Consultant Profile

Professor Vivien Lees

Professor Vivien Lees MA MB BChir MD FRCS (Plast)
Practicing at:
Spire Manchester Hospital, Spire Regency Hospital, Cheshire
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Hand Surgery
    • Wrist surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
    • Hand Surgery
Special clinical interests:

Hand and wrist procedures routinely performed at Spire Manchester Hospital and Spire Regency Hospital include:

Hand and wrist surgery
Carpal tunnel release,  cubital tunnel release,Dupuytren's contracture release, trigger finger release,ganglion excision, trapeziectomy, flexor tendon surgery, wrist arthroscopy, small joint fusion, partial and complete wrist fusion, wrist ligament reconstruction for instability.

Cosmetic and Aesthetic Surgical procedures routinely performed at Spire Regency Hospital include :

Facial Surgery
Facelifts (using harmonic scalpel), platysmaplasty (central neck lift), foreheadplasty (similar to brow lift),blepharoplasty (eyelid rejuvenation), fat injection (lipomodelling),  prominent ear correction, non-surgical rejuvenation

Breast Surgery
Breast augmentation (implants), breast reduction and uplift (mastopexy), correction of developmental breast problems (asymmetry) including expansion techniques.

Body contouring surgery including following massive weight loss
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), inner arm, thigh and buttock lift, liposuction (fat removal)

Non-surgical cosmetic treatments
Skin rejuvenation (Obagi Nuderm and Vitamin C systems, chemical peels (Obagi blue peel), Restylane filler injections, botulinum toxin injections, Medik8 Dermaroller skin rejuvenation treatment.

General Plastic Surgery
Skin lesions, skin cancer, scar revision including microneedling technique.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant in Plastic Surgery, Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Burns Surgery Wythenshawe Hospital, South Manchester University Hospitals Trust


Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • Elected as President British Society for Surgery of the Hand for 2015
  • Chairman Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) in Plastic Surgery (current)
  • Board member Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in Plastic Surgery (current)
  • Council Member British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) (current)
  • Examiner Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in Plastic Surgery (recent)
  • Council Member British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgerons (BAAPS) (recent)
  • Chairman of Education and Training Committee (developed Postgraduate Diploma in Hand Surgery - The 'Hand Diploma') (recent)
  • Council Member British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) (past)
  • Faculty Member Instructional Courses in Hand Surgery (past)
  • Member Research & Development Council of the Healing Foundation (past)
  • British Association Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)
  • British Association Aesthetic Surgeons (BAAPS)
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0161 232 2261
    Private secretary telephone number:
    0161 491 2534
    Private secretary fax:
    0161 428 1692
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Professor Vivien Lees graduated from Oxford and Cambridge Universities in 1982 and 1984 respectively. Professor Lees gained the Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) in 1988 and the Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship in Plastic Surgery FRCS (Plast) in 1995.

    Professor Lees has a major commitment to teaching and training of senior trainees in plastic surgery.  She may have one of these surgeons with her in the consultation. 

    Professor Lees is happy to offer a fully female team at Spire Regency Hospital to patients who require this on account of personal, cultural and religious preferences.

    Personal profile:

    Professor Lees is qualified in recreational flying and has a Private Pilot's Licence (PPL).  Professor Lees also has interests in scuba diving, fell walking and dog agility.

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    Professor Vivien Lees

    Professor Vivien Lees Plastic Surgery & Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Manchester, private hospital specialist.

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