British deformity reconstructive surgery reality show drawing criticism
UPI News Service, 06/03/2007
A planned TV series on Britain's Channel 4 focusing on patients with deformities undergoing reconstructive surgery has drawn strong criticism.
While the company behind the proposed series defends it as a means for patients to receive medical treatment, others have labeled it as a way to exploit those suffering from disfigurements, The Sunday Times of London reported.
"We have to be very careful to avoid exploitation of some of the most vulnerable people in our society," plastic surgeon Peter Butler said.