Consultant Profile

Mr Richard Karoo

Mr Richard Karoo MBChB, MRCS(Eng), MPhil, FRCS(Plast) .
Practicing at:
Spire Cardiff Hospital
  • Cosmetic Surgery
    • Body
    • Breasts
    • Ears
    • Eyes
    • Face
    • Non-surgical procedures
    • Nose
  • Plastic Surgery
    • Cosmetic breast surgery
    • Dermatological surgery
    • Facial surgery
    • Reconstructive surgery
    • Skin cancer
Special clinical interests:

Facelift, Neck Lift, Endoscopic Browlift Surgery, Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty), Rhinoplasty
Ear positioning surgery (Otoplasty), Breast Enlargement (Augmentation), Breast Reduction
Breast Uplift (Mastopexy), Body Contouring Surgery , Liposuction, Abdominoplasty
Arm reduction, Thigh lift, Skin Cancer and mole removal
Labial reduction, Non-surgical treatments 

Research interests:

Development of wound healing models derived from hair follicle stem cells subpopulations and development of biological skin substitute.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Welsh Regional Plastic Surgery Unit, Morriston Hospital, Swansea.
Clinical lead for Reconstructive Head and Neck Plastic Surgery.

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Member of the British Association of Plastic , Reconstructive & Aesthetics Surgeons.
Member of British Association of Head & Neck Oncologists.
Member of the British Medical Association .

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
029 2073 6011
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Richard Karoo FRCS(Plast) is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon who consults in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.
Richard’s areas of interest include Surgical facial rejuvenation ( Facelift, Blepheroplasty,  Endoscopic Browlift, Rhinoplasty) & non-surgical facial procedures. His Expertise also includes cosmetic breast surgery (Augmentation, Uplift, Reduction), liposuction, abdominal and body contouring procedures.
In Mr Richard Karoo’s NHS Practice he is the Clinical lead for Plastic Reconstructive Head and Neck Surgery at the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery. In addition to his aesthetic practice he performs a wide range of reconstructive plastic surgical operations.
Having trained extensively in the United Kingdom and Australia Richards core specialist registrar training was based in Leeds. He secured the International Microsurgical Fellowship at The Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia, then the Reconstructive Breast Surgery fellowship at St Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery in Chelmsford.
To complement his experience Mr Richard Karoo completed his Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Fellowship at the world renowned London Clinic, Harley Street, London. This Prestigious appointment equipped Mr Karoo with the surgical skills and knowhow to confidently deal with those patients seeking the highest quality of care for their cosmetic procedure.
Richard undertook his scientific research at the Plastic Surgery & Burns Research Unit, Bradford, investigating wound healing models for the production of biological Skin Substitutes. He has co-authored over 50 peer reviewed publications, presented at multiple national and international meetings and been an invited speaker at the Royal College of Surgeons of England Breast Surgery Education Day.
Having produce Breast Surgery Information Animation packages for those patients considering Cosmetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery, commercial sponsorship has now allowed for over 14,000 copies to be made freely available to patients in English & German for world distribution.
Richard was also awarded the John Barron Prize by the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons for his work on Breast  Reconstruction using new techniques brought over from Europe.

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Mr Richard Karoo

Mr Richard Karoo consultant cosmetic surgeon in Spire Cardiff Hospital

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