Mr Oliver attends BAPRAS Cosmetic Breast Surgery advanced training

Mr Oliver attended the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAPRAS) course on cosmetic breast surgery on the 15th & 16th April 2013.

Key note speakers included Dr Hall-Findlay from Canada, and Professor Hamdi from Brussels who are both specialists in breast reduction and have international reputations in this field.  Different options for breast reduction were discussed.

Dr De Bruijin from the Netherlands showed his results for mastopexy using an internal supporting mesh with excellent long term results using his technique.

Breast Augmentation talks focused on the latest 5th generation style of breast implants and micro-polyurethane coated foam implants. In addition there were sessions on the latest advances in breast augmentation and how to minimise risks and complications. There were specialist presenting work on fat transfer in breast reconstruction and a variety of other topics covering every aspect of cosmetic breast surgery from breast implant selection to surgical techniques and long term follow up.

David Oliver, cosmetic surgeon based in Exeter“No matter how many times that a surgeon performs an operation there are still areas that can be refined and techniques modified to try and do each procedure even better.

Continued medical education, with courses such as these, is the cornerstone of appraisal and revalidation for doctors in the future.  Patients can then be reassured that their surgeon is always up to date with the latest advances in their field of surgery”