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Mr Richard Young
Mr Richard Young
MA BM BCh FRCS FRCS(Plast)
Plastic Surgery
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About

Richard Young studied medicine at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. After qualifying he returned to teach at Cambridge University and tutor at Downing College before starting his general surgical training at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.

Mr Young went on to complete specialist training and higher surgical training in Hong Kong, London and Belgium working in some of the world’s most renowned hospitals such as Great Ormond Street, The Royal Marsden and The University Hospital, Gent. He was awarded the specialist fellowship in Plastic Surgery, FRCS (Plast), in 2007 and gained his Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in 2008 with entry on to the GMC Specialist Plastic Surgery register. The same year he was appointed as a Consultant in the Craniofacial Plastic Surgery Department at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London where his NHS practice is still based.

Mr Young undertakes craniofacial, facial, body cosmetic rejuvenation utilising non-surgical and surgical techniques in addition to adult and paediatric general plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has a special interest in facial reconstruction from birth defects, skin cancer and trauma. In addition to this he cares for patients with facial palsy. He is a core member of the Skin Cancer Team at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and works closely with consultant colleagues in oculoplastic surgery, ENT, maxillofacial and neurosurgery.

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Medical Procedures

Adult and paediatric general plastic and reconstructive surgery 

Craniofacial reconstruction including: 

  • Facial fractures & post-trauma reconstruction. 
  • Neurofibromatosis & vascular anomalies. 

Skin surgery and reconstruction including:  

  • Skin cancer, post-Mohs repair. Skin Cancer MDT member. 
  • Skin lesions, scar treatments & skin checks.

Cosmetic rejuvenation including: 

  • Facelift, eyelids, brow lift, fat transfer, rhinoplasty and facial implants. 
  • Prominent ear correction & split ear lobes. 
  • Facial fillers  
  • Breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift and fat transfer to breast. 
  • Liposuction & abdominoplasty 

 

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Education

Primary Medical Qualification

BM BCh 1993 Oxford University

Memberships:

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS)

British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS)

Specialist Register of the General Medical Council (GMC)

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Mr Young has performed other procedures on me so I was confident in consulting him. That confidence turned out to be entirely justified. His professional and personal manners are exemplary and I really felt cared for. My procedure was carried out without fuss and my after care too. On my final visit to the nurse post-op, he examined me again to check all was well as indeed it was. Also his receptionists and nursing staff deserve a mention for their cheerfulness and efficiency.
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21-11-2019
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Overall excellent experience.
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04-09-2019
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Mr Young was extremely understanding of my situation and what I hoped to achieve from the procedure. He described to me in great detail what the procedure would entail and the results I could realistically expect. He had a quiet and modest manner which put me at ease and the discussions I had with him gave me the confidence to proceed with the treatment. Afterwards, I found Mr Young attentive and caring, giving me sound advice to support my recovery. I am so pleased that Mr Young was recommended to me and would not hesitate to recommend him to others.
Patient seen for:blepharoplasty (eye lid surgery)
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25-07-2019
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My experience of Mr Young was very postive - absolutely professional. The initial consultation had minimal fuss. He articulately and concisely explained his expert opinon and gave clear recommendations. Importantly, it is also evident that 'do nothing' was also considered - there was no prejudice or bias towards surgery and the risks of intervention were adequatley explained. Informed consent was therefore pretty easy as the relative balance was clearcut in my case - there was no uneasy ambigutiy or sitting on the fence from Mr Young, which would otherwise have made the decision more difficult. In terms of surgery itself, Mr Young was measured and well in control. As my procedure was under local anestheic, he would give an occassional heads-up or commentary relating to the procedure. So, for example, "you'll feel a little scratch coming". Not so early to dwell on it, merely immediately before just so that it doesn't come as a shock/surprise and provide that ongoing reassurance that everything was going as planned. The results so far are very postive, the appearance of my scar is far neater and less intrusive.
Patient seen for:Scar Revision Surgery
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09-07-2019
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Mr Young was kind, gentle and understanding in his treatment of my young son. He offered us options for addressing the wound and made a recommendation. He was both knowledgable and polite and put my son at ease when on his examination table. We were very happy with the service provided. I would highly recommend Mr Young for either adult or paediatric consultations.
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06-06-2019
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Mr Young is very professional, kind and sympathetic. I had NF1 lumps removed from my face and body. During my stay in hospital I was looked after very well by Mr Young and his team, he is a very skilled plastic surgeon. Im absolutely delighted. Thank you
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03-05-2019
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Mr Richard Young helped to my 9 years old daughter to go thought the first ever surgery in her life in the best possible way. He was very calm and supportive. I couldn't wish for a better surgeon for my daughter.
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30-04-2019
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Efficient, clear explanation of treatment and diagnosis. Fantastic support team in easy to find premises. All very reassuring
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30-04-2019
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Kindly sympathetic and hugely skilled. Delighted with the repair to my cheek after surgery.
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19-04-2019
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Operation for Basal Cell Carcinoma on right lower leg on 11th January, 2019 was very successful. The skin graft didn't take because I have diabetes and I am 84 years old. My GP Practice was unable to fit me in for change of dressings so I returned to Mr. Young at 152 Harley Street until Tuesday 2nd April. I saw my GP on Thursday 11th April and was advised that I could take the dressing off and let the air get to it. I cannot express enough how excellent was the professional expertise and kindness of Mr. Young, his Secretary and his team of nurses were. I was not discharged until my wound was completely healed. The skin graft on my thigh caused no pain or trouble. I highly recommend this way of dealing with tricky BCCs Payment was through AVIVA.
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14-04-2019
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Peer Recommendations

Mr Young is a very able and trustworthy surgeon & I fully recommend him.
For specialty: Plastic Surgery
Connection: Is a colleague

BY dr Emma Craythorne

04-09-2017
excellent colleague
For specialty: Plastic Surgery
Connection: Is a colleague

BY mr Duncan Atherton

04-09-2017
I have known Richard for many years; having worked together in many of the same hospitals. As well as having great technical skill and experience, I know his patients find him to be kind, thorough and compassionate
For specialty: Plastic Surgery
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