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24 May 2007
For Immediate Release

SEVEN OUT OF TEN WOMEN THINK COSMETIC SURGERY MAKES YOU LESS BEAUTIFUL

Seven out of ten women think cosmetic surgery makes you less beautiful overall, according to a UK-wide survey of 3,400 women conducted by www.beautyflash.co.uk , the leading online beauty product and skincare advice portal.

The Beauty Flash survey revealed that only one in twenty women living in the UK have so far chosen to go under the surgeon’s knife and that six out of ten would never or are very unlikely to have cosmetic surgery.

Virtually all women (98%) agreed that a woman could be beautiful at any age and buy beauty products to sustain good looks. The most popular personal treatments are cosmetic dentistry, permanent body hair removal, Brazilians and botox.

Asked, ‘If money were no object… which personal treatments would you consider?’ 56% said ‘cosmetic dentistry’ and 52% would opt for ‘permanent hair removal’, way ahead of those that said breast implants (16%), a face lift (13%) or a ‘nose job’ (13%).

But some treatments – such as collagen implants - are very controversial, according to the survey findings. Only one in twenty women would consider having collagen implants if money were no object. Even less popular was vaginal lip trimming, which was nonetheless three times more popular than buttock implants.

Lisa de-la-Plain, head beauty therapist for BeautyFlash.co.uk (who treated burns victim and Paddington rail crash survivor Pam Warren after the surgical reconstruction of her face) said:

“More and more of us are taking care of our appearance and we all agree that we can carry on looking beautiful throughout our lives.

“This survey shows most women believe they can stay beautiful by using the right products and occasionally having a personal treatment. Combined with a good diet, use of quality beauty products offers a far less invasive way of preserving your looks for longer.”

-ENDS-

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND FULL POLL RESULTS CONTACT:

Adrian Pepper 07774 269755 adrian@peppermedia.co.uk
Martin Minns 07710 073 866 wpress@globalnet.co.uk

Or go to www.BeautyFlash.co.uk

Photo : Lisa de-la-Plain, head beauty therapist for BeautyFlash.co.uk

SURVEY RESULTS

(3,396 female customers of BeautyFlash.co.uk responded to the survey. 99% of respondents were aged between 18 and 64).

Can a woman be beautiful at any age?

Yes - 98%
No - 1%
Don’t know - 1%

Have you had any cosmetic surgery?

No - 95%
Yes - 5%

Overall would you say cosmetic surgery makes someone more beautiful?

No - 67%
Yes - 33%

If money were no object, which of the following personal treatments would you consider? (Please tick as many that apply).

1. Cosmetic dentistry - 56%
2. Permanent body hair removal - 52%
3. Liposuction/tummy tuck - 31%
4. Brazilian (narrow strip)- 28%
5. Botox - 28%
6. Breast lift - 23%
7. Facial electrolysis - 22%
8. Breast implants - 16%
9. Face Lift - 13%
10. Nose Job - 13%
11. Semi permanent make-up - 10%
12. Hollywood (all off) - 10%
13. Collagen implants - 5%
14. Vaginal lip trimming - 3%
15. Buttock Implants - 1%

How much emphasis do you think British people place on looking good?

Too much - 44%
Too little - 25%
The right amount - 22%
Don’t know - 9%

Which country do you think has the most beautiful people?

1. Italy - 17%
2. Brazil - 13%
3. France - 5%
4. Australia - 4%
5. US - 3%
6. Spain - 2%
7. India - 2%
8. UK - 2%
9. Malaysia - 2%
10. Russia - 1%
11. Japan - 1%
12. China - 0%
13. Impossible to say - 41%
14. Other - 6%

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