The points we would raise regarding this article are to always choose a UK registered plastic surgeon who is a member of BAAPS and/or BAPRAS . Our surgeons hold the qualification of FRCS (plast) which is a level of qualification admired round the world.
Furthermore, we, as UK surgeons are responsible for our patients. You do not have to rely on a clinic as a third party in an arrangement. It is also possible that a clinic can hide behind the surgeon and his responsibilities. It is terribly difficult to seek recourse if the surgeon goes back to his country of residence or goes bankrupt as has happened here.
We would also stress that our surgeons hold personal UK medical malpractice insurance which is an absolute must for any UK practising surgeon in our view.
Time and time again we stress the key points….DO NOT be taken in by expensive adverts. Pretty much none of the top UK BAAPS and BAPRAS surgeons spend much on advertising. They rely on their patients spreading the good word about their work. CHECK the qualifications of your surgeons. Is he or she FRCS (plast)? If not, why not? ASK about them, their training, how many procedures they have done, are they an expert in YOUR procedure? Being registered with the GMC does not mean you are a good surgeon. It does not mean you are highly skilled in the specific procedure being undertaken. It’s your body, be careful who you go to if you are considering surgery.
With clinics around the UK in London, Hereford and Birmingham you can be assured of our abilities. Contact us on 0800 612 5919 or visit us at Cosmetic Surgery in Birmingham – Vik Vijh & The Beauty Gurus