Survey Reveals Liposuction And Breast Enlargement Top Cosmetic Surgery Wish Lists

Would you want your girlfriend or wife to have plastic surgery? And, if so, what surgery would you want her to undergo? Would you be brave enough (ahem, stupid enough) to tell her? Those were a few of the questions survey participants responded to in the UK.

A majority of them will never admit it, but a quarter of men want their significant other to undergo cosmetic surgery to improve their appearance. That is according to a consumer survey conducted in the UK which revealed the unsettling fact that liposuction topped the wish list when it came to cosmetic procedures.

The survey made relationship-related inquiries of 1,248 British men. One in four, nearly a quarter of them, admitted they wanted their partner to submit to some type of surgery when asked, “Would you like your partner to undergo cosmetic surgery to improve their looks?”

Nearly 19 percent said no.

Those who emphatically answered yes were then asked, “What surgical enhancement do you think would improve your partner’s looks the most?” Of the provided options, liposuction was the most popular response by 57 percent, followed by breast augmentation at 49 percent and corrective dental surgery at 42 percent. Rhinoplasty and wrinkle removing Botox bottomed the list.

Yet only 12 percent would ever actually admit the desire to their partner. The majority (76 percent) of those who wouldn’t admit to it said it was primarily because they felt their looks couldn’t be significantly improved even with surgery.

Nearly half just didn’t want to upset their partner by admitting the truth. Interestingly, fear of retaliation, an argument, or abandonment only inhibited 23 percent of men from disclosing their cosmetic surgery wish list.

The majority of plastic surgeries performed are considered reconstructive not cosmetic; restoring form and function to those with inhibiting deformities or burn injuries. But, since we’re talking cosmetic, in the US, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 200,000 liposuctions were performed in 2012, down by one percent from 2011. Liposuction ranked fourth in the top five most popular surgeries in the US, breast augmentation taking the top spot with over 286,000.

Liposuction (lipoplasty), also referred to as fat modeling or simply lipo, is a cosmetic surgery operation that removes fat deposits from different sites on the human body while the patient is under general or local anesthesia. Typically fat is suctioned from the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks – areas with the highest concentrations. The contouring aspect of the procedure means the appearance of weight loss can be achieved in contrast to removing significant amounts of fat. Costs can vary, depending upon the number of areas treated and number of sessions, from $2,000 to $20,000.

With any surgical procedure, there are potential side effects and complications. Side effects of lipo can include temporary discomfort, bruising and swelling, limited mobility, numbness, post-operative weight gain, and scars from incision sites. The more fat removed, the higher the surgical risk involved.

Serious complications include allergic reactions to medication or materials, infection, skin damage and necrosis, organ puncture, contour irregularities (looking bumpy or withered and uneven), embolism, lidocaine toxicity, and fluid imbalance.

If you could have cosmetic surgery, what would you have done? Is there a procedure you’d want your significant other to undergo?

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