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British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Announces New President


London, 28th September 2022 - The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (; the not-for-profit organisation representing the vast majority of NHS-trained plastic surgeons in private practice the U.K.; today announced the appointment of consultant plastic surgeon Marc Pacifico to the role of President and Council Member, Nora Nugent to Vice President.

Marc is an award-winning surgeon has been a long-time member of the BAAPS Council, serving as Vice President for the last two years.  He is also a member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS).

Marc graduated from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College and undertook his surgical training in a number of prestigious hospitals in London. His specialist plastic surgery training started at Charing Cross Hospital, London and from there he spent 5-years at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, during which time he completed his doctorate on improving outcomes in melanoma. Subsequently he trained at The Royal Free Hospital, London and Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, where he worked as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon for 8-years.

Marc was awarded the Ian McGregor gold medal coming top in the UK in the FRCS (Plast.) exam. Marc has been comprehensively trained in the most advanced techniques in aesthetic surgery; both in the UK and during the time he spent working in Melbourne, Australia. It was in Melbourne that he undertook the Advanced Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship at the internationally renowned Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery. He has experience in all areas of aesthetic surgery, but his main interests are in breast, facial and abdominal surgery. Marc opened his exclusive private clinic, Purity Bridge in Tunbridge Wells in 2013.

Throughout his career, Mr Pacifico has continued to publish & present his work nationally and internationally at plastic surgery conferences. He is set up and is actively involved in The BAAPS mentorship programme, training junior plastic surgeons and has lectured at eminent surgical meetings around the world. 


He comments:

 “I feel honoured and privileged to be leading BAAPS at a very exciting time for U.K. plastic surgery. BAAPS is leading the way in training the aesthetic plastic surgeons of the future through our Mentorship scheme; we are continuing to campaign for patient safety with our petition to prevent non surgeons from performing aesthetic surgery; we are supporting our members with the latest evidence-based guidelines for different plastic surgery procedures and we are building links with international sister organisations around the world. I aim to continue the fantastic work of my predecessor with the aim of always striving to raise standards, outcomes and safety for our patients”




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