To determine how the altered version might react with the human body, BAAPS
says French colleagues contacted the gel manufacturers for any studies.
Consultant plastic surgeon and president of BAAPS
, Adam Searle, says of the rise in cosmetic surgery: "These figures appear to represent a growing acceptance of aesthetic surgery, particularly in maintaining appearance with age and the number of men choosing to undergo surgery.
Out of the total cosmetic procedures undertaken by BAAPS
members 10 of it was on men.
A total of 28,921 procedures were carried out in 2006 by BAAPS
members in their private practices.
This information comes from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, or BAAPS
as they like to be known.
issued a warning over "botched" procedures using Macrolane, saying almost one in three of 26 surgeons questioned had seen between one and 12 patients in the last year with problems.
Almost 29,000 surgical procedures were carried out by BAAPS
members, up 31.
Norman Waterhouse, one of the founding surgeons of Mybreast and ex president of BAAPS
says: "Mybreast offers the full range of all breast procedures and we have seen an increasing number of women in their 50s coming in for breast reductions and lifts.
But while this may sometimes be the case, if you want to check that a surgeon is properly qualified make sure they are a member of BAAPS
Dalia Nield is a consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon based at The London Clinic, former consultant at St Bart's Hospital in London and member of BAAPS
At The Firm, founders of Mybreast, BAAPS
surgeons focus on choosing an implant according to what's appropriate for each individual, given their natural size.
Consultant plastic surgeon and BAAPS
council member Douglas McGeorge said, 'This could be a case of pushing the envelope too far.