Mr Nick Percival is one oft he country's most renowned Plastic Surgeons. He has extensive experience in facial surgery and cosmetic surgery including the MACS (minimally-invasive) lift, breast augmentation/reduction as well as abdominal reduction and liposuction. He was one of the first surgeons in the UK to incorporate non-surgical modalities into his practice to create a holistic concept in facial aesthetics. In 2009 he was featured in Tatler’s leading 15 UK plastic surgeons.
Born in Yorkshire and educated in the UK and USA, Nick Percival graduated from University College Hospital, Medical School London in 1977. Returning to the USA he worked as a Lecturer at Stanford University in California before undertaking general surgical training at The Royal Postgraduate Medical School and University College Hospital inLondon. Mr Percival completed his advanced specialist training in London, Wales and Edinburgh, gaining his certificate of higher surgical training in Plastic Surgery in 1992. Nick was appointed Consultant Plastic Surgeon at The Charing Cross Hospital in 1992 and for six years, acted as the Lead Clinician.
Mr Percival is a keen teacher. He has been involved in the teaching of trainee plastic surgeons in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery within the health service and Cosmetic Surgery in the private sector. Since 1992 he has developed a cosmetic surgery practice in Harley Street and in 1998 joined with his colleague, Dai Davies, to form a partnership dedicated to achieve the highest standards of care in Cosmetic Surgery in the UK. Through its teaching and training arm the partners train NHS Plastic surgery trainees in all aspects of Cosmetic Surgery. It was the first Cosmetic Surgery training programme in the UK, recognised by the Royal College of Surgeons, training surgeons to undertake cosmetic surgery procedures.
Mr Percival undertakes a wide range of cosmetic surgery procedures including breast augmentation, body contouring, rhinoplasty and facial rejuvenation surgery. He is one of a growing breed of new surgeons who believe in a more holistic approach to facial rejuvenation, using combinations of surgical and minimally invasive techniques which produce more comprehensive and more sophisticated results. Nick has a particular interest in modern face-lifting techniques, including endoscopic brow lift, transconjunctival and laser blepharoplasty and was one of the first surgeons in the United Kingdom to undertake the new Minimally Invasive (MACS) face-lifting technique. He travels regularly to the USA and Europe to keep at the cutting edge of the specialty. Nick has also pioneered the practice of DayCase Breast Augmentation. He also worked with survivors from the 1999 Paddington Train Crash.
Nick has appeared on a number of television and radio programmes including GMTV, Vanessa, Tonight with Trevor McDonald & TheJeremy Vine Show to name but a few. He is a regular contributor to BBC, LBC,Channel 5 and Sky News and has been quoted in the written press in publications from Marie Claire, Vogue to the Daily Telegraph & The Times. More recently,he has featured as an expert surgeon for the popular Channel 5 show Botched Up Bodies and will be back on our screens when the programme returns early in 2015.
MRCS 1992 Royal College of Surgeons of England
MB BS 1977 University of London
Specialist Register entry Date
Plastic surgery From 12 Jan 1996