New Zealand women prefer natural look
A survey by skincare brand Olay Regenerist shows that the majority of people in the island country wouldn’t indulge in a cosmetic procedure .
Nearly two thirds of the 1,007 women, who took part in the online survey, said they would rather age naturally than go under the knife.
Psychologist Sara Chatwin said the findings showed that fewer people were making the decision to have procedures which weren’t necessary.
‘It’s becoming clear from this research and from other anecdotal evidence that men and women feel empowered enough to embrace the concept of ageing gracefully,’ she said.
However, plastic surgeons claim the number of women undergoing cosmetic surgery is on the rise.
Chairman Dr Tristan de Chalain, of the Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Research Foundation, said he had noticed a marked increase in the numbers of elective cosmetic procedures being performed.
‘Everyone’s been really busy with cosmetic procedures in the past few months, so I don’t know where this data that more people are choosing not to have it has come from.’
He said the most common procedures were facelifts, breast augmentation and tummy tucks.
The Olay survery reveals that more than one in five women (23 percent) would be offended if asked if they had work done.
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