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GMC guidelines aim to end aggressive cosmetic surgery marketing

Doctors who carry out cosmetic procedures should give patients time to think before agreeing to go ahead, new guidance from the General Medical Council says.

Plastic surgeon Kevin Hancock, told the BBC the GMC guidelines would be welcomed by many in his profession. He said patients needed to do research and take plenty of time before deciding to go ahead with cosmetic surgery procedures.

Professor Terence Stephenson of the GMC said people should be "very wary" of cosmetic surgery special offers.

  • 08 Jun 2015
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