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Surgeons: Happy first day, Mr President

Michael Cadier assumes leadership role at the BAAPS

London – 25 September 2014 - 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 Salisbury-based consultant plastic surgeon Michael Cadier to the role of President.

According to Rajiv Grover, consultant plastic surgeon and outgoing President;

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Cadier as the new President of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. This past few years has presented a unique set of challenges; from the PIP implant scandal to the Government’s recommendation of regulation in the cosmetic sector. As a long-standing Council member Michael has been instrumental in promoting the BAAPS’ message of patient safety and education.”

Michael Cadier completed a Masters degree at the Queens College University of Oxford in 1981, then attended St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, and obtaining his Medical Degree in 1986, receiving the prestigious Duke Elder Scholarship, presented by the Duchess of Kent. In 1997, he was appointed as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Supraregional Plastic Surgery Unit based at Odstock Hospital in Salisbury, where he performed a significant volume of breast surgeries as well as specializing in the treatment of cleft lip and palate.

Michael has helped develop and train other plastic surgeons in some of the more innovative cosmetic surgery techniques including the MACS facelift, Coleman fat grafting to face and lips, vertical scar breast reductions and open rhinoplasty techniques. In 2008, he was invited to become an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons, and twice a year examines senior trainees in Plastic Surgery in their exit exam to ensure they are competently prepared to become consultant plastic surgeons.

According to Michael Cadier;

“I feel honoured and privileged to be leading BAAPS at such an important time. Aesthetic surgery in the UK is the focus of increasing debate about the need for stringent regulation to improve patient safety, surgical training and surgical outcomes. BAAPS is heavily involved in both government and royal college led initiatives to make this happen and I am deeply committed to this process. The need for structured training in aesthetic surgery is paramount and BAAPS is developing regional training programmes and courses for its members.”

Michael has authored a number of papers on improving safety and enhancing outcome after cosmetic surgery, and his studies have been widely published internationally. In 1993 he was awarded the Hackett Prize for his research on the use of adrenaline in breast reduction surgery to reduce blood loss and complication rates. In 2000, he published the first report on the harmful effects of soya bean oil Implants (Trilucent Implants), which were subsequently withdrawn and recommended for removal. He has been on the BAAPS Council since 2008. Michael also chairs the quality and clinical outcomes working group for the Cosmetic Surgery Interspeciality Committee (CSIC), a joint initiative of the Department of Health and the Royal College of Surgeons, which aims to become the basis of regulation in cosmetic surgery in the UK.  


About the BAAPS

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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