Email & Password
Not a member? Register.
The new Instagram and Facebook rules preventing under-18s from seeing posts about cosmetic surgery are welcomed but could go further, with 74 percent of Brits calling for an age limit earlier in the year.
Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors launched a petition with the government-approved register of accredited practitioners, Save Face in February 2019, following a national survey of more than 1,000 people.
74% of respondents agreed that there should be an age limit on content that promotes or demonstrates the effects of cosmetic procedures.
The most popular suggested age limit should be 21 years old, with 35% choosing this option:
The survey also asked respondents if the images posted on social media of cosmetic procedures influenced how they felt about their appearance.
Our petition called for an age limit of 21, which would go further to protect even more vulnerable young people from making snap decisions that could seriously impact their health and quality of life.
The new restrictions only apply to under 18s that have declared their real age to Instagram and Facebook, so it is still crucial for parents of teenagers to remain vigilant and speak to their children about safe habits online.
For the full results of the survey, visit www.cosmeticsurgerysolicitors.
Many thanks to the author of this blog Michael Saul who is a Partner at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors.
Michael Saul heads up TJL Solicitors' cosmetic surgery negligence department, Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors - the first specialist legal department in England and Wales dedicated to helping victims of negligent cosmetic surgery.
His team has successfully concluded many cases arising from the full range of cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments.
If you want to read more, the experts at Consulting Room really know what they're talking about and have put together some eyelid lift, tummy tuck, facelift, Breast implants, nose jobs, rhinoplasty and cosmetic surgery treatments treatment FAQs just for you.
If you have more questions, you can use the eyelid lift, tummy tuck, facelift, Breast implants, nose jobs, rhinoplasty and cosmetic surgery treatment questions feature to talk to our panel of trained medical experts.
If you're keen to get started with any of these treatments right away then you're in luck - those clever folks also have a list of trusted, accredited eyelid lift clinics, tummy tuck clinics, facelift clinics, Breast implant, nose job, rhinoplasty and cosmetic surgery clinics in your area.
Let Consulting Room guide you through choosing the right surgical or non-surgical cosmetic treatment clinic for you...
Let Consulting Room safely guide you through the process of gathering information about surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments and products.
Do you know the dangers of cosmetic tourism? Shocking stats show botched surgery has risen by 44%. So, here's what you really need to know...
Before you go.....
Let's stay in touch, pop your details here and we'll send our editor's hand-picked updates on your fave subjects.