Mr Darren Chester
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
MB, ChB, MPhil, MRCS, FRCS(Plast) Awarded with McGregor Medal
I have been a Consultant Plastic Surgeon for 10 years. 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 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 am an approachable doctor and pride myself in my communication skills. I am keen to involve patients in decision-making and are fully informed, so treatment plans are tailored to their physical and social needs. I have previously managed a communication course for plastic surgery doctors in training.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Darren Chester at Spire include:
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.
Spire South Bank Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
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.
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 a Royal College of Surgeons Assessor, sitting on interview panels for consultant plastic surgeon appointments around the country.
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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.