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Professor James Frame


Professor of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Anglia Ruskin University. Consultant Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon




Professor Frame is an internationally recognized plastic surgeon with a large private cosmetic surgery practice in the UK. His early education was largely in New Zealand but qualified in Medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. He trained in plastic surgery at University College, London, the North East Regional Plastic Surgery Unit in Billericay, Essex, and the North West Regional Plastic Surgery Unit at Mount Vernon, Middlesex.

Professor Frame resigned from the NHS as a long-standing Consultant at the Regional Plastic Surgery Unit in Billericay and Chelmsford in 2001, having spent the previous sixteen years as a renowned Burns and Reconstructive Surgeon. He consulted and worked in Harley Street for over fifteen years before concentrating his private practice at Ramsay Springfield Hospital, Chelmsford, and The Chelmsford Day Surgery Unit, in Essex, specialising in aesthetic surgery. He continues to be a much invited speaker at international plastic surgery meetings and demonstrates, worldwide, a variety of aesthetic innovations and techniques. He was appointed as the UK’s only Professor in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at The Anglia Ruskin University in 2010.

In 2010, Professor Frame and like-minded plastic surgeons formed the UK Association of Plastic Surgeons during an inaugural meeting at the Reform Club, London. UKAAPS is a very important professional collection of plastic surgeons, with a special interest in aesthetic surgery and non-surgical aesthetics. It fits into a niche, exposed by BAPRAS and BAAPS, as a non-charitable organization directed to exclusively support fully accredited plastic surgeons working in cosmetic surgery. Patient safety is at the heart of the organization. Professor Frame leads with all UKAAPS members on the following issues:

1. Education and advanced specialist training qualifications for accredited plastic surgeons. The recognition of aesthetic surgery as a speciality in its own right is essential.

2. Innovative research and publications of scientific interest.

3. Support for the PMFA News (Pinpoint, Scotland) as the voice of UKAAPS. Already there has been major impact at regulatory level.

4. Collaborative activities with the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS).

5. Educating the public on aesthetic surgery and on issues of patient safety.

Contact Details:

Secretary: Mrs Lesley Tarling, Ramsay Springfield Hospital, Lawn Lane, Springfield, Essex CM1 7GU.
Telephone: 01245 460981


The Chelmsford Private Day Surgery Hospital. Springfield Hospital.