Breast Augmentation still the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure

UK cosmetic surgery statistics Plastic Surgery Statistics 2012: brows up, breasts down

Despite a recession and the government review in plastic surgery following the breast implant scandal, plastic surgery procedures in the UK were up last year.

According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), a total of 43,172 surgical procedures were carried out in 2012, an increase of 0.2% on the previous year.

Breast augmentation (otherwise known as ‘boob jobs’) were still the most popular procedure overall although the numbers dropped slightly by 1.6% from 2011 to 2012.

The stats from 2011 took no account of the breast implant scandal, so this this is the first release of figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) to suggest the impact the scandal has had on the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure.

However, recent findings by european regulators have concluded that there is no evidence that women who have PIP breast implants are at higher risk of cancer.

Women also do not need to have the faulty implants removed as a precaution although they may wish to have them taken out if they feel anxious, according to a review of PIP safety published by the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR). 

John Wilkinson, director of medical devices at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the UK, said: ” The PIP breast implants episode has been very distressing for women and I hope this new report provides reassurance for them.”

“The report findings support the scientific conclusions from Professor Sir Bruce Keogh’s independent expert group report that there is no evidence of a long-term threat to human health from PIP breast implants. ”

Desire Cosmetic Surgery use Eurosilicone implants in all our breast augmentation procedures, which are a premium product, and have always been made to the very highest standards, where as PIP implants were made of non-medical grade silicone.

Eurosilicone Implants are fully protected with Eurosilicone’s GCA Comfort Guarantee and Desire Cosmetic Surgery offer a lifetime of aftercare.

Our priority is to make sure you’re totally happy with your gorgeous new look – not only now, but in the future too. That’s why our amazing lifetime aftercare service has been set up to assure you that you’ll be in our safe and trusted hands.

Start a new chapter in your life today by booking your free consultation – call 01925 595012 or email




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