It is more important than ever today that you fully research and check out a plastic surgeon before embarking on any procedure. With so many stories in the press of cosmetic surgery gone wrong it is vital to check that a plastic surgeon you are considering using will do a good job and not leave you with any problems. So how can you check this and how important is it?
The most sensible thing you can do is check that your plastic surgeon is a member of BAAPS (the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons). This means that they will have undergone a six year training programme in an NHS teaching hospital, where they will have been regularly assessed and examined, and they will have a consultant appointment in plastic surgery in the NHS.
Members of BAAPS also work in the most reputable hospitals and clinics, those affiliated to the private wings of NHS hospitals as well as private, well-known hospitals. They will be able to advise on the best range of treatment available and this would not be in the form of a sales pitch as BAAPS members are not motivated by profit.
BAAPS is recognised by The Royal College of Surgeons of England, The Royal College of Surgeons of Scotland and The Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland as the legitimate professional body representing the field of cosmetic surgery.
It is also sensible to check that your surgeon is on the specialist register of plastic surgeons maintained by the General Medical Council. All BAAPS members are but you can always check whether a surgeon is on the specialist register by telephoning the General Medical Council Registry line on 0161 923 6602.
Have you been affected by an incorrect cosmetic surgery procedure?
If so, Medical Accident Group can help. Medical Accident Group is a team of dedicated cosmetic surgery clinical negligence solicitors, with over 30 years’ experience. Our sensitive and understanding team will guide you through the process of making a claim. If you believe you have a claim, call the team now on 0800 050 1668.