Private plastic surgery clinics are using “ruthless” sales tactics to lure in patients who might be unaware whether their doctor is qualified or even insured to carry out operations, leading doctors have said.
The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) is urging potential patients to “think carefully” before undergoing any procedure as it launches an online tool on Tuesday to help people make an informed choice about cosmetic surgery.
It strongly recommends taking at least two weeks between an initial consultation with the operating surgeon and consenting to surgery.