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

... and how the UK cuts it cosmetically

So you thought only America was obsessed with the (artificial) body beautiful. Demand for aesthetic surgery in Britain has risen 400- fold in the last decade. CORA MANN reports

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Plastic money takes on a new meaning

ONE OF the main reasons for taking out a bank loan is to pay for cosmetic surgery, according to a survey by National Westminster Bank.

Olympic Games: Plastic surgery for the party to end all parties

Gerard Wright in Sydney says if there are any problems with the Olympics, they will be denied


More and more people in their thirties are having face-lifts, it was revealed last week.

Depression and suicide bids rife in patients seeking cosmetic surgery

PEOPLE WHO request cosmetic surgery on their faces are more likely to be suffering from personality disorders, a new study has found.

The knives are out

Head to head Starting to sag? Thinking of a face-lift? Step this way, says celebrity surgeon Gerald Imber. Don't do it, says 70-year-old face-exercise guru Eva Fraser

`I was ill and in pain... I wanted them removed'

ELAINE COOMBER accepted the advice of her cosmetic surgeon four years ago to replace the silicone implants she had had for 20 years with the Trilucent soya bean oil devices.

Poison warning to 5,000 women as breast implant banned

BREAST IMPLANTS filled with soya oil given to 5,000 women to enhance their figures were withdrawn from sale yesterday because of fears that they could cause a toxic reaction.

The ugly face of beauty

Cosmetic surgery is a consumer service like any other, and one that is booming

Need to know: The evidence - The plastic surgeon's consulting room

Mr Dai Davies FRCS is a plastic surgery partner at The Stamford Hospital, and consultant plastic surgeon at the Charing Cross Hospital

Health: Storm in an A-cup

Last week, a 12-year-old had a breast implant on the NHS. So what's the big deal?

Face transplants 'within five years'

FACE TRANSPLANTS could be technically possible within five years, a leading American plastic surgeon has predicted, a week after surgeons in France transplanted a hand.

Your surgery is so cosmetic, man

Men are being lead by the nose to plastic surgeons. Lynne Eaton smells a rat

Plastic surgeons face wrath of male patients

NOSE JOBS are dangerous - for the surgeon. In America, more surgeons have been shot by men dissatisfied with the rhinoplasties they have performed - the technical term for a nose job - than for any other reason.
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