Northwest plastic surgeon warns of backstreet Botox

A plastic surgeon operating in the Northwest has urged consumers to stay away from so-called backstreet Botox, warning of the risks associated with it. Peter Patterson, who treats patients across Lancashire, said that ‘cosmetic cowboys’ were popping up all over the region and that mobile clinics were becoming more and more popular. Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, Mr Patterson said: “The problem is that anyone can set themselves up as a cosmetic practitioner. Training usually means an afternoon Botox or filler course and off you go. “I’ve had to counsel people from Lancashire who have had botched procedures and the fact is there are many more people out there who are too embarrassed to come forward.” Mr Patterson’s frank comments came after the inquest into the death of Denise Hendry, wife of former Blackbrun Rovers player Colin Hendry, following a botched plastic surgery operation.