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In 2008 BAPRAS surveyed 208 UK consultant plastic surgeon members to find out if they had seen patients who had problems following cosmetic procedures performed outside the UK
Overview of results
Thirty-seven per cent of respondents said they or a member of their team had seen patients with complications following cosmetic procedures outside the UK. Of those who answered yes, 83% (62) consultants completed the rest of the questionnaire detailing the impact of cosmetic tourism on their NHS services.
215 patients were seen by consultants or members of their NHS team with complications or concerns relating to cosmetic procedures performed outside the UK
60% of those surveyed believe the number of patients presenting to their NHS team with complications from cosmetic procedures outside the UK has increased