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BAAPS Statement on CSIC recommendations from the Royal College of Surgeons

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

"The BAAPS welcome these recommendations from the CSIC committee at the Royal College of Surgeons as a step in the right direction. Both myself and current President Michael Cadier were involved in its creation, as BAAPS has been campaigning for these changes over the last decade. However, this will only protect the public if the recommendations are mandatory and policed.  It is essential that the public know who to go to when seeking a qualified cosmetic surgeon, but also, to be assured that the quality of their outcome will meet accepted standards, and particularly to meet their own expectations.  The collection of outcome data from individual surgeons is something unique to BAAPS, which the Association has championed over the last ten years, and in order to maintain and raise standards, it is essential that this level of scrutiny is applied to all surgeons in the cosmetic sector."


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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