Ireland's Fastest Growing Cosmetic Surgery Trend Has Been Revealed
Well this is an eye-opener.
It was all about the eyes in 2015 it seems, as the fastest growing cosmetic surgery trend this year was the eyebrow lift, followed closely by eyelid surgery.
Research conducted by healthcare search engine WhatClinic.com showed that there was a massive 440 per cent increase in enquiries about eyebrow lifts in 2015, despite the hefty price tag of €3,789 on average.
Blepharoplasty, which involves the removal of skin around the eye and adding or removing fat from eyelids (around €2,605) came in at second place with a 188 per cent increase in demand.
Mini facelifts came in third, closely followed by butt lifts and in fifth place was breast reduction surgery - with breast implants missing out on a spot in the top five.
Mr John Curran, Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Bon Secours Hospital Tralee, said:
“My work can range from treating patients with skin cancer to breast reduction surgery to blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) so each day is different.
"We have seen an increase in enquiries for neck and face lifts and blepharoplasty. We have also seen an increase in enquiries for less obvious surgeries such as fat grafting.
"This can be applied to the buttocks for buttock augmentation or, in tiny quantities, to the face where it can be used as a permanent alternative to filler injections.
"Interest in reshaping procedures such as breast reduction, mastopexy (breast lift) and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is also high."
"Many patients feel uncomfortable, embarrassed or upset about certain aspects of their bodies so these procedures can make really positive changes to their quality of life. It is very important that patients ensure their plastic surgeon is adequately trained by looking for the FRCS (Plast) qualification or for membership of the Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons (IAPS)."
"It is very important that patients ensure their plastic surgeon is adequately trained by looking for the FRCS (Plast) qualification or for membership of the Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons (IAPS)."