Plastic surgeons in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019, by staff grade

In September 2019, there were 499 consultants of plastic surgery in the United Kingdom (UK). While 406 plastic surgeons were specialist registrars in this year, with a further 230 going through core medical training.

Plastic surgeries carried out in the UK

In 2017, over 28.3 thousand cosmetic surgeries were carried out in the UK. Although in 2015, the figure for cosmetic surgeries was over 51 thousand procedures. The number of cosmetic surgeries increased by almost five-fold between 2003 and 2015. The most popular cosmetic surgery among women in the UK in 2016 was breast augmentation, while for men rhinoplasty was the most carried out procedure.

Cosmetics market in the UK

While surgery may not be viable for many people, there is plenty of cosmetic products that people are purchased on a regular basis. In 2017, the sales value of the cosmetics market in the UK was almost 9.77 billion British pounds. Cosmetic facial care was the leading category in the UK in skincare cosmetics, with a sales value over 924 million British pounds in 2017.

Number of plastic surgeons in the United Kingdom (UK) as of April 2019, by staff grade

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December 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

September 2019

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