Thinking of having a cosmetic procedure?
What do I need to consider?, and in our guidance for doctors.
Both are available at www.gmc-uk.org/cosmetic.
CONSENT – The doctor who will carry out your procedure must speak to you personally and get your consent.
OPENNESS – Your doctor must be open and honest about their skills, experience, fees and any conflicts of interests.
SAFETY – Your procedure must take place in a safe and suitable environment.
MARKETING – Your doctor must market their services responsibly and be clear about the risks involved.
EXPERIENCE – Your doctor should have experience of carrying out the procedure you’ve asked for.
TIME – Your doctor must give you enough time to make your decision. You should never feel pressured or rushed into having a procedure.
INFORMATION – Your doctor must give you clear information, including details about aftercare and who to contact if you’re worried.
COSTS – Your doctor must explain the costs clearly, including details of any fees you need to pay for any potential additional procedures.