News Dr Leah Totton, right, alongside Apprentice mentor Karren Brady

The first cosmetic skin clinic launched by last year’s winner of The Apprentice, in partnership with Lord Sugar, has opened its doors

Men boost demand for plastic surgery

The number of men who had cosmetic surgery rose by two thirds last year, according to industry research which suggests demand for plastic surgery among men is outstripping growth in women.But nine out of 10 procedures are still performed on women, according to the British Association for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, which represents the country's top cosmetic surgeons. Its members performed 16,397 procedures last year, 1,348 of them for male clients.

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In 1996, nearly two million people in the United States underwent cosmetic surgery. When I say people, what I really mean is women, given that almost 90 per cent of the patients are female. So it is not entirely surprising that Hillary Clinton is reported to be considering a facelift as she prepares to run for the US Senate, apparently thinking that a new, younger appearance may make her more attractive to voters. We are forever being told that men prefer youthful-looking women, certainly as sexual partners, so why should the same theory not hold true at the ballot box?

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Research shows that our bottoms are getting bigger. Surgery is a radical option, but is it ever the best solution?

Nations on a knife-edge

One in five personal loans from NatWest is spent on cosmetic surgery. It's all part of a global obsession - not with beauty, but with racial shame.
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