Stomachs have been voted the most hated part of the body by the British public, followed by love handles and bingo wings, according to new research by Harley Street clinic, CosmeDocs.
When it comes to their worst features, almost a third of Brits voted for their stomachs, followed by the dreaded muffin top, bingo wings, thighs and noses. A further fifth noted their breasts or pecs as one of their worst features, as well as teeth and legs.
The jury’s out on people’s bottoms, which feature on Brits most loved and most hated lists respectively.
The vast majority, 85%, of Brits say they aren’t planning on having any cosmetic surgery. However, almost four in 10 say they would consider changing something about their body if money wasn’t an issue.
According to private healthcare search engine, WhatClinic.com, enquiries for nose jobs has more than doubled – up 117% – in the past 12 months, arm lifts are up a whopping 564% and pectoral implants have risen by 163% in the same period. Bottom lifts are up 108%, while bottom reductions have more than tripled (267%).
However, these treatments don’t come cheap – with most major surgeries costing in excess of a few thousand pounds. Tummy tucks will set you back an average of £4,267, thigh lifts are £4,407, pectoral implants are £3,533 and bottom lifts are £4,132, based on average costs from WhatClinic.com.
Dr Ahmed Haq, practitioner at Harley Street clinic, CosmeDocs Cosmetic Doctors, comments: “Most people have hang ups about their appearance but cosmetic surgery is a big step and, with some operations, irreversible. Anyone looking into any kind a procedure should be 100% sure they are doing it for the right reasons and have realistic expectations of the results.
“If you do decide on a treatment or surgery, be sure to do extensive research first and choose a practitioner you’re comfortable with. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and find out more about their experience in the sector. Although price can be a determining factor, make sure it isn’t your sole focus as things such as good reviews and aftercare are far more important.”