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Some of the principal treatments carried out by Associate Professor Neil R McLean at Spire include:
Plastic surgery following massive weight loss
I am fully trained in all aspects of Aesthetic, Surgical and Medical treatments, including anti-wrinkle injections, skin peeling and the use of Dermal Fillers and Vital injections for the correction of the ageing skin. I graduated Honours BSc in 1974, MBChB. with Commendation in 1976, FRCS. in 1980, MD in 1992 and was awarded the Diploma in Aesthetic Surgery with Distinction by the University of London in 2010 and the Masters in Aestheic Curgery with distinction in 2013.
Following training in General Surgery and ENT, I gained Accreditation in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1986 and was appointed Consultant Plastic and reconstructive Surgeon to the Newcastle Upon Tyne Teaching NHS Trust from 1989 to 2002. I was appointed Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide and was Deputy Director of the Australian Cranio-Facial Unit in 2003 and am presently Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in the Department of Surgery, Wansbeck District General Hospital, Northumberland and I have recently set up a skin envelope reducing service for patients with massive weight loss following successful bariatric surgery.
I have particular expertise in all aspects of Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Aesthetic Breast Surgery, Lip sculpture, Lip modelling, Abdominoplasty, Aesthetic Genital Surgery and the Plastic Surgery management of the patient with massive weight-loss following Bariatric Surgery.
I am a tutor on the Royal College of Surgeons of England Core Skills in Plastic Surgery Course, a Plastic Surgery advisor to the Professional Standards Department of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and represents the Royal College on consultant advisory committee panels. I have been elected to the national council of BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) and will serve on council for the years 2009 - 2016, have been appointed to the role of Honorary Treasurer of BAAPS, and also sat on the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Plastic Surgery, the Organising Committee of the Advanced Courses in Plastic Surgery and sat on the Advisory Committee of NCPOD from 1998 - 2002.
I am a Tutor on the Royal College of Surgeons of England Cadaveric Skills Workshops which are regularly held under the auspices of BAPRAS for the training of junior doctors in surgical techniques, am Tutor on the North East Plastic Surgery Reconstructive Flap Course and is a Founder Member of UKAAPS (UK Association of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons).
I am a former Council Member of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, is a member of the Court of the Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, examining on their behalf both in the United Kingdom and abroad and am an UCAS selector at the Medical School of the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. I am former Council Member of the North East Medico-Legal Society and President Elect of the North East Surgical Society.
I have over 200 presentations to Learned Medical Societies, over 230 original published articles on all aspects of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and his current projects include setting up a Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Service at the Northumbria NHS Trust and being actively involved in the organisation of the Cranio-Facial Training Programme at the University Science Malaysia, where he holds the post of Visiting Professor of Surgery. I was recently appointed to the Editorial Board of the Archives of OroFacial surgery.
MB ChB (with commendation) / University of Glasgow / 1976
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow / 1980
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow
MD / University of Glasgow / 1992
Doctor of Medicine
Diploma in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (with distinction) / University of London / 2010
Masters in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (with distinction) / university of London / 2013
British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS)
Founder Member of the UK Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (UKAAPS)
Council Member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Treasurer of BAAPS
Member of the British Medical Association (BMA)
International member of the Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons
Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Wansbeck General Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Adelaide, Australia
Visiting Professor of Surgery, USM, MalaysiaBack to top
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