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Top award for British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

BAAPS Wins Aesthetic Medicine's Association Initiative of the Year

London, UK- 16 February 2009- The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (, the not-for-profit organisation established for the advancement of education and practice of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for public benefit, have picked up the award for "Association Initiative of the Year" at the Aesthetic Medicine Awards, held earlier this month at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London.

Contribution by key players to the cosmetic treatments industry were recognised at the ceremony held over the weekend of the Aesthetic Medicine Exhibition and presented during a glamorous evening of fine dining and entertainment.

According to consultant plastic surgeon and BAAPS President Nigel Mercer;

"We are delighted to receive this award from Aesthetic Medicine. At the BAAPS we have always worked hard to educate the public on the issues surrounding aesthetic procedures and it was a privilege to receive recognition from our peers."

'Association Initiative of the Year' was granted to the BAAPS for their work in highlighting irresponsible cosmetic surgery advertising. Other categories for awards included best new clinic and best training courses.

Eve Oxberry, editor of Aesthetic Medicine magazine commented:

"The Aesthetic Medicine Awards is totally dedicated to encouraging and celebrating best practice throughout the industry."

The Awards proved to be a fantastic night with Comedian John Bishop as presenter for the evening and after dinner entertainment offered in the form of a casino run by the Leonard Cheshire charity.


The BAAPS (, 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 website, or by contacting their office at 020 7430 1840. Further materials can be posted to members of the public seeking specialised information. BAAPS is also on Twitter:   and Facebook:

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