Cosmetic surgery experts are concerned that there might be an increase in patients looking for cheaper cosmetic treatment and consequently risking their health in relation to the difficult economic situation.
The British Association of Cosmetic Doctors (BACD) have made an announcement addressed to individuals who are considering plastic surgery in the near future not to trust clinics and practitioners that offer treatments at significantly reduced prices.
According to Dr John Curran, the president of BACD: “In times of economic uncertainly people turn to non-surgical cosmetic treatments as they are cheaper than cosmetic surgery and provide an immediate result.
“However we are concerned that people may be tempted to “shop around” for cheaper treatments which could lead to a surge in horror stories if administered by poorly trained practitioners.”
Dr Curran pointed out that dermal fillers and Botox injections can be especially risky, since the regulations for these particular procedures in the industry are not strict enough and patients can become victims of an underqualified treatment.
General Medical Council has introduced new guidelines that require all patients undergoing Botox, Vistabel and Dysport procedures to be examined by a professional doctor.