1 in 4 Americans want plastic surgery

September 24, 2015, 1:47 PM GMT+0

If money were no object a fifth of men and over a third of women would want to get cosmetic surgery

18-year-old model Kylie Jenner has denied that she has had cosmetic surgery (apart from lip fillers), but she has refused to rule out cosmetic surgery in the future. Every year hundreds of thousands of Americans undergo cosmetic surgery, including 64,000 under the age of 20.

YouGov's latest research shows that 7% of Americans say that they have already had cosmetic surgery, while 28% say that they would want cosmetic surgery if money were no object. 62% of Americans say that, even if it did not cost them, they would not want to undergo surgery for cosmetic purposes.

Women (35%) are noticeably more likely than men (21%) to say that they would want cosmetic surgery.

Fat reducation is by far the most desired operation among the 35% of women who want cosmetic surgery. 33% of these women also want to have their wrinkles removed, while 21% seek to remove scars. Only 18% would want breast enhancement. The least popular specific operation is lip enhancement (4%), while 22% say that they would want an operation on another part of their body.

Among men fat reduction (51%) is also the most desired cosmetic operation, followed by penis enlargement (25%).

Full poll results can be found here and topline results and margin of error here.