Are ‘Botched’ Procedures on the Rise?


Love Island has finally come to an end and we’ve spent the summer watching romances, ‘showmances’ and controversy after controversy. Each year the contestants seem to become more glamorous with most female contestants having some form of non-invasive cosmetic procedure done. So, this made us think, are tv shows and social media influencers the cause of the huge demand for non-invasive cosmetic procedures?


Since 2000 the demand for non-invasive cosmetic procedures has risen by 186%. In 2017 Plastic Surgery Statistics report, of the 17.5 million cosmetic procedures reported, 15.7 million of them were non-invasive.


Some believe that shows like Love Island or Keeping Up with the Kardashians influence people to undergo non-invasive cosmetic procedures. Others believe it has become a viral trend on Social Media with Influencers from Facebook, YouTube and Instagram speaking so freely about what cosmetic work they have had done. Either way, the increase in these types of procedures also means there will be an increase in ‘botched’ procedures too.


TV shows like ‘Botched’ on E! highlight the increasing amount of botched procedures that currently happen in America. Most of the time the clients will admit that they found a ‘cheap deal’ or that they didn’t search around enough to find a clinic with a good reputation who is also up to date with their qualifications.


These days it is easier than ever to find someone to perform your cosmetic treatment, but this means it’s also a lot easier for unqualified members of the public to perform the procedure too. If you find yourself looking for a treatment and come across a deal that seems ‘too good to be true’, that’s usually because it is.


It is important to make sure the person performing your treatment is a qualified Nurse/Doctor and is up to date with their training like Maria is at Bank Aesthetics.

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Make sure you trust you Nurse/Doctor, your consultation is a good chance to get to know your Nurse/Doctor as they should be able to reassure you and make you feel 100% comfortable with your procedure.


Asking many questions is also a great opportunity for you to get to know the Nurse/Doctor performing the treatment. It also helps the Nurse/Doctor understand what you want to gain from the treatment.


Save Face is also a fantastic way to find a local clinic that is safe to use with a good reputation. Save Face is a national register of Accredited practitioners who provide non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. Their Register is accredited by Professional Standards Authority and is recognised by the Government, The Department of Health, NHS England and The Care Quality Commission.


At Bank Aesthetics we are proud to be a part of the Save Face register. “Maria has a wealth of expertise and knowledge in aesthetic treatments and prides herself on keeping up to date by regularly attending training courses and conferences”.

Read Maria’s Save Face profile here.

Visit our qualifications page by clicking the link here.


Safety always comes first so if you are looking for a treatment in the Warwickshire region call us on 01926 859988 to book your free consultation. We look forward to meeting you.