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BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 29 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h477

Tighter controls proposed for cosmetic surgeons: Surgeons providing cosmetic procedures in the private sector will have to prove that they meet new standards of training to be certified and included on a publicly searchable register, under proposals from the Cosmetic Surgery Interspecialty Committee, which was set up in 2013 after problems with silicone breast implants made by the French company Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP).1 To be certified, surgeons will have to be on the General Medical Council’s specialist register in the area of training that covers the operations they wish to perform. They …

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