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 and further reading on the General Medical Council: Cosmetic Procedures what to consider.

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