Reasearch by the the Harley Medical Group has revealed that Scottish people are five times more likely to have cosmetic surgery than the average person. 5% of Scottish men and women say they would have, or have already had cosmetic surgery, while one in ten would opt for non-surgical solutions, such as Botox.
These findings come as The Harley Medical Group opens its new Glasgow clinic – the fifth new clinic opening over the past year. Its UK and Ireland portfolio now totals 28 clinics, with Edinburgh and many other in the pipeline for 2010. The Harley Medical Group is the UK’s largest cosmetic surgery provider, performing more procedures and with more clinics than any other cosmetic surgery provider. It has been established for more than 26 years and is one of the most highly-regarded cosmetic surgery groups operating in the UK. It has treated more than 450,000 patients to date including popular procedures such as laser hair removal and breast enlargement.
The research reveales that over 4% of Scottish men would have cosmetic surgical or non-surgical treatments. Scottish women are also looks conscious with 7% of them admitting they would have cosmetic procedures, and 17% would look to battle aging with non-surgical solutions.
Scottish men cite native sex symbol Gerard Butler as the person whose looks and physique they most covet. Meanwhile, women admire the way Helen Mirren has held back the years, despite being in her 60s. The actress, who says she would certainly consider having cosmetic surgery, was named by 15% of Scottish women, as the person they most aspire to look like.
The Harley Medical Groups Glasgow Clinic Manager Donna Ward stated, “We’ve had really positive feedback from prospective patients anticipating the clinic opening. Scottish patients, who have been travelling to Newcastle, Liverpool and Manchester clinics now have a brand new facility on their doorstep. We’re already booked out to the middle of next month. Treatments for rosacea, which is redness of the skin, and laser treatments for sun damage have been proving very popular. The most enquired about surgical procedures to date has been breast reduction by men and for women it is breast augmentation and uplift, with Liposuction a close second for both males and females”
The Harley Medical Group’s Glasgow clinic is situated in Somerset Place in the city centre and clinic its staff there are hoping they’ll overtake London’s City clinic as the capital of non-surgical injectibles. Botox is one of the most in demand procedure in Scotland, with over 150 enquiries already to date at the new clinic. The number of female and male patients investing in non-surgical procedures is expected to be galvanised by visitors from the ‘square kilometre financial district in Glasgow’s city centre.