Do I need a GP referral for cosmetic surgery?
In most cases, you will not need to give your surgeon a GP referral if you are looking to have cosmetic surgery. However, certain medical conditions may need to be signed off by your GP prior to moving forward with surgery, these are easily attainable and further increases your safety in surgery.
If you do decide to go ahead with your chosen procedure your surgeon will ask your permission to contact your GP. This would be to gain access to your medical records so they can best handle your care. You can discuss this with your surgeon during your consultation.
Published: Wednesday, 4 November 2020