Plastics / Aesthetics

Plastic Surgery manages a comprehensive range of conditions involving congenital deformity, cancer and injury-related deformity and loss of function, as well as diverse problems such as facial paralysis and pressure sore surgery. It does not manage large burn injuries.

Much of the more complex work is carried out in partnership with other specialties.

Plastic surgeons reconstruct virtually every region of the body (excluding internal organs), and often work very closely with orthopaedic, breast, vascular, ear, nose and throat (ENT) and maxillofacial surgeons.

Plastic surgery is often believed to be the same as cosmetic surgery. The underlying principles and skills are the same, but the work undertaken in the NHS by plastic and reconstructive surgeons differs from that undertaken in the private sector, where many of the cases are for cosmetic reasons.


With the increase in skin cancer amongst the UK population, many people are concerned enough to have small blemishes examined or removed on various parts of their body.

  • Mole Removal
  • Excision of Cysts
  • Excision of Lipomas
  • Excision of Basal Cell Carcinomas
  • Excision of Squamous Cell Carcinomas
  • Excision of Malignant Melanomas

Some of these are entirely innocent and can simply be treated with reassurance whilst others require a biopsy or formal removal and reconstruction.

Our consultants here in Shalbourne are fully trained to treat all forms of skin tumours whether they are benign or malignant and sees many of these patients in their NHS practice. They are fully committed to undertaking the highest quality surgery and reconstruction.


Breast cancer can be a devastating disease and while surgery is often necessary, it can leave you feeling incomplete and with a loss of femininity.

Breast reconstruction involves either:

  • Inflatable saline implants (Tissue Expansion)
  • Skin and muscle from your back with or without implants (Latissimus Dorsi muscle flap-LDF)
  • Skin and fat from your tummy detached and re-implanted into blood vessels in the chest or armpit (TRAM/DIEP)

All of these methods can be use to reconstruct your breast, restoring you to your previous body shape.