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Welcome to the BAAPS dedicated Patients area. Be safe, be sure - are you looking to find out more about surgery or find a BAAPS surgeon?

Why Use a BAAPS Member

Choosing a BAAPS Member for your surgery can provide much needed peace of mind when making this important decision. You can be safe in the knowledge that all Members have been rigorously examined in aesthetic surgery, and have demonstrated the required level of experience and standards before being invited to join the association.

Fully Trained

All BAAPS Members are fully trained Plastic Surgeons on the General Medical Council Specialist Register and are Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons, completing a rigorous 6-year specialist training programme in a recognised training centre, with regular assessment and examinations. BAAPS Surgeons are audited every year and are completing the RCS certification scheme for patient safety which was developed to ensure the highest levels of care can be maintained.

Registered with GMC

BAAPS Members are all on the Specialist Register of Plastic Surgeons maintained by the General Medical Council (GMC). The GMC is an independent organisation established to protect patients and improve medical education, practice and care across the UK. You can check that your chosen surgeon is on this Register by visiting the GMC website.

Unparalleled Knowledge

BAAPS Members have an unrivalled breadth and depth of knowledge, gained from their extensive training and commitment to continuous personal development. Patients can rest assured that they will always receive the very latest information and advice from Members about the range of treatments available.


A consultation with a BAAPS Member will provide you with a professional medical opinion on the surgery you are requesting, based upon a full and thorough assessment of your psychological, functional and health requirements. In some cases a procedure may not be appropriate or there may be a more suitable alternative, and Members will always openly communicate this.  Members do not work on commission nor have any profit targets to meet, so you can be completely confident that the advice you receive is totally genuine, un-biased and based only on the medical facts.

NHS Consultant Status

Many Members have already held, or are currently in NHS consultant posts, indicating that they are fully qualified and trained up to UK standards.

GP Liaison

BAAPS Members are happy to accept referrals from General Practitioners (your GP), and with agreement from the patient to keep the GP informed of treatment plans. General Practioners (GP) may consider referal to a BAAPS Consultant for the psychological, functional and health benefits that aesthetic surgery can provide. 

Ongoing Training

Members are some of the most well qualified and experienced consultants in their specialist field. They regularly attend scientific meetings organised by BAAPS, and other important scientific seminars run by similar national and international organisations and have to demonstrate continuous professional development in an annual appraisal.


BAAPS Members are recognised by BUPA, PPP and many other major health insurance providers. There are some functional elements of aesthetic surgery which may be covered by your medical insurance, for example, a septo-rhinoplasty for breathing problems or upper eyelid blepharoplasty for signficant hooding with visual obstruction.  Other examples include correction of diastasis recti or umbilical hernia repair during abdominoplasty.  

Reputable CQC REgistered facilities

All BAAPS Members work in reputable hospitals and CQC registered facilities providing an umbrella of support and reassurance. 

Recognised Progessional Body

BAAPS is fully recognised as the legitimate professional body representing the field of aesthetic surgery by The Royal College of Surgeons of England, The Royal College of Surgeons of Scotland and The Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. The offices are situated within the Royal College of Surgeons in London.

Code of Conduct

BAAPS Members adhere to a code of conduct which follows the GMC Good Practice Guidelines.