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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

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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.

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DEBATE

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

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

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

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Face transplants 'within five years'

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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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