Cosmetic Medicine

Review into money-off deals for cosmetic surgery

Women signing up for cosmetic surgery could be compelled to wait for several weeks before having the procedure as part of a mandatory "cooling off period" being considered by the Government.

NHS given thousands of PIP referrals

More than 2,800 women who had PIP breast implants at private clinics have been referred to the NHS in England, according to government figures.

The Possessions of Doctor Forrest, By Richard T Kelly

Richard Kelly's second novel is almost cheekily ambitious. For a good two-thirds of its length, it appears to be mainly a literate contemporary thriller, set in and near London, rich in character portrait, sly social observation and convincing technical detail. Its leading characters are three successful, middle-aged doctors, old college friends and rivals, one of whom who suddenly disappears.

Wang Bei, the tragic face of China's craze for plastic surgery

Wang Bei was on her way to being a pop star, a pretty woman from the central province of Hubei who made the finals of China's answer to The X-Factor. When the 24-year-old died in the operating theatre during a routine plastic surgery procedure earlier this month, there was outrage in a country where 3 million people go under the knife every year in an often-unregulated environment.

19 out of 20 young women 'would change bodies'

Girls as young as seven would like to change something about their appearance and half of 16 to 21-year-olds would consider surgery to achieve their perfect body, a study has revealed.

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Alicia Douvall: Addicted to cosmetic surgery

She's obsessed with plastic surgery and has undergone more than 100 operations - Alicia Douvall has an addiction but can a controversial rehab clinic cure her? Guy Adams reports