LONDON, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- 'BYPASS' - Before You Pay, Ask to See Surgeon, says Liberate
With the recent deaths following botched cosmetic surgery abroad of 21 year old Claudia Adeseye Aderotimi and former Miss Argentina Solange Magnano, mother of two in Buenos Aires, women still appear to put price above safety.
A new survey conducted by Liberate, the UK's largest network of BAAPS* and/or BAPRAS**-accredited cosmetic surgeons, clearly shows the need for women to be better informed about what can go wrong with cosmetic surgery and the importance of knowing the qualifications and experience of their surgeon, to help them make an informed decision.
Liberate, which has over 60 locations across the UK, surveyed 3000 women between the ages of 18-34 and found that 30% of women had undergone cosmetic surgery with breast augmentation ("boob job") being the most popular procedure (28%) followed by Nose (17%) eyes (11%) and Liposuction/tummy tuck (15%). However, the survey confirmed that many women do not receive the service they deserve from their cosmetic surgery provider. Even though 74% felt it was important to know and see their surgeon throughout the course of treatment, the reality was that 30% of women who had surgery NEVER saw their surgeon.
The Liberate survey also highlights the need for women to be better informed of the dangers of cosmetic surgery abroad and in the UK. A staggering 40% admitted that they would consider having surgery abroad if it was cheaper and half the women surveyed would have cosmetic surgery if cost was no object with 17% prepared to take out a loan to cover this.
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon James Murphy, a founder member of Liberate, said:
"The new survey highlights the fact that although people claim safety is the most important decision when considering cosmetic surgery, many will still be influenced by price regardless of the physical cost. Cosmetic surgery is a medical surgical procedure and it should be treated as such."
Without the tools needed to make responsible choices cosmetic surgery can end up costing people financially, physically and psychologically , Liberate aims to give people the power to choose, providing them with a new and safer approach to cosmetic surgery.
For more information, please visit http://www.liberatecosmeticsurgery.com
SOURCE Liberate Cosmetic Surgery