How safe is your plastic surgeon?

How safe is your plastic surgeon?

Aug 09
How safe is your plastic surgeon?

Prospective cosmetic surgery patients are being urged to carefully consider the surgeon they sign up with. In light of this, individuals should research and choose from a range of experienced providers, such as Mya who have a reputation for providing quality procedures and aftercare. In addition, this will also minimise the chance of you having to pay out extra cash in the future for rectifying any botched ops.

In a BBC report published last year (September 16th) the findings of a study by the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death are explored.  The Enquiry has called for tougher regulations to be implemented to the cosmetic surgery industry to protect patients since discovering ‘fundamental weaknesses’ in the way plastic surgery is carried out across the UK.

Recent research indicates that there has been a rise in the number of Britons going under the knife to improve their appearance. Data from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) shows 38,274 surgical procedures were carried out in 2010 – up five per cent on the previous year. However, not all cosmetic surgery ops are carried out by experienced and reputable providers. The Enquiry poll of 361 practices found patients were at risk as a result of surgeons ‘having a go’ at procedures that they are inexperienced at. In addition, more than half of the operating theatres in the study were not sufficiently equipped, a fifth didn’t have an emergency readmission policy, and there wasn’t enough attention given to monitoring before and after treatments at many of the sites.

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