Consultant Profile

Mr Richard Cole

Mr Richard Cole MB, Ch B, FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Eng), Ch M, FRCS(Plast)
Practicing at:
Spire Southampton Hospital
  • Cosmetic Surgery
    • Body
    • Breasts
    • Ears
    • Eyes
    • Face
  • Plastic Surgery
    • Reconstructive surgery
Special clinical interests:
  • Quality results in cosmetic surgery
  • Skin cancer treatment
  • Laser surgery
Research interests:
  • Measurement of outcome, including quality of life, in plastic surgery
  • Thermographic assessment of hand burns
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Salisbury District Hospital
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
  • British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • British Medical Laser Association
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Regional Specialty Advisor in Plastic Surgery
Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Mary Castell
Private secretary telephone number:
01722 435 177
Private secretary fax:
01722 410 143
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Richard Cole has been a Consultant Plastic Surgeon since 1994, when he received his Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training accreditation. His plastic surgery training was in London (St Thomas, Royal Marsden and Queen Mary's Hospitals) and Wessex (Regional Centre in Salisbury). Mr Cole is on the General Medical Council Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery and has been an elected member of the Council of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons. He has also represented his specialty on the Senate of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons.

The majority of his private practice is cosmetic surgery including breast augmentation, breast reduction, abdominoplasty, rhinoplasty and eyelid reductions. Mr Richard Cole also performs minor procedures such as skin lesion removal and injections for the reduction of facial wrinkles and creases. He does laser treatment for a variety of conditions including thread veins, spider naevi and also for excessive hair growth. These lasers are located in Salisbury, where he is in charge of the laser clinic, but patients can be assessed for suitability at Spire Southampton Hospital.

Personal profile:
Mr Richard Cole is a keen distance runner having run various marathons including the London Marathon twice, raising money for charity. Tennis, squash and five-a-side football . Other hobbies include pen and ink sketching and water colour painting.

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Mr Richard Cole

Mr Richard Cole

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