Mr Matthew James

Mr Matthew James

MBCHB FRCS eng FRCS (plastics)

Plastic Surgery

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4 specialists

27 years of experience
15 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Mathew James had the task of putting right the bad work of a previous surgeon. Not only did he correct the mistakes of the previous surgery’s, but gave me results way beyond my expectations. I really cannot recommend him enough, he is exceptional at what he does. I only wish I had gone to him in the first place. I don’t know whether faces are his specialty, but they certainly should be. “
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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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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £100.00

    Follow-up appointment: £50.00

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1227 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1543 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.

    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.

    including

    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
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    Medical procedures

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

    • Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • Burns & Scalds
    • Melanoma
    • Arthritis
    • Arthritis (Hand)
    • Breast Asymmetry
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cysts
    • 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
    Breast Implant Removal
    3/22
    Face Lift
    3/22
    Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
    2/22
    Breast Augmentation (Enlargement)
    2/22
    Liposuction
    2/22
    Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
    1/22
    Basal Cell Carcinoma
    1/22
    Breast Augmentation (enlargement)
    1/22
    Breast Consultation
    1/22
    Breast Implant Exchange
    1/22
    Breast Surgery
    1/22
    Breast Uplift Surgery (Mastopexy)
    1/22
    Breast implants
    1/22
    Broken Teeth/Retained Root Removal
    1/22
    Burns & Scalds
    1/22
    Chemical Peel
    1/22
    Cysts
    1/22
    Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
    1/22
    Facelift
    1/22
    Foreign body removal
    1/22
    Impacted/Infected Wisdom Teeth Removal
    1/22
    Lower eye lift
    1/22
    Lower face lift and 35 pc chemical peel
    1/22
    Melanoma
    1/22
    Mole Removal
    1/22
    Pinnaplasty
    1/22
    Pinning back ears and reshaping
    1/22
    Wisdom Teeth Removal
    1/22
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    Sort by:
    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Face Lift
    Mathew James had the task of putting right the bad work of a previous surgeon. Not only did he correct the mistakes of the previous surgery’s, but gave me results way beyond my expectations. I really cannot recommend him enough, he is exceptional at what he does. I only wish I had gone to him in the first place. I don’t know whether faces are his specialty, but they certainly should be.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mole Removal
    Really happy with the procedure. Had mole removed from nose and remaining scar is barely noticeable
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Wisdom Teeth Removal Impacted/Infected Wisdom Teeth Removal Broken Teeth/Retained Root Removal
    Calming, professional, caring & empathetic. Thank you Matthew & London bridge hospital
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    Mr Matthew James

    Hi sorry I think you reviewed the wrong doctor, I’m not a dentist. Best wishes Matt

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Basal Cell Carcinoma
    Excellent experience with Mr James for an eyelid reconstruction following basal cell carcinoma removal. Mr James was kind, considerate & explained the process well. He made a very neat scar which has faded rapidly following the surgery
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Lower eye lift
    I felt so, so safe in Mr James's care, he was thorough, caring and calm. He put me at ease from the very first meeting .... I knew I was in safe hands. Would most definately go to him again.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Liposuction
    So happy with the whole experience! Highly recommend. Thank you so much.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Breast Implant Removal
    I was searching for the best surgeon to remove my breast implants, and found Dr James via specialist website. The whole experience was great from the first meeting to the operation to the post-op appointments. He was knowledgeable, reassuring, and human. The operation went smoothly, and I am very happy with the results. I would highly recommend Mr James and the Cadogan clinic with its entire staff and facilities.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Breast Implant Removal Breast Uplift Surgery (Mastopexy) Face Lift
    Mr James has a wonderful calming manner. Any worries or anxiety felt about undergoing a medical procedure are completely eradicated when speaking with him. A true and experienced medical consultant/surgeon.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
    I am a man in my mid 30s, and after substantial weight loss I was left with a lot of loose skin. Dr James suggested a abdominoplasty and I am very pleased with the results. The aftercare is also impressive, he was always quick to respond to any questions I had. Importantly, he was also honest and direct about what would be worthwhile doing, and what was unlikely to have meaningful results. Highly recommend.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Breast Augmentation (Enlargement) Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
    A true professional providing the best results. Upon initial consultation with Mr James I was immediately put at ease. Mr James was very informative and made me feel comfortable. Mr James is exceptionally caring and will give you an honest opinion ensuring your well being is paramount. I am two weeks post op (breast augmentation and abdominoplasty) and all I can say is wow! I feel and look great. My healing has been incredible. I can honestly say there has been no pain and virtually no bruising at all. My incisions are neat and there is minimal swelling. After suffering for years with lack of confidence due to pregnancy related loose skin and a deflated chest I finally feel happy and that’s down to Mr James and his excellent eye for detail as-well as his wealth of knowledge. Mr James and his team have been wonderful. Dr Dimitri Leschinskiy (consultant anaesthetist) met with myself prior to surgery and spoke in great detail about the pain management and offered excellent reassurance. What a lovely man and he sure did make the experience pain free and comfortable. We discussed how I suffer with post op nausea and car sickness and he made a plan to ensure this was well managed. The nurses at Blackheath are great. The nurse who cared for me after surgery was caring and kind and on my last day she came and checked on me to see how I was doing. Mr James has provided excellent post op care and is always reachable if you have any concerns. I would highly recommend Mr James if you want a natural look and a patient focused experience. He is a passionate and genuine guy. Thank you for giving me my confidence back.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 4 doctors for:
    4

    Plastic Surgery

    Mr Naveen Cavale
    Mr Naveen Cavale
    Plastic Surgery

    25-04-2021

    A hardworking, honest, talented, properly trained colleague.

    For specialty: Plastic Surgery
    For procedures: Lipoma Removal, Breast Augmentation (Enlargement), Liposuction, Nipple Surgery, Hand & Wrist Surgery, Facial Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    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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