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The Race to the Perfect Body



This incredible summer of sport has inspired thousands of us all over the country to get active and involved in sport, but it has also led to an increase in people willing to undergo cosmetic surgery to achieve that perfect figure.

The coverage of Olympic heroes such as Jessica Ennis and Victoria Pendleton has not just highlighted their grit and determination but also what great shape they are in, and cosmetic surgeons have noted an increase in patients seeking fat-reduction procedures.

Setting the Benchmark

Paul Banwell is a consultant plastic and cosmetic surgeon with as well as a member of BAAPS and BAPRAS, and he has noticed the impact Team GB has had.

“”I have personally noted significant interest in tummy tuck surgery over recent weeks. It is very likely that the Olympics have provided many people with the impetus to look and feel better,” says Paul.

“There have been some amazingly lithe, athletic bodies on show during the recent sporting extravaganza and many of my patients have commented on their desire to improve their body shape – especially their tummies! Last week alone I saw over half a dozen ladies wanting either full or mini tummy tucks with additional sculpting using liposuction.

“Of all the athletes, Jessica Ennis has really stolen the show in terms of ‘the body I would most like to have’.”

Exercise and Healthy Diet Important

With such extensive exposure of such terrific athletes, it is unsurprising it has got so many people reflecting on their own bodies, however, Paul Banwell also thinks the Olympics have helped to emphasize the importance of regular exercise and a healthy diet in achieving a great figure.

“There have been so many messages regarding the benefits of exercise and a good diet that it is inevitable this will rub off on people.”

Both BAAPS and BAPRAS offer numerous resources on the subject, so visit their websites if you’d like to find out more about your surgery options.

The Olympics may be over for another four years but its influence is going to be felt for some time to come in a number of really positive ways. If you’ve been inspired to transform your body to emulate the likes of Jess it is important to remember that cosmetic surgery needs to be combined with a healthy lifestyle to ensure you maintain that winning figure, while you should always seek independent and professional advice before going under the knife.