The work done by aesthetics doctors

An Aesthetic Practitioner / Prescriber is responsible for consulting, prescribing treatments. They are also know too as aesthetics doctors. Most aesthetic treatments are performed in around 10-15 minutes, but many run into the hundreds of pounds per procedure. This makes it clear too just how key they are too and how this is now a massive market in the UK in terms of how in demand these treatments have now become.

An Aesthetic Doctor can’t perform major surgeries such as breast implants. Their field of focus is the skin rejuvenation of ageing or damaged skin. This will be on both men and women, both old and young. Traditionally, aesthetic medicine (also called cosmetic surgery) includes both surgical and non-surgical techniques. Skin can after all become and get damaged over time so this too is where and how and why these treatments are so key to the end user.

A very key point to remember before you have any form or surgery or treatment

Only registered doctors can perform cosmetic surgery in England. You should check if someone is a registered doctor or surgeon on the General Medical Council online register. Some surgeons have a surgery certificate from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS). This means they’ve taken an exam, been assessed and they meet an agreed national standard. The RCS has a list of certified cosmetic surgeons. Some aesthetics doctors are also members of professional associations. These all make sure they have the relevant qualifications, experience and insurance. This is to perform particular types of surgery.

Some other key points to remember here

Doctors must not offer or perform aesthetic procedures on minors or persons with diminished mental capacity, unless they have independent professional assessments indicating that these procedures are indeed in the patients’ best interests. As aesthetic practices do not cure or ameliorate disease and illness, and aesthetic treatments are elective and not medically necessary, doctors must advise their patients of side effects and adverse outcomes beyond those that are more common.

For the purpose of obtaining consent, doctors must disclose risks that are lower than those required to be disclosed in conventional medicine. For the more invasive and surgical procedures, there must also be a reasonable “cooling off” period between patients giving consent and the treatment. Good aesthetics doctors will be all too aware of this.


Aesthetic plastic surgery is a branch of medicine using surgical techniques to alter the appearance of patients. In this paper it is considered whether aesthetic plastic surgery should be viewed as an art form. The question is answered by trying to see how aesthetic plastic surgery fits a number of known concepts in philosophical aesthetics, concepts such as “artist” and “work of art”. Further to elucidate the status of aesthetic plastic surgery, it is compared with competitive bodybuilding, another technique for changing appearance.