Top 5 – Cosmetic Surgery in Clinics 2017

Popular Cosmetic Surgery

As we all know, trends from the US generally make their way over to the UK so it was interesting to read today in the Mail Online about their recent findings on the top cosmetic surgery procedures in 2017 from the US.
The research, carried out by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and documented in the Mail Online,  reveals


1 Breast augmentation surgery with Implants

“There were 300,387 breast augmentations performed in 2017 in the US.

Breast augmentations have long been among the most popular body modifications, and became three percent more common in the last year. “

This trend is believed to be driven by the publicity around breast augmentations carried out on models, instagrammers, actresses and celebrities who patients often mention in their consultations when describing how they would like their boob job to look.
Mr Lambe, one of the best cosmetic surgeons in the UK, carries out breast enlargements (commonly known as boob jobs) in Manchester and Cheshire on a daily basis and corroborates this evidence.  He said  “Articles on instagram, TV, newspapers and magazines repeatedly show pictures of celebrities wearing revealing tops, dresses and even bikinis, which showcase the fact that they have had the best boob jobs.  A patient then comes to see me for a breast enlargement in Liverpool to replicate the “look” they have seen on their favourite celebrity. It is no wonder that with an increase in media exposure from apps like Instagram that a greater number of ladies want to look like the images they see on a daily basis.”

2. Liposuction

Liposuction to remove fat was done nearly 250,000 times in 2017.

The procedure gained popularity beginning in the 1980s, and saw a five percent increase in the last year.”

Mr Lambe performs Liposuction in Manchester on a number of ladies and gentlemen who wish to target areas of fat that will not shift via the normal route of a low fat diet or exercise. These areas tend to be around the middle, stomach or thigh areas.  It is sometimes known as Liposculpture and the benefits are that a lady can have thinner thighs, a flatter stomach and a smaller waist which accentuates her curves.

3. Nose reshaping

“Plastic surgeons did 218,924 procedures to alter the slopes, sizes and shapes of Americans noses last year.

While nose jobs remain popular, the procedure fell slightly out of favor in 2017, with a two percent decrease from 2016. “

This decrease in rhinoplasty may be due to the increase in non surgical nose jobs which involve injecting fillers into the nose to smooth out bumps which can be seen in your profile. They can also be used to alter the look of larger noses by filling in the area between the eyebrows which in profile gives the illusion of a less prominent nose when balanced against the forehead.  The results are excellent, are immediate, are non-permanent, less risky and there is no need for a general anaesthetic, hospital stay and there is no  heavy bruising around the nose or eye area which is typical of a traditional nose job.

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4. Eyelid surgery

“This operation to tighten the appearance of eyelids were performed 209,000 times in 2017, tracking closely with the previous year.”

You can have eyelid surgery (a blepheroplasty) to your lower or upper eyes or both.
Eyelid surgery on your upper eye will give you the appearance of a wider eye as the skin on the eyelid becomes heavier and rests on the upper lid.  Removal of this excess skin results in a refreshed appearance.
Eyelid surgery on your lower eye (lower blepheroplasty) will ensure you look more refreshed as it reduces the appearance of bags under the eyes which people sometimes associate with having a sleepless night.  The results will leave you looking more rested and refreshed.

5. Tummy tuck

“Tummy tucks continue to become increasingly popular and surgeons did two percent more of these procedures in 2017 than they did in 2016.

In total, 129,573 tummy tucks were done in 2017.”

A Tummy Tuck otherwise known as abdominoplasty is usually requested by ladies after weight loss, pregnancy and childbirth.
The report also states that there has been a significant change in breast surgery requests at the opposite end of the spectrum with ladies asking for breast reduction surgery!


The report further states “In 2017, doctors performed 11 percent more breast reduction procedures than they had the year before.

In fact, in 2016, breast reductions were down by about four percent. “

But recently, more celebrities have been getting reductions.

Model and actress Amber Rose went under the knife in January, and Modern Family actress Ariel Winter  who plays the character Alex Dunphy, who plays the daughter with the brains (art imitating life?) was ahead of the curve, getting her reduction done in 2015.

Mr Lambe affirms that “People seeking cosmetic procedures often cite celebrities whose body and facial features that they would like to more closely resemble, so a similar phenomenon may be at play for breast reductions. “

It also points out that “Research has also  linked larger breast sizes to a range of mental and physical issues faced by women.

Scientists disagree about whether or not larger breasts can really cause back problems, but a survey distributed by the University of Portsmouth found that 17 percent of women blamed their breasts and the difficulty of finding a properly-fitting sports bra for their lack of physical activity.

Other research has suggested that women that feel like their breasts are not ‘normal’ in size – whether too large or too small – are more likely to struggle with mental health issues.

‘Breast reductions are consistently reported as one of the highest patient satisfaction procedures because it positively affects a woman’s quality of life. It addresses both functional and aesthetic concerns,’ said ASPS president Dr Jeffrey Janis. “

We wholeheartedly agree with Dr Janis as this is a story we hear time and time again from our many happy patients.
If you would like to book an appointment to see Mr Lambe, please just click here for out of hours or if you would prefer to speak to someone in person, then call Jayne on 0161 393 3993 and she will be able to answer your questions.
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