General Medical Council

General Medical Council Guidelines for Cosmetic procedures include the following:

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.

For further information please visit the GMC website https://www.gmc-uk.org and further reading on the General Medical Council: Cosmetic Procedures what to consider.

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