"Primum non nocere; first do no harm" is the fundamental ethical pilon of the medical profession derived from the Hippocratic oath itself. At the 2nd combined ASAMI-BR and ILLRS meeting in Brisbane in 2016, the issue of ethics and regulation of cosmetic limb lengthening was debated and although no formal consensus was reached, there was broad agreement on the guidelines that need to be set for cosmetic limb lengthening.
Athens BJR endorses this effort and implicitly adheres to the following proposed guidelines for ethical cosmetic limb lengthening:
Reference: Patel M. Cosmetic limb lengthening surgery: The elephant in the Room. Harm minimization not prohibition. J Limb Lengthen Reconstr [serial online] 2017 [cited 2017 Nov 12];3:73-4. Available from: http://www.jlimblengthrecon.org/text.asp?2017/3/2/73/213565