Any person (individual, partnership or organisation) who provides regulated activity in England must be registered with CQC otherwise they commit an offence. CQC are an independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.
By law, services have to register with CQC if you offer:
- cosmetic surgery that involves instruments or equipment being inserted into the body – this includes breast surgery, facelifts, buttock or thigh lifts, eyelid or brow surgery, nose surgery, tummy tucks or any procedure where an implant is used
- liposuction – this includes Laser lipolysis (such as Smart Lipo)
- refractive eye surgery or lens implant surgery
- all types of thread lifting – for example, polydioxanone (PDO) and poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) thread lifting