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Press Releases Archive — January 2012

Britons Tighten Belts (in more ways than one)

Male tummy tucks up 15% - Not one procedure decreases in demand in 2011

London, UK – 30 January 2012 – The economy may be shrinking but so are waistlines around the UK, in particular male ones. In spite of a climate of financial austerity and a burgeoning breast implant scandal over the last year,... Read more


Surgeons' statement re: Polyurethane-coated implants

‘No New Developments – Group Exercising Caution’

London – 29 January 2012 – The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (www.baaps.org.uk) urges caution in the face of alarming headlines regarding possible cancer links with a certain type of implant. Polyurethane-coated... Read more


Helping define the shape of things to come

Code of Cosmetic Practice welcomed by surgeons – patient protection ‘Hippocratic’

London – 29 January, 2012 – The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (www.baaps.org.uk ), the only organisation based at the Royal College of Surgeons solely dedicated to the advancement of education and practice of... Read more


Surgeons put forward regulation proposal

Straightforward plan calls for advertising ban to ensure controls in the sector

London – 23 January, 2012 – The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (www.baaps.org.uk) is delighted with the news of an enquiry by MPs to examine lax regulations which have allowed a ‘cowboy’ market to flourish... Read more


Surgeons put forward regulation proposal

Straightforward plan calls for advertising ban to ensure controls in the sector

London – 23 January, 2012 – The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (www.baaps.org.uk) is delighted with the news of an enquiry by MPs to examine lax regulations which have allowed a ‘cowboy’ market to flourish... Read more


Joint statement regarding PIP implants

Clear new guidance on PIP breast implants issued for patients and doctors

MEDIA STATEMENT: Tuesday, 17 January 2012 Authoritative new professional and patient guidance for all women who have received a PIP breast implant has been released today (Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012) by the professional bodies representing... Read more


Survey reveals 95% of surgeons believe clinics - not the taxpayer and hospitals should pay for defective implant removal

Clinics Refusing to Help an ‘Increasingly Isolated’ Element of the Private Sector

  London – 13 January, 2011 – Despite assurances from the Government that there is no clinical need for ‘routine’ removal of controversial PIP implants, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons... Read more


It's DD Day

Removal as Precautionary Measure

London - 6 January, 2011 – The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (www.baaps.org.uk), recently invited to participate in the Expert Group advising the Government on the situation concerning the controversial PIP beast implants,... Read more