The British Association of Aesthetic Surgeons (BAAPS) Annual meeting 2018
The British Association of Aesthetic Surgeons (BAAPS) Annual meeting 2018 took place on the 4th & 5th October at London Olympia focusing on blending surgical and non-surgical techniques to achieve the best results in facial rejuvenation and body contouring.
BAAPS was created to promote excellence in aesthetic cosmetic surgery to improve overall safety standards, and to enhance the education of the public about aesthetic cosmetic surgery, and in particular the benefits and risks of different procedures. The BAAPS meeting ran alongside the CCR Expo meeting and this year saw live non-surgical demonstrations within the BAAPS meeting.
It was a great honour to share my personal experience in relation to the mummy makeover procedure, fleur de lis abdominoplasty and body lifting with my colleagues and to be given the opportunity to meet and discuss experiences with an international panel of experts. A wide variety of body contouring procedures were discussed and it was refreshing to here so may different opinions and results.
There is an increasing need to offer a wide variety of options to patients, often involving multiple surgical sites. It is clear that the variety of combinations that can be performed simultaneously is expanding.
Ultimately, the feasibility of combining body and breast rejuvenation surgery rests on the requirement that the entire operation must be as safe as each of its component procedures if performed individually.
In facial surgery key opinion leaders debated the pros and cons of a wide variety of surgical options for facial surgery. There were live non-surgical demonstrations and a robust discussion on the treatment of the anterior neck when combined with face lifting. The pros and cons of many rejuvenative techniques such as brow lifting, fat transfer and facial implants in order to improve facial aesthetics were debated. The blending of non-surgical and surgical techniques was reflected by the wide variety of clinical experts.
It was a privilege to be part of the international faculty, to learn and exchange ideas in order to continue to improve the quality of care for patients.