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Surgeon threatened with libel over remarks made about a breast enhancement cream

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 12 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6452
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A consultant plastic surgeon faces a possible libel action for questioning the effectiveness of a £125 (€146; $200) cream that its makers claim will increase a woman’s breast size.

The comments by Dalia Nield of the London Clinic were quoted by the Daily Mail in an article about Rodial’s Boob Job cream, which the manufacturers say can boost breast size by 2.5 cm.

Mrs Nield was quoted as saying that it was “highly unlikely” that the cream would make breasts bigger and adding that the company had not provided a full analysis of tests on it. If …

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