Mr Richard Chalmers
Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon
MBBS BSc (Hons) MRCS (Eng) MSc FRCS (Plast)
"The great facilities, expertise and excellence are all Spire qualities that I can provide to my patients from The Spire Washington Hospital."
I have 14 years experience in Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgery. I qualified from the Royal Free University Hospital Medical School in London in 2002 and trained at renowned Plastic Surgery units at St George’s Hospital and Chelmsford. My higher plastic surgical training then began in the North East training in all aspects of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic in James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrogh, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle and the University Hospital of North Durham where I am currently a Substantive Consultant and Lead Clinician for Skin Cancer and MDT.
My specialist interest is in Head and Neck Skin Oncology and Aesthetic surgery. I was the highest ranking trainee in my fellowship year on the esteemed Training Interface Fellowship at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London. Within my NHS and cosmetic practice. I offer all aspects of Plastic Surgery treatments ranging from breast surgery correction of asymmetries, lipomodelling, implant work and surgery following wieght loss. I perform nasal manipulation following trauma and post-traumatic and aesthetic rhinoplasty. I perform numerous aesthetic and functional surgeries to the Head and Neck including facelift, eyelid surgery (including for facial palsy), neck lift, brow lift - transpalprebral or endoscopic, short scar MACS facelift and pinnaplasty. I have also had a successful injectables practice at the Skin Clinics in London and the North East for over 4 years specialising in lip, cheek, tear trough and nonsurgical rhinoplasty.
I have performed close to 9,000 opertions in my surgical logbook of which 600 are cosmetic cases on all aspects of breast, abdominal and facial aesthetics. I have also performed over 100 Botox and Filler procedures.
I am the Lead Clinician for Skin Cancer and SSMDT for County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust as well as a panel member on the Northern Deanery training ARCP panel for Plastic Surgery and also on the interview panel for Plastic Surgery National Selection.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Richard Chalmers at Spire include:
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MBBS / Royal Free & University College Hospital, London / 2002
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Member British Association of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons
Member Royal College of Surgeons of England
I have 18 peer reviewed publications in journals such as Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Journal of Hand Surgery, Acta Oncologica and written and contributed 2 book chapters. I have presented at numerous national and international conferences on all aspects of Plastic Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery.
I review for the Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
University Hospital of North Durham
I have always been a creative and active person which extends from my personal life into my passion for my Plastic and Aesthetic surgery practice. I play and compose music for the piano, strings and guitar and also play and coach tennis at my local club in particularly for my two young children. Along with my wife and children we love the outdoors, bike ride, ski and run. I am currently in training for a number of Triathlon’s this year. I also continue my creative side and regularly paint and draw with the children and have finished building and designing a number of tables and woodworking projects in the house. My latest project is upscaling a classic desk lamp.