Cosmetic surgery insurance scheme on the cards


The PIP breast implant furore could prompt the creation of an insurance scheme for cosmetic surgery patients to prevent similar remedial problems in the future.

It is being touted as similar to the one run by the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta). The Abta style format would see clinics pay a subscription fee to become members, which would then provide a financial safety net to fund corrective treatment if needed. It was suggested by Sir Bruce Keogh, who is leading the government review into PIP implants, although he added that he did not wish to preempt the review's findings. At present the NHS is committed to replacing the PIP breast implants of those it treated, however private clinics have refused to reciprocate for their pat...

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