Mr Anthony MacQuillan

Mr Anthony MacQuillan

Consultant Plastic Surgeon
MBBS, MRCS (G), MD, FRCS (Plast)

Practising at

Spire Bristol Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Anthony MacQuillan at Spire include:

Cosmetic surgery

Other treatments

Cosmetic surgery: Nose, Face, Eyes, Ears, Breasts, Body, Non-surgical procedures

Plastic surgery: Rhinology, Non surgical cosmetic treatment, Cosmetic breast surgery, Breast surgery, Facial surgery

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Professional profile

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).

Other things you may want to know include the fact that 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.

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 5 year follow up just to be on the safe side). In my spare time, I like to run and swim but spend most of it with my family (4 children most of whom are quite young).

Clinical Interests

Nose
Face
Eyes
Ears
Breast
Body
Non-surgical procedures
Rhinology
Non-surgical cosmetic treatment
Cosmetic breast surgery
Breast surgery

Minimal scar techniques, Hand surgery, Micro surgery, Brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injury, Facial reanimation, Facial Aesthetics.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

General Medical Council (GMC).
Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow).
Royal Society of Medicine. British Medical Association.
British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).
British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS).

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol

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Personal Profile

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. 

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Financial Interests

Owns 100% of a jet liposuction machine used at the hospital.

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Private contact details

Telephone 07855 054770
Website http://www.anthonymacquillan.com/
Private secretary Margaret Anthony
Private secretary email info@mwcosmetic.com