A consultation has been launched by the Royal College of Surgeons to help clean up the plastic surgery industry. The industry has been under intense scrutiny since thousands of women were fitted with sub-standard breast implants.
One suggestion is for a register of certified surgeons so that the public can obtain full information of the quality of the surgeon and make an informed decision on who to go to.
More still needs to be done to protect the public from "cowboys" who are using plastic surgery as a way of making money and not caring about the patients, especially if things go wrong.
Doctors should be prevented from performing cosmetic surgery outside their speciality, according to the Royal College of Surgeons. It told the BBC the current rules allowed "GPs to do nose jobs" and that was "a big problem" for patients. The organisation wants a new system to certify surgeons for each procedure. Bodies that represent aesthetic plastic surgeons say that they support the idea but it will only help patients if it is "mandatory and policed".