About Mr Pay and His Work
Choosing a Plastic Surgeon
When considering plastic surgery, there is no substitute for a member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS – formerly known as BAPS). Founded in 1946, BAPRAS is the governing and representative body for Plastic and Aesthetic surgery in this country. Its main aims are to “relieve sickness, protect and preserve Public Health by the promotion and development of Plastic Surgery”. Another significant and principle aim of the Association is to “advance education in Plastic Surgery”. The Association holds scientific meetings, runs training courses, awards scholarships and grants and owns the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (JPRAS) - formerly British Journal of Plastic Surgery.
In order to be a consultant in this demanding and highly competitive speciality in this country and become a full member of BAPRAS or BAAPS, individuals will generally have qualified as a doctor, then trained as a ‘general’ surgeon, obtaining higher professional qualifications as they progress. Ultimately after a lengthy ‘apprenticeship’ in a formal training programme, (Usually about 8 years for Plastic Surgery) surgeons sit a professional “exit” examination, administered by the Intercollegiate Board of Surgeons (covering the whole of the UK). This entitles them to have the letters FRCS (Plast) to be placed after their name. Thereafter surgeons are able to apply for entry on to the Specialist Register in Plastic Surgery with the General Medical Council (GMC).
Furthermore, NHS Consultant posts in Plastic Surgery are limited in number and are awarded only by competitive and stringent selection processes. Specialists in Plastic and Cosmetic surgery are continually and regularly assessed for clinical and professional competence on a yearly basis and have to continue to demonstrate progression in standards of professional and clinical competence.
All of this lengthy process ensures the highest standards are maintained in the speciality so patients can be assured of the highest standards of professional care when seeing their chosen consultant.
Breast enhancement and reduction, body contouring, liposuction, facial contouring and Botox and filler injections are among the most popular procedures performed by BAPRAS Surgeons. Plastic surgery procedures like breast reduction and reconstruction can improve quality of life by positively impacting self-image and self-esteem. We also utilise reconstructive procedures to restore a more natural look and function in cases where the patient has been compromised by disease, accident or disfigurement. Regardless of the reason or motivation for undergoing plastic surgery, we are your partners in looking good and feeling great.
My Practice Philosophy is quite simple – to provide the highest professional standards of care to my patients in a relaxed and efficient manner, in the best professional environment available.
I offer a personal, bespoke service along your care pathway – from initial consultation, where I will endeavour to give you up to date, professional and accurate advice, through the operation, and on to a personal aftercare service, where, in conjunction with other health care professionals, I will personally ensure you receive the highest possible standards of care to deliver the best possible results.
Mr Andy Pay graduated from St George's Hospital, London in 1988. He trained in Plastic Surgery in Stoke Mandeville, Salisbury, Bristol and Oxford and received further specialist training in Cosmetic Surgery during a fellowship period at the Wellington Hospital, London.
He has travelled extensively abroad and undertook further subspecialist training during 2001 and 2002 in New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong, developing his interests.
Mr Pay was granted the certificate in Higher Surgical training and entered onto the General Medical Council (GMC) specialist register after passing the National Plastic Surgery examination FRCS (Plast) in first place, gaining the McGregor Gold Medal.
He is widely experienced in all aspects of Cosmetic and general Plastic surgery procedures, especially facial and breast aesthetics as well as truncal surgery and liposculpture. He is also very experienced in skin cancer, head and neck surgery, general plastic reconstructive surgery and vascular anomalies. He has frequently lectured on all aspects of aesthetic surgery, including non-surgical interventions such as botox and fillers, in which field he has extensive experience.
Mr Pay’s current NHS posts are at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading and the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. He has a prominent role in the Head and Neck and Skin Cancer Multi-disciplinary teams. He is also widely published and has lectured on his specialist interests at a national and international level.
Mr Pay is an active member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS). He is on the General Medical Council for Plastic Surgery and his registration number is 3194814.
My Cosmetic and Private Practice is based in Reading and Oxford, at the Circle Reading Hospital and at the Manor Hospital respectively. I have developed extensive experience in cosmetic surgery and would be happy to discuss operative procedures with you in one of my frequent outpatient clinics.
I was appointed to my position as Consultant Plastic Surgeon in the NHS in 2002. I have a busy and thriving practice based at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and at The Royal Berkshire, Hospital Reading.
I am a core member of the Skin Cancer Specialist Multi-Disciplinary team, based at the RBH and also a core member of the Head and Neck Cancer MDT covering Oxford and Reading.
I represent the Plastic Surgery department in relation to the impending move to the Churchill Hospital Cancer Centre, planned for late 2009.
Part of my role has been educational; Surgical training and teaching on a theoretical and practical basis. I train medical students, nurses and junior doctors in many of the aspects of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgery. I regularly sit on interview panels for appointments of surgeons in training at various levels.
"Mr Pay always listens to what you want and tries to do the best for the individual. He does not impose what he thinks you need which has been great for me. He always seems to have time to go through any treatments in a thorough and none technical way which gives me confidence that he knows what he is doing and has listened to my needs." Mrs SB
"I can’t thank you enough for what you have done for me – every time I look in the mirror, I thank you!" Mrs JM
"Very approachable and professional and his work is excellent." Mrs M L
"There is no doubt that his expertise is of the highest standard. I feel fortunate that he was the man who operated on me." Mr M R
"I was very well looked after under the care of Mr Pay and I would recommend him to anyone. The after care was also very good”. Mrs S L