Lip filler advert banned after it suggested procedure was ‘as commonplace’ as getting haircut – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 27th, 2019 in advertising, children, complaints, cosmetic surgery, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘An advert for lip fillers has been banned for suggesting the procedure was “as commonplace as getting your hair done”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2019

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‘Dr Evil’: Wolverhampton modification artist admits GBH – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2019 in consent, cosmetic surgery, grievous bodily harm, licensing, news, wounding by sally

‘A body modification artist has admitted three counts of grievous bodily harm, by carrying out tongue splitting and ear and nipple removal procedures.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2019

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Plastic surgeons call for tougher UK rules on dermal fillers – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2019 in consumer protection, cosmetic surgery, news by sally

‘A growing number of botched dermal filler procedures in the UK has prompted plastic surgeons to warn that better regulation is needed to protect patients from rogue practitioners.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2019

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Breast enlargement ads shown during Love Island banned by ASA – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2018 in advertising, complaints, cosmetic surgery, mental health, news, ombudsmen, women by sally

‘Adverts for breast enhancement surgery that were shown during ITV Two’s Love Island have been banned by the advertising watchdog after it backed campaigners who complained they were exploitative of young women’s insecurities.’

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The Guardian, 17th October 2018

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Bogus cosmetic surgeon becomes first to be convicted of injecting fake Botox on two women – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 12th, 2018 in cosmetic surgery, doctors, fraud, grievous bodily harm, news by sally

‘A bogus cosmetic surgeon who inflicted grievous bodily harm on two female clients by injecting them with fake Botox has today been jailed for four years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th June 2018

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Botched cosmetic surgery: law change urged as complaints treble – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2018 in complaints, cosmetic surgery, doctors, health, news by sally

‘An “alarming” rise in reports of botched cosmetic procedures in the UK has prompted doctors and campaigners to call for better legislation to protect against rogue practitioners.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2018

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Illegal tongue splitting procedures exposed – BBC News

Posted October 9th, 2017 in cosmetic surgery, licensing, London, medicines, news by sally

‘Body modification artists have been exposed carrying out illegal and potentially dangerous tongue splitting procedures.’

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BBC News, 9th October 2017

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Clinical Negligence Appeal – Findings Must be Justified on the Evidence! – Zenith PI Blog

Posted December 9th, 2016 in appeals, cosmetic surgery, damages, negligence, news by sally

‘This was an appeal against an order made by His Honour Judge Davey QC in the Bradford County Court on 05/06/16 where the judge awarded damages in the sum of £14,378.47 to the Claimant/Respondent, Mrs Claire Worrall (C) against the Defendant/Appellant, Dr Antoniadou (D).’

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Zenith PI Blog, 9th December 2016

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Rogue plastic surgery clinics to be named and shamed for poor care – Daily Telegraph

‘Cosmetic surgeons will be named and shamed for poor practice for the first time as part of a Government crackdown.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th August 2016

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Breast enlargement ad starring blogger That Pommie Girl banned – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2016 in advertising, codes of practice, complaints, cosmetic surgery, news, women by Mark L

‘A TV ad featuring a fashion blogger promoting breast enlargement has been banned for irresponsibly implying to young women that surgery will make them more popular and confident.’

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The Guardian, 6th July 2016

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Out of time and out of luck: extending time for service out of the jurisdiction – Hardwicke Chambers

‘The recent decision of Cox J in Foran v Secret Surgery Ltd and others is a salutary tale emphasising the strict approach of the courts to applications to extend time for service of the claim form. Here, the fact that service had to be effected out of the jurisdiction did not avail the claimant, with the result that her claim was time-barred against three of the four defendants.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 24th May 2016

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Cosmetic treatment industry given strict rules to protect vulnerable – The Guardian

‘Doctors carrying out cosmetic treatments must avoid two-for-one offers and allow a minimum two-week cooling-off period before surgery or risk being struck off, under long-awaited guidance to protect patients who may be vulnerable.’

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The Guardian, 12th April 2016

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Bradford dental nurse struck off for performing facelift – BBC News

‘A dental nurse who gave her friend a facelift despite not being qualified to do so has been struck off.’

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BBC News, 15 February 2016

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Sale of silicone implants made by Silimed suspended by UK regulator – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2015 in consumer protection, cosmetic surgery, health, health & safety, news, sale of goods by tracey

‘The UK’s health regulator has suspended sales of silicone implants made by Brazilian company Silimed and recommended that none of the devices be implanted until further advice.’

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The Guardian, 24th September 2015

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Plastic surgeons must give patients chance to change mind, says General Medical Council – The Independent

‘Cosmetic procedure patients should be given a cooling-off period before going under the knife, according to the latest guidance by the General Medical Council (GMC).’

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The Independent, 8th June 2015

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Cosmetic surgery ‘should be done by specialist surgeons’ – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in consultations, cosmetic surgery, doctors, news by sally

‘Doctors should be prevented from performing cosmetic surgery outside their speciality, according to the Royal College of Surgeons.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2015

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Harley Street doctor suspended over Botox practices – BBC News

‘A leading Harley Street cosmetic doctor has been suspended for 12 months after being found to have acted “dishonestly” and encouraging nurses to obtain Botox illegally.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2015

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Vanity cases? – New Law Journal

‘Employees & cosmetic surgery: Sarah Johnson reports.’

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11th June 2014

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Law firm’s medical negligence advert was misleading, ASA rules – Legal Futures

‘An internet banner advertisement by an Essex law firm which showed a woman’s face above the slogan “awarded £40,000 after cosmetic surgery – claim now” was misleading, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 21st May 2014

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Plastic surgeon’s career in tatters after transsexual patient falsely claims he botched ear operation – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 12th, 2014 in compensation, cosmetic surgery, electronic mail, harassment, news by tracey

‘A plastic surgeon who brought liposuction to UK had his career almost ruined due to false claims by a transsexual who claimed he botched his ear operation. Dr Brian Mayou, founder of the Cadogan Clinic, 120 Sloane Street, Belgravia, became the target of a one-man campaign of abusive emails, calls, texts and online postings claiming he was a paedophile.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th March 2014

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