Guidelines for Registered Medical Practitioners Who Perform Cosmetic Surgery and Procedures (view pdf)

Cosmetic surgery involves cutting beneath the skin - including breast augmentation, facelifts and liposuction.

A GP referral is required for cosmetic surgeries only. Non-surgical procedures do not require a referral.

  • Cosmetic surgery is defined as procedures that involve cutting beneath the skin, such as breast augmentation, facelifts and liposuction.
  • GP referrals are required for all surgical procedures.
  • Non-surgical procedures necessitate a GP referral only when underlying psychological concerns are detected.
  • Reconstructive and gender affirmation surgeries are not considered cosmetic surgery.
  • These guidelines focus on ensuring compliance and maintaining the highest standards of patient care in the industry.

Cosmetic Surgical Procedures

Cosmetic Non-Surgical Procedures