Websites such as Wowcher and Groupon offer heavily discounted treatments in return for signing up to their newsletters. Every day members receive enticing offers ranging from half price holidays to laser hair removal. From the outside these beauty deals may seem like a great way to look better on a budget; but at what cost?
This is the story of an aspiring model who received a purported £4,800 breast enlargement on the NHS (enlarged to 36DD if you're curious) because her 'flat chest' was ruining her life... In terms of resources, £4,800 could buy 590 pairs of disposable gloves, 126 catheters, and - in a touch of morbid irony - four months of Herceptin treatment.