BAPRAS supports steps announced by Andrew Lansley on 11 January 2012

MEDIA STATEMENT- 11 January 2012

BAPRAS believes that ensuring safety and quality of care for patients undergoing cosmetic surgery procedures is of the utmost importance and so welcomes the steps announced by Andrew Lansley today. 

Consultant Plastic Surgeon Tim Goodacre, Head of Professional Standards at the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (BAPRAS) will remain as a representative on the Government's Expert Panel under the Chairmanship of Sir Bruce Keogh. 

Tim Goodacre said:

"It is important that discussions are held on how cosmetic products and interventions are regulated in the UK and how this can be improved so that we can avoid a repeat of the PIP breast implant scenario. In the meantime BAPRAS continues to advise men and women planning to undergo any cosmetic procedure to check that their Surgeon is a BAPRAS member or GMC specialist registered and that the chosen clinic is committed to upholding a duty of patient care."

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BAPRAS, the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, is the voice of plastic surgery in the UK.  It aims to increase the understanding of the professional specialty and scope of plastic surgery, promoting innovation in teaching, learning and research.

Founded in 1946 (originally as the British Association of Plastic Surgeons), today BAPRAS has over 800 members and is the professional representative body for reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgeons providing services to patients on the NHS and privately in the UK. Members of the public can find a member plastic surgeon in their area by logging on to  Anyone can check the GMC to find out if a surgeon is on the plastic surgery specialist register;