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Surgery abroad requires equal level of research

Published on 22/09/2009
When it comes to choosing a cosmetic surgeon to perform procedures overseas; "research is key", according to the experts.

Katharine Griffiths, editor of, explained that researching the credentials and results achieved by surgeons abroad is integral prior to committing to having any work done.

She said: "There are some fantastic surgeons, doctors and medical centres abroad, just as there are in the UK, but it is important to apply exactly the same criteria to choosing a surgeon or clinic just as you would do here."

The comments follow new findings from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) that indicated a rise in the number of surgical complications from overseas procedures.

According to the research, more than a quarter of surgeons have noted an increase in the amount of patients over the last 18 months that have experienced complications stemming from cosmetic surgery 'holidays'.

BAAPS statistics show that 34,187 surgical procedures were carried out last year – more than five per cent up on 2007's total.

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