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  • Plastic surgery goes subtle
  • Plastic surgery goes subtle
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Plastic surgery goes subtle

Allergen – a manufacturer of Botox – has conducted research that reveals underlying shifts in attitudes to plastic surgery, as the trend towards ‘looking dramatically younger’ falls out of favour with women. So what’s taking its place?



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