According to recent surveys almost half of us would like to go under the knife for one reason or another but would this number change if everyone knew the facts? According to the recent NCEPOD survey one in 10 of the clinics approached ceased to exist before the study was completed and of those surveyed less than half the operating theatres (44%) were properly equipped, 22% did not have a resuscitation team on hand, 32% did not offer a cooling off period and only a third (35%) offered psychological counselling.
The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, a professional body representing NHS-trained consultants, has backed NCEPOD’s call for tighter regulation and say they currently only have about a third of the industry as members.
Over the past two years demand for treatments has risen by 17% with the current value of the industry around 2.3bn per year. With more and more people considering surgery as a viable option the safety of the public must be considered.
We are now hearing horror stories of botched surgery on a far too frequent basis. It was only last week that a report featured on the Daily Mail website told the story of Karon Kitchener, who after hearing about ‘cheek fillers’ decided to treat herself to the procedure before her wedding. What was intended to be a fairly straightforward and minor treatment turned into a living nightmare for Karen, who now has lumps around her eyes and scars covering her cheeks from attempts to rectify the problem.
Since the incident Karen has suffered depression over the loss of her looks and has since found out that the water based filler injected into her face was meant for small bony areas rather than soft tissue.
‘The doctor definitely messed up, but I feel so stupid for having it done, it’s a disgrace that those causing these disasters are getting away with it’. She said.
If you have had a negative experience from a cosmetic surgery procedure similar to that of the above then an option worth considering is that of hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy has long since been used to help those who have suffered a trauma, helping to clear the impressions and negative thought systems which were created during the event.
In addition to this hypnotherapy is also very effective when used to treat depression and anxiety, both of which could emerge as side effects of a negative procedure. Many people who aren’t pleased with the outcome of surgery do develop depression as a result of loosing their former looks and may also become very anxious about leaving the house, afraid of how others will perceive them.
If you would like to contact a hypnotherapist with regards to treatment then you can do so by using the search tool located on the homepage of this site. Simply type in your post code to find a professional in your area and then use the drop down box to specify the area of treatment which you are interested in.