The NSW Health Care Complaints Commission is warning New South Wales residents about the increasing number of cosmetic surgery procedures being performed in homes by nonregistered medical professionals, resulting in botched facial features.

This is despite repeated warnings from plastic surgeons that patients should only have cosmetic procedures performed by a qualified surgeon in a hospital environment, and new NSW government laws cracking down on dodgy providers.

The NSW Health Care Complaints Commission has received numerous complaints about non-registered practitioners advertising various cosmetic procedures on social media platforms like WeChat, a popular Chinese messaging app.

The procedures include double eyelid suturing — which is popular among Asian women — nose bridge lifts, protein suture facelifts, Botox, Dermal fillers and Glutathione skin whitening.

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