Rise in liposuction linked to 'athleisure' clothing trend
Step one: Buy trendy yoga leggings. Step two: Get the body to wear them. Usually, being able to pull-off form-fitting sportswear is the reward for hard work in the gym, but according to a new report by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, many fitness fashionistas are attempting to skip the sweat — with liposuction. Chic leggings and bra tops have long been symbols of “athleisure,” which has all but dominated the fashion industry as of late. Now, says researcher Rajiv Grover, the trend is driving consumers to go to extreme measures to achieve the body-conscious look, as UK data reveals a 12 percent increase in liposuction procedures. US data show a similar trend: According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), liposuction procedures went up 5 percent between 2017-18.