BAAPS Statement on ‘Degrading’ Crowdfunding Website

According to consultant plastic surgeon and former BAAPS President Rajiv Grover; 

"The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons' views of this appalling website have always been entirely clear, as the Association has publicly denounced this website as 'degrading;' 'outrageous;' and 'inappropriate' as far back as 2007. (http://baaps.org.uk/about-us/press-releases/183-outrage-over-degrading-breast-augmentation-website)

Surgeons cannot vouch for where patients obtain the funds to proceed with surgery, however, any member who knowingly performed surgeries for MyFreeImplants.com would be breaking the Association's code of conduct, and would face expulsion.

BAAPS members take very seriously the duty of care to warn patients that the decision to undergo a breast augmentation is not to be made lightly, that there are risks as well as benefits, and that implants do not last 'a lifetime,' but have to be replaced periodically, requiring future surgeries - something that is not explained to women who enter in to these wholly inappropriate and exploitative agreements."

ENDS

The BAAPS (www.baaps.org.uk), based at the Royal College of Surgeons, is a not-for-profit organisation, established for the advancement of education and practice of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for public benefit. Members undergo thorough background screening before they can join. Information about specific procedures and surgeons’ contact details can be found on the web site, or by contacting their advice line at 020 7405 2234. Further materials can be posted to members of the public seeking specialised information. BAAPS is also on Twitter:www.twitter.com/BAAPSMedia and Facebook: www.facebook.com/BritishAssociationofAestheticPlasticSurgeons

For all media enquiries, please contact Nikki Milovanovic on 020 7549 2863 (out-of-hours 07973 147 388) or email nmilovanovic@wavelengthgoup.com

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