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Read the information about plastic surgery in the USA and Great Britain.


Plastic Surgery in the USA and Great Britain


According to Plastic Surgery Research (http://www.cosmeticplasticsurgerystatistics.com/statistics.html):


Over 2 million people a year have plastic surgery in the USA.


The top five surgical procedures for women are (in order of popularity):

1. liposuction,

2. breast enlargement,

3. eyelid surgery,

4. tummy tuck,

5. facelift.

Plastic surgery is most popular among people aged 35-50.


According to the BBC [(http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/onelife/health/healthy_body/cosmetic_surgery.shtml)]:


In Great Britain, 92% of all plastic surgery procedures are carried out on women


The most popular procedures for women are (in order of popularity):

1. breast enlargement,

2. breast reduction,

3. face or neck lift,

4. nose job,

5. liposuction.


And for men:

1. ear surgery (large ears are pinned back),

2. liposuction,

3. eyelid surgery.


According to surgeons at the Hurlingham Clinic, the most popular cosmetic procedure for UK teenagers is a nose job. Currently, anyone over the age of 16 can have any kind of cosmetic surgery. You need parental permission if you are under 16.

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