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Brow and neck lifts are trending

Published 14/07/2015 | 02:30

Surgical trend: Brow and neck lifts
Surgical trend: Brow and neck lifts

Brow lifts and neck lifts are the fastest growing surgical trend in Ireland of 2015.

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Enquiries into breast lifts and breast implants were up by 117pc and 72pc in the past six months: despite hefty price tags of €4,215 and €3,882

Non-surgical facelifts are on the rise - thread lifts and platelet-rich plasma filler are the fastest growing non-surgical procedures.

The trends are based on enquiries tracked by the healthcare search engine Whatclinic.com. It reports that demand for cosmetic procedures is up, with enquiries into surgical and non-surgical treatments from Irish patients increasing by more than a third .

Brow lifts, also known as forehead lifts, correct the sagging and ageing of the skin on the forehead, upper eyelids and eyebrows, and will typically cost patients €2,465 per treatment. Patients are expected to experience swelling and bruising up to 10 days after the surgery.

Neck lifts remove excess skin and fat deposits from the neck area, leaving it more defined. It is often performed in conjunction with other facial surgeries, such as face or brow lift.

Demand for blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery - used to correct droopy eyelids by removing excess skin, muscle or fat - is also up, with the past six months seeing a 129pc in enquiries.

Breast implants, typically setting Irish patients back €3,882, continue to be popular.

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