Cosmetic and Beauty Treatments

Liposuction is a well-known cosmetic procedure where unwanted fat is removed from the body using suction. The procedure generally costs between £2,000 and £6,000 depending on the area being treated and its aim is to alter the body shape of the patient undergoing the procedure. It has been reported that the procedure is becoming increasingly common in the UK with more people willing to go under the knife.

Botox, dermal fillers, teeth whitening, hair-transplanting: the providers are regulated from this month, but are they regulated enough?

You may remember first becoming aware that places other than hospitals were offering “cosmetic” procedures: an advert for Botox in your local dental practice; hearing of someone’s image-altering treatment in an unfamiliar clinic; a friend displaying whitened teeth gained through treatment at a hairdressers?

Worries over the number of "untrained and unregulated" cosmetic surgeons and the consequent risk of botched procedures and cosmetic surgery compensation claims has led the Scottish Government to call for more stringent measures to address the problem.

The government's call has won the backing of many leading industry figures, including, importantly, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), which stated its belief that unless the situation is improved "patient safety cannot be guaranteed"; something which may lead to "disastrous results".

A 28-year-old woman has secured personal injury compensation after being badly burned while using a sun bed.

On her first visit to a tanning salon in Kent, the woman was instructed by a therapist to use the sun bed for ten minutes. The recommended period of safe usage was just five minutes.

A lens implant, first used in the UK in January 2014, has become the subject of debate following a claim that the lens has damaged, rather than enhanced, the eyesight of a number of patients, the Guardian reports.

A 46-year-old man is determined to pursue a corrective eye surgery claim following the procedure which, he says, has left his vision worse than ever.

An ambulance technician has been left in constant pain as a result of treatment she received at an NHS hospital in Scotland.

The 46-year-old is pursuing a medical negligence compensation claim with Thompsons following the use of controversial mesh implants to treat an overactive bladder.

Last month saw the conclusion of the month long trial of Jean Claude Mas – one of the biggest and most expensive trials in French history. Prosecutor Jacques Dallest called for the founder of the faulty breast implants to pay a €100,000 fine, a ban from working in medical services or from running a company and a four year prison sentence. However once the closing arguments were made a decision was taken to defer any decision until December this year.

As the cosmetic surgery industry continues to thrive, so has the concern over the danger of these procedures. Often thought of as frivolous treatments, one small mistake can cause years of misery and life-long health problems. So, how can you make sure the person you are trusting with your looks and your health is up to the job? Well the truth is, for now, you simply can't.

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