The search for integrity in the cosmetic surgery market

Lett, Dan
January 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/29/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 3, p274
Academic Journal
The article reports that Ontario has undertaken a wholesale review of the regulation of cosmetic and aesthetic surgery, after the death of a woman in Toronto from complications following liposuction. The incidence has prompted a national debate about the integrity of the cosmetic surgery market and over which physicians must be allowed to perform invasive procedures. The college committee of experts has drafted recommended changes to provincial legislation that will expand the association's regulatory authority and shut down facilities which do not meet medical standards. INSET: Cosmetic surgery becoming the cash cow of medicine.


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