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Cosmetic surgery industry has become 'trivialised'

The cosmetic surgery industry is "booming" but has also become "trivialised" and needs controlling, according to a review by health experts.

Chaired by Britain's most senior doctor, the review judged the cosmetic surgery industry a "crisis waiting to happen".

Commissioned in the wake of the PIP breast implant scandal, the report recommends tighter controls on who can carry out procedures, including BOTOX and other 'fillers'.

It concludes by warning that having a filler gives people no more protection than buying an everyday item like a toothbrush or a pen.

ITV News Consumer Editor Chris Choi reports:


Anti-social behaviour is a 'blight' on people's lives

Greater Manchester Police's Chief Constable Garry Shewan has responded to figures which claim Manchester is the 'anti-social capital' of Britain.

Mr Shewan said anti-social behaviour is a "blight" on people's lives, he added:

Greater Manchester Police has had significant reductions in anti-social behaviour (ASB), and the number of incidents is falling year-on-year. However, the Force is not complacent given that the total number of incidents ending February 2013 was 134,233.

Public perception of ASB as a problem has fallen, as have reported incidents, and there has been a rise in perceptions that the police and partners are tackling local problems and doing a good job.

Cosmetic surgery 'should thrive as patients stay safe'

The medical director for the NHS in England spoke to Daybreak about the findings of an official review into cosmetic procedures.

One of the suggestions included on the report was an insurance scheme which looks after patients when cosmetic surgery goes wrong.

Sir Bruce Keogh said: "We want to get to a place where the industry thrives but people are safe."

BAAPS: We want to see the findings implemented

Nick Parkhouse, Consultant Plastic Surgeon and British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) member told Daybreak that he welcomed today's report, but what he really wanted was to "see it implemented".

He added, "I really hope that MPs will seize on the findings of this report, which are most importantly for proper qualification, proper training and most importantly for collection nationally of data regarding all the procedures that are carried out."

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