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

Book review / Knife-styles of the rich and famous

SKIN by Joanna Briscoe, Phoenix House pounds 16.99

Plastic surgery the facts

If you opt for plastic surgery, it is vital to do your homework beforehand. Find a qualified consultant who will truthfully explain the pros and cons (see below).

Saving face

Pressure to conform in a competitive, ageist society is forcing ordinary women to submit to the surgeon's scalpel. Lynn Eaton reports

Fireworks deaths plea to Major

A firework victim was in hospital last night facing plastic surgery after an accident involving the type of Chinese-made "mortar" device which caused two deaths at the weekend.

The truth about Silicone implants

Jack Nicholson was in a "bust-up" last week, say the tabloids. An unnamed "Hollywood socialite" claimed that the ageing hell-raiser had burst her silicone breast implants during a fight over dinner. Definitely embarrassing for the woman - but is leaking silicone also a health risk?

Busst back on road to recovery

The Coventry City defender, David Busst, has taken the first steps on the long road to recovery after suffering a horrific leg injury against Manchester United six months ago.

Martini beauty parade ruled `hurtful'

Watchdog tells drinks maker to replace `divisive' advertisements after objections over potential harm to disfigured children

Burned worker wins pounds 500,000

A steelworker who suffered horrific injuries in a works accident seven years ago has been awarded over pounds 500,000, it was announced yesterday.

Woman to sue hairdresser over three-inch bald patch

A woman is taking her hairdresser to court claiming thousands of pounds damages after suffering second degree burns in the first known case of its kind.

LEADING ARTICLE:In defence of ugliness

In Britain we have only begun to recognise the allure of cosmetic surgery. In the United States, the likes of Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis and their face-lifts are long dead. For Joan Crawford, plastic surgery was an essential: "Beauty may be only skin deep, but ugliness goes all the way to the bone."

Professor aims to give cosmetic surgery a new complexion

GLENDA COOPER

Two Lips Indifferent Red / Bush Theatre, London

It's theoretically possible that one day I will see a politically unpredictable fringe play - a colonialist comedy, a two-hander in praise of patriarchy, a polemical monologue indicting the homeless for bringing their plight on themselves; but the emphasis here is firmly on the "theoretically". To know that Tamsin Oglesby's Two Lips Indifferent Red is about the beauty industry and cosmetic surgery is also to know, in effect, what its attitude is going to be, and to know that, whatever theatrical surprises the evening may have in store, you aren't going to come out of the Bush marvelling at the service to society performed by those wonderful cosmetic surgeons, tidying up all the ugly, flabby people who would otherwise be such an eyesore on our streets.

Dear Fay Weldon

You say you've lost some wrinkles and bags - courtesy of a Hollywood plastic surgeon - but have you also lost your mind?

In the eye of the beholder: the art of the plastic surgeon

Nurse - the pencil . . . Emma Cook on an aesthetics awareness course for doctors

Meet the Peter Pan of Walton-on-Thames

Male vanity has come out of the closet, with the help of men's magazines and make-up pour homme. And then there's James.
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