Mr Vijh spent two days in London recently at the annual BAAPS (The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) conference.
This conference is an annual event for the elite group of surgeons in the UK who meet to discuss advancements in surgery, new techniques and guidelines. Alongside the conference is the largest exhibition in the UK of products available to surgeons and doctors in the field of plastic and aesthetic surgery.
“The BAAPS conference in particular is recognised worldwide as one of the leading events in the plastic surgery calendar. It attracts surgeons from all over the world who admire the standards that we have in the UK,” explains Mr Vijh. “I’m proud to be a part of an organisation that sets such high standards throughout the world of plastic surgery.”
The BAAPS is only open to plastic surgeons that are highly trained and who have to commit to certain standards, processes and guidelines. Many surgeons in the UK are NOT part of the organisation and it is by no means open to all surgeons to have membership.
From the BAAPS website:
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.
You can learn more about BAAPS here.