The cosmetic surgery and beauty treatment industries are getting bigger with more and more people having these types if treatments. However, rather worrying is that there are practitioners offering procedures that require specialist surgical training that they do not have. Furthermore, there is no regulation and therefore no protection to the public against these people.
A type of cosmetic procedure is lasers or peels whereas a plastic surgery treatment is something such as facelifts or tummy tucks. This blur in the line has lead for medically qualified doctors who provide cosmetic medicine to expand and provide surgical procedures. However, these medically qualified doctors do not have the surgical qualifications to carry out these procedures.To be able to carry out plastic surgery you have to qualify as a doctor and finish the basic surgical training and then do a six year program of specialist surgical training and also pass a speciality test.
However, cosmetic procedures can be done by a number of professionals such as GP’s, dentists, beauty therapists and dermatologists.
This type of practice is unethical as to cross sell serious medical procedures such as surgery carries risk and serious complications.
If you or anyone you know has suffered an injury as a result of a poorly carried out cosmetic procedure we can help. It is important that you get independent expert legal advice from one of our specialist lawyers, preferably as soon as possible.