Government Launch Major Cosmetic Surgery Review

The Department of Health will seek views from the public on cosmetic surgery following the controversial issues surrounding PIP breast implants. Professor Keogh, heading the review, has raised concerns that there is a lack of knowledge around the seriousness of cosmetic surgery and its lifelong implications and potential complications.

A recent opinion poll of nearly 2000 members of the public revealed that only around half would consider the qualifications of the practitioner treating them when deciding to have cosmetic surgery. The study will seek to hear a range of views and experiences on cosmetic surgery, both positive and negative, for a rounded picture.

A team of physicians, campaigners, surgeons and journalists has been assembled to help gather evidence and to make recommendations to the government based on the findings. Among the points that they are expected to consider will be:

  • Greater regulation of clinics, including the safety of products used for cosmetic procedures, and of the experience and qualifications of practitioners.
  • Information and advice: ensuring that prospective patients are given the correct information to make an informed decision, with time to reflect.
  • Improving protocol for complaints procedures, ensuring they are listened to and acted upon.
  • Introducing a national register for products such as breast implants

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Botox Approved For Bladder Control

Following a similar approval in Europe earlier this month, US regulators have now approved the popular wrinkle treatment Botox for treating a specific type of overactive bladder problem. It will now be legal to offer Botox as a treatment for loss of bladder control resulting from damage to the nervous system, such as spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis. Experts hope that the move will pave the way for the wider use of Botox for a variety of bladder problems.

While approximately half of the annual $1.5 billion sales of Botox go towards reducing wrinkles, it is also used to treat migraine headaches, hay fever, upper limb spasticity, eye muscle problems and eyelid spasms and neck pain caused by cervical dystonia. The drug, whose active ingredient is a toxin that blocks nerve signals, can now be injected into the bladder to treat patients who have suffered a loss of bladder control because of nervous system damage resulting from conditions including spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis.

The condition known as overactive bladder causes an inability to control urination, urgent need to urinate, and frequent urination, but one injection of Botox can be enough to treat the symptoms for up to nine months, by controlling the muscle spasms and increasing bladder capacity.

If you’re considering undergoing botox, you should always ensure you used an approved practitioner with Cosmetic nurse training from a botox training course provider such as Dr Hennessy Academy.