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Mr Amar Ghattaura

Consultant Plastic Surgeon


Practices at: Werndale Hospital

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Personal Profile

Mr Ghattaura qualified from University College London Medical School in 1995. Since this time, he has trained extensively with many world leaders in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery at the Royal Marsden Hospital London, Harley Street, London as well as in the University Hospital of Ghent, Belgium.

He is currently an NHS Consultant in the Morriston Hospital, Swansea and Llandough Hospital, Cardiff, specialising in breast reconstruction following cancer. He is the lead for microsurgery, and he pioneered super-microsurgical techniques in Wales. In his NHS practice, he also treats developmental disorders of the breast including the management of large and small breasts.

Mr Ghattaura has undertaken scientific research into facial shape and movement in London, recruiting patients from the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead and University College London. He was awarded a Master’s degree for this research thesis, which was subsequently presented at the British Association of Plastic Surgeons Meeting in 2001.

This research developed a new technique for analysing facial aesthetics and has given Mr Ghattaura a deep understanding of shape and form. In addition, this research laid the foundation for his analytical cosmetic surgery practice. Mr Ghattaura has also authored multiple publications in peer reviewed journals as well as written book chapters. His book chapter in 'Oncoplastic Surgery of the Breast' is used extensively by breast surgeons in the field of breast reconstruction.

Mr Ghattaura also provides training to the next generation of plastic surgeons through University based microsurgery courses as well as cosmetic training for junior plastic surgeons.

He has written chapters on breast reconstruction for ELPRAS, the online educational tool for plastic surgeons and has trained consultant surgeons from the UK in lymphoedema supermicrosugery.

Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests

  • Complex breast cancer reconstruction using either silicone breast implants, or the patient’s own skin and fat
  • Breast Enlargements (Breast Augmentation), Breast Reductions and Breast Up-Lifts
  • Transfers tummy fat (DEIP flap) or back fat (LD or LAP flap) to recreate the breast using highly specialised microsurgical techniques
  • Body contouring procedures including tummy-tuck surgery, liposuction and fat transfer to the breast
  • Developmental disorders of the breast, including the correction of small breast volume, breast asymmetry, tubular breast disorder and the treatment of large breasts
  • Surgery for patients suffering from Lymphoedema, a previously incurable condition
  • Treatments for Lipoedema using water assisted liposuction (Bodyjet)

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council (GMC)
  • British Lymphology Society (BLS)
  • British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
  • Plastic, Reconstructive an Aesthetic Surgeons Indemnity Scheme (PRASIS)

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Morriston Hospital, Swansea and Llandough Hospital, Cardiff