Eight out of ten Australian’s say they would gladly go under the surgeon’s knife to hone their appearance if money was no object, a recent survey has found.
And it’s home grown honey Miranda Kerr who has the figure most women hanker after – more than 40 per cent of respondents said the supermodel’s pert bottom and thighs were the most enviable in all of celeb-land.
Jessica Alba’s toned stomach was the second most popular choice with almost a third of the votes, with Angelina Jolie’s luscious lips coming in third (9 per cent). Male respondents were equally body conscious: 50 per cent singled out R&B star Usher’s impressive six pack as the celebrity body part they most desired.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Dr Scott Ingram, of Brisbane practice Form and Function Clinic, said it is not uncommon for clients to request procedures with a particular celebrity body in mind.
“In the same way you might take a picture of the hairstyle you like to your hairdresser, we do sometimes treat clients who have a specific star whose physique they admire and want to recreate,” Dr Ingram said.
“Of course just because full lips look sensational on Angelina Jolie, doesn’t necessarily mean they will suit everyone. We spend a lot of time talking to our clients and establishing what will best complement their features and figure before progressing to the next stage.”
One in five people surveyed said that media coverage of celebrity surgeries has helped to make cosmetic surgery more socially acceptable. 79 per cent of respondents agreed that attitudes to surgery have generally become much more relaxed, particularly when it comes to lesser procedures like anti-wrinkle injections.
Dr Ingram agrees, saying that the growing number of celebrities who have had successful cosmetic procedures has helped to reassure prospective clients that surgery can be both subtle and effective, if done well and by a properly trained and reputable Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon.
“Ironically, we have more clients pointing out which celebs they don’t want to turn out like than those they do!” Dr Ingram said. “Victoria Beckham’s unnatural looking breast augmentation is one which comes up time and time again.
41% of women surveyed ranked Heidi Montag’s facial procedures as their most hated; while the men overwhelmingly ranked (80 per cent) Michael Jackson’s everything as the worst male celebrity surgery.
“When questions are asked about whether Elle McPherson, Nicole Kidman or Kylie Minogue have or haven’t had surgery – because they look incredible, but don’t show any obvious signs that a procedure has taken place – it demonstrates just how far the industry has come and how effective the methods are that we now use.”