Updated May 8, 2012
Many people fall victim to unlicensed individuals who perform cosmetic procedures, sometimes with disastrous results. A new plastic surgery based degree could help to alleviate such concerns in the future. According to online reports, the Anglia Ruskin University in the UK, will now offer this certification to would-be plastic surgeons.
This comes in the wake of increasing demands worldwide for improved regulations in the industry. James Frame, who is one of the university’s professors in the field explained the reasoning behind the course. The Daily Mail quotes him as saying, “Aesthetic plastic surgery is not actually recognised as surgery. At the moment, cosmetic surgery is being done by non-plastic surgeons.”
Foreign practitioners will be able to take the course starting next year. It is said to be a higher level of training than similar courses offered elsewhere. Doctors hope to minimize the incidence of complications, especially from cosmetic surgery tourism.
Written by the CareFair.com Editorial Team.