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UK and Turkish Medical Associations Unite to Issue Minimum Guidelines for Hair Transplant Surgery

Statement Issued by the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery (BAHRS), the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and the... Read more


BAAPS Cosmetic Tourism Update

As Brits Continue to Risk Their Lives Getting Surgery Abroad, A National Audit Reveals the Problem Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg. The number of people needing hospital treatment in the UK after getting cosmetic surgery abroad increased by 94 per... Read more


Caution raised Over Potential Immune System Impact of Cosmetic Filler

Dermal fillers have gained in popularity, partly influenced by reality TV shows like Love Island and social media; however medical experts caution that the injected substance may face cause an immune reaction. Hyaluronic acid – the key compound... Read more


BAAPS Statement on The Working Party on Sexual Misconduct in Surgery

In light of the findings of The Working Party on Sexual Misconduct in Surgery, the BAAPS would like to emphasise our abhorrence of sexual misconduct and all abusive behaviours. The BAAPS code of conduct is a central tenant of our charitable aims... Read more


Joint Statement on Breast Implant Associated Squamous Cell Carcinoma and other Breast Implant Associated Lymphomas

Joint Statement on Breast Implant Associated Squamous Cell Carcinoma and other Breast Implant Associated Lymphomas by the Association of Breast Surgery (ABS), the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), the British Association of... Read more


As complications from cosmetic tourism rise, UK and Turkish Plastic Surgeons Unite to Issue Consumer Guidelines

  Statement Issued by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and TSPRAS (the Turkish Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons) The significant increase in numbers of patients travelling abroad for aesthetic... Read more


City council serves notice on business offering non-surgical ‘Brazilian Butt Lifts’

City of Wolverhampton Council has served a prohibition notice on a city business offering non-surgical ‘Brazilian Butt Lifts’ – making it the first local authority in England to take such action against a premises offering this type of... Read more


Joint BAAPS/BOMSS statement on surgical tourism - CONSULT A UK SURGEON FIRST

Issued by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society. The significant increase in numbers of patients travelling abroad for both aesthetic and bariatric (weight loss) surgery has... Read more


Cosmetic Surgery Tourism

“BAAPS (The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) is a charity whose aims include championing patients’ safety in addition to having an educational remit. The BAAPS has been warning for many years about the risks and dangers... Read more


Cosmetic Surgery Boom

BAAPS National Audit Reveals 102% Rise in Procedures during 2022

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (The BAAPS) – the UK’s only organisation solely dedicated to advancing safety, innovation, and excellence in cosmetic surgery – has released its annual audit. According to the new figures,... Read more


Joint BAAPS/BAPRAS position statement on plastic surgeons performing aesthetic surgery

The public in the UK rightly expect and deserve the highest possible standards and safety when considering aesthetic plastic surgery. Their surgeons should be well trained, competent and demonstrate involvement in continuing professional development... Read more


Breast Implant Illness - Statement from President of BAAPS, Marc Pacifico

“Breast implant illness (BII) is an umbrella term that has been used by some women who have breast implants to describe a wide array of systemic (affecting their whole body rather than a single body part) symptoms experienced by them. The... Read more


BOTTOMS UP

Surgeons say no to BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift) but yes to SGL (Superficial Gluteal Lipofilling)

  Surgeons say no to BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift) but yes to SGL (Superficial Gluteal Lipofilling) as Real Time Ultrasound Technology Allows Gluteal Fat Grafting to be Performed Safely.   London – 17th October, 2022 – In 2018 the British... Read more


British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Announces New President

  London, 28th September 2022 - The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (www.baaps.org.uk); the not-for-profit organisation representing the vast majority of NHS-trained plastic surgeons in private practice the U.K.; today announced... Read more


From Facials to Facelifts

Petition calls for legislation to protect the public from beauticians and non-GMC registered cosmetic cowboys performing surgical procedures in the U.K.   “Currently there is more legislation to protect your dog while having surgery, than to... Read more


Aesthetic Treatments on The High Street

BAAPS Statement on incentivising patients

As more aesthetics clinics open on the high street offering procedures such as anti-wrinkle injections (e.g. Botox) & Dermal Fillers, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons has raised concerns about the safety of the public who may... Read more


BAAPS Call for Action as Audit Reveals 44% Rise in Botched Cosmetic Surgery from Abroad

Cheaper can sometimes prove more expensive, says British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, who are calling for travel insurance to be made compulsory in order to protect patients and reduce the burden on the NHS, as complications from... Read more


BAAPS "Code of Candour" in Celebrity Marketing

  The Tip of the Iceberg Surgeons Introduce A “Code of Candour” For Celebrity “Tweakments” as Audit New Figures Reveal the real cost of “No Downtime” Fat Freezing Treatments   London – 30th September, 2021 – The British Association... Read more


Just Say No: Surgeons Prioritise Patient Mental Health in Newly Launched Psychology Course

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS); the only organisation solely dedicated to advancing safety, innovation and excellence in cosmetic surgery; has launched a new initiative aimed at advancing the framework for mental... Read more


International Women’s Day 2021 - #ChooseToChallenge

2021 presents an unprecedented time for women in surgery, exemplified by the fact that the BSSH, BAPRAS, BAAPS, and the ABS all currently have female Presidents, with a female Vice President Elect currently in post at the BOA. In order to celebrate... Read more