Top 5 cosmetic surgery procedures for women

Cosmetic surgery is increasingly popular among women in the UK with 45,365 procedures performed in 2013; this was a 16.5% increase on 2012. So what are the most popular types of aesthetic surgery?

1. Breast augmentation

It’s perhaps not surprising that ‘boob jobs’ are the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery in the UK: in 2013, 11,123 women had a breast augmentation. Each one will have had their individual reason for seeking such surgery, but Mr Tariq Ahmad sees two distinct groups in his Cambridge breast augmentation clinic: younger women keen to have larger, fuller breasts, and an older group who hope to regain the breast contours of their youth, before age and gravity, or pregnancy and breastfeeding had an impact. For both groups, a breast augmentation can have fantastic results, boosting both volume and confidence at once.

2. Blepharoplasty

A surgical procedure that tackles the signs of ageing (folding, bagging, pouching) on the eyelids by removing excess skin and fat, and by strengthening slackening muscles, this is often performed at the same time as a facelift.

3. Face/neck lift

This cosmetic surgery procedure also continues to rise in popularity, with an increase of 13% in 2013. By tackling the loss of definition around the jawline, and repositioning sagging muscles and tissue, facial rejuvenation surgery can be an effective and subtle way of turning back the clock.

4. Breast reduction

For those women whose overly large breasts cause discomfort, and sometimes pain, a breast reduction can be a liberating procedure; 4,680 women had this cosmetic surgery in 2013.

5. Rhinoplasty

Nose jobs are increasing in popularity faster than any of the above: the 2013 figure of 3,841 is a 19% increase on the year before. Cambridge-based Mr Tariq Ahmad, a rhinoplasty specialist, has a wide range of techniques with which he can make subtle changes to the shape of your nose, effecting natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing results.

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