Matthew James

Plastic Surgery

32 years of experience
32 years of experience



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Mr Matthew James is a renowned Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon, specialising in complex hand reconstruction Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust. Matt has more than 22 years of clinical specialist expertise in general plastic surgery, hand surgery and cosmetic surgery.

He is a cofounder and Medical Director at the highly successful Cavendish Clinics.

Matt is currently a senior plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Guys’ and St. Thomas’ Hospital,

Matt is a consultant and trainer in hand surgery reconstruction and cosmetic surgery for the Royal College of surgeons.

Prior to this, he completed his professional training in London, Cambridge, Adelaide, Sydney and the renowned McIndoe Surgery Centre.

Matt James has established his private practice in Central and in South East London and has received referrals from other surgeons in complex limb reconstruction, rheumatoid hands, tendon reconstruction, ganglions, peripheral nerve surgery, scaphoid surgery, carpal tunnel decompression and also wrist reconstruction. Furthermore, he can also carry out all cosmetic and aesthetic plastic surgery.

Matt performs minor skin surgery procedures, including skin cancer excision and scar revision under local anaesthetic.

Matt is a member of several organisations including the British Association of Hand Surgeons, the General Medical Council, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the Medical Protection Society. He has also published in numerous books on plastic and cosmetic surgery and also trains other surgeons in cosmetic surgery and hand and wrist reconstruction at the Royal College of Surgeons.

Cosmetic Surgery of the face and body.


Facelifts Neck Lift Brow Lift

Eyelid surgery

Abdominoplasty and Body contouring

Bresst Reduction, Mastopexy and Augmentaction. Capsulectomy and explanation.

  • Complex limb reconstruction
  • Rheumatoid hand surgery
  • Tendon reconstruction
  • Ganglions
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Scaphoid surgery
  • Carpal tunnel decompression
  • Wrist reconstruction
  • Skin cancer
  • Hand problems
  • Dupuytren's Contracture


Breast Surgery, Facial Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery

All procedures

  • Breast Augmentation (Enlargement)
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Breast Uplift Surgery (Mastopexy)
  • Face Lift
  • Mole Removal
  • Breast Implant Removal
  • Breast Reduction
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Pinnaplasty
  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
  • Breast Implant Exchange
  • Breast Implants
  • Excess Skin Removal
  • Labiaplasty
  • Brow Lift
  • Cosmetic Breast Surgery
  • Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Implant Reconstruction
  • Limb Reconstructive Surgery
  • Lipoma Removal
  • Mammoplasty
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Nipple Surgery
  • Otoplasty
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Skin Grafts
  • Surgery for Gynaecomastia (Breast Development in Men)
  • Thigh Lift

All conditions

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Burns & Scalds
  • Cysts
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis (Hand)
  • Breast Asymmetry
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Finger Injury
  • Fracture
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Hand Deformities
  • Hand Flexor Tendon Injuries
  • Hand Fractures
  • Hand Injury
  • Melanoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Tags
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
  • Tendon Injuries


French, English


MBCHB FRCS eng FRCS (plastics)

Registered with

General Medical Council: 3583911


St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9BS

  • Wednesday:
    2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday:
    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Consultation Fees

New appointment: £150.00

Follow-up appointment: £50.00


Overall Rating

Overall rating

Overall experience

4.95 / 5

Personal care received

4.93 / 5

Explanation of care provided

4.93 / 5



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