'We are just fortunate that nobody has died'

COSMETIC surgery patients will die unless Australia acts to regulate the booming industry.

That's the blunt message from plastic surgeons after an investigation by NSW's health watchdog found six breast implant patients at one clinic suffered potentially life-threatening complications during surgeries in the past year.

A NSW Health Care Complaints Commission probe, reported on Tuesday, found The Cosmetic Institute was routinely administering adrenaline in combination with local anaesthetics at dosages well above safe