Mr Joe O'Donoghue

Mr Joe O'Donoghue

Consultant Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon

MB, MCh, FRCSI, FRCS (Plast)

Specialises in

  • Breast enlargement surgery
  • Breast reduction surgery
  • Breast asymmetry correction and rejuvenation surgery
  • Secondary corrective breast surgery
  • Tummy tuck, arm and thigh surgery, liposuction

I have been in Consultant practice both in the NHS and the private sector since 1999. My training included specialist fellowships in cosmetic surgery in London, and in all areas of modern breast surgery practice at the Marie Curie Institute in Paris.

I am a member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstruction and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), the Association of Breast Surgeons (ABS) and the European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS). I am also Certified in Cosmetic Surgery and Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures by the Royal College of Surgeons Cosmetic Surgery Certification Scheme.

Within my NHS practice, I am an expert in breast reconstruction and in particular the use of microvascular techniques to solve particularly challenging problems. I was also the clinical lead for the breast cancer service at my NHS Trust for four years.

Within my private practice, I have extensive experience in all areas of cosmetic breast and body surgery with over 20 years' experience, including breast enlargement, breast rejuvenation surgery following weight loss and pregnancies, complex congenital and developmental breast asymmetries, breast reduction and breast lifting surgery. I also regularly perform corrective breast surgery on patients from other institutions who have unsatisfactory outcomes.

Further to this, I have extensive experience in the use of fat grafting (lipomodelling) techniques.

I also have significant experience in abdominal wall rejuvenation surgery including abdominoplasty ('tummy tuck'), mini abdominoplasty, body lifting, thigh and arm reduction surgery and liposuction following pregnancies and massive weight loss after gastric bypass/banding procedures.

Throughout my career I have been involved in a large number of national committees with BAPRAS and EURAPS aimed at improving the teaching, training and regulation of cosmetic surgery. As a result I was the recipient of a national silver award from the Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards in 2021. I am a member of a number of national and international expert panels on breast implants and regularly provide my expert opinion to the courts in clinical negligence cases. In addition, I have published extensively in the plastic and breast surgery scientific literature.

My privacy notice is accessible via my medical secretary.


General Medical Council Number: C4303037

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Joe O'Donoghue at Spire include:

Cosmetic surgery

Other treatments

  • Lower body lift
  • Mini abdominoplasty
  • Secondary correction of unsatisfactory cosmetic breast procedures

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Additional information

Benign breast problems
Breast surgery
Cosmetic breast surgery
Facial surgery
Plastic surgery
Reconstructive surgery

MBBS / University College Galway, Ireland / 1988
Bachelor of Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology

MMedSci / University College Galway, Ireland, / 1992
Masters in Medical Science

FRCSI / Ireland / 1992
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland

MCH / University College Galway, Ireland / 1995
Masters in Surgery

FRCS(Plas) / Fellow of Surgical Royal Colleges (Intercollegiate Fellowship) / 1997
Fellow of Surgical Royal Colleges (Intercollegiate Fellowship) in Plastic Surgery
Fellow of Surgical Royal Colleges (Intercollegiate Fellowship) in Plastic Surgery

Professional memberships

British Association of Plastic Reconstruction and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)

Association of Breast Surgeons (ABS)

European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS)

Professional leadership

Breast cancer services lead at Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust for four years
Editor in Chief of the international plastic surgery scientific journal JPRAS Open for six years until December 2022
Honorary Secretary of BAPRAS for four years
Chair of the BAPRAS breast special interest group and Chair of the BAPRAS Education committee for three years each

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust.

My outside interests include skiing, sailing and golf and I play the saxophone.

Telephone 0191 418 8687
Private secretary Lesley Leck
Private secretary telephone 0191 2291545
Private secretary email