Smartphones and social media have created a generation obsessed with capturing every moment on camera and sharing it with the world, but has the rise of the “selfie” impacted cosmetic surgery trends? Antonia Mariconda investigates
Forecasted to be worth £3.6 billion by 2015, the UK cosmetic procedures industry is growing rapidly - but regulation is failing to keep up. The PIP scandal increased concerns over ethical advertising standards online, accredited clinics and counterfeited medical products. This report will explore how the rising popularity of non-surgical procedures, cosmeceuticals, ‘boob jobs’ and the ‘selfie’ age have impacted on cosmetic trends.
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A “boob job” is the number-one cosmetic procedure in the UK and far more is now on offer, as Joani Walsh reports
The advent of minimally invasive, low-downtime, no-knife treatments has been a driving force behind the growth of the aesthetics market. Vicky Eldridge examines the latest treatment trends
Cosmetic surgery should not be available on the NHS, according to Health Secretary Jeremey Hunt, but consultant plastic surgeon Judy Evans asks where do we draw the line between what is cosmetic and what is not?