General Article British kids first consider surgery in their teens

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The 3,000 British women surveyed were aged between 18 and 30 years old and were asked at what age they first considered cosmetic surgery, to which 25 per cent of women answered between the ages of ten and 15 years old and 33 per cent said between the ages of 15 and 18 years old.
The survey conducted by One Poll shows a large number of women are considering plastic surgery from a very young age.
Paul Banwell, consultant plastic surgeon at Liberate Cosmetic Surgery, which funded the survey, said: ‘There is no doubt that more and more younger people are considering cosmetic surgery and breast augmentation still remains the number one procedure. However, the statistics regarding the age at which women are first considering surgery is quite shocking.’
The survey, which asked British women how they felt about their appearance and their attitudes towards cosmetic surgery, also wanted to look at current trends and find out what young women know and don’t know about surgery.
The research highlig...

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