More Brits than ever are having plastic surgery – and a quarter of those who go under the knife do so to look better in selfies.
In 2019,The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons found that breast enlargement was most commonly performed on women. However, breast reductions were common as well as liposuction, liposuction, and eyelid surgeries.
Men’s most frequent procedures were nose jobs, ear surgeries, breast reductions, liposuctions, and nose job.
A rise in dangerous surgeries such as the Brazilian Butt Lift has been caused by the curvy Instagram model.
All new trends in surgery such as threads and lip flips, fox eye or cat surgery, mini face lifts, and fox eye surgery have swept the country. People are looking for the perfect celebrity look.
Stacey Marie Clarke (32), a Welsh photographer, was one of the people who went under the knife in the past few years.
She admitted to spending more than £30,000 on a BBL, popular cat eye surgery – which makes the eyes look more almond shaped and lifted – a face lift and a lip lift.
The mother-of-two from Swansea explained that she was never curvy, and became pregnant as a teenager.
After a split in her relationship, she was ready to get a complete makeover.
She Fabulous!: “Growing up, I was flat-chested, had no curves and no cheekbones.
“I fell pregnant at 15 and by 18 was mum to two boys now aged 15 and 16.
“When my relationship with my long-term partner broke down in 2019 I wanted a drastic makeover to start afresh.”
Plastic surgery in Britain, however, is very expensive. Linia Cosmetic SurgeryStacey’s cost of a BBL would have been approximately $1,500 “between £6,250 and £7,000 or sometimes more.”
The photographer took the same route as many Brits and flew to Turkey.
The country is now a popular spot for bargain hunters who are looking for lower rates for cosmetic surgery.
Stacey said: “I saw celebrities travelling abroad for cut-price cosmetic surgery on Instagram, so in June 2019 I travelled to Turkey and had a Brazilian butt lift, a lip lift, liposuction on my arms and thighs and lipo under my chin.
“Later that year I returned and underwent cut-price cat eye surgery, a face lift, a hair transplant and spent £15,000 on veneers.”
Within just one year, Stacey had undergone nine high risk procedures and spent more than £30,000.
She has since had Botox – which helps to prevent, reduce or freeze wrinkles and signs of ageing – and more lip fillers.
The beautiful brunette posted cheeky photos on Instagram. “People say I am unrecognisable but I don’t care.
“The surgery has knocked years off and I’m often mistaken as my sons’ teenage sister.”
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