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COSMETIC SURGERY ▲
FACE UP TO
WHETHER YOU'RE CONSIDERING THE KNIFE, NEEDLE
OR LASER, HERE'S HOW TO STAY SAFE...
hile the number of cosmetic operations
carried out in the UK fell by 40% last year,
tens of thousands of us are still choosing to
go under the knife to improve our looks.
According to the latest figures compiled
by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
(BAAPS), the number of cosmetic surgical procedures last
year dipped below 31,000 from a record-breaking high of
more than 51,000 the year before - a drop that may have
something to do with a greater awareness of the risks
associated with plastic surgery. TV shows filled with
gruesome details of surgical disasters and celebrities
sharing their horror stories mean it's almost impossible to
ignore the potential downsides of cosmetic surgery.
However, although surgery figures are down, cosmetic
procedures such as lasers, peels and injectables, including
wrinkle relaxing injections and fillers, are becoming more
popular. While there are no official figures, experts estimate >
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