New figures released recently have shown a dramatic increase in the number of adults undergoing cosmetic surgery – particularly involving the breasts. Now you might think that this applies only to females, but it has also shown that male breast surgery is on the rise too. The most popular procedure for men is breast reduction – getting rid of those dreaded ‘man boobs’ (aka gynecomastia), whereas the most popular procedure for women is enlargement.
BAAPS (aka British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons), who released the data showed that there was a significant increase in procedures in the last 12 months. This may indicate that the public are regaining trust again with breast specialists after the well-known PIP implant scandal.
Whilst other cosmetic surgery procedures are popular too – including eyelid and face surgery – breast augmentation dominates the stats. It is estimated that over 9000 procedures were carried out in the last 12 months – 10% more than the previous year. One significant piece of information though is to dig deeper and look at the types of breast surgery women are opting for. As trends changed in 2015 through to the current year of 2016, cosmetic surgeons have received many more requests for more ‘natural’ looking breasts rather than the previously enhanced ones.
Former president of BAAPS recently shared his views on the increase of breast enlargement popularity as well as raising some concerns though. He outlines the importance of such a decision and said there is an element of danger in undergoing cosmetic surgery, in not the procedures themselves but the fact that it is not something that can just be returned to a shop like a item of clothing.
How long does it take to have a boob job in the UK?
After consultations with a My Dream Breast specialist cosmetic surgeon, the actual breast enlargement procedure usually takes around 1 to 2 hours. The immediate recovery time following the procedure is a 1 to 2 night stay in hospital and 4-6 weeks recovery to rest and heal. However, it is worth noting that every individual is different and some people are known to return to work after 2 weeks.
Top tip: if you are considering breast enlargement, always take advantage of free consultations. With My Dream Breast, there are no limits on the number of consultations you can have to address any concerns you may have. And because you are always speaking with a highly skilled surgeon, any doubts you may have will be gone by the time you make your final decision.
Note: always make a list of questions you wish to ask during your consultation. That way you will not forget anything important to you and all your queries will be answered.
Top breast surgery procedures in the last 12 months include:
- Breast enlargement
- Breast reduction
- Breast uplift