NHS medical director Sir Bruce Keogh, who will lead the inquiry into cosmetic surgery, will recommend tighter rules in several key areas;
- Making it routine practice for surgeons to register all devices - from breast implants to hip replacements - on a detailed register that could be used to detect trends and trace individual patients.
- Requiring clinics to join a scheme, similar to that run by the travel industry, that would offer patients protection if a company went bust.
- tightening the rules on anti-ageing dermal fillers, which require only basic safety checks and can legally be injected by anyone.
- Introducing minimum training requirements for surgeons carrying out cosmetic procedures.
The official review into cosmetic practices should mean the PIP scandal should never happen again. But the industry has a lot of work to do.
A major review into cosmetic surgery is being launched in light of the PIP scandal.