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Cosmetic Procedures

Published Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cosmetic treatments are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. A review commissioned by the Department of Health (DH) in response to the Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) breast implant scandal identified a range of concerns about the sector. This POSTnote summarises the procedures on offer, the factors driving the increase in demand, and the health, ethical and regulatory issues that arise.

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Author: Sarah Bunn

Topics: Health services, Health staff and professions, Science

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