Fatema Rezai & Alyssa Van den Broeck
Plastic Surgery Leads
Welcome to Plastic Surgery!
The Birmingham University Plastics, reconstructive and Aesthetics society (BUPRAS) was founded in 2019 as a sub-society of the Birmingham Surgical Society. We aim to raise awareness of the breadth of plastic surgery, to promote learning and research and to increase overall understanding of the profession. This society is aimed to be a resource for aspiring plastic surgeons and other students to gain an insight into the different branches of plastic surgery including reconstructive surgery and oncoplastic surgery.
Plastic surgery has two main components: reconstructive plastic surgery which is all about restoring appearance and function to the human body after illness or accident and aesthetic (often called “cosmetic”) plastic surgery which is done to change the appearance from choice. Although you hear people mostly talking about cosmetic plastic surgery, the main work of nearly all plastic surgeons is reconstructive: covering all aspects of wound healing and reconstruction after congenital, acquired and traumatic problems, with aesthetic surgery playing a smaller but important part in their working week.