BAAPS releases Cosmetic Surgery 2020 Annual Audit


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The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) have released their annual audit which looks at the Cosmetic Surgery Trends for the past year.
There were some surprising figures showing a 11% drop in Breast Augmentation procedures, 5% drop in liposuction procedures, 4% drop for face/neck lift procedures and a 6% drop in ear correction procedures.

BAAPS Audit Results 2020 – the figures in full

Top surgical procedures for men & women in 2019

(Total 26,977. A fall of 7.5% from 2018)

Procedure Data
Breast Augmentation (breast implants, breast enlargement) 6,900 – down 11% from last year
Breast Reduction 4,245 – down 1%
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) 3,064 – up 5% (Increased to 3rd place in 2019 from 4th place in 2018)
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) 2,539 – down 19% (Dropped to 4th place in 2019 from 3rd place in 2018)
Rhinoplasty (nose job) 2,432 – down 14%
Liposuction 2,394 – down 5%
Face/Neck Lift 2,038 – down 4%
Otoplasty (ear correction) 885 – down 6%
Browlift 334 – down 13%

Top surgical procedures for women in 2019

Women had 92% of all cosmetic procedures in 2019
(24,851 totals A fall of 7% from 2018)

Procedure Data
Breast augmentation (breast implants, breast enlargement) 6,888 – down 11% from last year
Breast Reduction 3,949 – down 2%
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) 2,921 – up 7% (Increased to 3rd place in 2019 from 4th place in 2018)
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) 2,261 – down 20% (Dropped to 4th place in 2019 from 3rd place in 2018)
Liposuction 2,135 – down 7%
Rhinoplasty (nose job) 1,929 – down 15%
Face/Neck Lift 1,922 – down 4%
Otoplasty (ear correction) 536 – up 1%
Browlift 294 – down 10%

Top surgical procedures for men in 2019

Men had 8% of all cosmetic procedures in 2019
(2,126 total. A fall of 9.2% from 2018)

Procedure Data
Rhinoplasty (nose job) 503 – down 12% from last year
Otoplasty (ear correction) 349 – down 15%
Breast Reduction 296 – up 4%
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) 278 – down 16%
Liposuction 259 – up 11%
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) 143 – down 20%
Face/Neck Lift 116 – down 4%
Brow lifts 40 – down 27%
Breast augmentation (breast implants, breast enlargement) 12 – Static

Former BAAPS President Rajiv Grover, who compiles the audit on an annual basis has released a statement saying that “The 2019 BAAPS audit is very positive from our point of view as it shows that whilst the overall number of procedures has dropped, the work we’ve been doing to educate about the life-changing implications of cosmetic surgery and the need to reflect carefully before taking this route is working. We’re seeing greater emphasis from surgeons on psychological assessment, as mental health awareness has taken centre stage both politically and in the news agenda which is so important when putting patient’s interests first.”
We agree with this statement and at The Private Clinic we always put patient’s well-being and safety at the forefront of what we do. We have also been doing a lot of research into non-surgical procedures to help patients reach their goals without having to commit to the downtime that surgery often comes with.
Other popular procedures in our clinic have included:
Breast Auto Augmentation
This procedure is becoming very popular with women who are seeking implant removal but still wish to maintain an uplifted and pert appearance following removal of their implants. A breast auto augmentation involves relocating the patients natural breast tissue and moving it upwards within the breast to fill out the upper pole.
breast auto augmentation before after photo
Preservation Rhinoplasty
Preservation Rhinoplasty was another new additional to our procedure offerings in 2019 with Mr Dario Rochira pioneering the new rhinoplasty technique at our Harley Street clinic. The technique is a lot less invasive than traditional rhinoplasty surgery and involves a precise remodelling technique to change the structure of the nose without breaking the nose and preserving the nasal ligaments. A preservation rhinoplasty also boasts a decreased recovery time and minimal bruising and swelling making it ideal for patients who are not keen to hide away for weeks following surgery. Find out more here.
Preservation Rhinoplasty before after photo
Teardrop Implants
Breast augmentations are still one of our most popular procedures at The Private Clinic however the desired goals of the patients have changed. Women are now seeking smaller and more natural shaped implants such as teardrop implants. We believe this simply is a sign of the times with lifestyles becoming more active and the trend of having larger breasts is now less desired in comparison to smaller and more in proportion breast sizes.
To find out more about cosmetic surgery procedures at The Private Clinic or to book a consultation, please call 0333 920 2471 or use our online contact form.