Channel Five to present “Botched Up Bodies”

The UK commercial broadcaster is slating the Transparent Television-produced, two-part special following a hospital plastic surgery unit for 2013.
November 8, 2012

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 5 is slating a two-part documentary special following the action in a hospital plastic surgery unit for 2013.

Botched Up Bodies, produced by UK prodco Transparent Television, will document the activity at The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital as surgeons in its plastics unit work to correct botched cosmetic surgeries.

Botched Up Bodies highlights a growing problem faced by today’s cosmetic surgery industry in correcting procedures which have gone drastically wrong,” said Michelle Chappell, Channel 5′s commissioning editor for news, current affairs and documentaries, in a statement. “Some of the cases are truly horrifying and these surgeons are turning lives around.”

“Despite high profile botched cases we’re just amazed at the problems out there and are thrilled to be working with such a brilliant team of respected surgeons,” added Jazz Gowans, managing director at Transparent Television. “People are still making mistakes and not asking questions or doing their research which means we are all sadly seeing an increasing element of our society, a generation of men and women, [who] will be disfigured forever.”

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