Facelift surgery makes a comeback
The number of facelift operations being carried out is on the up as more men and women recognise the benefits of having a youthful appearance. Figures for 2010 show that the number of facelifts carried out by members of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons increased by 12 per cent. This represents a turnaround from 2009 when the organisation suggested there had been a downturn in the number of facelift procedures carried out.Going by recent newspaper reports, the rich and famous are certainly happy to undergo cosmetic surgery in order to continue looking their best. On Friday, The Guardian newspaper asked Conservative MP Louise Mensch whether she'd had a facelift operation. The 40-year-old politician refused to disclose whether she had undergone a "Chicago Facelift", which has minimal recovery time, but added: "I'm not denying anything". Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin came under the spotlight last week after pictures of him looking particularly youthful and wrinkle-free appeared following a party conference. The 58-year-old's spokesman denied Putin had had any surgical treatments. Speaking to The Telegraph, British interior designer Nicky Haslam, who had a facelift 12 years ago, said the procedure is certainly not uncommon. He said: "They are essential. There are so many people out there who have had them, you wouldn’t believe it."