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The Ugly Face of Beauty

8pm, Channel 4

Here's a series to put you off cosmetic surgery forever, as Dr Christian Jessen outlines just what can go wrong. In particular, we're offered first-hand testimony by mother-of-two Kelly, whose tummy tuck led to such bad scarring that, in her own words, "People say it's like I've been bitten by a shark." Perhaps the most dispiriting moments here, though, arrive when a group of teenagers study the body of a perfectly ordinary young woman and decide that she needs £50,000 of procedures to conform to modern ideals of beauty. That's 12 operations "plus extensive liposuction", in case you're wondering. Jw

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