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BAAPS Annual Audit Results

Please find the Audit releases for the following years below:

2017: The Bust Boom Busts

London – ‪13 February, 2017 – The number of Britons undergoing cosmetic surgery in 2016 was the lowest in nearly a decade, with a climate of global unrest and ‘bad news overload’ leaving patients prioritising stability and comfort over big life changes. Read more...

2016: Super Cuts Daddy Makeovers and Celeb Confessions

London – ‪8th February, 2016 – A record number of over 51,000 Britons underwent cosmetic surgery in 2015, demonstrating the public's love affair with surgical enhancement is far from over, despite any previous ‘blips’ as the economy reshaped itself. Read more...

2015: Tweak Not Tuck

London - 26 January, 2015 - The wave of post-recession excess which last year resulted in a stratospheric rise in glamour model-inspired boob jobs and summer body-influenced transformations has truly washed over, with new statistics showing Britons have settled into more cautious, rational attitudes towards cosmetic surgery. Read more...

2014: Britian Sucks

London, UK – 3 February 2014 – The economy appears buoyant once more as austerity gives way to augmentation, with an impressive double-digit rise in all cosmetic procedures, a trend not seen since the heady pre-recession days of 2008. New statistics from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (www.baaps.org.uk); which represents the vast majority of NHS-trained consultant plastic surgeons in private practice; today reveal that the number of cosmetic ops last year increased 17% on average since 2012 and not even one individual procedure decreased in popularity. Read more...

2013: Britons Raise a Few Eyebrows

London, UK – 28 January 2013 – Despite a gruelling ‘double-dip’ recession, a breast implant scandal and an ongoing government enquiry into the sector, Britons were able to maintain a poker face as demand for anti-ageing procedures soared. Audit figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (www.baaps.org.uk) today reveal that although the number of overall procedures remained static and barely changed at all over the last year, facial rejuvenation treatments in particular proved the nation's favourites with eyelid surgery, fat transfer, brow and face lifts all experiencing a double-digit rise. Read more...

2012: Britons Tighten Belts, in More Ways Than One!

London, UK – 30 January 2012 – The economy may be shrinking but so are waistlines around the UK, in particular male ones. In spite of a climate of financial austerity and a burgeoning breast implant scandal over the last year, Britons have clearly not lost faith in the benefits of cosmetic surgery. Audit figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (www.baaps.org.uk) today reveal that the number of procedures continued to increase steadily by nearly 6% increase on average (similar rise to 2009 and 2010) and rather unusually, not even one individual procedure decreased in popularity. Read more...

2011: Moobs and Boobs; Double Digits Rise!

London, UK – 31 January 2011 – Britons still found ways to perk up during (arguably the worst period in) the recession, according to the latest audit figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (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 in 2010 showed a slow but steady rise of 5% from 2009 to a total of 38,274. The most impressive statistics have been recorded specifically in breast augmentation (up 10%), facelifts (up 12%) and a whopping increase of 28% in gynaecomastia or ‘man boob’ ops –now the second most common procedure among males.
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