BAPRAS supports Nuffield Council on Bioethics' call for better regulation of the cosmetic industry

​Media statement- 22 June 2017

A new report has called cosmetic procedure practices and promotion in the UK a ‘cause for serious concern’. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics’ report on cosmetic procedures calls for further regulation to practice and promotion of non-surgical and surgical cosmetic procedures.
Mr David Ward, President, British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) responding to the report said:
“We wholeheartedly support the report’s call for better regulation of cosmetic procedures, and commend the detailed analysis of the ethical, motivation and wider contextual factors.
BAPRAS is committed to ensuring the highest standards of patient safety and care and ensuring that all surgeons adhere to rigorous professional standards. We will continue to work with the Royal College of Surgeons and all relevant bodies to ensure all professional and ethical standards are upheld.
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.”
Notes to editors
1. The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) is a democratic, membership-based organisation for plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeons working in the UK. BAPRAS represents plastic surgeons on behalf of the Royal Colleges and is a proud member of the CSIC. 
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