Put the flags out. The recession is over. Austerity's a thing of the past. How do we know? Because more people than ever are going under the knife, that's how. Forget employment statistics, the housing market or even the size of bankers' bonuses. Apparently one of our strongest economic indicators is the number of people having cosmetic surgery.
From Blake Lively's schnoz to Megan Fox's ongoing face transplant, celebrities as we know them are not exactly queuing up to admit to their surgery. Things couldn't be more different in Venezuela, where, on the contrary, a new nose, some porcelain teeth and cheek implants are somewhat of a status symbol, in a nation where facial bandages are worn with pride.
Heading back to work is depressing enough for most, without the worry of your clothes pinching at your waist or your tired skin making you look washed-out- so what can you do? As editor of The Cosmetic Surgery Guide, I'm lucky enough to get an insight into all of the revolutionary treatments on the market. Let me share my top 3 youth-boosting tips.