Consultant Profile

Miss Joanna Skillman

Miss Joanna Skillman BM BCh(Oxon) BA(Hons) MA(Cantab) MRCS(Eng) FRCS(Plast)
Practicing at:
Spire South Bank Hospital
  • Cosmetic Surgery
    • Body
    • Breasts
    • Ears
    • Eyes
    • Face
    • Non-surgical procedures
    • Nose
  • General surgery
    • Breast surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
    • Breast surgery
    • Cosmetic breast surgery
    • Facial surgery
    • Non surgical cosmetic treatment
Special clinical interests:

Cosmetic face, breast and body surgery
Breast reconstruction
Oncoplastic surgery
Non-surgical therapy

Research interests:
  • Quality improvement in breast surgery
  • Aesthetic surgery
  • Microsurgical DIEP breast reconstruction
  • Patient reported outcomes of surgery
Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • British Association of Aesthetic, Reconstructive and Plastic Surgeons
  • Specialist Register of Plastic Surgeons - General Medical Council 
  • Association of Breast Surgery
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01905 362 252
Tuesday Mornings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Joanna Skillman provides a kind, female perspective for any patient considering plastic surgery treatment and is a highly motivated, conscientious, approachable and capable surgeon.

She grew up in Cheltenham, studied medicine at Cambridge University, and was awarded an intercalated Master of Arts degree.  She graduated in clinical studies at Oxford University where she was awarded the BM BCh degree.  She was also awarded the Radcliffe Prize: a university prize for all round excellence. 

She undertook broad and varied surgical training in Oxford, London, Durham, Birmingham and Sydney. An exceptional specialist fellowship allowed her to further enhance her skills in breast cancer surgery and reconstruction, at the principle teaching hospital in Sydney, Australia.  She achieved fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery in 2009.  She was one of the very few plastic surgeons to be awarded a sought after oncoplastic fellowship, which provided training in modern aspects of breast cancer surgery and new techniques in reconstruction. 

She was appointed as an aesthetic surgery fellow and was trained by the best aesthetic surgeons.  She gained experience in all aspects of cosmetic surgery including breast surgery, brow lifts, facelifts, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasties and body contouring procedures including abdominoplasties and liposuction. She is a fully accredited specialist in plastic surgery.  She is a member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS).

In addition to clinical work, she is also a trainer on the oncoplastic skills course at the Royal College of Surgeons. She has published more than 30 articles on all types of cosmetic and plastic surgery.  She has completed an advanced communication skills course, and teaches plastic surgery to junior surgeons and breast care nurses. She is writing the surgical section of the National Oncoplastic Guidelines, which will set quality standards in the UK.

She has been an NHS consultant since July 2010 specialising in breast reconstruction, especially free flap surgery, skin cancer and trauma.

Personal profile:

Joanna enjoys bringing a female's intuition and appreciation of aesthetics to her work in plastic surgery. She listens to her patient's hopes, fears and expectations and with careful attention to detail provides the right care for their needs.

Outside work she relaxes by walking her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in the Malvern Hills and creating clothes and gifts for friends and family. She is married to an anaesthetist and her spare time is amply filled by two school aged daughters and an infant son.

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Miss Joanna Skillman

Miss Joanna Skillman Consultant Plastic Cosmetic Surgeon in Worcester, Worcestershire also Warwickshire and West Midlands

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