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.

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Just when we thought the Globe is warming up … UK Summers are getting colder

The Met Office published this week the latest seasonable figures which shows that this summer has been the coolest in 18 years. We examine the data that shows the mean temperature in the UK by year and season over the past 100 years.

To get the most of this insight click on the visualisation below to bring the data to life. Click on year, seasons, temperature Bins anything you find interesting and watch how the visualisations update automatically.

This year’s average summer temperature of 13.63 degrees has significantly dropped from last year’s average of 14.65, and is well below the 100 year average of 13.99. This marks a significant shift where the last 12 years have been consistently above the average with the three warmest summers on record (peek 15.78 in 2006).

The average winter temperature was 2.43 degrees but warmer than the previous year’s 1.64 degrees and cooler than the 100 year average of 3.51 degrees.

Although in recent years temperatures have dipped, generally summers in the UK seem to be getting hotter. According to the visualisation our winters, autumns and springs also tend to be hotter than those experienced a hundred years ago. It appears that the summer of 2011 has bucked the trend.