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Mr Gabriel Alvarez
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General Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
Reconstructive Surgery


General Medical Council: 3391721


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Mr Gabriel Alvarez is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Skin Cancer expert who practices in the UK.

Mr Alvarez has 30 years experience in Plastic Surgery. He qualified in 1970 at the national autonomous University in Mexico City. He then went on to start his general surgical training at St George's Hospital and the Royal Marsden Hospitals in 1972. In 1974 started his plastic surgery training at the Middlesex Hospital London, the Hospital for Sick Children Great Ormond Street, University College London, and the Plastic Surgery unit at Queen Mary’s Hospital Roehampton.

Mr Alvarez returned to Mexico city in 1974 and attained the Board examination in Plastic Surgery. He worked as a Plastic Surgeon at the Hospital general de Mexico where he developed techniques for facial reconstruction with the sternocleidomastoid muscle and published papers on the subject in the British Journal of Plastic Surgery. 

In 1982 Mr Alvarez returned to the UK where he worked for the NHS at University College Hospital and The Royal Free Hospital. In 1995, he worked as a consultant plastic surgeon at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow Essex until 2002.

Mr Alvarez has an active interest in the teaching of surgery and has organised several courses in minor surgery. He has published a CD ROM course on the subject that has now become integral part of the E step Core and E step Foundation courses for the Surgeons in Training Education Programme of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has been invited to lecture in the UK, Mexico, France and Italy. His main clinical interests include cosmetic surgery of the breast, abdomen, face and body and surgical treatment of skin cancer.

Throughout his training, Mr Alvarez also worked as a private assistant to many prominent plastic surgeons, gaining extensive experience in cosmetic surgery.


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Special Interests

  • Skin tumours / skin cancer
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast reduction
  • Asymmetrical breasts
  • Face lift
  • Eyelid correction
  • Correction of prominent ears
  • Correction of split earlobes
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty


Primary Medical Qualification
Medico Cirujano 1971 Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Specialist Register entry date

Plastic surgery From 23 May 1996

Further Qualifications

Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England Royal College of Surgeons of England 1997

Professional Memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Associate Member of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgeons BAPRAS
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine



Dr Alvarez is a very attentive surgeon who ensures that the care of the patient is at the forefront of his work in my opinion. He is a perfectionist and gave me the intended result I was hoping for but had not received from other surgeons in the past. I found Dr Alvarez to be very accommodating in seeing me when I wanted some advice post op. I would have no hesitation in receiving further treatment in the future if required and desired.