With the average age of new mums now in their early 30s, The Harley Medical Group reports that post-baby surgery accounted for the most popular procedures at its Dublin Clinic in 2011. Post-baby surgery now accounts for 80% of abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) operations. The second most popular procedure with mothers is the mastopexy (Breast Uplift), with post-baby surgery accounting for an estimated 70% of all Breast Uplifts.Liposuction is now the second most performed surgical procedure for women, which has moved from third place this time last year with a 12% growth year on year.
Speaking about this trend, Liz Dale, of The Harley Medical Group, said: “The increased birth rate in Ireland over the past few years, coupled with the fact that the mums tend to be older these days (and many have more disposable income) means that once they have had their children, they are keen to get a little help in getting back to pre-baby shape.
“In the region of 80% of all our top three procedures in these areas are for women who cite wanting to get back their figures once they have had their children. Despite the economic climate we still find that people are willing to spend money on themselves and their confidence.”
Findings from patient data and enquiries reveal increase in demand as follows over the past 12 months:
The Harley Medical Group’s Top Procedures for Women in 2011:
1. Breast Augmentation (from €6110)
2. Liposuction (from €3730)
3. Abdominoplasty (from €7740)
For more information on The Harley Medical Group and the treatments they offer, or to organise a consultation, please call 1850 24 24 42 or visit online at www.theharleymedicalgroup.ie.