BAPRAS in the news

A selection of news articles and pieces that BAPRAS members have been involved with

August 2018
The Guardian
Tongue splitting poses serious risk to health, say surgeons
BBC News Online
Tongue splitting: Surgeons warn of serious health risks
The Sun
Snakey stuff: What is tongue splitting, is it legal in the UK and what are the risks?
The Metro
People who get their tongues split are putting their lives at risk
Mail Online
From nerve damage to haemorrhage and even trouble breathing: Doctors warn about the 'horrific consequences' of bizarre tongue-splitting trend
Newsweek
What is tongue-splitting? Trend could have dangerous health risks, surgeons warn

October 2017
Daily Mail- Anna de Leo recommends fitting of safety latches on doors at home to prevent finger crush injuries in children 

June 2017
Sunday Times (behind pay wall)- Simon Eccles comments on lack of regulation in the aesthetic medicine industry

May 2017
Guardian Telegraph BBC Metro -Simon Eccles warned people to exercise care when removing stones from avocados, to avoid 'avocado hand'
The Times The Mirror- Jorge Leon-Villapalos commented on the rise in acid attacks on young people
BBC the One Show- Omar Ahmed appeared on the One Show this month, talking about a procedure he'd performed as part of a team of surgeons, during which a benign tumour was removed from a patient's jaw and reconstructed, using 3D technology

April 2017

The Guardian- Honorary Secretary Simon Eccles comments on lack of change in regulation of cosmetic procedures on the 4th anniversary of the Keogh Report


July 2016
BBC Radio Manchester- Kavit Amin explained more about the recent landmark double hand transplant procedure

May 2016
Belfast Telegraph and Babycentre.co.uk- With Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness week underway, BAPRAS' Chris Hill talks about patients that he's helped
The Daily Mail- Chair of the BAPRAS Innovation Special Interest Group, Ryan Kerstein, comments on a new device which could be used to detect bacterial growth in wounds
Talk Radio- BAPRAS' Brent Tanner talks to Talk Radio about penis transplant surgery- Listen again
December 2015
The Daily Mail- BAPRAS Member Sarah Tucker saves the life and leg of a moped crash victim

July 2015
The Daily Telegraph- 100 years of plastic surgery
The Sunday Times- Fill me in 

June 2015
The Guardian- Is cosmetic surgery the new acceptable face of womanhood? 

February 2015

Sky News- Thousands risk health over cosmetic surgery 

January 2015

Daily Mail- BAPRAS President Nigel Mercer comments on the possible reasons behind a failed buttock implant procedure


October 2013
The Sun- Patient story- focus on craniosynostosis, with advice from BAPRAS Member Steven Wall

July 2012
C21 Magazine- Chair of BAPRAS' Head and Neck Special Interest Group Omar Ahmed talks about the role of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery

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