Human Condition: Face the facts - What you can expect to pay for cosmetic surgery

Facelift: varies enormously depending on surgeon's expertise (and ego): pounds 3,000 - pounds 7,000

Nose job: pounds 2,500 - pounds 3,500

Breast augmentation: pounds 2,700 - pounds 3,700

Upper and lower eyelids: pounds 2,000 - pounds 2,500

Collagen into lines: around pounds 300 a time

Collagen into lips: pounds 1,000 - pounds 1,500

Tummy tucks: pounds 3,000 - pounds 4,000

Laser resurfacing: pounds 2,500 - pounds 4,500

THE British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons at the Royal College of Surgeons, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PN, 0171 405 2234, can supply fact sheets, details of qualified surgeons and procedures. BAAPS advises, "It is very important to be as fully informed as possible. Talk to your GP and then a specialist."