Harley Medical Group, the UK's largest cosmetic surgery provider, has found that a growing number of patients are funding their cosmetic surgery procedures by working a second job or putting in extra hours due to the current poor economic climate.
New findings from Harley Medical Group show that 22% of patients from its 23 UK clinics said that they had done overtime or taken on a second job to pay for surgery. This number is up from the 11% of people who had worked extra hours just 6 months previously. It was discovered that patients usually undertake extra work for 6-12 months to help fund their surgery, with bar and restaurant jobs, direct selling and market research proving to be popular choices for second jobs.
Director of Harley Medical Group, Liz Dale, said, "As well as taking on extra work to raise money, many of our patients are dipping into saving schemes and cutting down on holidays, socialising, shopping and home decoration to fund their plastic surgery. It's not uncommon for patients to research and plan for their cosmetic surgery two to three years and for this reason, they're unlikely to want to now put this off and instead they consider their procedure to be an investment. Surgery gives them improved confidence, enhancing their lifestyles financially and socially."
The new research from Harley Medical Group also found that the most popular surgical procedure among women currently is breast augmentation with liposuction not far behind. Cosmetic surgery procedures such as liposuction and rhinoplasty have also proved popular with men.
Cosmetic surgery is booming in the UK despite the credit crunch, with enquiries at The Harley Medical Group up 35% year on year.
About Harley Medical Group:
The Harley Medical Group is the UK's largest cosmetic surgery provider, performing more procedures and with more clinics than any other cosmetic surgery provider. It has been established for over 25 years and is one of the most highly-regarded Cosmetic Surgery Groups operating in the UK. It has conducted over 400,000 procedures to date including abdominoplasty, liposuction, breast augmentation and Gynaecomastia procedures.
All of The Harley Medical Group's clinics are registered with the Healthcare Commission. There are now 23 clinics in the UK and Ireland: London (Harley Street, Wimbledon, The City, Chiswick, Finchley & Watford), Marlow, Birmingham, Leeds, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Chester, Nottingham, Southampton, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Dublin, Northampton, Cambridge, Maidstone and Belfast.
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