Kate Upton or Kate Middleton?

Eyebrow Lift Surgery Becoming More Popular As Breast Implants Decline In Britain

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 01/28/2013 2:43 pm EST  |  Updated: 01/28/2013 6:23 pm EST

When the curvy Kate Upton was asked by GQ what her one wish would be, she replied, “I would have smaller boobs. Just kidding! Hahaha.” We can only assume this sentiment is shared by our other fellow Americans. Our friends across the pond, however, have different tastes when it comes to breast size — and there are statistics to prove it.

According to audit figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the demand for breast augmentation, the most popular procedure, dropped by 1.6 percent in 2012. That might not sound like much. But at the same time, the plastic surgeries that rank just below the top slot are increasing in the double digits and fast.

Take eyebrow lifts, for example. The anti-aging procedure’s popularity increased by a whopping 17 percent last year — meaning 1,812 people last year turned their attention upwards. Perhaps Brits are giving the area a little more attention because of Kate Middleton‘s sought-after scouse brow? Hey, The Duchess Effect has caused similar reactions

Other top procedures include eyelid surgery (up 13 percent), face and neck lifts (also up 13 percent) and fat transfer (also up 13 percent, but we’re not quite sure what that one entails). And ready for some good news? Liposuction went down 14 percent. Basically, British women had more fat injected into their bodies than removed last year. Who knew?

Moral of the story: Fake breasts are out and arched eyebrows are in. Sorry, Kate Upton, it looks like the Kate that Brits want to emulate is the one that’s married to Prince William. Can you blame them?

What do you think of these findings? Do you think there’s a different plastic surgery aesthetic stateside?

Click over to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons’ website to see the rest of their findings.