Mr  Darren Chester

Mr Darren Chester

Consultant Plastic Surgeon
MB, ChB, MPhil, MRCS, FRCS(Plast) Awarded with McGregor Medal

Practising at

Spire Parkway Hospital

Spire South Bank Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Darren Chester at Spire include:

Cosmetic surgery

Other treatments

I also offer repair of split earlobes or following ear gauging; amputation stump revision, correction of breast asymmetry, treatment for capsular contracture of breast implants, combined mastopexy and breast augmentation.

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Professional profile

I have been a Consultant Plastic Surgeon for 10 years, I'm mainly based at University Hospital Birmingham (QE). I also provide a plastic surgery service at Worcester Royal Hospital. I have received rigorous, structured training in plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery in the well-respected West Midlands training programme and was awarded the coveted McGregor medal for obtaining the highest mark in the Royal College of Surgeons Plastic Surgery examinations.

I specialise in cosmetic surgery of the breast and abdomen. I perform breast enlargement, uplift surgery (mastopexy) and a number of different breast reduction procedures including vertical scar techniques. I treat patients with breast asymmetry and also those who require uplift surgery (mastopexy) and augmentation. I regularly perform abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), including mini-abdominoplasty and techniques following massive weight loss. I also offer body contouring procedures such as arm reduction. In addition to these cosmetic procedures, I regularly remove skin lesions, moles, cysts and lipomas as well as performing scar revision surgery and treating keloid scars. In terms of facial plastic surgery, I perform blepharoplasty (a procedure to reduce excess skin on upper or lower eyelids), skin growth removal and ear correction, including split earlobes. I also carry out anti-wrinkle non-surgical injection techniques.

I pride myself in my communication skills and enjoy involving patients in decision-making so treatment plans are tailored to their physical and social needs. I have previously managed a communication course for plastic surgery doctors in training.

I have a proven research track record with a Master of Philosophy degree in Surgery and over 20 peer reviewed publications in Plastic Surgery. I have delivered numerous papers and lectures at national meetings and published articles within the fields of breast reconstruction, hand surgery, burns and facial reconstruction. I also train plastic surgery doctors of the future and I am an Royal College of Surgeons Assessor sitting on interview panels for consultant plastic surgeon appointments around the country.

I am an approachable doctor who takes pride in my communication skills with patients. I am keen to ensure that patients are fully informed and involved in decision-making at all times.

Clinical Interests

Cosmetic surgery
Cosmetic breast surgery
Non-surgical cosmetic treatment
Plastic surgery
Breast surgery
Hand surgery
Reconstructive surgery
Skin cancer
Soft tissue injuries

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Media Coverage

Obese vet is left unrecognisable after losing TEN STONE

I want Great Care - Dr Darren Chester

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Qualification and professional memberships

MB ChB, FRCS(Plast.) / University of Birmingham / 1995
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England Plastic
MB ChB are degrees awarded on successful completion of medical training at University.

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons England
British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
British Medical Association
General Medical Council
University of Birmingham

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Worcestershire Royal and
Kidderminster Hospitals

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Personal Profile

I am interested in a number of sports and music. I am a keen keyboard player. I have an interest in medical history and own a collection of antique medical books.

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Private contact details

Telephone For appointments: Spire Parkway 0121 704 5530 or Spire South Bank 01905 362 252