Anaesthetist administering anaesthetic for plastic surgery

Q: Is it permissible for an anaesthetic doctor to work with a plastic surgeon who may do cosmetic surgery i.e a patient is booked for cosmetic surgery and the anaesthetist will be required to put the patient to sleep for the procedure?

A: Undergoing plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons is not permissible in shariah. Hence, you should avoid administering the anaesthetic for these types of cases.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)