Mr Alex Woollard

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

BM BSc PhD FRCS (plast)

Specialises in

  • Arm reduction and arm lift
  • Breast reduction and enlargement
  • Breast implant removal
  • Breast reconstruction following mastectomy
  • Nerve regeneration, facial reanimation and microsurgical reconstruction

I have been a consultant plastic surgeon at the Royal Free London NHS Trust since 2016. I specialise in microsurgical reconstruction of defects after cancer or trauma as well as nerve regeneration. I have a particular interest in nerve injuries, amputee reconstruction and facial palsy as well as breast reconstruction.

My interests include all aspects of aesthetic and general plastic surgery, and I have a sub-specialist focus in nerve regeneration, facial reanimation and microsurgical reconstruction. My NHS practice includes the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore where I provide lower limb and sarcoma reconstruction. He am a founding partner in ReLimbTM which offers a complete reconstruction service for amputees including Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) and Regenerative Peripheral Nerve Interface (RPNI).

I was awarded a PhD from my research into nerve regeneration at Harvard University. This has spurred on my interest in surgery for neuromas and phantom limb pain in amputees. As a founding member of Relimb I am pioneering these novel techniques in the UK. I pursue my interest in microsurgal reconstruction (free tissue transfer) in both breast and the highly complex limb and sarcoma reconstructions in both the NHS and private sector and have performed over 300 free flaps.

I am a specialist advisor for both the MHRA and NICE. I am the lead for Lasers and for departmental audit at the Royal Free London NHS Trust.

I am on the Board, and treasurer, of the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA) and a trustee of the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practice (JCCP).


General Medical Council Number: C6051471

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Alex Woollard at Spire include:

Cosmetic surgery

Plastic surgery

Other treatments

  • Facial palsy
  • Microsurgical reconstruction (breast, lower limb, etc)
  • Neuroma and phantom limb surgery (TMR or RPNI)
  • Sarcoma reconstruction

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Additional information

Cosmetic surgery
Non-surgical procedures

BM / Southampton University / 2002
Bachelor of Medicine

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons

The Royal Free London NHS Trust, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Barnet General Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital

Private secretary Gillian Rolfe