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Consultant Details:


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Prof. Iain S Whitaker

Consultant Plastic Surgeon


Qualificiations

BA (Hons), MA Cantab, MBBChir, MRCS, PhD, FRCS Plast.


Speciality

Primary Specialities: Plastic Surgery


Special Clinical Interests

  • Tummy tuck
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Uplift
  • Liposuction
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Arm reduction
  • Thigh lift
  • Reconstruction following skin cancer removal.


Research Interests

Iain is a member of BAPRAS and was a member of the research council which helps set the direction of plastic surgery research in the UK. Iain is currently the Academic Lead for the Specialist Advisory Committee which responsible plastic surgery training in the UK.


Current NHS and/or university posts

Professor Iain Whitaker is the only Professor of Plastic Surgery In Wales, based at Swansea University Medical School and an NHS consultant based at The Welsh Centre for Burns & Plastic Surgery


Information

Professor Iain Whitaker is the only Professor of Plastic Surgery In Wales, based at Swansea University Medical School and an NHS consultant based at The Welsh Centre for Burns & Plastic Surgery. After studying medicine at Cambridge University (Trinity Hall College), Iain received a Certificate of Honours in Plastic Surgery from Harvard Medical School. Following specialised plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery training in Yorkshire, Wales, Sweden, USA, Australia and France, he was awarded the Plastic Surgery Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Plast). Highlights of Iain’s plastic surgery training include him being the first plastic surgeon ever to receive the Rowan Nick’s Award, the most prestigious of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons international awards, which allowed him to complete a year in Melbourne, Australia. During this time he gained extensive experience in state of the art cosmetic and reconstructive surgery including Breast surgery (working with the world renowned breast cosmetic surgeon Professor Mark Ashton), Liposuction and Fat transfer, Eyelid Surgery and Body contouring. Following this, he was awarded the European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS) Young Plastic Surgeon Scholarship to work in Paris. On his return to the UK, Iain was a Consultant in Plastic Surgery at Cambridge University Teaching Hospitals before taking up the Professorship in Wales.

He is well known in the field of plastic surgery and has won numerous awards during his career including the Mentor Prize in Aesthetic Surgery from the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS). In addition to having completed over 7,000 plastic surgery procedures in 6 different countries, his research efforts are internationally recognised, including over 175 journal publications and several books.

Iain is a member of BAPRAS and was a member of the research council which helps set the direction of plastic surgery research in the UK. Iain is currently the Academic Lead for the Specialist Advisory Committee which responsible plastic surgery training in the UK.

He is currently the deputy editor of the largest Plastic Surgery Journal in Europe, The Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery in Europe (JPRAS), the plastic surgery editor for Frontiers in Surgery (Nature Publishing Group) and Associate Editor of one of the oldest plastic surgery journals in the world, the Annals of Plastic Surgery. Due to this, he reads and assesses the full range of aesthetic and reconstructive techniques that are currently available across the globe.

In addition to his role as a Consultant at the Welsh Centre for Burns & Plastic Surgery, he leads the largest plastic surgery research team in the UK investigating stem cell technologies to solve aesthetic and reconstructive problems safely and effectively.

At the consultation he will spend time assessing you as an individual, and what you seek to achieve. There will be the opportunity to ask any questions you may have (its often best to write them down in advance!) and to see before and after shots of similar surgeries, and view patient testimonials.

Iain is very down to earth, patient focused, an excellent communicator and is very particular when is comes to achieving the best results. In his spare time, now his playing days are over, he enjoys following rugby and running around after his young daughter.

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Consultations from just £80

Consultations from just £80

Consultations from just £80