Cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the United Kingdom (UK) 2003-2019

In 2019, approximately 27 thousand cosmetic surgeries were carried out in the United Kingdom (UK). Two years prior to that, the figure for cosmetic surgeries stood at over 51 thousand procedures. The number of cosmetic surgeries increased by almost five-fold between 2003 and 2015.

Popular types of cosmetic surgery

The most popular cosmetic surgery among women in the UK in 2016 was breast augmentation with over 7.7 thousand procedures, while blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) was the second most common surgery with approximately 3.6 thousand procedures. For men, rhinoplasty was the most carried out procedure in 2016 with 529 surgeries carried out.

Cosmetics market in the UK

In 2017, the sales value of the cosmetics market in the UK amounted to almost 9.77 billion British pounds. This is an increase of over 1.7 billion British pounds from the sales value in 2009. Cosmetic facial care was the leading category in the UK in skincare cosmetics, with a sales value of over 924 million British pounds in 2017.

Annual number of cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2003 to 2019

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March 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2003 to 2019

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