Omar was educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh. He completed his medical degree at Cambridge University and also obtained a BA honours degree in Medical Ethics, Psychology and the History of Medicine.
He commenced his plastic surgery training in 2003. His specialist training was carried out in Aberdeen and Glasgow. In 2011 he spent a year on fellowship in Australia at the world renowned Royal Adelaide Hospital. He gained extensive experience in microsurgery and reconstruction of complex facial/ head and neck conditions as well as general plastic surgery and aesthetic surgery.
He completed a cosmetic surgery fellowship in Edinburgh with his father and has worked closely with him ever since, gaining invaluable experience on the finer points of cosmetic plastic surgery. He has interests in all aspects of cosmetic surgery including those that he routinely carries out in his NHS practice such as breast augmentation, breast reduction, body contouring and facial plastic surgery.
He is passionate about training and teaches on a number of courses. He is involved in the setting of the written plastic surgery exam for trainees nearing the end of their training. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and many of his own publications have been widely cited.