Thursday, 1 April 2010

Glasgow - 'Fast Living and Style'



As many as one in ten Glaswegians are prepared to seek treatments such as Botox injections to improve their appearance.

Modern cosmetic treatments, such as liposuction and breast enlargements, are growing by up to 20% a year in Scotland. One of 13 big cosmetic centres operating in Glasgow released figures yesterday and they showed that in the current financial year its facial and abdominal procedures in Glasgow were up 66% on 2009. Surgical procedures were up 16%.

Precise numbers of patients are hard to come by because the sector is unregulated. There are estimated to be at least another 50 small, shop-based businesses in Glasgow offering walk-in cosmetic procedures of all kinds.

The most popular treatment is Botox at about £200 for one treatment to remove frown lines. Breast augmentation, costing about £4,300, is the most popular surgical procedure.

Next time anyone you know says they're off to Glasgow for the day, check them out closely upon their return.


23 comments:

Oldrightie said...

Plastic surgery's spiritual home based on glassed face reconstruction expertise, Subrosa. London specialises in knife wound trechniques.

Demetrius said...

Alex Ferguson chews a great deal of gum. It gives him that square jaw feature and makes his "hair dryer" conversations so much more effective. Is Botox treatment cheaper or more expensive?

scunnert said...

Vanity, vanity - all is vanity.

Oldrightie said...

Squash damaged back causing me to use Mrs OR's posh lap top. Technique as a word to type seems iffy!

subrosa said...

It's the modern version of cloning OR.

subrosa said...

I couldn't possibly answer that Demetrius. Going by the amount of gum he chews and that fact that Botox seems to vary from £150 - £250, it could be a close thing.

subrosa said...

I'll bet you never thought your city would turn into a cosmetic capital scunnert. ;)

subrosa said...

Isn't it time you took up something less physically demanding OR? Like bridge. ;)

Crinkly & Ragged Arsed Philosophers said...

Another definition to the triumph of hope over experience.

subrosa said...

Or to put it another way RA, wishful thinking over common sense.

TractorStats said...

tanks subbie, me keeps chanjin ma url n stuff init, my 4alt

subrosa said...

Aye David that's why. You need a mailing list I think. :):)

Joe Public said...

And on the day........

"Tens of thousands of women 'should contact plastic surgeon over breast implants'"

Industry regulators warned that the French company Poly Implant Prothese implants had been found to contain an unauthorised silicone gel.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7542169/Tens-of-thousands-of-women-should-contact-plastic-surgeon-over-breast-implants.html

Dark Lochnagar said...

Can they augment Willies?

subrosa said...

I believe they can DL, let me check with a 'friend'. ;)

subrosa said...

Joe, I'm appalled this sector of 'medical health' is unregulated. I know of a woman in Dundee who went to London to a very 'reputable' surgeon for a face and eye lift. She looks weird yet she can do nothing about it because the surgeon now works in France and she can't afford to sue as lawyers want a five figure deposit before they take on the work.

Jim Baxter said...

OR is right about the glassing technique, of course. But let's not forget the essential 'severe malky', adminsistered with the aid of a 'steaky', to help people blend in with their surroundings in Glasgow's more select residential areas. Akin of course to the ancient bodily modification of scarification, with which it shares common ancestry atavistically.

subrosa said...

Oh Jim, I do wish you didn't post that just while I was having my pre-dinner sherry(s).

Dark Lochnagar said...

Christ Rosie, I here was me believing that Jim Baxter was a thick c--t!

subrosa said...

Ah DL, Jim's a man of many hidden talents. ;)

Jim Baxter said...

DL has clearly not read my PhD dissertation: 'The Post-Obfuscatory Deconstructionist Semiotics of the Stiff Kickin' and the Phenomenology of Cathected Gonadal Retrotopography' (1966; Glasgow Royal Infirmary Press).

subrosa said...

Jim, I will leave your message at his place too.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Jim, you're right, I never read it. But, I remember you playing keepy-uppy against England at Wembley.. Far more important!

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