By Azhar Aslam
Dr Azhar Aslam’s opening and closing remarks at the inaugural meeting of the Istanbul Network for Liberty in Fez, April 25th, 2012.
Dr Azhar Aslam FRCS(G), FACS, FEACS Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Specialising in Cosmetic Surgery .
Dr Aslam trained in Surgery for ten years; out of which five and a half years was in Plastic Surgery in the NHS. Pursuing his chosen speciality of Plastic Surgery, he was awarded a scholarship by the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Glasgow, which took him to Louisiana, USA, for a Fellowship in 1996. He furthered his expertise in Cosmetic Surgery, training and working in America , Mexico and Germany, obtaining a Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons in 1999.
Azhar continued to work in the NHS, finally working as Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Countess of Chester Hospital in Chester, where he helped set up a specialist hand unit. He left the NHS in 2000 to work privately and has since built up a private Cosmetic Surgery practice in Harley Street, London. Azhar works from other clinics located across the UK as well. He has worked actively with the Department of Health, IHA and expert groups to improve the regulation of the cosmetic surgery industry. He has worked as panel advisor to the European Academy for Cosmetic Surgery and was the Academic Secretary of the British Association of Cosmetic Surgeons.