How Safe Is the Cosmetic Surgery Boom?

November 29, 2016

(BBC) – Since 2014 there has been a yearly increase of 13% across all cosmetic procedures, according to the annual report of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps). Yet it remains one of the least regulated areas of medicine. A scandal six years ago, when breast implants were made with industrial instead of medical-grade silicon, led to a government review of the industry. The review highlighted facial injections or fillers, saying: “It is our view that dermal fillers are a crisis waiting to happen.” It recommended the procedure should only be available with a doctor’s prescription.

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