01 April 2010

Recent research has found that cosmetic surgery is increasing in popularity in Scotland. According to the Times, Glasgow is experiencing a boom in the number of people choosing cosmetic surgery. The paper reports that demand for plastic surgery and non surgical treatments is growing by up to 20 per cent a year. While cosmetic surgery demand has slowed somewhat in London and at the South, believed to be largely due to the effects of the recession, Glasgow is bucking the trend. The largest city in Scotland is experiencing pronounced growth in the sector. A poll conducted by The Harley Medical Group found that four per cent of Scottish men and seven per cent of Scottish women have considered undergoing some form of cosmetic surgery. The research found that Scots are five times more likely to have cosmetic surgery than the average UK resident. 10 per cent of respondents said they would consider non-surgical solutions like Botox to enhance their appearance. Demand has prompted The Harley Medical Group to open a clinic in Glasgow. Donna Ward, clinic manager at the new facility, commented: "We're already booked out to the middle of next month. Treatments for rosacea, which is redness of the skin, and laser treatments for sun damage have been proving very popular. "The most enquired about surgical procedures to date have been breast reduction by men and for women it is breast augmentation and uplift, with liposuction - cap down a close second for both males and females."