Top Plastic Surgeons in the UK

How to find a good Cosmetic Surgeon

For anyone contemplating any form of cosmetic or aesthetic surgery, a very good point of reference is the website of BAAPS, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. The organisation was established, in its present form, in 1982, to promote the exchange of knowledge and expertise between its members, maintaining the highest levels of training and striving to retain the reputation of Cosmetic Surgeons amongst patients. They also act as an advice and information service for all those considering surgery; detailing procedures and listing their register of members with biographies, testimonials and field of expertise. BAAPS are keen to stress that no surgery can be completely risk-free, but by selecting one of their surgeons, the patient can be assured that their practitioner will have been examined by a panel of their peers and found to be worthy of their position as a member of the organisation.

Some of the UK’s leading Surgeons

Mr Norman Waterhouse has, for the last 25 years, worked in the field of cosmetic, reconstructive and craniofacial surgery, establishing an international reputation for clinical excellence and the highest levels of patient care. He runs his private practice from 55, Harley Street, is a full member of BAPRAS (British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, and a past president of BAAPS. Mr Waterhouse became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (of both England and Glasgow) in 1982, and was accepted into the Specialist Fellowship of Plastic Surgery (FRCS Plast) in 1988. Following his appointment as Consultant in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, he was to become the Lead Clinician and Director of the Craniofacial Unit, at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. His extensive expertise in the particular application of facial reconstruction, lead Mr Waterhouse to co-found the Facing-the-World Charity in 2003, which provides treatment for children in the developing nations, who are suffering from congenital facial conditions.

Mr Richard Price

Mr Price, a full member of both BAAPS and BAPRAS, began his surgical training at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire, before moving to London to continue his studies. He spent a period of time in research, specifically into the applications of Hyaluronic Acid in skincare, which had since been developed and is used as an active ingredient in the dermal filler Restylane. His training as a Registrar in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery was followed by the appointment to position of Consultant at Addenbrooks Hospital in Cambridge. Mr Price has become a well-known name in the media, contributing to several television programmes and writing articles for respected publications. He can be consulted for private procedures at the Nuffield or Spire Hospitals in Cambridge, while still maintaining his NHS duties at Addenbrooks Hospital and the Peterborough City Hospital.

Mr Simon Smith. BSc MS FRCS FRCS (Gen Surg)

Mr Smith is an Oncoplastic breast surgeon, specialising in reconstructive procedures following cancer treatment, as well as all aspects of cosmetic breast surgery. After qualifying from St Marys Hospital, Paddington, he continued with extensive training in many of the capitals leading hospitals, establishing himself as one of the leading surgeons in his field. His specialties include; breast augmentation, reduction and uplift in addition to contouring procedures. Mr Smith continues his NHS treatments at the Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, while maintaining a private practice at the Ramsay Springfield Hospital in Essex.