More and more of us are going under the knife as we become obsessed with looking good on social media.
Our exclusive Sun poll shows that 13 percent of the nation have had cosmetic surgery — and a quarter have done it to look better in selfies.
Lucy Khan, a consultant breast surgeon, said: “The increased use of video messaging and social media during Covid has put more emphasis on the need to be ‘camera ready’.
“The restrictions on many beauty treatments during the pandemic have also led to an increase in demand for cosmetic surgery.”
Once only for the rich and famous, procedures are no longer taboo for more than half of those surveyed. Still, 24 percent wouldn’t date someone who’s worked, and a third say lip fillers turn them off the most.
Respondents spent an average of £4,435.17 and 43 per cent took out a loan for surgery, while 26 per cent asked their partner to pay.
Seven per cent paid up to £10,000 for procedures. While 77 percent of those who had a nip and tuck would do it again, 46 percent regretted it.
And 32 percent said their plastic surgery was a botch – with tummy tucks being the most common.
The most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures are laser hair removal (41 percent), botox (36 percent), and veneers (27 percent).
Worryingly, 22 percent of guys would consider dangerous fillers for penis enlargement.
Here are the full results of the poll as three people reveal the ups and downs of nips and tucks.
- OVER 2,000 people aged 18 to 65 and over were surveyed by One Poll for The Sun.
- Additional Coverage: ALLEY EINSTEIN
“People say I’m unrecognizable, but I don’t care”
PHOTOGRAPHER Stacey Marie Clarke has spent more than £30,000 on a Brazilian butt lift, cat eye surgery, face lift and lip lift. The 32-year-old mother of two from Swansea says:
“Growing up, I had a flat chest, no curves, and no cheekbones. I got pregnant at 15 and had two boys at 18 who are now 15 and 16 years old.
“When my relationship with my long-term partner ended in 2019, I wanted a drastic makeover to start fresh.
“I saw on Instagram how celebrities traveled abroad for cheap cosmetic surgeries so I went to Turkey in June 2019 and had a Brazilian butt lift, a lip lift, liposuction on my arms and thighs and a lipo-lipo under my chin.
“Later that year I returned and had inexpensive cat eye surgery, a face lift, a hair transplant and spent £15,000 on veneers. In 12 months I had nine risky surgeries and spent over £30,000. Since then I’ve had botox and filler top-ups done.
“People say I’m unrecognizable, but I don’t care. The surgery took years and I am often mistaken for my sons teenage sister.”
“I feel like a new man after rhinoplasty and fillers”
Single father-of-two Dale Mason spent £13,000 on a nose job, nostril reduction, botox and fillers. The 36-year-old road worker from Tipton, West Mids says:
“Cosmetic surgery is often a no-go area for men. But all my life I’ve been bullied for having a big nose and I wanted to do something about it.
“In May 2019 I finally bit the bullet and had a £10,000 nose job at a private clinic in London. I woke up looking like I had done 20 rounds with Mike Tyson with black eyes and puffiness but a week later I got a look at my new nose and I was hooked, I felt like a new man.
“My surgeon recommended further procedures to refresh my face. I have had fillers in my left cheek to make it symmetrical with my right and I get it in my tear ducts once a year. I also have botox two to four times a year.
“Some guys accuse me of being vain, but I did it to feel good. Others ask how to brush up a sneaky face too.
More and more men are opting for cosmetic surgery.
“It’s nothing to be ashamed of. My family thinks I look great and I feel more confident.”
“I wish I hadn’t gone abroad for a tummy tuck”
TEACHER Halle Etheridge regrets her botched tummy tuck in Poland. The 40-year-old mother of two from Luton says:
“I lost 15 pounds after gastric bypass surgery in 2017, but the rapid weight loss left me with saggy skin and bingo wings.
“I was quoted £12,000 for an operation in the UK, so in May 2018 I had a £2,500 tummy tuck in Warsaw. After three months I noticed a massive bulge over my abdomen. I had swelling and severe abdominal pain.
“I had to return to Poland. The surgeon there revised and repaired the hernia that had developed. It cost £1,000. The surgeon also talked me into a 2,000 pound upper arm lift.
“But three days later my revision tummy tuck scar became red, swollen and infected. My forearm scars were also infected.
“When I got home, the pain became unbearable. I got seromas – lumps on my stomach that filled with fluid.
“An NHS specialist wants to operate to repair the hernia and seromas but the Polish clinic is ignoring my calls.
“I have been emptied of more than a liter and a half of fluid. It’s painful and I wish I had never gone abroad for surgery.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/18107479/spent-30k-plastic-surgery-look-like-my-son-sister/ I’ve spent £30,000 on cosmetic surgery people say I’m unrecognizable but I don’t care