Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery
Proposal:

To stop offering the following cosmetic surgery procedures:

• Breast Procedures* - Asymmetry/reduction/mastoplexy including revision/replacement
• Gynaecomastia (enlarged breast in men)
• Liposucton /Skin contouring/Body contouring
• Cosmetic Surgery

Funding for reconstructive surgery will continue, where this is not for cosmetic purposes

*This would also include no longer funding breast reconstruction following mastectomy (breast removal as part of a treatment process)

Rationale for change:
The CCG has a current financial deficit and is having to make decisions about ceasing funding of services and therefore has to review funding of all procedures of low/limited clinical value.
Impact:
There should be limited impact on patients as these procedures are thought to be of low clinical value. Cosmetic surgery is a choice rather than a clinical need and should therefore be self-funded. Efficiencies made will go towards the CCGs financial deficit position and work towards bringing the CCG back to its duty of financial balance.
For further information:

Download the Service Restriction Policy Review document here

Download the Equality Impact Assessment - Cosmetic  document

See our information on Have your say on the Service Restriction Policy Review

Download our current Service Restriction Policy here

Find more information on existing local services at http://www.nhs.uk/service-search