Undertaking a cosmetic procedure is a serious and life changing experience. It can be devastating to deal with the negative effects of a botched procedure when something goes wrong, or you’ve experienced negligence at the hands of your surgeon. However, there is a wealth of support organisations and charities available to help you along your journey.
On this page, you will see a list of associations, charities and organisations, along with their contact details.
These pages will help you to understand more about your procedure, as well as sharing other patient experiences.
Consulting Room is the UK’s largest cosmetic procedure information site, providing statistics, advice and legislation details around both invasive and non-invasive procedures.
Royal College of Surgeons
The Royal College of Surgeons website has plenty of advice that you can use to inform your surgery, including information about procedures, recovery following a cosmetic surgeon and advice in case things go wrong.
Below is a selection of charities that offer support and advice for those who have experienced a botched procedure.
Action against Medical Accidents
A charity for patient safety and justice, Action against Medical Accidents provides help and advice about procedures and supports anyone who is affected by avoidable harm in healthcare.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation
BDDF is a charity that supports people who suffer from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). If you’re suffering from BDD, a cosmetic procedure is not the answer. Visit the BDDF website for help and advice.
Mind is a mental health charity providing information, support and treatment advice to anyone who is suffering from mental health concerns.
Organisations and support groups
The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons is an organisation that reputable plastic surgeons in the UK belong to. There is a great advice section for patients providing tips on what to ask your surgeon pre-operation.
Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission is a regulatory body for health and social care in the UK. You can find advice on the local hospitals in your area.
The Be Real campaign aims to create a body confident nation, and the website hosts stories and advice from real people encouraging others to embrace themselves as they are.
Royal Society for Public Health
The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) is an independent charity which aims to protect the health of the nation. The RSPH news section is particularly relevant for those interested in the role that cosmetic surgery plays in society.
Service providers are legally obliged to signpost customers to a government authorised redress scheme. Cosmetic Redress is a scheme that ensures that practitioners comply with their legal requirements under the ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Regulations.
Resource Pages & Services
The NHS website has a vast amount of information about cosmetic procedures. Not everyone is aware that their GP should be the first port of call when considering a cosmetic procedure.
Save Face is a cosmetic practitioner register, where consumers can find information about non-surgical practitioners.
Psychologists and experts
Joanne Weston is a Chartered Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist based in Bristol.
We’ve included some fantastic charities and organisations in this list. If you know of a charity that should be included in this list, please get in touch and we can add this on.
If you need legal advice, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the expert team at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors today, using the contact form or by calling 0808 159 6470.