Looking for Cosmetic Surgery Industry Regulation

by Linda Jones ,  RTE News | 2012-07-06

The organisation has said that the issues surrounding the controversial PIP breast implants had highlighted the problems caused by the lack of regulation.

Currently, there is no regulation of the facilities which offer cosmetic surgical procedures and neither is there any specific regulation of those carrying out those procedures.

Association President Dr Patricia Eadie said there was currently no law stopping any doctor doing whatever procedure they wanted even if they had no training in it.

She said she would like to see firm regulation of the sector, setting down who can do plastic surgery, where it should be done and who can do what procedures.

Meanwhile, Chief Medical Officer in the Department of Health Tony Holohan said it will only be necessary to remove PIP implants in 10% to 15% of cases in Britain and Ireland.

Surgical consultations have been given to women with the PIP breast implants, which contain unapproved industrial grade silicon.


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