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Breast reductions for men helped push up the numbers of Britons going under the knife according to new figures. A total of 38,274 procedures were carried out in 2010 – up 5% on 2009 according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).

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.

Idaho: Fake doctor 'gave breast exams in bars'

An Idaho judge has set bail at $100,000 (£62,000) for a woman who police say posed as a physician and duped at least two women into letting her examine their breasts at nightclubs in the Boise area.

If you want to get ahead, get Botox

Boardroom big-hitters tend to look young – prompting ageing rivals to turn to surgery

Four out of five cosmetic surgery firms 'inadequate'

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Ready To Wear: The 'Fatal' dress acts like plastic surgery &ndash; but without the mess

Interactive fashion – that genre rare for its democracy in a world of diktats – comes in many shapes and forms. For those old enough to remember Bodymap, it might once have entailed buying a skirt that could be worn long or short, a sartorial miracle achieved merely by folding over a super-stretchy waistband more or fewer times. Rocket scientists need not apply.

Locum GP who killed patient 'still a threat'

A locum doctor from Germany who killed a man on his first out-of-hours shift in England was found guilty of serious professional misconduct and told he still presented "a significant risk to patients".

Beauty at the end of a needle: A day in the life of a cosmetic surgeon

Plastic surgery is becoming a billion-pound industry in the UK. More of us than ever are ready to pay, and suffer, for a more perfect body or less lined face. Susie Mesure watched a practitioner at work

Financial crisis hits plastic surgeons

Americans reeling from recession spent $10bn (£6.5bn) on plastic surgery procedures last year, down 3 per cent from 2008, with declines for all of the most popular procedures, according to new data.

Botox clinics told to tighten up on safety

Rogue practitioners face crackdown but charities say self-regulation is not enough

Former Miss Argentina dies after cosmetic surgery on buttocks

Former Miss Argentina, Solange Magnano, has died from complications after undergoing cosmetic surgery on her buttocks.

Alicia Douvall: The knife is never a short cut to beauty

No one is born hating their body. It is an attitude that develops over time. Cosmetic surgery, with its promise of an otherwise unobtainable beauty, can instead result in an endless battle with your self-image.

Leading article: Face the facts on plastic surgery

It comes to something when the President of the association that brings together plastic surgeons in Britain suggests that all is not right with this area of medical practice and floats the need for tighter regulation.

Cosmetic surgeons demand ban on advertising their own trade

Experts ask government to tighten the regulations / 'Gold-rush' endangers clients, a chief plastic surgeon warns

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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