Plastic surgeries carried out in the UK
In 2019, roughly 27 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.