Survey reveals one in five would consider cosmetic surgery as an option to lose weight
Efforts to overcome the obesity crisis in England are creating a spike in cosmetic surgery as a solution to slimming down, researchers have recently claimed.
London plastic surgery clinics and clinics countrywide will potentially have appointment slots filling up with the news that almost a quarter (22%) saying they’d consider procedures such as liposuction and excess skin removal in attempts to rid themselves of excess pounds, according to the survey.
It was the women who were involved in the survey who showed to be particularly interested because of perceived pressure from celebrity culture and social media to achieve a specific appearance, retail analysts Mintel said.
This comes in the midst of growing pressure from doctors and the Government on the populations obese to slim down.
Mintel research found that almost three in ten people who have considered plastic surgery would be interested in ‘quick fix’ treatments to deal with problem areas on their bodies.
The research found that the waistline is the number one body concern with four in ten of adults ‘not happy’ or ‘not at all happy’ with their lumps and bumps.
The figure was a higher 48% for women.
This was followed by teeth at 30%, bums, hips and thighs at 26%, hair on the face or body at 18%, and the breast or chest area at 17%.