Mr Amar Ghattaura

Mr Amar Ghattaura

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon
MBBS, BSc, MSc, MRCS(Eng), FRCS(Plast)

Practising at

Spire Cardiff Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Amar Ghattaura at Spire include:

Cosmetic surgery

Other treatments

  • Skin cancer surgery and removal of moles
  • Fat transfer to breasts
  • Facelift and necklift
  • Prominent ear correction
  • Botox
  • Fillers
  • Lipoedema surgical treatment
  • Lymphoedema surgical treatment

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Professional profile

Mr Ghattaura studied Medicine at the internationally renowned University College London Medical School, where he took a second degree in Psychology, passing with honours. He returned to University College London to complete a Masters degree in Surgical Sciences in 2001. He is currently an NHS Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in breast surgery and works at the Morriston Hospital, Swansea and LLandough Hospital.

Mr Ghattaura has spent almost 20 years working in the field of Plastic Surgery. In his early Plastic Surgery careeer he worked extensively in central London hospitals including The Royal London Hospital, The Royal Marsden Hospital, Great Ormond Street and Harley Street. He also spent time at the Oxford Radcliffe Infirmary. In addition, he spent time working in Europe at the University Hospital Ghent, Belgium, an international centre of excellence for Breast Surgery and Microsurgery.

During these years, he mastered a comprehensive approach to Plastic Surgery which continues to use now. He has been trained by world leaders in Breast and Cosmetic Surgery and has adapted many of these techniques into his own practice. He offers cosmetic and reconstructive breast procedures (augmentation, fat transfer, reduction, uplift, gynaecomastia, reconstruction after cancer surgery) as well as body contouring (liposuction, tummy tuck, arm, thigh and buttock lift) and facial procedures (browlift, eyelid surgery, prominent ear reduction etc). Mr Ghattaura has aquired highly specialised skills in complex Breast microsurgery including DIEP flaps and TUG flaps and offers all forms of breast reconstruction privately.

Mr Ghattaura has been instrumental in the development of the microsurgery service at the Morriston Hospital and is currently the Clincal lead for Microsurgery. He performs breast microsurgery, including DIEP and TUG flaps routinely on the NHS as well as local muscle flaps (latissimus dorsi) and implant surgery. Mr Ghattaura is currently the only surgeon offering private microsugurgcal procedures in Wales (DIEP flap, TUG flap). In addition, Mr Ghattaura has developed the National Lymphoedema Surgery Service in Wales and offers this routinely on the NHS and privately. This includes lymphovenous anastomsosis (LVA), large volume liposuction as well as lymph node transfer (LNT).

Mr Ghattaura provides training to the next generation of Plastic Surgeons through University based microsurgery courses as well as cosmetic training for junior Plastic Surgeons. He has written chapters on breast reconstruction for ELPRAS, the online educational tool for Plastic Surgeons. Mr Ghattaura has also trained consultant surgeons from the UK in lymohoedema supermicrosugery. Mr Ghattaura also enjoys talking directly to patients and has presented regularly at Breast Cancer Care meetings.

Mr Ghattaura has undertaken scientific research into facial form in London, recruiting patients from the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead London. He was awarded an MSc for his research thesis on analysing facial shape and movement, subsequently presented at the British Association of Plastic Surgeons Meeting in 2001. This research developed a new technique for analysing facial aesthetics and has given Mr Ghattaura a deep understanding of facial shape and form. In addition, this research laid the foundations for his cosmetic facial surgery practice. Mr Ghattaura has authored multiple publications in peer reviewed journals as well as writing book chapters. His book chapter in 'Oncolplastic Surgery of the Breast' is used extensively by breast surgeons in the field of Breast Reconstruction.

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Media Coverage

1. Wales' first 'super-microsurgery' centre could prove a lifeline for patients with 'incurable' condition

Offering a gold standard in breast reconstruction. Western mail 7-12-15

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Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS / University College London / 1995
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Member of the General Medical Council
British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
British Lymphology Society

Professional leadership

I am the lead for microsugical services at the Morriston Hospital including supermicrosurgery and lymphoedema microsurgery.

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Current NHS posts

Morriston Hospital, Swansea
Llandough Hospital, Llandough

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Personal Profile

Mr Ghattaura is married with three lovely children. He is a dedicated husband and father who spends his time between work and family life in South Wales and London. 

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Private contact details

Telephone 029 2073 6011