Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon
MBBS, BSc, MSc, MRCS(Eng), FRCS(Plast)
Having plastic surgery can be a life changing decision; so choosing the right surgeon is paramount to your journey. Mr Ghattaura has over 20-years of experience managing cosmetic and plastic surgery patients through his NHS and private practice and will use this knowledge to skilfully guide you through your surgery.
Mr Ghattaura is currently an NHS Consultant Plastic Surgeon, working in the Plastic Surgery department of the Morriston Hospital, Swansea as well as Llandough Hospital, Cardiff. His NHS work is focused on managing complex breast cancer reconstruction using either silicone breast implants, or the patients own skin and fat. Through these techniques, Mr Ghattaura has developed a high level of expertise in all types of Breast Surgery, including Breast Enlargements (Breast Augmentation), Breast Reductions and Breast Uplifts.
Mr Ghattaura commonly transfers tummy fat (DIEP) or back fat (LD or LAP flap) to recreate the breast using highly specialised microsurgical techniques. Through this additional work, he has developed a secondary expertise in body contouring procedures including tummy-tuck surgery, liposuction and fat transfer to the breast.
Mr Ghattaura also specialises in developmental disorders of the breast, including the correction of small breast volume, breast asymmetry, tubular breast disorder and the treatment of large breasts.
Mr Ghattaura is also the Lead for Microsurgery in his NHS practice and through this, has set up a pioneering service offering surgery for patients suffering from Lymphoedema, a previously incurable condition. He also provides treatments for Lipoedema using water-assisted liposuction (Bodyjet).
FRCS (Plastics) / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2008
MSc Surgical Sciences / University College London / 2001
MRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2000
MB BS / University College London / 1995
BSc (Hons) Psychology II (I) / University College London / 1992
Research and Publications
JOURNAL OF PLASTIC, RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY (Oct 2020) “COVID-19 microsurgical breast reconstruction national practice survey: A survey of BAPRAS members and proposal of COVID-19 specific perioperative and ERAS pathways”
CASE REPORTS IN PLASTIC SURGERY AND HAND SURGERY (March 2020) “Severe lower limb lymphedema successfully treated with a two-stage debulking procedure”
ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY (Feb 2013) “Combined carbon dioxide laser with photodynamic therapy for nodular and superficial basal cell carcinoma: almost scarless cure with minimal recurrence”
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY (Feb 2012) “Surgical management of radiation-induced angiosarcoma after breast conservation therapy”
INDIAN JOURNAL OF CANCER (June 2010) “The current role of tissue engineering in Head and Neck reconstruction”
JOURNAL OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY (Oct 2009) “Pyoderma gangrenosum following DIEP flap breast reconstruction”
JOURNAL OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY (Sept 2009) “CTA imaging in DIEP flap breast reconstruction”
ONCOLPLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY OF THE BREAST (Book Chapter) (Oct 2009) “Nipple reconstruction”
BRITISH JOURNALOF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY (Aug 2009) “A case of extensive ulcerating vasculitis following a BCG vaccination”
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY (July 2008) “Calcified Integra Membrane: One possible cause of skin graft failure in the second stage of Integra use”
BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL (Feb 2005) “Organising taster sessions in plastic surgery for school pupils.”
ANNALS OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS (July 2004) “Pretibial calciphylaxis - a rare cause of pretibial haematoma."
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (Apr 2002) “Geometric morphometric approaches to the study of soft tissue growth and expansion in the human face”
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Member of the General Medical Council.
Member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons.
Member of the British Lymphology Society.
Spire Cardiff Hospital
Body contouring (liposuction)
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
Fat transfer to breast
Breast reconstruction (DIEP flap, LAP flap, LD flap, implant reconstruction)
Lymphoedema surgery (LVA, liposuction, Lymph node transfer)
Lipoedema - Consultation Only
Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)