Modern ‘standards of beauty’ have become increasingly rigid—and has people turning to cosmetic surgery in order to achieve the ‘ideal’ look. From this massive demand sprang forth an alarming number of beauty parlours and independent cosmetic surgery outlets that offer invasive cosmetic procedures.

This article places the magnifying glass onto the booming cosmetic surgery industry that has been allowed to grow—but, due to the lack of proper regulatory mechanisms in place, has since raised safety concerns among public and the healthcare community.