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British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons welcomes new president

Fazel Fatah Assumes Leadership Role

London - 23 September, 2010 - 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, today announced the appointment of Birmingham-based consultant plastic surgeon Fazel Fatah to the role of President.

According to Nigel Mercer, consultant plastic surgeon and outgoing President;

“We are delighted to announce Mr. Fatah’s appointment as President of the BAAPS. His exceptional track record and commitment to patient education and safety will continue to help position our organisation as the ideal destination for those seeking to learn more about aesthetic plastic surgery.”

Fazel Fatah completed his plastic surgery training in 1991 working in accredited plastic surgery centres in London, Birmingham and finally as a Senior Registrar in Oxford. He was granted Certificate of Higher Surgical Training in Plastic Surgery by the Royal College and appointed as NHS consultant at the West Midlands Regional Plastic Surgery centre, Wordsley.

Past Clinical Director for plastic surgery at City Hospital, Birmingham. He is credited for introducing modern breast reconstructive surgery to the west Midlands and established, with other surgical colleagues, the first centre for mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction in the region at City Hospital and has played a significant role in developing and advancing the subspecialty on a national level.

According to Fazel Fatah;

"I look forward to working with the proactive and experienced team at the BAAPS, and continuing to provide unbiased, educational resources to the public and further the ethical practice of aesthetic surgery in the UK.”

Mr. Fatah has numerous publications in several leading peer review Plastic Surgery journals, plays a major role in teaching the specialty with invited lectures and presentations in national and international meetings and by organizing advanced postgraduate teaching courses in reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery in the UK. He has a leading role in teaching and training in the subject of Lipomodelling with fat graft in breast reconstructive and facial rejuvenation surgery.


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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