Business banned from carrying out BBLs over health and safety fears

The business was issued prohibition notices by environmental health officers following an inspection.

Glasgow business banned from carrying out BBLs over health and safety fears STV News

A business in Glasgow’s West End has been banned from carrying out Brazilian Butt Lift procedures over health and safety fears.

An inspection was carried out by environmental health officers who found that insufficient measures were in place to ensure that, as far as reasonably practicable, people undergoing a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) were not exposed to risks to their health and safety.

Health and safety prohibition notices were issued on May 22, which ban the business from carrying out the non-surgical aesthetic buttock augmentation procedure.

The company has also been banned from using hyaluronidase to dissolve dermal lip filler – a prescription-only substance which was not being used as outlined in the pharmaceutical products characteristics.

During the inspection, officers found no evidence to demonstrate that sufficient medications, procedures and policies were in place to prevent and deal with emergency situations arising from the procedure such as infection, allergic reactions or anaphylaxis.

The company also failed to provide sufficient evidence to confirm the competency of those carrying out the procedure or that they were aware of the risks involved.

If the company fails to comply with these notices, a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal for consideration of a prosecution, where those involved could face imprisonment, a significant fine, or both.

Councillor Ruairi Kelly, Glasgow’s convener for neighbourhood services, said: “Our environmental health officers are carrying out inspections of aesthetics clinics across the city to help safeguard the public.

“After inspecting this business, officers acted swiftly to protect people from risks to their health and safety.”

The business has 21 days within which it can appeal.

This action comes after a different company which carried out a BBL procedure in a hotel function suite, which resulted in a woman being hospitalised, was banned from carrying out BBLs anywhere in the city.

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