Dr Aamar Khan, a well-known celebrity cosmetic surgeon and founder of Harley Street clinic has been found guilty of misconduct by the General Medical Council after investigations revealed that he put pressure on a woman to purchase cosmetic surgical procedures for a large discount.
The GMC concluded that Dr Khan placed inappropriate financial pressure on at least three women, one of whom reported to have felt the most stress and was the center of the charge against the cosmetic surgeon. Under GMC guidelines, all doctors, especially cosmetic surgeons, must not pressure patients to undergo treatments, and a move against that is a failure of good clinical care.
Furthermore, it was revealed that Dr Khan failed to fully record the woman’s information, did not have the proper personnel present during the cosmetic procedure, and he reported failed to provide adequate post-operative care.
Dr Khan is allowed to keep his practice but is currently placed on strict conditions and will be heavily observed in his treatment of future patients for the next year.
In the meantime, Dr Khan plans to dispute the ruling and will be seeking appeal.
Dr Khan launched London’s Harley Street Skin Clinic in 2005 with his wife, and quickly launched themselves and their products as influential leaders within the cosmetic surgery, specialising in breast enlargement, liposuction, ear reshaping and lip enhancement. They’ve written numerous columns for magazines and national newspapers, have made regular appearances on television as industry experts, and have been the choice for many celebrities.