Crack down on cosmetic procedures: surgeons

Cosmetic surgery performed in doctors’ rooms poses an unacceptable risk to patient safety, warns the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.

In its submission to the Medical Board of Australia’s public consultation on cosmetic surgery guidelines, the ASPS is calling for a nationally consistent regulation of “office-based” cosmetic surgery and enforceable guidelines around the use of anaesthetic in these settings.

Any doctor can presently decide to turn their hand to cosmetic procedures like liposuction, facelifts, breast augmentation and labiaplasty without having trained in any of the