Beverly Hills has begun to ease lockdown in the way only Beverly Hills could — by greenlighting plastic surgery. A slice of the medical industry renowned for its high price tags has had its nose put firmly out of joint by the coronavirus-induced moratorium on elective surgery.

More than 20-million cosmetic procedures took place in 2018, according to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Just shy of a fifth of these were in the US, with a further tenth in the land of the Brazilian butt lift.

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