Our Consultant

Our Consultant 2017-05-07T08:55:45+00:00

Our practice is dedicated to providing the highest quality Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery combining expertise, experience and dedication with the very finest personalized care.

Our team of surgeons and nurses take pride in providing an environment where you can express yourself fully and get satisfaction in getting the results that you want.

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Mr Rajan Uppal is a highly experienced surgeon who has worked for over 10 years as a plastic surgeon in London and Windsor. He has recently been elected as a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) which is a prestigious honour for plastic surgeons. It is not often awarded to surgeons who trained and work outside the US but is given in recognition of skills and reputation as well as contribution to the field of plastic surgery.

Mr Uppal has spent three months living and working in Belgium to further specialise in his sub specialty interest of Breast Cancer Reconstruction. He has travelled to meetings in France, Belgium, Italy and the US to keep up to date with the latest techniques and continues to do so. He has specialises in plastic surgery of the Face, Nose and body. He has participated in the famous Dallas Rhinoplasty course and Miami Baker-Gordon Plastic Surgery courses. He has set up his own course also in England to teach Rhinoplasty to surgeons interested in Nose reshaping surgery. He has recently participated in the New York Rhinoplasty Conference on the 1st December 2012 where he was invited to become a member of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons as well as theInternational Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

Mr Uppal is a Surgical Tutor at the Oxford University Deanery University of London Surgical trainind Deanery. He is also an Examiner at the Royal College of Surgeons for the junior surgeons’ exam for the Membership of the Royal College and Lead Clinician for the Skin Cancer MDT service at the Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals trust which covers a populations of 1 million people across Berkshire.

Mr Rajan Uppal – FRCS(Plast)    
 

Our chief surgeon, Mr Uppal was born in Hillingdon, Middlesex and grew up around Berkshire. He went to medical school at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, London. At medical school he was an active member of the Rowing team and Tennis club and maintains these interests. He qualified in Medicine and Surgery in 1993 and was awarded a Prize in Pharmacology at his final examinations at the University of London.

He became a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons in 1998 following completion of his junior surgical training. He went on to pursue his interest in research and undertook a clinical trial of a new medicine that improved wound healing. He was awarded a Master of Science (MSc) degree at University College London for this thesis in 1999. His work was published in medical journals in the United States.

Mr Uppal has worked in teaching hospitals in London including Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital, St Bartholomew’s Hospital and St George’s Hospital. He has been fortunate to work with many leading surgeons in the UK, US and Europe. He was made a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery FRCS(Plast) as a result of his experience and work.    

International Experience 

Mr Uppal has spent three months living and working in Belgium to further specialise in his sub specialty interest of Breast Cancer Reconstruction. He has travelled to meetings in France, Belgium, Italy and the US to keep up to date with the latest techniques and continues to do so. He has specialized in Nose surgery to improve the shape and breathing through the nose. He has attended and lectured at international meetings on Rhinoplasty. He has participated in the famous Dallas Rhinoplasty course and Miami Baker-Gordon plastic surgery courses. He has set up his own course also in England to teach Rhinoplasty to surgeons interested in Nose reshaping surgery.

Lectures  

Mr Uppal is a regular lecturer at the Royal College of Radiologists in Sentinel node biopsy for malignant melanoma. He helped to develop a new technique using ultrasound measurement of node depth for patients with melanoma. He has published this technique in the European Journal of Plastic Surgery. He also lectures at the Hellenic Centre and Thames Valley University. 

NHS Consultant Appointment  

Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust  

The trust has a catchment area of almost a million people around the Windsor, Ascot, Slough and Reading area. In the NHS, Mr Uppal treats common skin cancers, breast conditions, birth defects, burns, road accidents and performs breast reconstruction, hand surgery and microsurgery. The standards required to become a Consultant in the NHS are extremely high. Some plastic surgeons only perform cosmetic surgery and do not provide the wide range of operations required of an NHS consultant. There are also many more safety checks made on NHS consultants who work in a department of plastic surgery as opposed to surgeons who work alone.