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Where Surgeons Draw The Line

Professional Beauty September 2010

“If a procedure will not be beneficial to a patient, we are duty-bound to tell them”

Dr Dan Dhunna, Cosmetic doctor

Entrepreneur Katie Price has never made any secret of her love of cosmetic surgery and procedures. The 32-year-old, also known as Jordan, was publicly open about her breast enlargements, Botox Injections and fillers before it was a socially acceptable practice.

However, the long-time champion of plastic and cosmetic surgery allegedly confided to friends in July that she believes regular procedures have ruined her looks. According to New! magazine, a source close to the former glamour model said she told them: “The children are calling me Daffy Duck and laughing at my puffy pillow face?’ Price described herself as looking like a “duck” after her latest round of cosmetic amendments

The newly married star is famed for her Barbie doll-like proportions and has displayed this aesthetic for most of her career. Arguably, her surgeons or aestheticians could have advised her against any more treatments. However, it is difficult to determine who is to blame for an aesthetically damaging amount of surgery and injectables. When a paying customer is demanding a treatment, practitioners may thiink it is better to simply oblige.

Duty of care

Dr Dan Dhunna, Advanced Cosmetic Doctor said that this is when professionals working in aesthetics have to remember their position. “The difference between a customer and a patient is the customer is always right;’ he said. “But if a procedure will not be beneficial to a patient, we are duty-bound to tell them.” …