Brexit will offer a unique opportunity to clean up the cosmetic surgery business, claims British Association of Aesthetic Surgeons. BAAPS Council claims that nine out of ten surgeons have seen a rise over the last three years in patients being misinformed about cosmetic surgery.

The British Association of Aesthetic Surgeons (BAAPS) claims that the impending exit in 2019 from the European Union presents Brits with a unique opportunity to finally clean up a sector.

BAAPS represents the vast majority of NHS-trained cosmetic surgeons in private practice. It wants the government to go for a multi-pronged yet clear-cut approach to ensure the future safety of UK patients.

BAAPS data alleges that despite an extensive government review, new for-profit agencies claiming to regulate the cosmetic sector and the launch of online educational resources for the public, 90% of UK surgeons have still recorded a dramatic rise in patients being dangerously misinformed about cosmetic surgery.