Celebrity Culture Bad For Cosmetic Surgery


Trivialising cosmetic procedures, such as breast augmentation, in TV shows like The Only Way Is Essex came in for heavy criticism from the government enquiry set-up to investigate cosmetic surgery in the UK.

Sir Bruce Keogh, commissioned to investigate the industry, said his report on the state of the industry would make recommendations to ensure patients “were in safe hands”.

“All too often we hear of cases that shine a light on poor practices in the cosmetic surgery industry,” said Keogh. “I am concerned that some practitioners who are giving non-surgical treatments may not have had any appropriate training whatsoever. This leaves people exposed to unreasonable risks, and possibly permanent damage.

“Our research has shown that the public expect procedures that are so widely available to be safe, whereas they are largely unregulated.

“There is a clear need for better quality, recognised training for the people performing these operations. My review will make a number of recommendations for making sure people who choose to undergo these procedures are in safe hands.”

How to find a reputable cosmetic surgeon.

Look for a cosmetic surgeon who has held an NHS consultant’s position, who has a FRCS (plast) qualification and who is listed on the General Medical Council’s specialist register of Plastic Surgery. Do not be afraid to ask to see certificates.

There are many qualified plastic surgeons, but it is always best to find one who is experienced in breast augmentation procedures. Breast implants come in many different shapes and sizes, and there are various insertion techniques, so find a reputable practitioner who can give good advice on the right implants for you. Before considering breast implants, it is wise to find a surgeon who is also up to speed with new non-invasive techniques for boosting the breasts, so you can investigate all the options before deciding on permanent surgical implants.

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