, a rise of 2.8%), abdominoplasty or tummy tucks (3,526 – up an impressive 30.5%), and breast reduction (3,522, an increase of 11%).

Menhad 3,004 cosmetic procedures in 2008 (up from 2,881 in 2007).  The top five surgical procedures for men in 2008 were: rhinoplasty (698, down by 2.5%), eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty (610, an increase of 9%), ear correction or otoplasty (508, a staggering increase of 21.5%), liposuction (479, a decrease of 18%) and male breast reduction (323, an impressive rise of 44%).

Mr Ali Juma Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon attends Allergan UK breast course

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Ali Juma Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon from Feel Younger Cosmetic Surgery in Liverpool attended a breast course  hosted by Allergan UK in Manchester on 14th November 2009.

Cosmetic breast surgery and reconstructive breast surgery are one of Mr Juma’s special clinical interests, along with body contouring  and facial aesthetics.

Mr Ali Juma Cosmetic Surgeon attends aesthetic course in London

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009


Mr Ali Juma a leading Merseyside Cosmetic Surgeon attended a course facilitated by Galderma UK on 13th November 2009 in London at the Wellcome Trust.

The course agenda included the use of  Botulinum in aesthetic medicine, facial anatomy and advanced injection techniques.