Cosmetic surgery concerns ignored

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YOU devoted over half a page to what purports to be a study of the increasing demand for and benefits of cosmetic surgery for middle-aged men (News, 17 March). Yet Lindsay Buckland’s “Case Study” is no more than the personal tale of someone “who works [in an unspecified way] in the cosmetic industry” while Buckland’s main article is ­totally one-sided with no suggestion that all forms of cosmetic ­interventions and procedures can lead to side-effects and may not deliver the desired effects.

At a time when cosmetic enhancements are under investigation resulting from the silicone breast implant scandal and concerns over the burgeoning and unregulated “botox” business, this presentation lacks the critical rigour your readers expect and are used to from Scotland on Sunday and reads like a promotional advertisement.

Peter Macaulay, Glasgow

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