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A cut above: surgeons welcome new President

Rajiv Grover assumes leadership role at the BAAPS

London – 21 September 2012 - 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 London-based consultant plastic surgeon Rajiv Grover to the role of President.

According to Fazel Fatah, consultant plastic surgeon and outgoing President;

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Rajiv Grover as the new President of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. This past year has presented a unique set of challenges; from the PIP implant scandal to the ongoing Government’s review of the sector; and as a long-standing Council member Rajiv has been instrumental in promoting the BAAPS’ message of patient safety and education.”

Rajiv Grover graduated in Medicine with a triple distinction from London University in 1989. In 1993, he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) after having been awarded the Hallett Prize and gold medal for achieving the highest score in the UK. He then entered 8 years of higher surgical training in Plastic Surgery during which he was awarded a scholarship from the Royal College of Surgeons to train at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. In addition to be being awarded a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) by London University in 1998 he was appointed as a Hunterian Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons.

Rajiv has been awarded several national and international prizes, including awards from the European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS) and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS). For his work in the field of aesthetic surgery he has twice been awarded the Hackett Memorial Prize by the BAAPS and in 2001 he was awarded the Mentor Prize by the British Association of Plastic Surgeons (now BAPRAS) for his published work on improving safety in the field of facial cosmetic surgery.

According to Rajiv Grover;

“The recent upheavals will hopefully herald a new era of healthier skepticism in the media and public, less ‘fads’ and a more robust regulatory framework for our field. I look forward to continuing to work alongside the dedicated team at the BAAPS and further cement our organisation’s position as the leading, unbiased resource for those considering aesthetic plastic surgery.”

Rajiv has authored a number of papers on improving safety and enhancing outcome after cosmetic surgery, and his studies have been widely published internationally. He has been on the BAAPS Council since 2004 and served as Secretary for the Association from 2006 to 2010. In 2009 he was invited to speak on the balance of art and surgical skill at the Royal College of Art in London and at the Louvre in Paris (Guggenheim Lecture).


About the BAAPS

About the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
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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