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November 14, 2011


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The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) warnes over the risks people having non-surgical cosmetic treatments done at home - rather than in a professional environment - are subjecting themselves in an attempt to save money.

According the the BBC, BAAPS is especially concerned about young people in their 20s who are much more likely to choose a mobile service rather than a registered clinic or hospital.

The risks involve treatment administered by an unskilled and untrained person, the inadequacy of homes for medical emergencies and the insurance problems in case anything goes wrong.

Ash Mosahebi, a consultant cosmetic and plastic surgeon and a member of BAAPS, says the results can be nasty.

"You're putting your health and well-being at risk by trying to save a few pennies," he says. "I've seen some terrible botched jobs. Fillers have gone all over the place and migrated to places they shouldn't have gone. The worst case scenario could leave you being disfigured," concludes Mosahebi.

Latest figures show that on average more than one million people have non surgical cosmetic treatments every year in the UK.

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