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A few snippets of news extracted from a variety of world-wide publications featuring coverage of South Africa’s surgical attractions:

TAKE A BUTTOCK TO BOTOX HOLIDAY

BUSINESS DAY

South Africans have been thrilled and flabbergasted by the miracles plastic surgeons perform in the M-Net series Extreme Makeover. No wonder, then, that this is a multibillion-dollar industry. By offering surgical skills combined with a holiday in sunny SA, this country is getting its fair share of the market. Carli Lourens investigates.

NIP AND TUCK ENHANCEMENTS TO YOUR HOLIDAY

BY MARLENE ARPE - THE TORONTO STAR

Here is a nip. There is a tuck. And over there, by the pool, a fetching waiter serving a frozen magarita to be leisurely enjoyed while the swelling from the surgery goes down and you wait for the stitches to come out.

COSMETIC SURGERY NOT ONLY FOR THE RICH

BY CARLA VAN DER SPUY - LOERIE 40 PLUS MAGAZINE

Once the domain of the rich and famous, cosmetic or "plastic" surgery has become increasingly popular among ordinary people. It is not deemed a luxury any more but in our society, which places a large emphasis on looks, many consider it a necessity.

Dr Dirk Lazarus, a plastic surgeon from Cape Town explains that cosmetic surgery is a multi-faceted surgical discipline."It is a medical speciality practiced by highly trained doctors."

NON-SURGICAL COSMETIC PROCEDURES ARE BETTER THAN SURGICAL PROCEDURES. OR ARE THEY?

BY INGRID LOMAS, CEO OF SURGICAL ATTRACTIONS - VITALITY

Are you literally teetering on the knife’s edge? Looking in the mirror every day and wondering if you should take the bull by the horns and go ahead and have that Surgical Face Lift you’ve been thinking about for some time? Or perhaps go for Non-Surgical Procedures instead? Which would be better? On the one hand …… but … and then again ……

BEAUTY THERAPISTS TO PLAY A BIGGER ROLE IN COSMETIC SURGERY

SURGICAL ATTRACTIONS - VITALITY

Surgical Attractions, a South African based company that arranges cosmetic surgery procedures in South Africa for UK residents, has come up with a concept whereby UK based beauty therapists can play a bigger role in cosmetic surgery post operatively.

SCALPEL SAFARIS

BY RORY CARROLL - THE GUARDIAN

Travelling abroad for operations is not new but this latest form has grown so fast as to be dubbed a hedonistic illustration of global supply and demand. The flesh is willing and the rand is weak.

For clients the appeals are obvious. Despite a recent rally, South Africa's currency is feeble compared with the pound, dollar and euro. More of the Britons who spend £200m on cosmetic surgery each year have woken up to the fact that operations in Johannesburg or Cape Town can be a third of the price at home.

GMTV BRITAIN’S BIGGEST BREAKFAST SHOW

SCALPEL SAFARIS

FIRST CLASS COSMETIC SURGERY AT THIRD WORLD PRICES?

Most of us look for a bit of sun, sea and sand when we embark on our yearly holiday. But how would you fancy combining that desired tummy tuck or face lift with that well earned rest? South African cosmetic surgeons are now offering people the chance to have a luxury holiday and a spot of plastic surgery for less than the price of an operation in Britain.

A SNIP AT THE PRICE

BY PETER WILHELM - THE FINANCIAL MAIL

Medical tourism has made SA a hot destination for face and boob lifts ­not to mention the lions.

LOW-COST PLASTIC SURGERY DRAWS TOURISTS TO SOUTH AFRICA

FIRST LIPOSUCTION, THEN LIONS - BY JON JETER - WASHINGTONPOST.COM - WASHINGTON POST FOREIGN SERVICE - JOHANNESBURG

GOING ON A HOLIDAY FOR SUN, SAFARI AND SURGERY?

IRISH INDEPENDENT (ON-LINE)

Tourists to South Africa come home with more than a tan after a "scalpel safari". MARIANNE HERON reports.