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Cosmetic surgery: knowing your rights if something goes wrong

Cosmetic surgery: knowing your rights if something goes wrong

There is a great deal of confusion that surrounds the aesthetic industry and what procedures within it are subject to regulation. As the popularity of cosmetic procedures continues to rise, so too do the number of complaints and the volume of incidents involving risky practices and untrained or inexperienced practitioners.

#IMPLEOTwist-ing All Over The World

How many surgeons does it take to twist a breast implant? This was the question asked at Europe?s biggest aesthetic surgical trade show, where they were doing a new social media craze, the #IMPLEOtwist.

Silimed breast implants have CE Certificate suspended by MHRA pending investigation into implant surface contamination

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) jointly with European healthcare product regulators of member states has been informed of the suspension of the CE certificate for all medical devices made by the Brazilian manufacturer Silimed, this includes breast and other body implants.

The dangers of not researching your cosmetic surgeon and what questions you should be asking before surgery

Cosmetic surgery, botched up bodies, review, surgeon, qualifications, rogue operators, cosmetic surgery abroad, cheap, questions to ask

Department of Health Responds to Keogh Review on Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions But Many Find it Lacking

Today saw the long awaited response by the Department of Health to the Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions in England, published by NHS Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh and his team back in April 2013. The government was keen to thank Sir Bruce and noted that it agreed with the overwhelming majority of the review?s findings and recommendations. However, sentiment of solid action is sadly lacking from the points made within the response.

National Institute of Aesthetic Research (NIAR) is Launched, Will Look at Breast Implant Safety First

At its Annual Scientific Meeting, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) announced the official launch of the Government-endorsed National Institute of Aesthetic Research, a joint initiative between BAAPS and the Healing Foundation.

Fly-In-Fly-Out Cosmetic Surgeons: What Are The Risks?

The term `fly-in-fly-out` surgeons or `seagull surgeons` has been coined to refer to practitioners who carry out work on a short term basis but are not permanently resident in the UK. Unlike British surgeons, foreign surgeons are not legally required to have UK medical indemnity insurance in order to carry out procedures in Britain.

Children aren't influenced by Cosmetic Surgery Advertisements so why a call for a ban? Turf Wars!

Recently the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons BAAPS called for a ban on cosmetic surgery advertisements. If we accept the need to ban these ads - just what would we ban?

Cosmetic Surgery Advertising Ban, Don't shoot the messenger

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has lobbied for strict controls on advertising for cosmetic surgery. BAAPS has consistently stood up for high standards and its recommendations should be seen in the context of a general campaign to improve services to cosmetic surgery patients. However, some of the recommendations are probably unnecessary, some would be difficult to implement and others are directed to the message about cosemtic surgery services when arguably it is the services themselves which require attention.

BAAPS Submits Own CAP Code for Advertising Standards in Cosmetic Surgery Industry, Banning Adverts to Under 18s.

At their annual conference, held this year at the Royal College of Physicians in London, The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) announced that they have drafted and submitted a new, strict advertising code to the regulator CAP (the Committee of Advertising Practice), which sets out policies for the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Surgeon, Doctor, Dentist - are they really who they say they are?

The Royal College of Surgeons, RCS recently called on the government to legally protect the title of surgeon in the interests of patient safety, as currently there are no restrictions on who can use it. Similarly others specialties are using titles which may be either confusing to the public or blurring the lines between professions, such as dentists referring to themselves as doctors when practising in facial aesthetics.

Breast Augmentation with Macrolane, so called `Lunchtime Boob-Jab`, discontinued by Q-Med

This week Q-Med (a division of Galderma) took the decision to discontinue the indication for use of its hyaluronic acid gel product Macrolane in breast augmentation procedures following concerns over the products interference with mammogram checks for breast cancer.

BAAPS Figures 2011: A Sign that we're coming to terms that Plastic Surgery is part of our Society

There is some truth in the statement that cosmetic surgery has become an accepted norm in society. Certainly more and more people are choosing to go under the knife than say 20 years ago. However in contrast to 20 odd years ago when those who went down the surgery route were the only ones who could truly afford it, there is now a growing number of people who are prepared to borrow money for their surgery, or can take advantage of repayment schemes offered by clinics to fund their procedure.

Economic worries not affecting cosmetic surgery take-up; according to BAAPS 2011 statistics

According to the 2011 statistics released today from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) who have audited their members and returned a 5.8% rise in the number of surgical procedures performed by its members in the UK over its 2010 figures.

Taxing Beauty: How will the new VAT rulings affect the Cosmetic Industry?

It has been 2 months since the annoucement that Cosmetic Surgery was to be subjected to a 20% VAT increase but there is still ambiguity over the proposed changes and have many in the industry questioning the changes.

Groupon Plastic Surgery Deal is Banned by the Advertising Standards Agency

The ASA have taken their first step in prohibiting the sale of cosmetic surgery deals on social deal sites by bannning an ad from Groupon for 5,000 worth of cosmetic surgery.

Sandcastles, Sightseeing and Surgery - Summers over but is medical tourism here to stay?

As the summer draws to a close and the beach resorts of Spain and the canaries are closing for the winter, have you given any thought to your next getaway? For some people, a holiday is about more than sandcastles and sightseeing its about cheap cosmetic surgery.

A guide to choosing the right procedure and clinic to suit your needs

Antonia Maraconda a.k.a The Cosmedic Coach discusses her experience of deciding to undergo Liposuction. How do you decide what Clinic / Treatment is right for you? What should you ask your surgeon?

Outrage over Magazines 'crass' offer of Free Surgery

The October issue of Love It! Magazine has come under criticism from members of the aesthetic industry for their competition offering free surgery to its readers. The competition, entitled Who Deserves Cosmetic Surgery the Most, allows its readers to vote for the winner.

Getting breast implants when you feel flat chested and flat broke... what NOT to do.

Take A Break magazine recently featured a woman who appealing to strangers to donate money towards her breast implants via a website called "myfreeimplants.com". With a reluctant hesitation we decided to see what the site was about...

My Big Fat Plastic Surgery Prize Draw... are you big fat kidding me?

Last week we were dumbfounded by the announcement of My Big Fat Plastic Surgery Prize Draw a cosmetic surgery lottery held in a London nightclub and championed by the human Barbie, Sarah Burge, and ULuvka a Polish vodka company. This may sound like the start of a bad joke (which is exactly what we thought it was at first!) but its true...

Court settles 54 million pound plastic surgery claim

High Court settles Britain's highest every plastic surgery claim originally for 54 million pounds awarding the plaintiff, Mrs Penny Johnson a record 6.2 million.

Treatments You Can Trust Launches to the Public but BAAPS Condemns it as State Sponsored Marketing

The Independent Healthcare Advisory Services (IHAS) Register of Injectable Cosmetic Providers (Quality Assurance Mark) officially launches to the general public today (Monday 13th September), yet the scheme is already courting disapproval from the UKs largest surgeon association, namely the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).

Ugly Face of Beauty: Channel 4 Highlights Need to Take Cosmetic Surgery Seriously

Channel 4 launched its new series this week focusing on The Ugly Face of Beauty. Fronted by well known Embarrassing Bodies and Supersize versus Superskinny presenter Dr. Christian Jessen, the series takes a look at the increasing popularity of cosmetic surgery in the UK.

First came Teen Tanorexics, now comes the rise of Teen Toxing

Reports in the press this week have highlighted the story of Hannah Burge, daughter of the Real Life or Human Barbie who has become the youngest known person to receive injections of botulinum toxin at the age of 15