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The BAAPS was established to promote better understanding of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery among to benefit patients who are considering surgery. We also believe in sharing new discoveries and results of our research with all our members and the wider medical profession. It is one of our key objectives to ensure that Aesthetic Plastic Surgery remains a recognised and respected discipline.                                                                                    

BAAPS also provides support for trainee surgeons in many ways with mentors, pastoral care, mentorships, fellowships, prizes and training days. 

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons promotes excellence in aesthetic cosmetic surgery and is the only organisation solely dedicated to safety and education in the field, and which represents the  vast majority of NHS-trained Consultant Plastic Surgeons in private practice.

BAAPS is made up of more than 350 member surgeons, following a code of practice and ethics to improve overall safety standards. We aim to enhance  public education on aesthetic cosmetic surgery, in particular the benefits
and risks of different procedures.

All BAAPS Surgeons have the highest level of training and qualifications and are committed to excellence in Aesthetic Surgery, including:

• Educating the public
• Advancing surgical skills
• Supporting our new surgeons
• Spreading the word
• Working together for greater impact
• Shaping the future

The first meeting of the British Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons was held in 1979.

In 1982, this group was renamed  The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. 

The original BAAPS logo before it was modernised.