17 September 2014
Medical Protection defines cosmetic/aesthetic procedures as those which have as their primary purpose the alteration of the non-pathological external appearance of a patient.
If you are not an accredited plastic surgeon and you are considering undertaking any cosmetic/aesthetic procedures, whether surgical or non-surgical, you must contact an Medical Protection membership adviser to discuss your plans in advance.
Medical Protection expects members who undertake cosmetic/aesthetic procedures to:
• Have undertaken the necessary training to perform the procedures.
• Comply with any relevant regulatory obligations and/or governmental guidelines (which may include but would not be limited to – holding a higher qualification in surgery and/or being on the National Specialist Register and/or holding a Letter of Credentialing and Privileging).
• Limit the scope of their practice to procedures and treatments for which they hold a valid licence or certificate and to those permitted under the terms of their Medical Protection membership, if different.
A failure to meet any of the above criteria is likely to lead to a request for Medical Protection assistance to be declined."