Cosmetic surgery abroad often costs less than in the UK but make sure you weigh any potential savings against potential risks. Both BAAPS (The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons)and BAPRAS (The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and AestheticSurgeons) have voiced concerns about patients experiencing problems following cosmetic surgery procedures abroad. View this link for information,advice and links to external websites.
The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons(BAAPS)
The BAAPS is based at the RoyalCollege of Surgeons and has been advancing Aesthetic Surgery since 1982. The BAAPS was established for the advancement of education in, and the practice of Aesthetic Surgery for public benefit.
The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
As the voice of plastic surgery in the UK, we aim to raise awareness of the breadth of plastic surgery, to promote innovation in teaching, learning and research and to increase overall understanding of the profession. This website is a resource for plastic surgeons, other medical and health professionals, the general public, media, researchers and anyone who would like to know more about plastic surgery. It contains: specialist information for consultants and surgeons in training; details on educational courses, international meetings and events; the latest plastic surgery news and research; and general patient information for anyone wanting to find out more about plastic surgery.
Antonia Mariconda founded a social media campaign called #SafetyInBeauty it is intended to expose unsafe beauty practices, with a view to keeping the public informed as well as raising awareness of possible risks and complications. Antonia carries out campaign work on a voluntary basis together with an incredibly support network of legal, medical, psychological and aesthetic industry professionals.
We're the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.
Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) is the UK charity for patient safety and justice. We provide free and confidential advice and support to people affected by medical accidents, via our helpline and casework service and can refer to our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors or other sources of support where appropriate. AvMA is also the foremost patients' charity working to improve patient safety in the UK.