28 February 2011
The number of people having failed overseas cosmetic surgery appears to be on the rise and British surgeons are being left to pick up the pieces.
According to a new study from the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), 25 per cent of British surgeons it surveyed said they had treated patients after a failed cosmetic procedure carried out abroad.
Consultant cosmetic surgeon Anthony Armstrong, a member of BAPRAS, told the Sun: "When patients travel abroad for cosmetic surgery they are putting their lives in the hands of someone they have probably never met and someone who is probably not fully qualified.
"But what we have seen in the UK is an increasing trend for people to go regardless of the risks."
Mr Armstrong warned that the potential consequences of cosmetic surgery conducted by under-qualified surgeons can have potentially fatal consequences.
Recently, a leading cosmetic surgeon, Dalvi Humzah, warned people of the dangers of non-surgical cosmetic treatments administered by unqualified professionals.
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