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Curves and length signal both frailty and strength, finds Roger Dobson
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.
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.
'They always did what they threatened – no messing about'
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 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.
Boardroom big-hitters tend to look young – prompting ageing rivals to turn to surgery
<b>Jeremy Laurance</b>: Inquiry finds many surgeons have too little training, experience and back-up
Former Miss Argentina, Solange Magnano, has died from complications after undergoing cosmetic surgery on her buttocks.
Experts ask government to tighten the regulations / 'Gold-rush' endangers clients, a chief plastic surgeon warns
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.
Australians are flocking to the Queensland coast – not for the surf, but cosmetic surgery. Kathy Marks gets under the skin of the country's nip and tuck capital
Man boob reduction operations across the UK have rocketed by more than 1,000 per cent in five years.
Experts deflate claims of US specialist who uses thigh fat for cosmetic enhancements
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
Boob jobs, tummy tucks and 'designer vaginas' see fastest growth in popularity