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With guidelines released by the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) regarding safer cosmetic practices, I am offering up my top tips for patients who are looking to undergo cosmetic procedures safely.
The key to successful results lies in the honest relationship between patient and surgeon. Some people are told they have to have surgery, for reasons such as deformity, trauma or tumours; other people choose to have facial surgery for cosmetic reasons.
Either way, who you choose as your surgeon is of paramount importance.
The RCS’s new Professional Standards for Cosmetic Surgery are intended to improve patient safety and standards in the industry, by stipulating that only surgeons with the appropriate training and experience should undertake cosmetic surgery, as well as the ethics and behaviour expected of them.
With that in mind, here are my top ten tips when choosing to undergo cosmetic surgery:
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Many thanks to the author of this blog Miss Sarah Little who is a Consultant ENT Surgeon at St George's NHS Trust and Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust with dual subspecialty interests in Rhinology & Facial Plastic Surgery and Anterior Skull Base Surgery. She is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George's University of London Medical School.
Her practice encompasses the generality of ENT in both children and adults. Special interests include rhinology and facial plastic surgery from both a functional and aesthetic perspective.
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