7 key points in the new cosmetic surgery guidelines

DOCTORS providing cosmetic procedures will have to adhere to stringent new guidelines.

The Medical Board has released a six-page, 41-point document detailing what will be expected of registered practitioners from October 1.

Under the new rules, practitioners must:

  • Provide mandatory seven-day cooling off periods for all patients who are considering a major¬†procedure (those that involve cutting beneath the skin, such as breast augmentation and rhinoplasty). The cooling-off period is three months for patients aged under 18