UK Plastic Surgery Statistics – the Good Times are back

Not only is the UK economy is recovering, but plastic surgery is at an all-time high with solid 16% growth following modest growth in the last 2 years. More than 50,000 cosmetic surgery procedures were performed in the UK last year, according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, with liposuction recording a 41% rise.

The numbers highlight an impressive double-digit rise in all cosmetic procedures. Breast augmentation (over 11,000) remained the most popular procedure overall. But the biggest increase on the year was for liposuction. A total of 4,326 liposuction procedures were performed last year – an increase of 41% on the year. It was the sixth most popular procedure among women and the fourth most popular among men. In the UK, women accounted for 90.5% of all cosmetic procedures in 2013 with a total of 45,365 procedures.

Rhinoplasty was the most popular with 1,037 surgical procedures carried out last year for men. Eyelid ops were the second most popular procedure for men in 2013, followed by breast reduction. Liposuction procedures saw the biggest rise with a 28% increase on 2012. 554 men opted for liposuction last year according to the data.

Check out our previous post on US Plastic Surgery.

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Where do People live in Europe?

In this visualisation, we examine using Tableau Software where people live in Europe.

We have focused on six European countries and analysed how many of their citizens live in the other countries. For example in the UK there are 123,000 French inhabitants whereas in France there are 150,000 UK citizens living in the country.

Poles by far has the most nationals living abroad (1.5 mil) residing in the UK (36%) followed by Germany (28%).

Spain is still the most popular destination for Brits as 390,880 inhabit the country whereas the Spanish it seems prefer to settle in France. With over 550,000 Italian people, Germany seems a popular choice for their European friends. For the French, the UK is a popular choice for emigration followed very closely by Spain.

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