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Further Information and Resources

If you’re considering cosmetic surgery, please do research the procedure, your surgeon and the clinic you’re considering.

Below are some links with advice and useful resources.

NHS guide on cosmetic procedures

Research your surgeons on the General Medical Council's register

Searching your surgeon’s name on this website will give their level of qualification - the highest level of qualification is to be on the Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery - this means they have had years of additional specialist training. This register will also show if there have been professional sanctions against the surgeon.

Research your hospitals or clinics on the Care Quality Commission's register

This link gives information on the type of procedures that do and don’t fall within Care Quality Commission’s regulatory remit as well as guidance for people considering cosmetic surgery
The CQC website allows the public to search for CQC inspection reports of hospitals and clinics.

Professional Bodies

BAPRAS - British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

Think Over before you Make Over campaign

Patient Guides for specific procedures

For advice on hair transplant surgery BAPRAS advise contacting the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery

British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons