A recent feature in a leading national newspaper
1raised concerns that increasing numbers of children and teenagers were undergoing cosmetic procedures at public expense in National Health Service (NHS) institutions. The authors expressed concerns about the appropriateness of such surgery in vulnerable children and implied that the surgery was being offered inappropriately. Of concern to us, in particular, was the statement that ‘by far the most common cosmetic operation carried out on children was pinnaplasty’
1under the NHS. Does this statement reflect the current trend in NHS hospital pinnaplasties?
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Published online: February 02, 2007
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