This website is for surgeons wishing to apply for certification in cosmetic surgery. Certification demonstrates that a surgeon meets the requirements of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) to undertake cosmetic surgery in the private sector. This scheme will help to raise standards and provide patients with a simple ‘quality mark’ to help them find a suitable surgeon.
To be eligible for certification surgeons must be on the General Medical Council's (GMC) specialist register in a relevant specialty.
Applicants can use the site to submit a portfolio of evidence, showing how they meet the RCS requirements for certification. The evidence is then reviewed by our evaluators. If approved, the surgeon is issued a certificate by the Royal College of Surgeons.