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Nigel Mercer is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at BMI Bath Clinic and offers a wide range of plastic and cosmetic surgery services in Bath.

He took up his post as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, in 1992.  He was in NHS practice and the senior cleft surgeon in the Cleft Unit of the South West of England and the Senior Plastic Surgeon in Bristol for well over a decade until he left the NHS in 2018.  He remains in active cosmetic surgical practice and he is the President of the Federation of the Surgical Specialist Associations (FSSA) and a Past President of British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS 2015-16). He has been President of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and twice the President of the European Association of Societies of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (EASAPS).

He also chairs the group advising the MHRA (British Government) about BIA-ALCL and sits on the Breast Implant Registry Steering Group. He also chairs the steering group of the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England and also the European Cleft Organisation. Nigel has been appointed to the Board of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as their first International Board Member and he is proud to have been awarded the BAPRAS President’s Medal for services to our Association.

He is the lead assessor for the Certification Scheme in Cosmetic Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is a founding member of the board of the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA). He also chairs the group advising the MHRA (British Government) about BIA-ALCL and sits on the Breast Implant Registry Steering Group. He also chairs the steering group of the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England and also the European Cleft Organisation. Nigel has been appointed to the Board of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as their first International Board Member.

Professional Memberships

  • President of the FSSA
  • Chair of the Surgical Forum of the United Kingdom and Ireland
  • Board member of the ASPS
  • Past President of BAAPS, EASAPS, BAPRAS
  • Honorary member of BAPRAS
  • Member of ISAPS (chair of the insurance committee),  ASAPS, Craniofacial Society of Great Britain & Ireland
  • Chair of the PRASEAG of the MHRA the PRASEAG of the MHRA
  • Member of the Breast Implant Steering Group
  • Chair of the Steering Group of the Centre for Appearance Research

Clinical Interests

  • Cosmetic Breast Surgery;
  • Cosmetic Body Contouring Surgery
  • Cosmetic Periorbital Region Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery

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