25 Aug 2011: The belgian General Medical Council is investigating the action of a clinic in Kortrijk (Belgium).
This clinic offered on the website www.groupon.fr a discount of 54 percent for breast enlargements. The clinic focused on customers in Lille and Paris.
The belgian law prohibits publicity for cosmetic surgery since August 5 2011 .
According to Total Beauty Clinic in Kortrijk, the phone did not stop not ringing since the Groupon action of Tuesday and Wednesday. “It runs well,” it sounds. A month ago there was already a similar initiative. The clinic says she respects the law, and finds that the offer complies with the ethical code of physicians.
Reactions on this groupon action :
– Dominique Tilman ( member of parliament ), who took the initiative for the law on advertising for plastic surgery, claims that the offer is illegal – even if on a French website.
– the belgian GMC says it is investigating the case , and regrets that some clinic are behaving unethicall.. The Code of Ethics states that surgeons should not recruit patients.