8 out of 10 would choose surgery over dieting

More than half of Britons would rather shift excess weight through drastic surgery than diet or exercise, a poll has suggested...

Almost eight out of 10 women would choose plastic surgery to lose weight rather than adjust their eating habits and exercise patterns, according to a new survey.

Women see weight-loss operations as the key to quick results, and when asked how they would like to lose excess weight, liposuction was the most popular with women (34%), followed by gastric bypass (26%) and cutting calories (14%).

Eight per cent would opt for a tummy tuck while just 2% said they would exercise more and 6% would combine diet and exercise.

The survey by website www.goodsurgeonguide.co.uk also revealed that 26 per cent of women never exercise and would rather endure the discomfort of surgery than visit a gym once a week.

Overall, it found 56 per cent of men and women in the UK would rather lose weight through surgery than eating less and exercising more.

Christiana Clogg, owner of The Good Surgeon Guide, said: ‘Obesity is a huge issue in the UK. The nation certainly needs to get healthier; however we also need to get fitter. Surgery may be a quick fix and give great results, but it doesn’t always improve underlying health or psychological issues.

‘If people are considering weight-loss surgery they could be suffering from low self-esteem – this is when people can get blinded by low prices and technical language. Researching the practitioner and surgery is absolutely imperative.’

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