A Brazilian Nip and Tuck, Cosmetic Surgery Gone Wrong
Brazil reality TV star, Andressa Urach, recently went into septic shock after a cosmetic surgery which went drastically wrong. Urach has had numerous cosmetic enhancements, including silicone breast implants and a nose job on her way to becoming a reality TV star in Brazil. This route to stardom is not unusual in a country which has now become the new capital of cosmetic surgery with an incredible 1.5 million surgeries in 2013.
But while cosmetic surgery is ever more popular with Brazilian women, its popularity appears to be fading fast in the UK. Leading law firm, Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors who have ten years’ experience of cosmetic surgery negligence in the UK filled us in on the recently released figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (BAAPS). Those figures show a significant decline in the overall number of UK cosmetic surgeries last year, decreasing by almost 10 per cent in 2014. Breast augmentations are down a whopping 25 per cent.
Is this the end for breast enlargement in Britain?
UK women are certainly more cautious when deciding on a cosmetic surgery and doing more research into both their prospective surgeons and the possible surgical risks. The allure of the large-breasted glamour model like Katie Price has definitely faded, something underlined by the these figures showing women in the UK opting for more limited beauty treatments like dermal fillers. Some women are actually reversing course with breast reductions becoming more popular last year, one of the few cosmetic surgeries to increase in popularity.
Subtle cosmetic enhancements are replacing the more obvious charms of boob jobs with cosmetic surgeons reporting that female patients increasingly having an attitude of wanting to be ‘tweaked, not tucked’. More obvious cosmetic changes like nose jobs and tummy tucks have dropped in popularity by over 20 per cent in the past year while more subtle anti-aging procedures like eyelid surgery remain commonplace.
Brazil might be going wild for cosmetic beauty enhancements but it would seem that for women in the UK, cosmetic surgery has lost some of its lustre.
Thanks to Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors for their statistical help with this article. More information on what can go wrong with cosmetic surgery is available on their website at www.cosmeticsurgerysolicitors.co.uk or they can advise you on what your options are if you’ve suffered from clinical negligence when you call 0808 256 9318.