Credit crunch fears may be causing people to shop for cheap bargains and tighten up their purse strings, but it seems as though the credit crunch is not hurting the cosmetic surgery industry!

New reports from The Harley Medical Group shows that the number of surgery procedures has risen by a third in the last year alone, thus showing that dealing with debt is no worry when it comes to a selvete beach body as tummy tucks have risen by 59%!

Following the tummy tuck, the procedures that have seen the largest increase are botox (51%), breast surgery (40%) and nose reshaping (27%).

“Despite cutting back across all other areas including: holidaying in the UK this summer instead of travelling abroad; and non-essential purchases, people are not cutting back on the money they spend on themselves,” says Liz Dale, from the group.