Would you have plastic surgery?

February 11, 2011, 2:11 AM GMT+0

Almost half of British people do not want to go under the knife, even if they had the money and it was guaranteed to be safe, our poll has revealed. Of those who would take the plunge, however, cosmetic dentistry is the most favoured procedure, followed by liposuction and a tummy tuck.

  • The highest number of people (33%)would head for the dentist’s chair and have their teeth straightened or whitened
  • 19% would opt for liposuction
  • 18% wanted a tummy tuck
  • 44% would reject surgery in favour of the natural look

Plastic surgery has come under the spotlight recently due to the case of UK hip-hop music video dancer, Claudia Aderotimi, who died after receiving illegal top-up injections in the US several months after a bottom implant operation. President of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) said such injections were akin to ‘playing Russian Roulette’. However, with a total of over 38,200 cosmetic procedures taking place last year in the UK alone, it seems that plastic surgery remains a popular option for some.

See the survey details and full results