Posts from September 2020

In September 2020, the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) began a consultation on the banning of cosmetic surgery advertisements aimed at young people under the age of 18. 
 
Having surgery is an incredibly important decision that can give you life changing results. That is why surgeons have a duty to be responsible and ethical in their application. At Suffolk Breast Practice, our patients’ welfare is at the heart of our service. 
 
We understand the cosmetic and psychological benefits of surgery for patients, as well as the risks. It is vitally important that surgeons recognise their responsibility, particularly with regards to people below the age of 18 who may seek cosmetic surgery as a solution to their body anxieties. 
 
Young People and Cosmetic Surgery Ads 
Having surgery can be daunting and exciting at the same time. It is an experience that can offer life-changing results. However, have you considered what to do should your breast surgery go wrong? 
Most of us assume that breast cancer won’t happen to us. It is out of the realm of possibility, it seems. We live our lives, have our ups and downs, but nothing as terrible as cancer could possibly affect us. It is a fantasy we happily engage in. It makes us feel safe and secure. 
 
Yet, by ignoring the threat of breast cancer, we may do more harm than good. Of course, we shouldn’t live our lives worrying to the point of anxiety. But it is incredibly important that we understand the signs and symptoms of breast cancer to catch it in time. 
 
Sarah Harding’s story 
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