21 August 2012

The government is calling on members of the public to give their opinions on plastic surgery as part of the ongoing cosmetic surgery review. This investigation is being led by NHS medical director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh and it has been established in response to growing concerns about the industry following problems with PIP breast implants.Surgeons, journalists, campaigners and physicians who are all helping to gather evidence for the review will be asked to make recommendations on a range of matters from the regulation of products used in plastic surgery procedures, to how the complaints process regarding such operations can be improved. Similarly, members of the public are invited to share their views on these issues. An opinion poll was also created to gauge the publicís views on the matter and only half of the 1,762 individuals questioned said they took the qualifications of the person treating them into account when having plastic surgery. Furthermore, the respondents said they would be less likely to have cosmetic surgery following the news about the PIP implants. The conclusions drawn from the review will be published in March 2013. See more information here: