The Harley Medical Group reports cosmetic surgery market defies
on: January 21, 2009, 4:34 am
Release Author: The
Harley Medical Group
Release Summary: The Harley Medical Group reveals UK tummy tucks
and non-surgical procedures are still booming
Press Release Body: Figures released
by The Harley Medical Group, the UK's largest cosmetic surgery
provider, reveal the cosmetic surgery market is defying the global
economic downturn with a 26% growth year-on-year.
has been booming throughout The Harley Medical Group's 23 UK cosmetic
surgery clinics, as Brits continue to invest in themselves.
Abdominoplasty or Tummy
Tuck operations as they are commonly known, have seen the
biggest rise in popularity, with a 54% increase year-on-year.
A growing number of patients are opting for this surgery following
significant weight loss, where they're left with unsightly, excess
skin flaps. The Harley Medical Group has conducted over 10,000
post-obesity surgical procedures over the last five years and
with a quarter of all adults predicted to be clinically obese
by 2010*, the Tummy Tuck boom looks set to continue.
Dale, Director at The Harley Medical Group, commented:
"What's working for us is that we're attracting two different
types of customers. Non-surgical procedures are growing faster
than ever this year - with skin treatments like Medical Microdermabrasion
and Chemical Peels up 86% year-on-year - because consumers are
increasingly recognising them as inexpensive, highly-effective
continued: "However, the surgical side of the business,
which accounts for 70% of all procedures, is also continuing to
grow. In addition to the explosion in Tummy Tucks, Rhinoplasty
procedures are up 40% and Liposuction
is up 27% year-on-year, so we're still seeing evidence that people
are prepared to spend money on their appearance, despite the economic
downturn. Cosmetic surgery is something that our patients will
have planned for and thought about for a long time. They see surgery
as an investment and are unlikely to postpone; instead they'll
cut back in other non-essential areas like taking foreign holidays."
Gudgeon, 43 from Durham, a patient at The Harley Medical
Group who's recently had an Abdominoplasty said: "I'm
cutting back in other areas because my bills have increased and
I'm concerned about what might happen next year, but there was
no way I was going to put off my surgery. This is something I've
saved up and wanted for ages. Before I had the operation I'd thought
about it for years. Having the procedure has given me a huge confidence
boost - it's a long time investment with a lifetime benefit."
latest figures also show men now make up significant patient numbers
at the Harley Medical Group, accounting for 17.5%
of all patients.
Littllehales, Harley Street Clinic Manager commented:
"Non surgical procedures are particularly popular with
men, boosting treatments of PPx Aesthera, which is used to treat
acne and sun-damage. We're increasingly offering more male-friendly
treatments such as Laser Hair Removal to remove back, chest and
facial hair and Botox
to treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). We're definitely
seeing ever more male traffic in terms of both patient enquiries
and people treated."
Harley Medical Group has been established for 25 years
and has performed over 400,000 treatments.
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*Department of Health's "Forecasting
Obesity to 2010" report
Notes to editors:
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 over 25 years and is one of the most
highly-regarded Cosmetic Surgery Groups operating in the UK. It
has conducted over 400,000 procedures to date.
The Harley Medical Group is renowned
for introducing and pioneering most new surgical and non surgical
techniques to the UK and Irish markets, such as Aesthera PPx,
Laser Hair Removal, Cool Touch Laser, Silk Touch Laser, Collagen
for lines and wrinkles, Laser for snoring, Tumescent Liposuction,
LPG cellulite treatment etc.
Details: Harley Medical Group PR Contact:
Rain Communications UK
2 Greycoat Place
020 7222 4345