Mr Matthew James

Mr Matthew James

MBCHB FRCS eng FRCS (plastics)

Plastic Surgery

Recommended by  
3 specialists

27 years of experience
15 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“Really happy with the minor op procedure. “
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Subspecialties

  • Breast Surgery
  • Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Skin Cancer
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3583911
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    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    749 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1159 reviews

    About

    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.

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

    Matt is a 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.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • 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
    • Wrist fractures
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    Medical procedures

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

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

    • Bachelor Medicine and Surgery Birmingham University 1992
    • FRCS, FRCS plast Royal College Surgeons 2004
    • Sydney Hand Fellowship Sydney Hand Unit 2004
    • McIndoe Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship McIndoe Surgical Centre 2006

    Professional bodies:

    • British Society for Surgery of the Hand BSSH Full membership 2006
    • British Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons BSSH Full membership 2007
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
    1/12
    Breast Augmentation (Enlargement)
    1/12
    Breast Augmentation (enlargement)
    1/12
    Breast Consultation
    1/12
    Breast Implant Exchange
    1/12
    Breast Implant Removal
    1/12
    Breast Surgery
    1/12
    Breast implants
    1/12
    Burns & Scalds
    1/12
    Chemical Peel
    1/12
    Cysts
    1/12
    Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
    1/12
    Face Lift
    1/12
    Facelift
    1/12
    Foreign body removal
    1/12
    Liposuction
    1/12
    Lower face lift and 35 pc chemical peel
    1/12
    Melanoma
    1/12
    Pinnaplasty
    1/12
    Pinning back ears and reshaping
    1/12
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    Sort by:
    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cysts
    Really happy with the minor op procedure.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Face Lift Burns & Scalds
    I had a face lift, fat transfer to one cheek and both nasolabial folds. I also had a chemical peel. I wanted my saggy Jowls treated and my cheeks lifted so I regained a feminine heart shaped face. Surgery yesterday and still swollen but looking better already.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Melanoma
    I’ve seen mr James a few times now and he is always so calming, nice and friendly!! His work is amazing!! The scar on my forehead is so thin and neat! You can hardly see anything! Thank you for being a great plastic surgeon!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Liposuction Breast Implant Removal
    Absolutely amazing surgeon ,Extremely talented surgeon. Mr James is Kind and empathic .Very humble .My results have changed my life after surgery .I have become confident and happy. Excellent aftercare and follow up
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Lower face lift and 35 pc chemical peel Facelift Chemical Peel
    Mr Matthews is a miracle worker. I am 69 and had very aging saggy jowls and a weak jaw line. With a chemical peel and lower face lift 8 days post surgery, already the result is extremely promising. To look in the mirror now and see no sagging chin and jowls is such a delight. Thank you Mr James. You’ve made an old woman very happy.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Breast Implant Exchange
    Very happy following surgery with Mr James - Very natural look and fast recovery. After bad surgery performed elsewhere, Mr James put me at ease, provided great advice and explained everything clearly. Love the results, this operation has given me my confidence back. Highly recommend Mr James.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
    I have spent years wanting eyelid surgery and spent months and months researching and speaking with various surgeons. Mr James immediately put me at ease with his relaxed manner and I knew that I had found the right surgeon. This continued throughout the process and a week on from surgery I am so pleased with the results. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Mr James and should I ever get the temptation for any further procedures , then I’ll be back! Thanks again for everything !
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Breast Augmentation (Enlargement) Breast Surgery
    Matthew is an amazing surgeon, he made me feel very relaxed about my surgery and I am so happy with my end result. I can’t thank him enough.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foreign body removal
    Excellent experience this morning! Went in for a consultation and came out with the whole procedure complete. Mr James make me feel at ease, I couldn’t be happier.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pinning back ears and reshaping Pinnaplasty
    I found Mr. James friendly and courteous. He explained everything in a clear and concise manner and put me at ease every step of the way and I had no doubt as to his abilities.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 doctors for:
    3

    Plastic Surgery

    Mr Charles Bain
    Mr Charles Bain
    Plastic Surgery

    01-02-2021

    I have no hesitation in recommending Mr Matt James. He is a meticulous and highly skilled plastic surgeon who gets great results. He genuinely cares about his patients and outcomes, and is also a supportive and knowledgable colleague with many years of experience to draw upon.

    For specialty: Plastic Surgery
    For conditions: Arthritis (Hand)
    For procedures: Cosmetic Breast Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Edmund Fitzgerald O'Connor
    Mr Edmund Fitzgerald O'Connor
    Plastic Surgery

    01-02-2021

    Matt is a highly experienced consultant who I have worked with for over 5 years. He is an exceptionally skilled surgeon who is well respected by his peers and patients alike. I have first-hand experience of his surgical outcomes and can attest to his high patient satisfaction rates. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to patients for the full range of plastic and aesthetic surgery.

    For specialty: Plastic Surgery
    For conditions: Hand Flexor Tendon Injuries, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis (Hand), Gynaecomastia
    For procedures: Face Lift, Breast Augmentation (Enlargement), Breast Implants, Breast Uplift Surgery (Mastopexy), Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty), Arm Lift (Brachiplasty), Breast Implant Removal, Breast Implant Exchange, Hand & Wrist Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Monika Saha
    Dr Monika Saha
    Dermatology

    07-07-2020

    Mr James is an excellent plastic surgeon and a great colleague.

    For specialty: Plastic Surgery
    For conditions: Cysts
    For procedures: Lipoma Removal
    Connection: Is a colleague

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