Expert speaks out in defence of private cosmetic surgery clinics

A Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons has spoken out in defence of private cosmetic surgery clinics as part of the ongoing PIP implants crisis. Professor Laurence Kirwan made his position clear in response to a letter sent to the NHS and private clinics from the Department of Health, which said that some PIP patients had been ‘failed by their providers’.Professor Kirwan said: “I will not endorse the statement that the private provider has ‘failed in his duty of care’ because he has placed a perfectly legal implant approved by MHRA in a completely ethical and legal setting, as did the NHS.” “The fault lies with the regulatory agency and they should take full responsibility for removal as well as replacement,” he added. A parliamentary health committee met on Friday to discuss the PIP situation and to talk about new regulations for the cosmetic surgery industry – an official statement on the outcome of these talks is yet to be made.Source