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Feel free to download the Guidelines on Aesthetic medical practice in Malaysia by the Ministry of Health:
http://www.moh.gov.my/images/gallery/Garispanduan/GUIDELINES%20ON%20AESTHETIC%20MEDICAL%20PRACTICE_110613.pdf

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From TheStar Online; Jan 2012:

"Those who opt to go to unqualified medical practitioners for surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures at unregistered clinics are putting a lot at risk. 

Plastic surgeons are concerned that many Malaysians still go to unqualified practitioners to have such a delicate procedure carried out.

Consultant plastic surgeon Dr Cheong Yu Wei said invasive procedures must be carried out by registered medical doctors in a proper environment to avoid unnecessary complications later.

“If the procedures are done in a registered hospital, they will be on record. If anything goes wrong, they can be held accountable and responsible for their actions,” he said in an interview.

Dr Cheong urged the Government to set guidelines to regulate the industry and help the public in selecting authorised clinics and hospitals for such procedures. Also, it is important to outline who were qualified to perform certain procedures.

“There are many who promise the sky but are you sure what they say is true? Customers do not know how or where to verify,” he said.

He advised the people to visit the Malaysian Association of Plastic, Aesthetic & Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons and the National Specialist Register websites to check if the names of the doctors were listed to ensure that the person conducting the procedures was qualified.

“Patients should be more vocal over their concerns and raise questions if they are apprehensive or doubtful of what they are about to undergo. Some may think it is rude or impolite to do so but it is your right to know these things.

“They should question the doctor's background, his qualifications and even his certificates. Also, ask for the brand and name of products to be used in any of the procedures and do your homework. Well-known brands will have their own websites filled with information including the contents of the products,” he said.

Consultant plastic surgeon Dr Lee Kim Siea was concerned about illegal injectors and injection material used for facial fillers.

“Fillers from well-known brands usually have a better safety profile. Paying a bit more for well-known brands is worth every sen. The doctor who administers it is equally important as you can still get complications if the injector is not qualified to do it,” he said..."

Source: http://thestar.com.my/news/

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From Bernama; June 2011:

“The Health ministry will soon issue guidelines to help women avoid beauty salons and other unqualified practitioners when going for cosmetic surgery...

The Minister, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, said Saturday the guidelines were needed due to the increasing number of cases of damage done by bogus plastic surgeons....

In a related development, Liow said that doctors conducting aesthetic surgery in clinics would be required to take a special course organised by the ministry...

The Director-General of Health has been instructed to issue a directive to this effect to doctors although the course schedule has yet to be finalised.


Source: Guidelines Soon To Help Women Avoid Bogus Cosmetic Surgeons

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Published by TheStar in 2009:

BEAUTY procedures that can be performed by trained beauticians include chemical peels, cellulite and shape control, hair removal, microdermabrasion and nutritional advice.

Aesthetic procedures that can only be performed by plastic surgeons or dermatologists who are specially trained include mesotherapy, hair transplant, non-evidence based products (injectables) such as Botox, Vitamin C, placenta extract, stem cells, growth hormones etc; cellulite control and invasive procedures for cellulite removals, aesthetic venous treatment, aptos/contour threads and curl lifting; and all treatments based on lights and lasers including rejuvenating phototherapy, intense pulse light, plasma, breast implant, eyelid surgery, liposuction and liposelection.

To verify whether a doctor is a registered medical practitioner, go to the Malaysian Medical Council website at www.mmc.moh.gov.my

To verify whether a cosmetic surgeon is qualified, go to the National Specialist Registry at www.nsr.org.my
To verify whether a facility is registered or licensed under Act 586, call 03-88831277 or 03-88831311 or visit http://medpcs.moh.gov.my

Information on registered and licensed medical facilities that offer aesthetic procedures can be obtained from the Cawangan Kawalan Amalan Perubatan Swasta of the Medical Practice Division in the Health Ministry.

Source: Health Ministry

Reference link: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/5/24/focus/3872735&sec=focus
 

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