Mr Anthony MacQuillan
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
MBBS, MRCS (G), MD, FRCS (Plast)
I qualified as a doctor in 1997 and have been a consultant plastic surgeon since 2009. I went to medical school at the Royal London Hospital and did my plastic surgery training in London and Paris.
My area of specialist interest in the NHS was in the field of nerve surgery and I held the post of Consultant Surgeon to the Peripheral Nerve Injury Unit at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (at the time one of only 4 Consultant Peripheral Nerve Surgeon Posts in the UK). I retired from this role in 2018 to concentrate on aesthetic surgery, as over the past 10 years my practice in this field grown such that it now requires all of my time.
During my training, I was lucky enough to spend time with many of the top aesthetic surgeons of the day in London and I undertook the Wellington Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship (a highly sought after position) which gave me experience in all areas of aesthetic surgery. Since developing my own practice I have maintained ongoing training to keep me at the leading edge of aesthetic practice. I regularly visit other consultants in Europe and attend conferences worldwide to ensure my patients have access to the latest advances in aesthetic care. In the field of aesthetic surgery, my areas of specialisation are facial rejuvenation, breast surgery (particularly breast uplift & reduction surgery and breast augmentation using fat) and abdominoplasty surgery.
Although I work full time in private practice I still believe in the importance of using the skills I have learned to help those in a less fortunate situation than our own. I have worked in Ethiopia with the fantastic charity Facing Africa undertaking facial reconstruction for those suffering from the disfiguring condition of Noma and more recently have begun working in the Gambia with a group of orthopaedic surgeons, anaesthetists and radiologists from Brighton to support one of their previous trainees who is now the only consultant orthopaedic surgeon in the country (a population of 2 million people).
Something that I believe is far more important, especially as a patient, but is less demonstrable without experiencing it, is that the fact that I care deeply about my patients and how they feel they are cared for. I have an open door policy for all my patients and see them as often as they need. Surgery is a journey and as a surgeon it is one you embark on hand in hand with your patient, lasting until they are ready to let go once they have completed their recovery (although I do offer a five year follow up just to be on the safe side).
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Anthony MacQuillan at Spire include:
I have a doctorate degree and that I have published just under 30 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as additional pieces that I was asked to contribute but were not peer-reviewed. I have lectured widely as an invited speaker in the world of nerve surgery and have a national/international profile in this field.
Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol
Away from work, I spend my time with my wife and family, whilst also trying to stay fit. I am a keen surfer, although these days I don't manage to spend as much time in the water as I used to!
I enjoy running (fortunately my wife is a keen runner so will drag me out on a rainy day) and I'm trying to aim towards a marathon in the near future. I also enjoy drawing and painting when time allows.