Botox prescriptions over phone or internet to be banned – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2012 in cosmetic surgery, doctors, medical treatment, medicines, news, nurses by sally

“Doctors will be banned from prescribing anti-ageing drugs like Botox on the phone or internet if they have not seen their patients face to face, the BBC has learned.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2012

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Court orders £100,000 for ‘botched’ facelift – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 12th, 2012 in compensation, contracts, cosmetic surgery, negligence, news by sally

“A Belgian cosmetic surgery clinic has been ordered by a British court to pay £100,000 in compensation to a woman left disfigured by a ‘botched’ facelift.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2012

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Top surgeons demand ban on advertising breast enlargements – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in advertising, cosmetic surgery, news by sally

“Cosmetic surgery clinics should be banned from advertising their operations, leading plastic surgeons have demanded.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd January 2012

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Breast implant scandal: comestic surgery companies face court action – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2012 in cosmetic surgery, medical treatment, news by sally

“Andrew Lansley, the health secretary, intends to pursue through the courts the cosmetic industry companies that are refusing free operations to women wanting substandard breast implants removed.”

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The Guardian, 11th January 2012

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Keeping Abreast of Implants – Zenith Chambers

Posted January 10th, 2012 in cosmetic surgery, medical treatment, news by sally

“Cosmetic surgery, in particular breast implant surgery, has recently hit the headlines with the Government reviewing the UK’s use of French PIP implants, made using industrial grade silicone. On Friday 6th January 2012 the Government announced that the NHS would remove the implants without charge and urged private health companies to do the same. However, this article briefly examines whether the NHS and/or private health companies would in fact have had a legal obligation to assist their previous patients in this way.”

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Zenith Chambers, 9th January 2012

Source: www.zenithchambers.co.uk

Is the regulation of cosmetic surgery only skin-deep? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted January 6th, 2012 in cosmetic surgery, news by tracey

“Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has said that he hopes the government review into the rupture rate of a make of faulty breast implants will report by the end of the week.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 5th January 2012

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Posters banned for ‘trivialising’ cosmetic surgery – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2011 in advertising, complaints, cosmetic surgery, news, ombudsmen by sally

“The advertising watchdog has banned a poster campaign for cosmetic surgery that featured a woman in a skimpy top in posters designed to look like the cover of a glossy women’s magazine, after deciding it trivialised breast augmentation and would be seen by young girls.”

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The Guardian, 7th December 2011

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Surrey facelift woman awarded £6m damages – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2011 in cosmetic surgery, damages, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

“A woman has won more than £6m damages against a plastic surgeon who she said decided to “play God” with her life.”

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BBC News, 23rd May 2011

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Cosmetic ‘cowboys’ face wave of lawsuits – The Guardian

Posted July 19th, 2010 in cosmetic surgery, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“Lawyers who usually act for victims of NHS blunders say increasing numbers of people are seeking to take legal action over ‘cowboy’ cosmetic treatment.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2010

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Transsexual in court appeal for breast enlargement – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 8th, 2009 in cosmetic surgery, news, sex discrimination by sally

“A transsexual refused breast enlargement surgery on the NHS is to take her case to the High Court, at a cost of tens of thousands of pounds to the hospital’s budget.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th October 2009

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Burns set for lip damage pay-out – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2008 in cosmetic surgery, news, personal injuries by sally

“Pop star Pete Burns is set to receive damages for lip injections that he says left him ‘repulsive’ and ‘suicidal’.”

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BBC News, 20th October 2008

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Revealed: The “hard-sell” cosmetic surgery clinics – The Observer

Posted November 26th, 2007 in consumer protection, cosmetic surgery, news by sally

“The country’s booming cosmetic surgery industry is under fire this weekend for using illegal advertisements and defying its own rules with ‘hard-sell’ tactics.’

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The Observer, 25th November 2007

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk