James D. Frame

James D. Frame

James D. Frame

President UK Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Professor of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Anglia Ruskin University
Consultant Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Qualifications: MBBS FRCS FRCS(Plast)

Biography:

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 was House Surgeon to
Mr I P Todd and Mr O A Gilmore at Barts, demonstrated anatomy at Southampton University and further trained as a Junior Surgeon in urology, vascular, cardiothoracic, orthopaedics and paediatric surgery at University College Hospital, London, and Mid Essex Hospitals. 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 was appointed Consultant in Plastic Surgery at the world renowned St Andrew’s Hospital, Billericay, in 1990 following the resignation of his mentor, Mr Michael Hackett. Professor Frame’s special interests were immediate reconstruction of post-mastectomy breasts, elite athlete soft tissue injury, lower limb trauma and burn injuries. He is a Winston Churchill Fellow (1989) and a prolific author with over one hundred and twenty peer reviewed papers.

Professor Frame resigned from the NHS as a long-standing Consultant at the Regional Plastic Surgery Unit in Billericay and Chelmsford in 2001. He consulted and worked in Harley Street for over fifteen years before concentrating his private practice at Ramsay Springfield Hospital, Chelmsford, and The Chelmsford Private Day Surgery Hospital, 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 (ARU) in 2010. At the ARU he co-founded the Master’s Degree course in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, MCh(PASP). The Course aims to meet the personal, professional and educational requirements of Surgeons continuing their professional development within the clinical field of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery.

In 2010, Professor Frame and like-minded plastic surgeons formed the UK Association of Plastic Surgeons (UKAAPS). 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. Professor Frame is the current President of UKAAPS and has recently published a book with Elsevier in 2018, “Aesthetic Surgery Techniques – A Case Based Approach”.