Mr Patrick Addison

Mr Patrick Addison

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

BSc (Hons), MBChB, MD, FRCS (Plast)

Specialises in

  • Surgical management of facial paralysis
  • Hand surgeries
  • Non-surgical facial rejuvenation
  • Breast reduction surgery
  • Skin cancer surgery and treatment of benign skin lesions, including reconstruction

Currently I am appointed as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Clinical Director in Edinburgh with responsibility for adult and paediatric services at St John's Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. In my NHS practice, I have a specialist interest in cancer and trauma reconstruction (including head, neck and breast), facial reanimation and paediatric plastic surgery and burns. In the private sector, I have an interest in a broad range of aesthetic surgery including breast augmentation and reduction, uplifts, rhinoplasty, body contouring surgery, abdominoplasty and facial cosmetic surgery.

I graduated from Edinburgh University with medical and science degrees and a distinction in surgery. I started postgraduate surgical training in Edinburgh before moving to Canada to undertake a two year research fellowship at the University of Toronto, leading to the award of an MD degree for my thesis. Subsequently, I completed specialist training in plastic and reconstructive surgery both in Edinburgh and Newcastle.

I then returned to Canada to complete the renowned clinical fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery and breast surgery at the Toronto University Health Network and later followed this up with a clinical aesthetic fellowship in Los Angeles County and San Diego, California.

I have published many original articles in medical journals, presented at national and international conferences and have written two book chapters for surgical texts.


General Medical Council Number: C4332415

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Additional information

Breast surgery
Reconstructive surgery
Plastic surgery
Hand surgery
Dermatological surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Facial surgery

I have a specialist interest in reconstructive surgery including the excision and reconstruction of all skin lesions including soft tissue cancers, breast reconstruction, trauma reconstruction, hand surgery, nerve decompression and facial paralysis surgery. I also have a significant paediatric plastic surgery practice.

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

General Medical Council Specialist Registration

Full member of British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)

Faculty of Expert Witnesses.

  • Ischaemic preconditioning of muscle flaps
  • Improving tissue viability and ischaemic tolerance                                                               
  • Facial paralysis surgery

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh.

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, St John's Hospital, Livingston.

Honorary Senior Lecturer, Edinburgh University.

  • Sporting: running, mountain biking, swimming and cross-country and downhill skiing
  • Musical: guitar and bagpipes
  • Other: Helicopter pilot, paraglider, qualified military parachutist and downhill ski instructor