It may seem far-fetched to think that a large portion of the Aussie population coughs up a hefty sum of money to enhance their appearance, but the stats speak for themselves – apparently, we are one beauty-loving nation, whether it's natural or you prefer the good surgeons to take matters into their own hands.
For those who like numbers, that means that Australians spend about 1 billion dollars on cosmetic procedures every year, and that number only seems to be growing. To put things in perspective – that is 40% more than our distant neighbours in the States spend, so read on if you're curious to learn where most of such big bickies go.
The big boobies
That slow-motion Bay Watch scene with Pamela Anderson has inspired many a visit to the surgeon's office, aspiring to attain the same plump and ample cleavage, because Mother Nature just wasn't too generous in that area for us. And the trends don't lie, to this very day, breast augmentation and implants are still the biggest fantasy for ladies nationwide.
However, keep in mind that these are not always merely done out of appreciation for a lovely bosom. In addition to those most common wishes to enlarge the breasts to be more proportionate to the rest of your physique, to restore their look post-birth, another common reason is to restore their appearance after illnesses such as breast cancer.
Right on the nose
A procedure that actually shows the desire to look anything but enhanced and to simply iron out the unsightly imperfections that can often cause health issues, rhinoplasty helps numerous Aussies breathe easy – both for their achieved aesthetic goals, and due to the practical perks of the surgery.
Designed to smooth out bumps and curves to provide you with a symmetrical profile and clear airways, your visit may be inspired by a medical condition such as a deviated septum. Since people are slowly getting more educated on the topic, it's becoming easier to remove the ever-present stigma commonly associated with plastic surgery, the nose being no exception.
Need a lift?
As physics would have it, gravity is one hell of an enemy to the way our looks change with time. We sag, slump, wrinkle, and droop in so many different places that it's hard to keep track. But the most prominent feature we share with the world every day is what we typically decide to, shall we say, uplift.
Cheating facial gravity with the help of dermal fillers and other forms of cosmetic rejuvenation is yet another popular trend Down Under. However, due to the overall simplicity of the procedure, it has become a widespread practice in many institutions, which is why you need to find a reliable cosmetic clinic with certified professionals to handle lifting your spirits and whatever else may need lifting as well.
Nip and tuck
The ever-present beach culture often makes the perfectionist Aussies crave for boosting their beach body, and the fast-paced life leads to binge eating, indulging in sweets and fatty foods, which only leaves us with one solution – the famous, increasingly popular tummy tuck.
Also known as abdominoplasty, the procedure aims to remove excess fat, skin, and stretch marks, to give you the closest thing to a sculpted body you can get with the help of surgery. Many new moms also choose to go under the knife to restore their figure and get rid of the saggy skin, which mainly serves to restore their confidence and rebuild their positive body-image on the road to becoming lean again.
Eyes wide open!
Another trendy way to enhance your facial features, and still growing in Australia, is a procedure called blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery. It includes removing the excess fat, skin, or muscle tissue from under or above your eyes, those that typically cause a puffy, droopy look we all dislike so very much.
It's often performed hand in hand with the facelift or facial rejuvenation, but nowadays even this procedure alone accounts for a significant percentage of the favourite surgical feats in Australia, as it helps smooth out fine lines.