Professor Kieran Murphy of the Medical Council advised in a recent article that prospective patients:
1. First consult their GP
2. Check the competence of the cosmetic surgery practitioner
3. Check for conditions on their practitioner’s registration as a result of a complaint
4. Confirm the practitioner has indemnity
The Aesthetic Institute welcomes new Medical Council guidelines and draft legislation which are being developed with the aim of making plastic surgery safer for patients.