PLASTIC surgery procedures more than doubled in Britain last year.
Some 31,057 surgeries were performed in 2022, up 102 per cent on the previous year, according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (The BAAPS).
Figures were expected to rise after the Covid pandemic but experts were surprised they are above pre-2020 numbers.
While boob jobs were still the most popular procedure, up 66 per cent, breast reductions were the second most in-demand, increasing 120 per cent year-on-year.
BAAPS president Marc Pacifico said: “Demand for cosmetic surgery has more than bounced back post pandemic.
“Economic uncertainty and a decrease in overall consumer spending does not seem to have deterred patients from having cosmetic surgery.”
Last year’s increase was the largest annual rise in plastic surgery since the audit began in 2004.
Women made up 93 per cent of all the surgeries last year, with 6,640 having breast augmentation alone.
The procedure’s popularity was followed by breast reduction (5,270), tummy tucks (3,241) and liposuction (2,669).
Meanwhile browlifts — rumoured to have been undergone by celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Ariana Grande — saw the biggest increase at 140 per cent to 314.
Breast implant removal increased by 70 per cent to 996, while labiaplasties (907) to improve the appearance of vaginas appeared for the first time on the list.
Nose jobs were the most popular procedures for men, with 388 having the surgery during the year.
Some 12 men had breast implants removed over the year.
Former BAAPS president Rajiv Grover said: “Since 2004, social media has become a powerful tool to connect and inform the public.
“Knowledge of plastic surgery has traditionally been through word of mouth, but this has now risen exponentially through digital word of mouth via Instagram.
“People are now seeing first-hand the transformational effects of cosmetic surgery on both physical and psychological wellbeing through the testimonies of real people.”