Plastic surgery is as popular in the United Kingdom as the U.S., but patients prefer to keep their operations a secret, a new survey shows. Still, they’re not shy about showing off the results.
A surprising study from the United Kingdom shows that many cosmetic surgery patients would just as soon keep their operations a secret until long after they’ve been under the knife.
The Harley Medical Group, which is the largest cosmetic surgery provider in the UK, recently surveyed a thousand patients, mostly women, and found that on average, 85 percent of them hid their surgeries from colleagues until after recovery.
Nineteen percent of them kept their surgeries a secret from family members. Often, they stayed quiet about it because they felt awkward admitting to having had plastic surgery, even if they enjoyed finally showing off the results.
Liz Dale, director of the Harley Medical Group, added that UK celebrities who undergo plastic surgery try to hide it or deny it at all times. Regular citizens, however, eventually open up.