Highlights of this report


Who does the work?


Specialist surgeons and GPs with special interests Read more

Making an informed decision


Choosing a doctor, and the questions to ask Read more

Cosmetic surgery getaways


Combining surgery with an overseas holiday Read more


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Changing your appearance by cosmetic procedure is a decision that needs to be made carefully.

Whether it's a minor touch-up or a full body makeover, you'll need to work out the best treatment for you - and find the right doctor for the job.

Cosmetic procedures can be expensive, potentially irreversible - and risky. We investigate the options.