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Who We Are

BAAPS is the only organisation solely dedicated to safety and education in cosmetic surgery, and which represents the vast majority of NHS-trained Consultant Plastic Surgeons in private practice.

BAAPS Members have completed the highest level of training available in their field, and keep up to date with surgical advances by attending scientific meetings in the UK and abroad and participating in specific association activities like the BAAPS annual audit.  

All new Membership applications are scrutinized by the Council of BAAPS and then voted on at the Annual General Meeting. BAAPS demands that its Members act ethically and with integrity at all times, and Membership can be removed if there is evidence of continued failure to abide by this.

There are various levels of membership:

Trainee Membership

This membership is open to any plastic surgery trainee in years 5– 8, and is designed to support the trainee surgeon on their journey to becoming a Consultant Plastic Surgeon. The benefits of this membership are many and currently include:This membership is open to any plastic surgery trainee in years 5– 8, and is designed to support the trainee surgeon on their journey to becoming a Consultant Plastic Surgeon. The benefits of this membership are many and currently include:

  • Receiving the ASAPS Aesthetic Surgery Journal (with on-line access to back copies)
  • A log-book for procedures
  • Access to experienced mentors
  • Reduced registration fees for the BAAPS Annual Scientific Meeting
  • The opportunity to apply for a Travel Fellowship Grant
  • Consideration for The Hackett Memorial Prize
  • Inclusion in the BAAPS/BAPRAS Aesthetic Fellowship.
  • Receiving the ASAPS Aesthetic Surgery Journal (with on-line access to back copies)
  • A log-book for procedures
  • Access to experienced mentors
  • Reduced registration fees for the BAAPS Annual Scientific Meeting
  • The opportunity to apply for a Travel Fellowship Grant
  • Consideration for The Hackett Memorial Prize
  • Inclusion in the BAAPS/BAPRAS Aesthetic Fellowship.

Provisional Membership

This category is open to any Plastic Surgeon who is primarily practising in the UK, and is on the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery and who has both been a Trainee Member of BAAPS and gained a C.C.T. through one of the surgical colleges in the UK.

The benefits of Provisional Membership are:

  • Receiving the ASAPS Aesthetic Surgery
  • Free entry to the BAAPS Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Mentoring Scheme
  • Continuous progression to Full BAAPS Member after 2 years

    This category is open to any Plastic Surgeon who is primarily practising in the UK, and is on the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery and who has both been a Trainee Member of BAAPS and gained a C.C.T. through one of the surgical colleges in the UK.

Full Membership

A Plastic Surgeon who is a full Member of BAAPS will have undergone a six-year specialist training programme in an NHS teaching hospital, where they would have been regularly assessed and examined. All BAAPS Members currently hold, or have previously held Consultant Appointments in Plastic Surgery within the NHS.

Interspecialty Membership

This membership category is open to qualified experts from other, related surgical specialties such as ENT, Dermatology and Ocular. These Members are NOT on the Specialist Register of Plastic Surgery, but they are experts in their particular field and are therefore on the main Specialist Register held by the General Medical Council. 

Full Membership

A Plastic Surgeon who is a full Member of BAAPS will have undergone a six-year specialist training programme in an NHS teaching hospital, where they would have been regularly assessed and examined. All BAAPS Members currently hold, or have previously held Consultant Appointments in Plastic Surgery within the NHS.

Interspecialty Membership

This membership category is open to qualified experts from other, related surgical specialties such as ENT, Dermatology and Ocular. These Members are NOT on the Specialist Register of Plastic Surgery, but they are experts in their particular field and are therefore on the main Specialist Register held by the General Medical Council.

Overseas Membership

This membership is available to all fully qualified Plastic Surgeons working outside of the UK who are members of their own national membership organisation.