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Men and The Over 65s Driving The UK Cosmetic Surgery Market

March 16, 2015

shutterstock_241443622Men and the over 65s are key groups driving the cosmetic surgery market in the UK, according to a recent plastic surgery survey conducted by Nuffield Health.

Some 64 percent of Nuffield Health surgeons had noticed a surge in older people looking to improve their appearance with surgery, and the patient data for the hospital group demonstrated a 49 percent rise in patients over the age of 65 between 2007 and 2014. Eight out of ten (82 percent) of the surgeons surveyed also noted a significant increase in men choosing surgical treatments, with a particular emphasis on nose jobs, eyelid lifts and male chest reduction.

49% rise in patients over the age of 65 between 2007 – 2014

82% surgeons noticed an increase in number of male patients

Males opting for rhinoplasty, eyelid lifts and chest reduction

When questioned regarding the possible reasons for the boost in cosmetic surgery demand within these particular groups, the Nuffield Health surgeons surmised that as people live longer and healthier lives, they want to feel good about their appearance for longer too. Additionally, over the past decade, society has gradually become more accepting of the fact that men can be just as concerned about their appearances as women can be. As a result, cosmetic surgery for male patients is increasingly common, accounting for a tenth of all cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the UK.

1/10 of all cosmetic surgery procedures is carried out on a male.

The survey also predicted that we will continue to see a rise in procedures requested by these two groups. Nearly all (95 percent) of the surgeons believe more men will turn to cosmetic surgery, whilst 82 percent expect to see more of the over 65s undergoing procedures.

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