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Old Jun 8th 2009, 8:20 am
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Plastic surgeons have issued a warning over the risks of cosmetic fillers used in "lunchtime boob jobs".

Warning over boob jobs
Some have seen between 10 and 12 women in the last year suffering complications following treatment with the injectable filler, Macrolane, according to a poll by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).
The jab, which can cost up to £3,000 and is manufactured by the firm Q-Med, contains a gel to help contour the body.
Fillers are injectable substances commonly used to target wrinkles and smooth or plump up the skin.
There are dozens such products on the market, either offering a temporary "fix" or a more permanent effect.
BAAPS issued a warning over "botched" procedures using Macrolane, saying almost one in three of 26 surgeons questioned had seen between one and 12 patients in the last year with problems.
The survey found that most complications appear to be with permanent fillers, with one in four surgeons saying they had carried out procedures to correct problems linked to their use.
I'm not surprised by the results of this survey as we have always voiced our concern over the lack of regulation in this area.
Nigel Mercer, president of BAAPS
Almost two in five (38%) surgeons said they had seen between one and three patients in the past year with complications caused by permanent facial fillers.
Almost all surgeons (96%) said fillers should be treated as a medicine (as in the USA) rather than as a "medical device", receiving a CE mark in the UK.
They said the main reasons for complications for all kinds of fillers were unqualified staff not knowing how to use them correctly, patients being unaware of risks and side effects, and a lack of regulation which has allowed "unproven substances" to be used in the UK.
Nigel Mercer, consultant plastic surgeon and president of BAAPS, said: "I'm not surprised by the results of this survey as we have always voiced our concern over the lack of regulation in this area.
"The public must remember that just because they are non-surgical treatments, it doesn't mean they're non-medical and as such should always be administered by properly trained and qualified practitioners."
Q-Med was unavailable for comment.


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Old Jun 8th 2009, 8:22 am
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Is it just me, or is the fact that the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons goes by the acronym 'BAAPS' creasing anyone else...

If not, maybe its just a word we use in Scotland / Aberdeen.....
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Old Jun 8th 2009, 8:37 am
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No, it's not just you, I had to check the date to make sure it's not April Fool's Day.

BAAPS - come on, that can't be just coincidence.
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