Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions – the Keogh report

laser-facial-218x266 The Keogh report finally puts into place plans to regulate our industry – something we, as cosmetic plastic surgeons, have been requesting for some time.  The key regulations they call for are something no bone fide cosmetic surgeon would argue against:

  • making all dermal fillers prescription only
  • ensuring all practitioners are properly qualified for all the procedures they offer. This needs to include all people from cosmetic surgeons offering breast enlargement through to people offering injectables such as dermal fillers or Botox®
  • an ombudsman to oversee all private health care including cosmetic procedures to assist those who have been treated poorly
  • surgical providers should provide a record of implants and operations to both the person undergoing a procedure and their GP
  • a registry should be established for breast implants and other devices. This should alert the authorities to any signs of concerns at an early stage, and will provide critical intelligence in the event of product failure or recall
  • obtaining consent should not be dismissed as a casual irrelevance, so that providers are obliged to ensure that people are aware of the implications and risks of procedure and that they have adequate time to consider this information before proceeding with surgery
  • an advertising code of conduct should be developed and compliance should be mandatory for all practitioners
  • insurance products should be developed to protect patients in the event of product failure, or provider insolvency

Here’s hoping it won’t take long to put some, if not all of these plans into place (however, an implant registry existed years ago, but folded as it was a logistical nightmare, so it will be interesting to see how this new one will work!)

About Ms Angelica Kavouni FRCS EBOPRAS Cosmetic Surgeon

Ms Angelica Kavouni MD FRCS EBOPRAS With a wealth of experience in private practice spanning 15 years and a regular TV, online and print media contribution, Angelica has secured her place as one of London’s prominent cosmetic plastic surgeons. Angelica has developed a reputation for her signature natural result Career Facelift® which blends minimal procedures with state-of-the-art anti-ageing treatments.  Her expertise also includes post pregnancy breast and body contouring and vaginal rejuvenation. Angelica is committed to safety and standards and her attention to detail is legendary. The Kosme Skin Clinic …where anti-ageing professionals and state-of-the-art skin rejuvenation meet Kosme Skin Clinic is a unique skincare destination. Not only a stand-alone non-surgical unit housing state-of-the-art solutions for all skin issues, the Kosme Skin Clinic acts as an invaluable adjunct to the surgical facility also based at 129 Harley Street. Our experienced aesthetic nurse practitioners work to Medical Director Ms Angelica Kavouni’s own exact standards, delivering high-end care to all patients. Def: Kos-me…preservation, restoration, or enhancement of natural appearance Ms Angelica Kavouni GMC: 4002006 129 Harley Street London W1G 6BA t: 020 7486 9040 w:
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