09 December 2010

New figures from Down Under suggest that Australia, like the UK, is experiencing a boom in cosmetic surgery in the run up to Christmas. According to Sify News, Peter Callan, president of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, said there was a spike in all cosmetic surgery procedures in the country, and that women in their 20s and 30s were more inclined to book breast enlargement treatments while those in their 30s and 40s were more likely to book Botox or fillers. Speaking to the Courier Mail, Dr Callen explained: "Christmas is an artificial deadline for many people - they want to get things done by then. "Cosmetic surgery and cosmetic enhancements are no exception to the rule." The news follows similar statistics from this side of the pond, with recent figures suggesting that Christmas is causing an upswing is cosmetic surgery in the UK too. Breast enlargements are also among the most popular treatments during the festive season in the UK, as well as liposuction and nose reshaping. British patients are also found to be extending their Christmas holidays to allow themselves plenty of time to recover from surgery before returning to work in the new year. Anoop Rastogi, an Australian cosmetic surgeon specialising is breast enlargements, indicated he was used to seeing a sharp increase during the festive season. He said: "It starts in September, October and ends in February. The number of breast augmentations that I do at that time is twice what I do for the rest of the year combined."