A boom in the medical aesthetic industry in the state has led to a mushrooming of cosmetology clinics, but these are opening doors to quacks and triggering botched plastic surgeries. Consumers are tricked by unscrupulous practitioners and unqualified beauty centres peddling copycat treatments.

Pressing panic buttons, Telangana Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (APRAS-Telangana and Andhra Pradesh) shot off a letter to Medical Council of India to expedite action against unqualified surgeons performing critical plastic surgeries, including liposuction, hair transplant and breast implants.