Japan plans to ban before-and-after photos in ads for cosmetic surgery

National Oct 26, 2017

Japan plans to ban before-and-after photos in ads for cosmetic surgery

The health ministry will prohibit medical institutions from using before-and-after photos of patients in cosmetic-surgery advertisements, sources said Wednesday. The plan follows a series of consumer problems stemming from advertising for aesthetic medical services, including minor cosmetic surgery and liposuction. Before-and-after images will be allowed for ...

National / Science & Health Jun 15, 2013

Insurance OK'd for artificial breasts

A health ministry panel has approved a system that will enable cancer patients to receive public insurance coverage for artificial breasts from next month. The move will reduce the financial burden on patients undergoing radical mastectomies since the government would shoulder 70 percent of the ...