It’s not a big surprise when the numbers reported for plastic surgery continue to rise. As the economy has made steady improvements, so too has our desire to finally make those face and body enhancements with a little help from our friendly, experienced MDs. Interestingly, the industry is seeing a general rise in surgical procedures, including liposuction.
The UK, in particular, is reporting significant increases in liposuction in 2013, up 43% for women and 28% for men. That’s according to the numbers tallied by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). In a recent press release, aptly titled “Britain Sucks,” Rajiv Grover, BAAPS president, is quoted as saying, “Both the UK economy and the British public seem to be well on the way to regaining their shape with the most impressive rise in demand for cosmetic surgery we have seen since the onset of the recession in 2008. Patient confidence and also consumer confidence has returned with Britons choosing to spend on procedures with proven track records such as liposuction which remains the gold standard for body contouring.”
One thing’s for sure: You can argue with those numbers!
Here in the United States, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons also reports in a recent press release a steady rise in plastic surgery procedures, with an astounding 15.1 million performed in 2013—a 3% increase overall. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports an increase in surgical procedures alone. “Overall, surgical procedures have increased by 6.5%, a significant increase, suggesting that people are once again investing in their appearance and have the income to do so,” they share in a recent Press Center article on their site.
If you’ve considered liposuction, you may be a candidate if you are are generally in good physical condition and are looking to treat stubborn areas that don’t seem to go away with regular exercise and diet efforts.