Archives for Regulation

1-in-5 patients unsuitable for cosmetic surgery

A recently published survey undertaken by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) showed that around two thirds of its members turn down up to 30% of patients’ requests for cosmetic surgery. Unrealistic expectations and medical unsuitability for cosmetic surgery were cited as common reasons for declining to operate.
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Cosmetic Surgery Tourism

Cosmetic surgery tourism is once again in the news, with the launch this month of a research project based at Leeds University aimed at investigating the drivers for cosmetic surgery tourism and its impact upon an emerging globalised system of healthcare. It has long been known that patients seeking a
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Greater regulation for Cosmetic Surgery

The cosmetic surgery industry has once again come under the spotlight with calls for greater independent regulation. Aggressive marketing and cut-price treatments are the focus of current criticism; the recent PIP breast implant scandal was one example where cheaper surgery left patients disadvantaged and potentially at risk. It is likely
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