Plastic / Cosmetic Surgery

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UK sources of information and / or support

British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

A professional association but their website includes lots of information for the public about plastic surgery and various surgical operations. Check this site out first before embarking on plastic surgery.

British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

This site gives an overview of the of NHS plastic/reconstructive surgery practice, explaining the wide role of plastic surgeons in burns and tissue loss. It is not purely based on aesthetic work.

Cosmetic and Facial Plastic Surgery

Medical information from ENT UK, the website of the British Association of Head and Neck Surgeons.

Cosmetic surgery: information for patients

Information from the Department of Health.

Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) breast implants: Joint surgical statement on clinical guidance for patients, GPs and surgeons

Authoritative professional and patient guidance for all women who have received a PIP breast implant

Consulting Room

An independent information resource for the general public, the media and practitioners interested in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments available in the UK.

Cosmetic Support

Produced by a qualified psychologist, the site offers discussions, chat rooms and information on cosmetic surgery.

The aim of this site is to provide surgical trainees with free access to a comprehensive video atlas of oculoplastic surgical techniques (procedures that deal with the structures around the eye) and tutorials, but it is a useful resource to educate patients in great and graphic detail about the oculoplastic surgery they may be about to undergo.

Safer Cosmetic Surgery

An online guide to cosmetic surgery.

Cosmetic Surgery

Information from The Hospital Group which has a network of 20+ clinics around the UK and also in Ireland.

Breast Implant Information Society

Aims to provide independent information on breast implants and related surgery.

PIP breast implants

Information from NHS Choices.

Breast reduction

Information from NHS Choices.


Information from NHS Choices.

Cosmetic surgery

Information from NHS Choices.

Plastic surgery

Information from NHS Choices.

See also the Patient UK private health page of links.

See also an excellent US site - American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - which gives authoritative information about cosmetic surgery.

Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

Dr Tim Kenny
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