Is Instagram bad for your teeth?

Those in search of the perfect smile need look no further than Instagram, but the rise of DIY whitening kits and unhealthy attitudes to dental care are worrying industry professionals

Tweets, selfies and surgery trends

Taking a Selfie

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

Peaks and troughs of designer boobs

UK Breast Augmentation

A “boob job” is the number-one cosmetic procedure in the UK and far more is now on offer, as Joani Walsh reports

Sparing the knife to face the needle

No-Knife Treatments

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

Psychology of Cosmetic Surgery

Psychology Behind Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery can be a rewarding and life-changing experience for the right patient, but what motivates people to go under the knife? Alice Hart-Davis investigates

Vital stats in world of work

There is seemingly no escape from the glut of perfect images forced upon us on a daily basis. But the perception of beauty, in particular the best shape and size of a woman’s breast, varies wildly, as Laura Jackson discovers

Boom in bust analysis?

Surely, there is no such thing as the “ideal” breast, such are the vagaries of subjectivity, not to mention changing fashion and cultural differences. But a template of the “beautiful” breast must be an asset when endeavouring to change appearance, as Peter Archer reports