Cosmetic Surgery

Royal College of Surgeons publish online check list for those seeking cosmetic surgery

Back at the end of June this year we reported on the news that the General Medical Council (GMC) had published a guide advising patients on how to go about researching and checking their clinic and surgeon before undergoing cosmetic surgery invasive or non-invasive.  The industry is growing at quite a rate and in 2015 there were more than 51,000 private cosmetic procedures performed in the UK. (more…)

Man receives £18,000 dental compensation for poor cosmetic dental care

A 70 year old man, who suffered years of pain from poorly fitted bridges, has been awarded compensation after it was agreed his gum disease was not correctly diagnosed and led to bone loss, unnecessary teeth extraction and intrusive dental work that has little chance of working. (more…)

Cosmetic surgery under fire for ‘irresponsible’ advert

A cosmetic surgery company has been criticised for producing a television advert which some feel plays on young women’s insecurities about their bodies.  The advert features a fashion blogger who talks about how she has never liked looking at certain parts of her body: (more…)

General Medical Council writes guidelines for people considering cosmetic surgery

The General Medical Council (GMC) has published a guide advising patients to go through a checklist before signing on the dotted line and agreeing to undergo cosmetic surgery. The aim is that by going through the safety checks there will be less mistakes thus reducing the number of cosmetic blunders. (more…)