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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:

IT'S OFFICIAL- MEN ARE JUST AS VEIN AS WOMEN

PLASTIC SURGERY - MOM, I WANTED TO BE A PRETTY BOY - BY HANDRIE BASSON - FINANCE WEEK

WOMEN are usually the ones to opt for wrinkle fixes, liposuction and face lifts, right? Wrong.

More than a million American men underwent cosmetic plastic surgery in 2000, accounting for 14% of these operations. And though the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) does not have the latest figures available, the society's president Walter Erhardt said there can be no doubting the trend. "The statistics confirm what we see in our practices. The general stigma attached to cosmetic surgery as a privilege for the rich and famous is disappearing. Moreover, men are becoming more aware of their looks, with many opting for plastic surgery to improve their looks," he says. Though in SA, mainly women opt for this type of beauty treatment, the number of male patients is on the increase. As in the US, cosmetic operations on men are mainly nose and eyelid jobs. They also have hair transplants and undergo liposuction to remove fat.