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Of those who have had plastic surgery, 47% of people aged 16-34 have had face surgery.
57% of people believe there is a stigma towards plastic surgery.
82% of people believe that plastic surgery is increasing in popularity and 69% believe this is due to celebrity influence.
Although only 6% of people have had plastic surgery and 16% have considered plastic surgery, 82% of people believe that plastic surgery is increasing in popularity (75% of males vs. 90% of females).
People believe that plastic surgery is increasing in popularity due to celebrities (69%), societal pressure for beauty (68%), and social media (45%).
Of those that have had plastic surgery, 17% of people have had gynecomastia (31% of males vs. 5% of females) and 15% of people have had scar removal (27% of males vs. 5% of females). 15% of people have had face surgery, with a high amount of people aged 16-34 (47%).
31% of people have spent less than €500 on plastic surgery, followed by 28% spending
€1,000 - €5,000, and 18% spending €500 - €1000.
57% of people believe that there is a stigma towards plastic surgery, with this being highest for the youngest cohort, 61% of people aged 16-34. 72% of people believe that plastic surgery should not be covered under insurance.
For those people who have had plastic surgery, they were motivated by wanting to boost self-esteem/self-image (41%). Additionally, 34% of people were motivated by vanity, and this was especially high for people between 16-34 years old (71%). 28% wanted to remove scars, and this was also especially high for people between 16-34 years old (61%)
Conversely, for those who did not have plastic surgery, they were motivated not to have it due to being happy with appearance (52%), with this being highest for the oldest cohort, 55+ (69%). Additionally, people were motivated by price (38%), followed by the associated dangers (30%), and worries about being unhappy with the results (28%).
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