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The Office of the Consumers Protection Board (OCPB) says it received 355 complaints from people who were affected after having undergone cosmetic surgery at beauty clinics.
OCPB’s cosmetic surgery problem subcommittee member Dr Chakkrapong Chunhasevi said the figure represented a twofold increase when compared with the same period last years when only 158 cases were received.
Most of the complaints involved with deformed nose after Rhinoplasty surgery, substandard silicone gel in breast implants, drooping eye lids, sunken noses, uneven breast sizes after augmentation.
At the same period, it also received 433 complaints from people using services of beauty clinics and spa which are not regarded surgical clinics.
Most complaints dealt with skin allergy symptoms such as skin rashes, skin irritation, and increased skin spots, skin burns after laser treatment.
He said after investigation and talks, it was found that most problems arisen from unskilled staff and no specialist doctor assigned to the cosmetic clinics to give advice.
But what was a concern was the operation of bogus specialists, and surgeons, he said and advised people to check with the office at website http://tmc.or.th/check_md to inquire the true identity of certified specialists and surgeons if they are really qualified as stated by the clinics before paying for the services.