Category Archives: PIP implants

To FROTOX or not to FROTOX, that is the question

  A number of my regular patients have been asking me about FROTOX/iovera (the latest ‘big thing’ in aesthetic medicine to have entered the UK anti-ageing market), so I think it’s time to document a few of my thoughts about … Continue reading

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Calls for further PIP investigation need to be heeded

  Calls for further PIP investigation need to be heeded Two independent environmental scientists, Andre Menache, director of consumer protection organisation Antidote Europe, and Dr Victoria Martindale, an environmental campaigner, raise concerns about a chemical substance in the PIP industrial grade silicone, that could potentially … Continue reading

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Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions – the Keogh report

 The Keogh report finally puts into place plans to regulate our industry – something we, as cosmetic plastic surgens, have been requesting for some time.  The key regulations they call for are something no bone fide cosmetic surgeon would argue against: making all … Continue reading

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One in five cosmetic surgery patients ‘is unsuitable’ Metro 17.03.13

There’s a piece in today’s Metro from BAAPS highlighting the problems of unfit patients undergoing cosmetic surgical procedures. This has always been high risk in the private sector, as pre operative medical assessments are not routinely performed (unlike the NHS). The article mentions the high … Continue reading

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How young is too young for plastic surgery?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2279398/Our-new-bodies-curse-say-girls-mother-spent-20k-look-like-J-Lo.html I have been invited onto ITV’s This Morning couch tomorrow, to discuss the topic ‘how young is too young to have plastic surgery?’ An emotive subject with arguments for and against young women having surgery.  In my opinion it boils down … Continue reading

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The demand for non-surgical body and face fixes is growing – will the number of horror stories grow too?

More regulation in UK’s plastic surgery industry needed

In the wake of the PIP implant scandal, there has been much lobbying for more regulation of the UK plastic surgery industry, something all good practitioners should support.

It amazes me that so many people put their trust in sub-qualified ‘practitioners’, for both non-invasive and surgical treatments, after all, there are many well documented ways to research surgeons/injectors qualifications and reputation.

Cost seems to be the bottom line if you study each story.  It is a fact that these procedures can be costly – and the injectable types often require a great deal of maintenance, with treatments being repeated every few months or so.  Sadly, it’s human nature to try to find the most cost effective way to do things – but this should not transfer when one’s health is at stake. 

The demand for non-surgical body and face fixes is growing – will the number of horror stories grow too? 

http://www.itv.com/news/2012-08-15/how-do-we-crack-down-on-cosmetic-surgery-cowboys/

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