How safe is the cosmetic surgery Industry in the absence of any guidelines
How safe is the cosmetic industry is a big question of debate. Although there are many that could be happy with results but the 3.6 billion pound industry is considered an unregulated one. As per statistics 35% of women are considering cosmetic surgery to improve their looks. 45% under 35. Despite such figures, how safe is cosmetic surgery.
Take for example a woman like Tina who at 24 paid just 75 pounds of a lip filler job. She was in and out of the beauty salon that performs such procedures in a day; it’s as easy as that. Although she ws in pain the entire night and her lips were swollen, she felt it was worth it. An increasing number of British people are opting for cosmetic procedures. Many are happy with the results – but the £3.6bn UK cosmetic industry is unregulated, leading to concerns about its safety. That is why one asks how safe is cosmetic surgery in Britain.
1 Breast implants last only up to 10 to 15 years
The most popular cosmetic procedure is Breast augmentation where women undergo such procedures as young as 21. Sarah was one such woman who felt the only way out of her eating disorder and unattractive body (according to her) was breast surgery. It was performed at a local clinic where the staff member though cordial did not seem a medical professional. Sarah’s operation involved breast implants inserted into the pectoral muscles. She still remembers the excruciating pain thereafter which lasted for two weeks. Although she has grown use to it, she still feels abit fake and shallow for having gone through such an experience spending so much money.
Breast implants last only up to 15 years after which you need to undergo a fresh procedure. Such procedures have seen a rise of 13% since 2014 and according to the British association of Aesthetic plastic surgeons; (BAAPS) it is also the least regulated area of medicine. Six years ago a scandal broke out regarding cheap breast implants of medical grade silicon being uses=d as fillers in the cosmetic industry. The review and investigation by the government found that fillers by facial injection were also a matter of concern. The authorities felt that dermal filler because of its easy availability are an impending crisis and should only be recommended by a doctor with a prescription.