Cosmetic surgery should not be paid for by the taxpayer, Jeremy Hunt said today in a clampdown on NHS spending. The Health Secretary said he could understand public anger at high profile cases of breast enlargements, dental work and slimming treatments being offered by the health service. Mr Hunt insisted that all decisions must be taken on ‘clinical need’ and public money must not be used to pay for surgery just to improve someone's looks. Full story >>
Cosmetic surgery: medical operations that improve someone's appearance. • New research suggests that two thirds of Brits who've had cosmetic surgery regret the procedure.