Post Brexit – should you trust your plastic surgeon?


Brexit may put us Brits at risk if the government fails to clamp down on plastic surgery cowboys.

That’s according to leading practitioners who claim that, despite the tightening of regulations over cosmetic treatments, surgeons who will try to monopolise on our ignorance regarding aesthetic procedures will continue to prey on those who fail to do our homework.

According to date released by the British Association of Aesthetic Surgeons, 90% of surgeons here in the UK suggest that many of us are dangerously misinformed about cosmetic surgery.

BAAPS is now calling on the government to take action to ensure a safer route to cosmetic treatments her in the UK.

Statistics reveal that 9 in 10 surgeons are having to re-educate ‘misinformed’ patients, many of whom are unsuitable for the cosmetic treatments they desire.

Reasons can vary but the main three are the wrong treatment for the patient, a medical history revealing a risk regarding procedure and treating patients with Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

Unregulated facial injectables cause problems for 40% of plastic clinicians, matched only by fixing botched jobs that people have had abroad.

Correction of poor practice from so-called cosmetic surgery tourism is currently costing the NHS near – to the tune of £5,000 per patient.

Reacting to this, BAAPS suggests propose that any hospitals abroad should to be invoiced for the necessary reconstructive – and often life-saving – treatment undertaken by the NHS once these patients return to home soil.

BAAPS maintains that many of us remain vulnerable due to lack of education – at home and abroad.

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