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France in focus

Plastic surgery in France: Nip, tuck... deny

This week, we're at a Parisian clinic to put the French approach to cosmetic surgery under the knife. With 517,000 procedures a year, the country ranks in 10th place, far behind the US, Brazil and Japan, the world's largest cosmetic surgery consumers. Yet France has largely contributed to the field, not only with innovations like the inflatable breast implant, but also through pioneers, such as the world's first female cosmetic surgeon, Suzanne Noël.

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But that was long before social media began to influence body image. Today, augmented celebrities and photo filters have led to a rise in demand - but not without certain side effects. We tell you more.

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