A plastic surgeon carries out corrective or reconstructive work to restore function to a damaged part of the body. One example of this is the use of skin grafts for severe burns.
This is not to be confused with a cosmetic surgeon who performs a range of procedures to improve a person’s appearance.
Examples of plastic surgery include:
- Repair a cleft palate
- Breast reshaping following a mastectomy
- Hand surgery
- Removal of tumours
- Repair of lacerations
- Microsurgery, e.g. reattaching a severed body part
Many plastic surgeons carry out cosmetic procedures as well which include facelifts, tummy tucks, breast enlargement and buttock lifts.
Role of a plastic surgeon at Harley Street
Our plastic surgeons have undertaken work in the NHS and private practice so have a wealth of experience as a result. Many of them have trained in the NHS prior to taking up a consultant post or running a clinic at Harley Street.
They are highly skilled surgeons with the knowledge and technical ability to perform a range of demanding procedures. They often specialise in a particular area, for example hand surgery, and become respected figures in their field.
Our surgeons are represented by two esteemed organisations: the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS).
They work hard to ensure that they remain at the forefront of their profession by attending training courses, lectures and seminars on a regular basis.
The result of this is a highly trained, skilful and competent professional who puts your needs first.
- Back and spine
- Complimentary therapies
- Cosmetic (surgical)
- Day surgery
- Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
- Foot and ankle
- Hand and wrist
- Hip replacement
- Non-surgical cosmetic
- Pain management
- Private GP
- Private physician
- Sexual health
- Shoulder and elbow
- Sleep disorders
- Sports injuries
- Varicose veins
- Women’s health