Miss Rieka Taghizadeh is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon based at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. She graduated from Dundee University Medical School in 2000. Specialist training in plastic Surgery was completed at the Northern Deanery, Newcastle. She has undertaken a Microsurgical Fellowship at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital London, an Oncoplastic Fellowship, followed by travelling Fellowships to world renowned units including Barcelona, Helsinki, Dusseldorf and Singapore. She completed an Aesthetic Fellowship at the Wellington Hospital in London,prior to commencing her Consultant post.
Her NHS practice is concentrated around micro-surgical breast reconstruction and breast corrective surgery. Her private practice repertoire includes all aspects of breast surgery (augmentation, reduction, uplift, male breast surgery and reconstruction), body contouring such as abdominoplasty, body lift (post weight-loss surgery) and she also undertakes facial aesthetic surgery such as facelifts and blepharoplasty operations as well as non-invasive procedures.
She has been involved in raising awareness of breast reconstruction and taken part in organising charity events at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital and St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals in celebration of Breast Reconstruction Day. She has been involved in the production of educational television programmes associated with Persian BBC with a large viewership, in particular in the Middle East.
As well as technical attention to detail and striving for an ideal outcome, she places great emphasis on making the patients feel comfortable and at ease throughout the process as well as ensuring they have full understanding of all stages of the treatment offered.