Reconstructing lives. Rebuilding futures.

  • BFIRST provide specialist training that enables local surgeons to perform reconstructive plastic surgery when resources are scarce. These procedures can change lives.

  • By developing long-term partnerships with surgeons, we can support them while they develop the necessary skills, benefiting many more patients in the future.

  • Many deformities can be corrected by straightforward reconstructive plastic surgical techniques that require little resource.

BFIRST is a UK registered charity which trains surgeons working in the poorest countries in the world to enable them to undertake reconstructive Plastic Surgery, releasing children and adults from the state of poverty and destitution associated with disability and deformity.

Training local surgeons will means they are able to treat conditions such as burns, deformities that children are born with, and disability that may result from injuries. Facial deformity frequently results in children and adults being ostracised from their local communities, surviving only by begging on the streets. At present these conditions are often untreated or inadequately treated, resulting in high mortality or devastatingly severe lifelong disability that can lead to them being unable to work, often becoming destitute.

With your help, we aim to provide a sustainable solution to the treatment of these conditions. See our donate page to understand how your donation can make a difference or view our videos.

Video 1

Video 2

BAPRAS Primary_2 col_RGB small

BAPRAS is our largest and founding donor.  By working closely with BAPRAS and it’s members, BFIRST is able to draw on the large and diverse skills of the membership of the parent Association for appropriately trained and accredited Consultants to train overseas as well as contacts and advice.


To celebrate their 70th anniversary, BAPRAS organised a masked ball in collaboration with and to raise funds for BFIRST.

The event, hosted by comedian Jo Caulfield, was an evening to remember with a three course meal, entertainment, prizes for the best mask, an auction and more!

For photos of the event, please click here.

How we change lives

Find out how our team of surgeons, therapists, anaesthetists and nurses make a difference.


How you can help

Understand how your donations provide valuable training to surgeons in Nepal, Sri Lanka and Sierra Leone.

Latest news