Cosmetic surgery is a 'serious medical procedure'

14 June 2012

People considering getting cosmetic surgery need to be aware of the fact that they will be submitting themselves to a serious medical procedure, Essence Medical Cosmetic Clinic has stated.

It is often the case that the general public, because of a trivialisation of the procedures, think that experiencing cosmetic surgery is relatively simple, which isn't necessarily the case.

Dr Kieren Bong, a fully qualified medical doctor with full registration by the General Medical Council and an associate member of the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors, said that while such procedures are safer, quicker and easier to perform, there still risks of complications and side-effects.

"It is very important that perspective patients think very carefully and more importantly go to people who are properly trained with experience," he advised.

Dr Bong went on to talk about the upswing in male patients getting cosmetic surgery – around 15 per cent of patients in his clinic are men. It shows that it is becoming more tolerable in society for men to undergo such treatments.

"What is really quite visible is the level of acceptance," Dr Bong elaborated.

"Men, historically, are quite shy and embarrassed about coming to cosmetic surgeries, but that is changing more and more."

Posted by Jeanette Royston


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