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Simon John Withey


Special Interests

Aesthetic surgery of the breast, face and body contouring, surgery for facial disfigurement, breast, rhinoplasty




Mr Simon Withey undertook his medical studies in London. He graduated in 1984 and continued his surgical training at a number of London teaching hospitals, becoming a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1989 and England in 1990. He undertook two years of postgraduate surgical research, gaining a Master of Surgery degree (MS).

He trained in Plastic Surgery in a number of London units and passed the Plastic Surgery Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1998 FRCS (Plast.). His areas of Plastic Surgical speciality interest include facial, breast, chest wall and abdominal wall reconstruction, skin cancer surgery and all areas of cosmetic aesthetic surgery. Following the completion of his surgical training in England he was awarded a travelling fellowship by the British Association of Plastic Surgeons and spent a year in Paris. During his time abroad he gained considerable experience in both reconstructive and aesthetic surgery.Mr Withey was entered onto the Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery in 2001.

Mr Withey is the president of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and a member of the British Association of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeons (BAPRAS). He has been actively involved in Plastic Surgical research and has presented at national and international surgical meetings. He has published more than thirty peer reviewed papers in Plastic Surgery and maintains an active interest in surgical research and innovation.

Mr Withey is heavily involved in improving and setting standards for Plastic Surgery. He has sat on the Department of Health advisory board that was convened following the Keogh review and he has chaired a committee at The Royal College of Surgeons tasked with improving standards of practice. He has provided expert advice in this regard to various regulatory bodies including the GMC, the MHRA and the CQC. He has given evidence to the House of Commons Health Select Committee, to the Scottish Parliament and to an EU parliamentary committee. As president of the BAAPS he continues work in this area.

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