Thursday 16 August 2012
The government has announced it will be conducting a review into the cosmetic surgery industry, led by Sir Bruce Keogh. The review will investigate the regulation and safety of products and how to ensure that those who perform cosmetic surgery have the necessary skills and qualifications. It will consider how to ensure providers have systems in place to care for patients during and after treatment and it will also look at how to ensure people thinking about cosmetic surgery are given enough information and time to make an informed decision.
Spire’s Director of Clinical Services, Dr JJ de Gorter says, “A review of the cosmetic surgery industry is long overdue. We will welcome recommendations that put patient safety first and helps to ensure people can access the best possible treatment by well-trained and qualified professionals. We also support the re-introduction of a national implant register. For some time we have been concerned at how some cosmetic surgery providers incentivise people considering surgery with offers, and don’t give the patient enough time or information to make a fully informed decision. We hope the review will help raise awareness about the importance of looking for a reputable provider and surgeon when considering cosmetic surgery.”
If you’re considering cosmetic surgery, at Spire you can be assured you’ll be cared for by a team of highly experienced specialists who are dedicated to achieving the look you want. Any cosmetic surgery treatment will be tailored around you, with your choice of surgeon, location and timing. We only work with consultant-grade cosmetic and plastic surgeons and all our consultants are on the specialist register of the General Medical Council (GMC). Many are also members of the British Association of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS).
We also have a guide which explains what to think about when assessing cosmetic surgery companies and surgeons.
Read more about cosmetic and plastic surgery from Spire on the Spire Cosmetic Surgery website.