Plastic surgeons are bringing to people’s attention that more young people are wanting cosmetic procedures. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) claim that many younger patients who want cosmetic surgery actually have self-esteem issues.

50,122 cosmetic procedures were carried out by BAAPS surgeons last year, a 17% increase on the number performed in 2012.

Many young men and women are wanting facial surgery such as nose reshaping and ear reshaping. The most popular surgeries amongst young men are chest reduction and liposuction. Young women are wanting surgeries such as breast implants, tummy tucks and lip fillers.

Surgeons are saying that young people are still immature and they are at a vulnerable age. They have also said many procedures have potential life-long implications. Researchers suggest it may come down to peer pressure and an obsession with celebrity culture.

Everyone is beautiful in their own way and it would be a very boring world if everyone looked the same.