The Trivialisation of Cosmetic Surgery is a “Crisis Waiting to Happen”

The Trivialisation of Cosmetic Surgery is a “Crisis Waiting to Happen”

A recent independent review of cosmetic procedures including dermal fillers concluded that cosmetic surgery have been “trivialised” and it called companies “distasteful” as their main focus is ensuring profitability rather than patient care.

The review calls for measures to be put into place to protect patients after it was revealed that dermal fillers have the same regulation levels as toothbrushes.

The review was commissioned by the Department of Health who will be passing their findings onto UK health ministers.

The cosmetic surgery industry is huge. In 2005 it was worth £750m £2.3bn in 2010 and it is predicted to reach £3.6bn in 2015.

With the market constantly growing there are concerns that cosmetic procedures are not being taken seriously as they found that botox and other non-surgical procedures including laser hair removal and fillers were “almost entirely unregulated.”

The review came after the French firm Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implant global health scare.

If you are concerned about the cosmetic treatment that you or someone you know has received it is important that you seek advice from a solicitor with experience in this area of law.

We at Michael Lewin Solicitors have extensive knowledge in dealing with claims involving many areas of cosmetic negligence and can offer you free expert advice on making a claim.

Please call us on 0844 499 9302. We are available to take your call twenty four hours a day seven days a week.

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