A THIRD of people who opt for cosmetic surgery such as boob jobs and face lifts now travel abroad to get it done on the cheap, according to a new study.

But more than half are unhappy with the results and one in five had to have further treatment back in Britain to correct problems.

A new programme which starts on Channel 5, Botched Up Bodies on Thursday January 23 at 10pm, is set to highlight some of the risks.

David McNair, hospital director at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital, which has been offering cosmetic surgery for 50 years, said: “We know deciding to have surgery is one of the most important decisions a patient will make.

“There are many people out there who will be considering cosmetic surgery for a host of reasons and we want to ensure they are guided responsibly through their decision making process.”

Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital is offering a free open event on Tuesday January 28 to those considering plastic surgery in 2014.

One of Dorset’s leading plastic surgeons Mr Ian Whitworth will be on hand from 12.30pm to present some of the treatments available, followed by a questions and answers session.

He said: “The open sessions are a chance for those considering surgery to learn about what options are available to them and privately ask questions on a one-to-one basis with a leading surgeon so they can make an informed decision as to whether surgery is right for them.”

The health care provider has also teamed up with Beales Department Stores to offer free, professional support bra fittings for patients who have undergone cosmetic or therapeutic breast surgery. This free service is completely private, offering patients the chance to choose a bra that’s both comfortable and attractive.

One-to-one sessions and the open event are free, but spaces are limited so booking is essential to avoid disappointment. To find out more or to guarantee a place, call 01202 702830.