Much of the UK is still split over the whole Brexit decision. Many see this drastic change of “regaining” the country back as a positive, whereas more realistic people see that many of the negatives out weight the positives. Brexit is going to have a knock-on effect on everything around us, including cosmetic surgery in Glasgow, here’s how;
About Cosmetic Surgery in Glasgow
As we all know, cosmetic surgery has been around for a long time. However, over the last few years, it has become more and more accessible to the average person. Meaning that cosmetic surgery in Glasgow has seen a huge increase in the number of people seeking treatment.
As you may be aware, Brexit is going to affect a lot in the UK, everything from the price of food to the accessibility to certain products and even healthcare and cosmetic surgery in Glasgow (and all over the UK) will be affected.
How Will Brexit Affect Cosmetic Surgery?
Here are just a couple of the many ways that cosmetic surgery in Glasgow could be affected by Brexit;
Loss of EU Doctors and Cosmetic Surgeons
One of the main worries is the loss of EU doctors and surgeons. This is a scary thought and it’s not just plastic surgeons that will be affected. Thousands of NHS workers up and down the country will likely need to leave the country, with some parts of London likely to lose up to 11% of all doctors and nurses. That is, unless there are laws passed to allow foreign NHS workers to stay in the country and work.
May See a Drop in Cosmetic Surgery Numbers
In 2016, around the time that Brexit was looming over the nation. Plastic surgeons reported quite a dramatic decrease in the number of people undergoing cosmetic surgery procedures, the top ones being;
- Breast augmentation
Although this may not have anything to do with the vote, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPs) have claimed that it was the likely cause. Due to “a climate of relentless, negative news and unrest in the world. They had also done research on the matter which showed that, as a whole, people were not investing nearly as much time or money into things that indicated faith in the future. This may have also had a lot to do with the ever-changing and temperamental position of the pound.
What Will Happen Next?
Of course, these are only things that could happen, hopefully Teresa May will come to her senses before then, but then again, maybe not. One of the only good things for cosmetic surgery in Glasgow that may come out of this, is that people may stop taking part is “travel tourism” as much due to the rising price of going abroad. This may persuade them to stay closer to home to undergo treatment. Or they may just pack up and jump ship altogether, taking their business and their lives elsewhere, I know what I’d do.