Are More Women Getting Liposuction to Look Good in Yoga Pants?

   By SheSpeaksTeam  May 27, 2019

Wearing yoga pants, sports bras and skin tight leggings around town has become many women’s go-to daily wardrobe whether they have exercised that day or not. And now a new rise in the liposuction prodecure is drawing attention to this fitness wear trend and questioning if it is reponsible for women’s new interest in the procedure.

BBC reports about a 12% increase in liposuction procedure over the last year in the UK that is being blamed on many women’s desire to look better in their exercise clothing. The Britiish Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons released some new data that shows the procedures with the biggest increases were facelifts which were up by 9% and liposuction by 12%.

Leader of the new study, Rajiv Grover, believes the new uptick in the fat removing procedure may have something to do with new fitness fashion trends. Grover states, “The rise comes at a time where a fashion trend for women is athleisure clothing, showing what kind of physique you have rather than covering up.” Grover warns that liposuction is an invasive surgery that carries many risks and “is not a cure for being overweight.”

A campaign from Sport England's This Girl Can is aimed at getting girls and women active, no matter their shape or size. Head of their campaign strategy, Kate Dale, believes it’s important women feel confident enough to get active. Dale says, “We understand the pressures women feel under - our research shows that a fear of being judged is the number one reason stopping many women from getting active. It doesn't matter what you look like or how good you are, what matters is that you're getting active for you.”

What do you think of the new data that suggests liposuction procedures are up by 12%?

Do you think this may have to do with the pressure of looking good in fitness wear?

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Connie1963 by Connie1963 | LOGAN, OH
Aug 22, 2019

Alot of pressure in the world ever where.di best I can and be best I can.none are perfect,I'm ok with me as of now.

Gabriella2002 by Gabriella2002 | Lagos , OU
Jul 23, 2019

Love yourself, this needs to be stopped. We are watching the popular people do these things and we decide to do it also

browneyes78 by browneyes78 | Homosassa, FL
Jun 05, 2019

The stigma needs to change. TV, magazines etc need to stop with all the skinny. It's no longer the norm, be yourself. I'm natural and proud of it. Love yourself

SophiaG by SophiaG | MOUNTAIN CITY, TN
May 31, 2019

We are all different. If you choose to get body improvements do your research. I would love to get a couple adjustments but with Lupus its not worth the risk. I don't want any proceedure thats not absolutely necessary. Possibly if I were healthier and could afford it I would. I am proud to say I'm completely natural and have had nothing done. I feel I could use improvement but am trying to embrace "myself". Its hard to see all these t.v. personalities that are the same age and look 10-20 years younger but at a certain age its pretty obvious they have had alot done. The one improvement I'd like is enhancing my upper lip. Injections are not an option. Maybe they will come out with something new that doesn't involve botox. Reading back on what I wrote, its very obvious I'm conflicted on this issue.

gparker8 by gparker8 | PARK FOREST, IL
May 30, 2019

I am thinking about getting laser lipo or liposuction because it is affordable . I think it is acceptable for women to do a procedure that helps them look better.

Justmissash by Justmissash | CLATSKANIE, OR
May 29, 2019

There has always been pressure but now there are more affordable ways to fix ourselves up with surgery and like treatments. I think we should really focus on changing the stigma!