Mr Matthew James

Mr Matthew James

MBCHB FRCS eng FRCS (plastics)

Plastic Surgery

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4 specialists

28 years of experience
16 years as a specialist
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“I’ve been thinking about doing Breast Augmentation for years and waited to find the right doctor. When I first met Mr Matthew James, I knew I was in good hands and this eased all my nerves. He was honest throughout and was happy to answer any questions that I had. On surgery day, the care was fantastic and the surgery went smooth. I am so pleased with the results. This surgery has been life changing for me as it has boosted my confidence and I feel like a new woman. Thank you, Mr James.“
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  • 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

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1919 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1681 reviews


    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


    • Face Lift
    • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
    • Breast Augmentation (Enlargement)
    • Breast Implant Removal
    • Breast Uplift Surgery (Mastopexy)
    • Liposuction
    • Arm Lift (Brachiplasty)
    • Breast Implant Exchange
    • Breast Reduction
    • Excess Skin Removal
    • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
    • Breast Implants
    • Brow Lift
    • Cosmetic Breast Surgery
    • Ganglion Cyst Removal
    • Implant Reconstruction
    • Labiaplasty
    • Limb Reconstructive Surgery
    • Lip Enhancement
    • Lipoma Removal
    • Mammoplasty
    • Mole Removal
    • Nipple Reconstruction
    • Nipple Surgery
    • Otoplasty
    • Pinnaplasty
    • 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
    • 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
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    • 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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