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Cosmetic surgery industry in UK 'has key weaknesses'

There are fundamental weaknesses in the way cosmetic surgery is carried out in the UK, an official review body has said.

The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death found many centres were failing to assess and care for patients properly.

The poll of 361 sites found patients were at risk from a culture which saw teams "have a go" at operations they rarely performed.

The professional body for cosmetic surgeons accepted there was a problem.

Jane Hughes reports.

  • 16 Sep 2010