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.
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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.’