City keeps a stiff upper lip - and forehead....
LIVERPOOL has come out as the UK capital of botox, with more online searches for fillers and injectables coming from here than any other city in the UK.
The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons has revealed that four in five worldwide searches for the non-invasive procedures are now made from the UK.
But the surgeons who carried out the research, warned that the boom in non-surgical procedures could mean that people could be turning to cowboys for their filler fix.
Of the total number of searches made in Britain, the north comes out top, with Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle revealed to be the cities where the interest in non-surgical cosmetics is rocketing.
Liverpool, however, led the way, with more searches for fillers and injectables from the city than any other city in the UK.
The research presented to BAAPS showed that injectable cosmetics were becoming mainstream, with one expert warning that the search in demand meant that many could be seeking treatments from practitioners who are not properly qualified.
Online interest in Botox rose 31 per cent between 2011 and 2016, while searches for lip-filler procedures soared by 78 per cent over the same period.
Cosmetic surgeon Gerard Lambe, the North West spokesperson for BAAPS (oh yes), said: “The women from our region - Manchester, Liverpool and Cheshire areas – are very image conscious and have a reputation for keeping their personal appearance to a high standard, so I am not at all surprised the region features so high in this study.
“Many of my clients simply utilise fillers and Botox to enhance their looks and turn back the clock where possible. Overall it is very safe procedure if carried out by a trained medical professional. As with all plastic surgery procedures, including breast ops and tummy tucks, I advise all women to think carefully before any treatments and not to cut costs by seeing ‘cowboys’ who offer injectables cheaply but without any insurance or qualifications. The results can be hideous and very tricky to put right.”