In a startling press release issued by the British Association for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), it is revealed that “four out of five [cosmetic] surgeons record rise in revisions for botched procedures.” The data has come from a new survey undertaken with BAAPS members. The Association has over two hundred members, including Mr Alan Park, who were invited to take part in the recent survey.
Findings show that 80% of those surveyed, claim they are seeing an alarming rise in requests to help fix cosmetic surgery operations that have left patients less than happy with the results. Although surgeons such as Mr Park are able to try their best to fix substandard workmanship, depending on the nature of the problem caused, it may be very challenging to remedy the problem.
Reasons for this worrying trend in revision cosmetic surgery
The three key reasons that BAAPS member cite for the reason they are being asked to fix these botched operations are as follows:
- Patients being left to believe that they are suitable for surgery when in fact, it is not the best solution for them: Sometimes patients may have their heart set on a particular procedure that is just not right for them. A legitimate, qualified cosmetic surgeon will consider all factors, including physiology, state of mind, BMI, age, lifestyle and so on. Armed with this information, they will be able to assess whether or not a patient is suitable for the operation they have chosen.
- The operation had been carried out by an unqualified or unlicensed practitioner: This is why it is always important to check the credentials of any cosmetic surgeon you are considering. Professional cosmetic surgeons such as Mr Alan Park will list their qualifications and membership of professional associations such as BAAPS. You are always free to check with organisations if you have any doubt that surgeons’ credentials are legitimate.
- Patients are lured in by promises of cheap cosmetic surgery procedures abroad: The truth is, if the price looks too good to be true, it probably is. Surgeons working in different countries are not necessarily subjected to the same rigorous training and quality checks as we have in the UK. If it looks like a bargain, it may actually be false economy.
Checking your cosmetic surgeon is a member of BAAPS is an important first step when making the choice to go ahead with cosmetic surgery. Members undergo annual safety audits and their experience, training and qualifications must all adhere to certain standards. For more information, call us on 07468 418 419 to arrange a consultation.