When botox parties go wrong – why you might not be covered if plastic surgery fails and who you CAN complain to

I’ve seen and heard quite a lot over the years, so it takes quite a bit to shock me.

But last week, I found myself with a group of intelligent, articulate people – who proceeded to discuss their botox parties.

I’m all for people doing whatever makes them feel good (as long as it’s legal), but injecting a deadly compound into your face with no medical supervision while drinking cocktails isn’t a great idea as far as I’m concerned.

And no, you’re not covered under consumer rules and regulations if something goes wrong (as I was forced to explain).

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Our cosmetic checklist

At Resolver, we think you’re lovely just the way you are. But if you do decide to have a cosmetic surgery procedure, here are a few tips:

  1. Make sure your surgeon is registered with BAAPS (the British Association of Aesthetic Practical Surgeons) – Ask to meet them to discuss your surgery first (so many people don’t do this – which is scary).

  2. Check testimonials – Look at photos of patients and ask if you can speak to one (this is usually possible).

  3. Don’t be fooled by the sales patter – A good surgeon’s staff should tell you about recovery times, risks and other key facts and they should take the time to find out why you want surgery.

  4. Never go with ‘limited time offers’ – This is just bonkers. If you’re being time pressured into having surgery, the answer should always be no.

  5. Check that agreement – You don’t need to take credit out through your surgeons. Shop around for a better offer – but ideally, save up the cash yourself so you’ve got time to think about the procedure before you have it done.

From medical problems to private health treatment, credit and insurance, get in touch if you need our help. www.resolver.co.uk tell us about your experiences through our Facebook and Twitter pages. @Walker Resolver @resolver facebook.com/resolver

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