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BAPRAS member Mark Soldin responds to article in The Times (Weight-loss surgery is expensive but can be the only solution for some, 23 October) with a Letter to Editor.
Mark Soldin, a spokesman for the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons and a consultant plastic surgeon at St George's and Kingston hospitals, said: "Upward curvature of the eyebrows was considered to be an attractive feminine feature in the past.
Botox is a medical drug, and licensed for cosmetic use, but can be offered at a doctor's discretion. Clinics get round this by prescribing it 'Off Licence', which means the doctor has to assume liability for its use. "And they don't have to be the one to administer it," says Mark Soldin, plastic surgeon at St George's and Kingston NHS Hospitals. "That can be a dentist, a nurse, even a beauty consultant. If you're going to have Botox, go to a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist - you need someone who fully understands the anatomy of the face."
The number of people undergoing weight-related surgery, which includes the gastric band and gastric bypass, has increased rapidly in the UK along with the growing obesity epidemic. Under NICE criteria approximately 1.5 million British adults are currently eligible for these procedures.
Plastic surgeons are calling for new guidance on the treatment of patients after they have undergone weight-loss surgery.
I first met Mr Mark Soldin when I had reached my target weight loss of 10 stone. Excess skin covered my body to the extent that it encumbered my every day thoughts and activities and it became clear that no amount of exercising would reduce the amount of skin I had. Before meeting Mr Mark Soldin I really didn’t know what could be achieved but after my first consultation it became clear that not only could miracles be achieved but I would be in very safe hands.
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