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Mr Azhar Iqbal

Mr Azhar Iqbal

Consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon
BSc, MBBS, FRCS, FRCS ED, MSc, FRCSPLAST

"In my practice I aim to work in partnership with the patient to achieve excellence in the most compassionate way, supported by the dedicated, professional Spire Cheshire team."

Practising at

Spire Cheshire Hospital

Spire Liverpool Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Azhar Iqbal at Spire include:

Cosmetic surgery

Other treatments

Cosmetic surgery, nose, face, eyes, ears, non-surgical procedures, plastic surgery, skin cancer, rhinology, non surgical cosmetic treatment, hand surgery, cosmetic breast surgery, breast surgery, dermatological surgery, soft tissue injuries, reconstructive surgery and facial surgery. 

 

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Professional profile

Plastic surgery is a unique speciality because it is dependant on technique rather than any particular body region. It requires various skills including in depth theoretical knowledge of body anatomy and function, artistic appreciation of concepts of beauty and harmony of different body parts, and very refined and sophisticated surgical techniques with thorough knowledge of tissue blood supply, healing characteristics and moulding ability (hence term plastic surgery). It is one speciality which requires very long and intense training and is different from simple cosmetic surgery which may have very limited scope.

My training started in 1993 after I did my post graduation i.e. FRCS, minimum entry criteria for plastic surgery training. After 12 years of training at different levels I became a consultant in the NHS in 2005 (a seal of approval of completion of training to the highest level). I do most of the reconstructive and aesthetic range including breast reconstruction, skin cancers, facial palsy, hand surgery and all aspects of cosmetic/reconstructive surgery. I introduced many new techniques in my specialty including a unique way of breast reconstruction and presented and published extensively in peer reviewed journals.

I am an appraiser for consultant colleagues in my trust hospital and part of the MDT for breast and hand surgery. I am also the local lead for facial palsy. I am assigned educational supervisor (AES) and clinical supervisor (CS) for trainee doctors.


Clinical Interests

Cosmetic surgery
Non-surgical procedures
Body
Breast
Eyes
Ears
Face
Nose
Hand surgery
Breast surgery
Cosmetic breast surgery
Hand surgery
Facial surgery
Non-surgical cosmetic treatment
Reconstructive surgery
Rhinology
Skin cancer
Soft tissue injuries

Cosmetic surgery: nose, face, eyes, ears, breasts and non-surgical procedures. Plastic surgery: skin cancer, rhinology, non surgical cosmetic treatment, hand surgery, cosmetic breast surgery, breast surgery, dermatological surgery, soft tissue injuries, reconstructive surgery, facial surgery, all aspects of aesthetic/cosmetic surgery for face, nose, eyes, ears, breast, abdomen, liposuction, body contouring, fat transfers/grafting and non surgical procedures i.e. Botox® and fillers.

Private contact details

Telephone 01925 215 087 Cosmetic 01925 215029
Website http://www.cosmeticsurgerynorthwest.co.uk/
Private secretary Julie Horne
Private secretary telephone 01925 827 266
Private secretary email juliehorne30@hotmail.com

Journals

Ceruminous Gland Neoplasia – Review Article
June 1998
Hereditary Multiple Glomangiomas –Review Article
January 1998
Reconstruction of marginal ear defects with modified chondrocutaneous helical advancement flaps
July 2004

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan / 1986
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS / Glasgow, U.K / 1992
Royal College Of Physicians and Surgeons

MSc / University Of Warwickshire, Coventry. / 2002
Master of Science
Health Information Sciences

FRCS (Plast) / Belfast, Ireland / 2003
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons


Professional memberships

British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS)
British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
British Society for Surgery of the Hands (BSSH)
British Society of Rhinoplasty Surgeons (BSRS)


Professional leadership

Member of Joint Committee on Surgical Training (JCST)

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Current NHS posts

Consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Whiston Hospital Liverpool. 
Programme director for plastic surgical training, Merseyside. 

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Personal Profile

My philosophy about life is to have a balanced view in all aspects and always look at the bigger picture. I am an optimist by nature and strive for the best. I am sympathetic, honest and believe in active participation of patients in making their decision/choice of procedures. I am actively involved in charitable medical activities including operating in disaster stricken areas and promoting medical teaching and training in developing countries. I have worked on various simulation models for teaching. I like travelling, physical fitness and spending time with my family.

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