Great Britain’s largest cosmetic surgery group recently reported a sharp rise in the number of patients asking surgeons to make more subtle, gradual changes to their appearance in order to conceal the procedures from family and friends.
In the study by Transform Cosmetic Surgery Groups, 72% of women hide nonsurgical procedures like Botox and lip fillers from their friends and family, and more than half conceal the treatments from their partners.
Men are even more secretive, with 81% admitting to keeping their treatments under wraps.
Liposuction was the single most commonly hidden surgical procedure, with 34% of women admitting to keeping it a secret.
Overall, three in five patients ask for discreet changes that have a more gradual effect, according to the surgery group.
[Source: The (UK) Telegraph]