Women from Wales are the most likely in the United Kingdom to have cosmetic surgery, and those in the East Midlands the least tempted to go under the knife, a poll has found.
The largest-ever survey about plastic surgery, for which 5,000 women were questioned, found a fivefold variation in its popularity in different parts of the UK. Ten per cent of Welsh women had undergone some form of cosmetic surgery vs. two per cent in the East Midlands.
Breast surgery – either to augment or reduce – was the most popular procedure, and the most common cosmetic operation undergone by women in Scotland and six English regions: North East, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands and East Anglia. But nose jobs were most popular in Wales, London, and Yorkshire and the Humber, while in Northern Ireland, the most common procedure was the facelift.
In another survey, it was found that almost eight out of 10 women would choose plastic surgery to lose weight rather than adjust their eating habits and exercise patterns.
Take-away plastic surgery, anyone?