The fat years may be over

Data from the 2017 BAAPS annual audit shows that the number of Britons undergoing cosmetic surgery is slightly decreasing – down 7.9% in 2017 from the previous year.

Consultant plastic surgeon Mr Rajiv Grover said: ‘Trad­itional liposuction is radically down across both genders (28% decrease), which we usually credit to the “cooling effect” of new non-surgical procedures such as fat freezing.

‘However, abdominoplasties (tummy tucks) are up – indeed increasing from sixth to fourth most popular procedure – as there are no less invasive options capable of achieving significant results to eliminate excess skin,’ he said.