Cosmetic surgery has indeed come a long way from its days of being a thing only spoke of in whispers and performed under clandestine conditions. Today most people are not afraid to talk about their procedures and some are even willing to broadcast them. A new show in Ireland is doing just that.
The Cosmetic Surgery Show: What A Load of Botox, airing on TV3, is taking a thorough look at plastic surgery. Caroline Morahan, star of Off the Rails, and Dr. 90210′s Dr. Robert Rey will present the six part series. TV3 says, “This amazing multi-item magazine show will take an in depth look at cosmetic surgery in Ireland as we follow a different Irish person each week going through a different procedure whose result
will be revealed in studio.” This show will give people a really good look at what each procedure entails. Plastic surgery procedures such as tummy tucks, liposuction, breast augmentation, and face lifts will be shown.
The program is also featuring some non-surgical procedures. As stated by TV3, “the programme will feature non-invasive treatments, such as dermal fillers, being carried out live in studio. The series will get to the heart of many of the issues surrounding cosmetics in Ireland, featuring a studio discussion about an issue each week, as well as poling the public.” There are many issues and confusions shrouding cosmetic procedures and it is hoped that this series will be able to pull that shroud aside and get to the truth of the issues.
The series is not to be solely based on Ireland cosmetic surgery. It is also going to look at things around the word. As reported by TV3, “the show will take a look at many of the ground breaking procedures being practiced in other parts of the world such as the United States, which range from extraordinary to completely shocking, and as we ask whether these techniques used could be replicated in Ireland.”
This series should be able to open the eyes of many people, to the benefits of cosmetic surgeries. It will also give people a better understanding of what procedures are available and what these procedures could mean for them. The series will broadcast for six weeks beginning on Wednesday 13th January at 9pm on Irish TV3. Its result should be a new understanding of plastic surgery for many in society.
Despite the deepening recession, messages coming at us from all sides to tighten the purse-strings and bank statements getting us more and more depressed it seems that the latest figures out have confirmed that cosmetic surgery is actually defying the recession.
Demand for surgeries rose, with both invasive and non-invasive treatments seeing increases in the number of people undertaking them.
The Cosmetic Surgery Market Report 2009 has shown that, whilst figures have been healthy (and properly sculpted of course) across the board, there were individual treatments which seem to be doing particularly well. Hair-loss treatments, such as the ever-popular hair transplant and weight management surgeries are the ones which have been singled out as doing well in these difficult economic times. Interestingly one of the biggest increases which the report draws attention to is the huge rise in the number of people seeking advice about, and indeed undergoing, non-invasive cosmetic procedures.
Brand new advancements in technology, coupled with drastically reduced waiting times means that non-invasive beauty treatments are now much more appealing to a much broader range of people. These are hard economic times and thus people can’t really be taking ages of work, nor indeed do they want a treatment which has the potential to go seriously wrong. The fact that people can go “under the knife” in their dinner break is certainly an incentive for today’s hard working population. The statistics also reveal that more and more young men are choosing to go under the knife and change their appearance. Plastic and Cosmetic surgery, it would seem, is no longer the domain of women.
Different industry reports have attempted to get to the bottom of why it is that more and more men are going under the knife; the conclusions are that it’s not just the celebrity culture which is shaming men into making a change. More hectic work lives and a poor diet coupled with little or no exercise are leading more and more men to gain a figure which they are not happy with. There was a 44% increase last year in men seeking breast reduction surgery. It would seem that surgery for men is not the only answer, the males in our population need to completely overhaul their entire lifestyle. Even if they achieve this though, surgery may still be needed to do extra sculpting and toning. Recession? What recession?