Mr Bruce Richard
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
MBBS, FRCS, MS, FRCS (Plast)
I am a consultant plastic surgeon at Birmingham Children's Hospital and University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust. I have a general plastic surgery practice with sub-specialty interests in facelifts, eyelid reduction, rhinoplasty, ear correction, benign moles and cysts.
I have experience in facelifts, upper and lower eyelid reduction, prominent ear correction and rhinoplasty treatments. I can also prepare medico-legal reports.
I qualified in 1980 from St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London and then completed 6 years of general and plastic surgery training before going to Nepal for 9 years. While in Nepal, I set up a department of plastic and reconstructive surgery for the Government of Nepal in Pokhara. I returned to the UK and completed a further three years of Higher Plastic Surgery training, passed the Intercollegiate College Exam in Plastic Surgery and gained a Master of Surgery degree for my research thesis on the facial nerve.
During my training and from subsequent experience, I have enjoyed learning and practising a variety of reconstructive and aesthetic techniques to manage skin cancer, cysts and moles, hand injuries and deformities such as Dupuytren's contracture, lower limb trauma and tendon transfers. My main NHS commitment is adult and children's facial reconstruction, especially cleft lip and palate, ear deformities and nose reconstruction.
My research interests include cleft lips and palate and facial nerve reconstruction. I hold memberships with the Royal College of Surgeons, British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons and the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Bruce Richard at Spire include:
Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Birmingham Children's Hospital
Consultant Plastic Surgeon, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, Queen Elizabeth Hospital
I am married and spend much of my free time with my family. I enjoy multicultural situations and continue to have many links with colleagues and friends in developing countries.