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Cosmetic surgery: Knowing your rights if something goes wrong

There is a great deal of confusion that surrounds the aesthetic industry and what procedures within it are subject to regulation. As the popularity of cosmetic procedures, such as breast…

THE BOTULINUM TOXIN AND COSMETIC FILLERS (CHILDREN) ACT 2021

Photo by Sam Moqadam on Unsplash There has been a huge growth in the use of non-surgical cosmetic procedures over the last decade.[1] The use of such procedures is by no means only…

THE COSMETIC SURGERY(STANDARDS OF PRACTICE) BILL 2016: REGULATING COSMETIC SURGERY- THE NEXT STEPS?

THE COSMETIC SURGERY (STANDARDS OF PRACTICE) BILL 2016 REGULATING COSMETIC SURGERY- THE NEXT STEPS? On Wednesday 19thOctober the Labour MP Kevan Jones introduced a 10 minute rule bill – the…

Rogue Cosmetic Surgeons and the Criminal Law

The disturbing case of breast surgeon, Ian Paterson, who mutilated countless patients over a period of several years, was a shocking example of a rogue surgeon. English criminal law plays…

Consent, “cosmetic” procedures and crime: The case of Ian Paterson

By Melanie Latham and Jean McHale On 28th April 2017   breast surgeon Ian Paterson was  charged and convicted of 17 counts of wounding with intent under Offences Against the Person…

Dying For a Tan:The Case for Prohibiting the Use of Commercial Sunbeds

From the 1920’s onwards, tanning was seen as aspirational.   It spoke of foreign holidays and the lifestyle of the rich and famous. It was a matter of “looking good” and…

Cosmetic Procedures and COVID-19: “Trivial” or “Essential Services”?

The current COVID 19 crisis has had a serious effect on society in the UK and elsewhere with the threat to life of a contagious disease.  It has led to…