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    I'm looking to get some intimate cosmetic surgery done. I found a place nearby me which has good reviews, excellent prices and seems to have a pretty experienced cosmetic surgeon. Just to make sure it was all legit, I searched up the surgeon on the GMC register - he has been registered and practising since 1988.

    However, it did say that he's recently been placed under some conditions. I read through them and they were conditions for conducting intimate examinations on patients, which I will require if I book a consultation at his clinic.

    It seems that a previous patient of his must have made a complaint in regards to his method for conducting intimate examinations, but the details of the hearings are confidential so I can't be sure about what's gone on.

    This place has the best prices for my budget and it will be a pain having to find another one which is further away. Do you think it's safe for me to proceed with this surgeon or is it worth finding a different one?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm looking to get some intimate cosmetic surgery done. I found a place nearby me which has good reviews, excellent prices and seems to have a pretty experienced cosmetic surgeon. Just to make sure it was all legit, I searched up the surgeon on the GMC register - he has been registered and practising since 1988.

    However, it did say that he's recently been placed under some conditions. I read through them and they were conditions for conducting intimate examinations on patients, which I will require if I book a consultation at his clinic.

    It seems that a previous patient of his must have made a complaint in regards to his method for conducting intimate examinations, but the details of the hearings are confidential so I can't be sure about what's gone on.

    This place has the best prices for my budget and it will be a pain having to find another one which is further away. Do you think it's safe for me to proceed with this surgeon or is it worth finding a different one?
    To be honest it would probably make me a bit uncomfortable. Did you get a good feeling from the surgeon when you saw him?

    I suppose the key thing to take from it is that he hasn't been barred from practising during this investigation
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    To be honest it would probably make me a bit uncomfortable. Did you get a good feeling from the surgeon when you saw him?

    I suppose the key thing to take from it is that he hasn't been barred from practising during this investigation
    Agreed find someone else OP

    TBH its hard for most doctors to get barred, take it with a pinch of salt OP
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm looking to get some intimate cosmetic surgery done. I found a place nearby me which has good reviews, excellent prices and seems to have a pretty experienced cosmetic surgeon. Just to make sure it was all legit, I searched up the surgeon on the GMC register - he has been registered and practising since 1988.

    However, it did say that he's recently been placed under some conditions. I read through them and they were conditions for conducting intimate examinations on patients, which I will require if I book a consultation at his clinic.

    It seems that a previous patient of his must have made a complaint in regards to his method for conducting intimate examinations, but the details of the hearings are confidential so I can't be sure about what's gone on.

    This place has the best prices for my budget and it will be a pain having to find another one which is further away. Do you think it's safe for me to proceed with this surgeon or is it worth finding a different one?
    If you truly feel the Surgeon's op is within your budget I would recommend a) check to see when the latest reviews are from. If they are good then you're fine. It takes some good service for people to leave online reviews and b) book an appointment and ask the surgeon. Bring up your point, he may not be able to discuss the details but it might reassure you to hear his side.

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