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Important Cosmetic Surgery Related Websites In The Uk


Choosing to undergo cosmetic surgery has potential pitfalls, therefore it is essential to do a lot of research. The desired end result of a procedure is never guaranteed however it is essential that whoever will be responsible for your procedure at least has the fundamentals in terms of qualifications and registrations. The regulatory bodies listed below will hopefully help you make the right choice when it comes to choosing a surgeon or clinic.

General Medical Council (GMC) - It is perfectly legal for anyone to call themselves a cosmetic surgeon, for this reason it is essential you check that your potential surgeon is qualified. The general medical council is the independent regulator for doctors in the UK, all doctors in the UK have to be registered with the GMC. The GMC also keeps a Plastic surgery register which shows whether a doctor is fully trained in plastic surgery.

British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) - If a surgeon is a member of BAAPS, it means they have been fully trained for at least 6 years in plastic surgery and will appear on the GMC specialist register. Members of BAAPS cover the whole range of cosmetic surgery and are also members of BAPRAS.

British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) - As in the case of BAAPS, surgeons who have BAPRAS membership have demonstrated that they are fully trained in plastic surgery. The BAPRAS website contains a database of its members and their specialties.

Healthcare commission - The healthcare commission is the official body which regulates the registration of private clinics and hospitals providing cosmetic surgery. If a clinic or hospital is registered with the commission it is an indication that they are legally providing cosmetic surgery and laser treatments.

By: LucyMonk