29th August 2016

New College guidance on professional standards for cosmetic surgery 2016

The Royal College of Surgeons has developed guidance on professional standards for all surgeons performing cosmetic surgery. There is also a new cosmetic surgery certification scheme coming on stream which is part of the College's response to the recommendations of the 2013 review by the Department of Health into regulation of cosmetic surgery interventions. This noted that patients need better protection against the risks from cosmetic procedures. To read more about this click here

Key areas addressed include communication with patients, consent, professional behaviours and dealing with the psychologically vulnerable patient. 

Read or download the Professional Standards for Cosmetic Surgery here.