BAPRAS welcomes launch of new guidance for cosmetic surgery and interventions

12th April 2016


Today sees the launch of both the Professional Standards for Cosmetic Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) and the Guidance for Doctors who Offer Cosmetic Interventions by the General Medical Council (GMC).

BAPRAS' Deputy President, David Ward, a consultant surgeon who also sits as Deputy Chair of the RCS Cosmetic Surgery Interspecialty Committee (CSIC) commented that BAPRAS is very pleased to have been involved in the extensive work done by the RCS and GMC to ensure the highest standards of patient safety and care in cosmetic surgery. These documents represent a collaboration between organisations and surgical specialities to ensure that all surgeons adhere to rigorous professional standards.

We welcome the call for better regulation of cosmetic surgery and believes a robust framework that includes pre-operative consultation, the opportunity for a second consultation and time for reflection is required to protect every patient.

BAPRAS fully supports regulation of cosmetic surgery and better protection of cosmetic surgery patients. BAPRAS continues to emphasise that cosmetic surgery should only be performed when it’s the right thing for the patient and done only by surgeons fully trained in cosmetic surgery.

View the guidelines in full in our clinical guidance and regulations section


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