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The most popular cosmetic procedures of 2020

Popular Dental Procedures

As our perceptions of health and beauty change over time, so do the types of cosmetic procedures that are most in-demand.

Let’s face it, what’s popular today will not reflect what was all the rage 20 years ago. So, here are the top five most popular cosmetic procedures in the UK as of 2020.

Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

The classic procedure to lift sagging skin around the face and make the jawline more defined. This has long been a favourite cosmetic procedure and it isn’t going anywhere soon.

Breast augmentation or reduction

When taken together, surgery to increase or decrease the size of breasts is one of the most popular surgical procedures out there.

Interestingly, while breast augmentation (enlargement) is still the most popular type, it has decreased in popularity in recent years while breast reduction surgery has increased in popularity.

Dental veneers

A relative newcomer to the list of most popular treatments in the UK, the veneers process involves placing ultra-thin pieces of hard porcelain over teeth to protect them and achieve a bright white smile. Read more.

Dental implants

A popular solution for missing teeth, dental implants are one of the best and most advanced forms of cosmetic dental work to restore gaps in the mouth. But how much do dental implants cost? Varying from dentist to dentist, the costs of dental implants per tooth tend to cost anywhere from £1,000. Check this dentist for an example of fees.


Popular amongst women for decades, Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) is now the number one most popular cosmetic surgery procedure for men in the UK.


Another classic procedure is liposuction, the treatment involves the surgical removal of unwanted fat for immediate results.

Surprising finds

What’s surprising about this list is the appearance of dental veneers in the most popular procedures. Only in the last five to ten years has cosmetic dentistry started to become as popular as other types of surgery.

During the pandemic lockdowns, demand for veneers soared to new heights, in what some experts have dubbed the’ Zoom Effect’. Read more.

One reason for the country’s newfound love for the porcelain veneer process is because it is relatively simple, cost-effective and doesn’t require any shaving or drilling of the teeth. It is a largely non-invasive procedure that marks it out from other surgeries on the list.

Are you thinking about getting in on the action and exploring one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the UK? Speak to your doctor or dentist first about how the procedure may be right for you.

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