Safety

Safety is probably the most important consideration when undertaking any form of cosmetic surgery. Mr Grover will provide you with a friendly and honest opinion regarding your suitability for surgery both in terms of your medical safety and any surgical risks associated with the procedure. If he feels that the risks out way the benefits, he will always explain why surgery may not be in your best interest.

Mr Grover has a particular interest in improving safety following cosmetic surgery and in 2004 he was invited to sit on the council of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) with responsibility for the UK National Audit of Cosmetic Surgery and Safety performed through the Royal College of Surgeons. The results of this audit are published each year and quoted on Television News and by the British Press.

Since being elected as a council member of BAAPS in 2004 Mr Grover has served as the Secretary of the Association (2006 to 2010), President Elect (2010 to 2013) and as the President of BAAPS from 2012 to 2014. During his time on council he has worked with The Medical Defence Union to look at all cases of Medical Negligence in Plastic Surgery over a 14 year period in the United Kingdom in order to produce guidelines to help surgeons improve safety following Cosmetic Surgery. The findings of this study were published in the Journal of Clinical Risk and also developed into safety proformas which can now be used by BAAPS surgeons nationally.

Particular attention is given to safe anaesthesia which is always performed by one of Mr Groverís two regular Consultant Anaesthetists. Both of them hold NHS Consultant appointments at University College Hospital as well as working in Private Practice with Mr Grover at King Edward VII Hospital. Both have worked with Mr Grover for over 10 years and are experienced in anaesthetic techniques for Plastic Surgery. As an indication of his trust in these two Anaesthetists, Mr Grover personally requested that one of them put him to sleep when he underwent surgery to his elbow in 2006. These two Anaesthetists are professionals he trusts totally and you can be reassured they will take excellent care of you as a patient just as they did for him!


British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) based at the Royal College of Surgeons

Mr Grover has published over 60 articles and book chapters in the international literature including papers in the UK and USA on improving safety and enhancing outcome after cosmetic surgery. Papers relevant to improving safety are listed below:

Improving the safety of Aesthetic Surgery: Recommendations following a 14 year review of cases referred to the Medical Defence Union from across the United Kingdom
Rajiv Grover
Clinical Risk. 2009 15: 241-243.

A statistical review of 1,078 consecutive facelifts: Lessons for the prevention of complications following rhytidectomy
Rajiv Grover, Barry. Jones and Norman Waterhouse
Perspectives in Plastic Surgery. 2002; 16: 207-212.

The prevention of complications following rhytidectomy: A review of 1,078 consecutive facelifts.
Rajiv Grover, Barry Jones and Norman Waterhouse
The British Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2001; 54: 481-486.

Reducing complications in cervicofacial rhytidectomy by tumescent infiltration: a comparative trial evaluating 678 consecutive facelifts.
Barry Jones, Rajiv Grover
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2004;113:398-403

Endoscopic browlift: a review of 538 patients and comparison of fixation techniques.
Barry Jones, Rajiv Grover
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2004; 113: 1242-1250.

Avoiding haematoma in cervicofacial rhytidectomy: an eight year quest reviewing 910 patients
Barry Jones, Rajiv Grover
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2004; 113: 381-387.

Improving the outcome of breast augmentation: A retrospective review of 200 patients with analysis of final symmetry and lessons for reducing risk.
Rajiv Grover.
American Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2006 April

Facial injection of Restylane SubQ for aesthetic contouring of the cheeks, chin and mandible
Magda Belmontesi, Rajiv Grover, Alexis Verpaele.
American Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2006 February

Optimizing treatment outcome with Restylane SubQ: the role of patient selection, technique and counselling
Rajiv Grover.
American Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2006 February

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