Mrs Aenone Harper-Machin

Mrs Aenone Harper-Machin

Consultant Plastic Surgeon
MB ChB(Hons), MSc, FRCS(Plast)

Practising at

Spire Yale Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Aenone Harper-Machin at Spire include:

Cosmetic surgery

Other treatments

  • Management of facial palsy
  • One-stitch facelift
  • Fat grafting

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Professional profile

My day job is as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon, with a full time NHS position at Whiston Hospital in Merseyside. I am registered and licensed with The General Medical Council and on their Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery. After four years of postgraduate medical and surgical training as a doctor, I spent a further eight years in training specifically in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. I secured a Fellowship following my training at the prestigious Princess Margaret Cancer Hospital in Toronto Canada, the third largest cancer hospital worldwide, honing my skills in major resections of head and neck cancer and complex reconstruction, utilising tissue taken from other parts of the body and used to rebuild the face.

In my NHS practice I specialise in skin cancers of the Head and Neck and in the management of patients with facial paralysis. For reconstruction I specialise in free tissue transfer, where tissue from other parts of the body is reconnected in its blood supply using a microscope to reconstruct the face. I also use this technique to rejoin branches of the facial nerve for the treatment of facial paralysis. These skills allow me to be very comfortable operating in the facial area. My training has also included two cosmetic surgery fellowships in Bristol and the North West, leaving me well equipped in aesthetic surgery in all areas of the body.

As a Senior Clinical Lecturer at The University of Liverpool I supervise medical students researching the use of technology to improve the reliability of microsurgical free tissue transfer for soft tissue reconstruction. At Whiston Hospital I approve and supervise the Audit projects which go on within the plastic surgery department. Clinical Audit is paramount in any surgical practice as it ensures we are always working towards achieving the highest standards of clinical care.

I am passionate about the artistic nature of surgery, but realistic and honest with regards to its limitations. As a lady surgeon my goal is to ensure you are comfortable with the surgical choices that we will make together and that you achieve your desired appearance.

Clinical Interests

Breast surgery
Facial surgery
Non-surgical cosmetic treatment
Non-surgical procedures
Plastic surgery
Reconstructive surgery
Skin cancer

Private contact details

Private secretary Mrs. Maria Naylor
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

MB ChB(Hons) / University of Liverpool / 2006
Medicinae Baccalaureus, Baccalaureus Chirurgiae with Honours

Professional memberships

General Medical Council
British Association of Aesthetic, Reconstructive and Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
The Charles Bell Society

Professional leadership

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, The University of Liverpool
Reviewer for the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (JPRAS)
Associate Audit Lead for Plastic Surgery, Whiston Hospital

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust, Whiston Hospital
Honorary Consultant Plastic Surgeon, University Hospital Aintree
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Liverpool

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Personal Profile

In my spare time I manage my small flock of chickens on a 20 acre smallholding just five miles from Wrexham. Along with my husband, who is an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon, we find time to travel, especially skiing, and to enjoy the Welsh countryside.

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Financial Interests

I can confirm I hold no financial interest in Spire.

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