Mr Matthew James

Mr Matthew James

MBCHB FRCS eng FRCS (plastics)

Plastic Surgery

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4 specialists

29 years of experience
16 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

4.97

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“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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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

    Follow-up appointment: £50

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    2,018 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1,754 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

    Procedures

    • 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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    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

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4.97
    Explanation
    5
    Face Lift
    5/31
    Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
    4/31
    Breast Augmentation (Enlargement)
    4/31
    Breast Implant Removal
    3/31
    Breast Uplift Surgery (Mastopexy)
    3/31
    Basal Cell Carcinoma
    2/31
    Liposuction
    2/31
    Arm Lift (Brachiplasty)
    1/31
    Breast Implant Exchange
    1/31
    Breast Reduction
    1/31
    Breast Surgery
    1/31
    Burns & Scalds
    1/31
    Cysts
    1/31
    Dupuytren’s Contracture
    1/31
    Excess Skin Removal
    1/31
    Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
    1/31
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    Patient seen for:
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    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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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Approachable, knowledgeable and compassionate. Overall very reassuring.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    After having a tummy tuck performed by Matthew James 2 years ago I was In no doubt about having him perform my Face and Neck lift. He made me feel relaxed and at ease on both occasions. I couldn’t be happier with the results of the surgery and took everything into account that I wanted from my face lift. He comes highly recommended by myself and I wouldn’t hesitate to have him perform further surgery if required ! Thank you for changing my life. It’s been long overdue.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I had a great experience with Dr James from the beginning. From my first consultation he really took the time to understand my unique situation (as I keloid) he was reassuring and didn’t pressure me into doing anything and asked me to take the time to figure out if I wanted to proceed with the surgery. Once I took the time to decide and proceed, every appointment was very thorough and I received a letter post call to explain what we had discussed. On the day of the surgery he came and spoke to me and explained how the procedure would go, post up he’s been taking the time to see me and make sure my wounds are healing as well as possible (the keloids) and gave me his number and asked me to contact him with any concerns I have - this was really important to me as it is a bit of a daunting situation to experience so to know you have access to the surgeon is really helpful. I’m also extremely pleased with my results so far! The wounds are so tidy, my breasts look great and stitched really well, I couldn’t have picked a better surgeon.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I had a breast reduction with Mr James in July and have been over the moon with my results and the whole experience. Mr James offered his expertise and honesty during the initial consultation, that coupled with his very lovely bedside manner was what made me decide to go with him! He listened to exactly what I wanted and kept this in consideration, the day of the operation went really smoothly, and I am absolutely over the moon with the results. Thank you Mr James!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    This man has changed my life. I knew my operation (tummy tuck and breast lift) would make me feel better in myself but the results have far outweighed anything I expected. I look and feel so much better than I ever imagined. My confidence has soared and I’m wearing things I never thought I would again. I’m as proud of my wobbly bits as I am of my new tummy and boobs but the difference they have made to my everyday life is just phenomenal and it’s all thanks to my amazing surgeon. Mr James you have made my body into something I can face looking at in the mirror again, and proudly so - I can’t thank you enough for exceeding my expectations. Thank you for looking after me. K
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Mr James has been exceptional, he has gone on a journey with me taking me through each and every stage. He instantly made me feel comfortable and relaxed from our very first meeting and I just felt he understood me. Since having my surgery my confidence in how I feel has rocketed and I no longer feel self conscious. I would to thoroughly recommend him to everyone.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    The whole experience with Dr James was great. He really listened and always made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I had a lower facelift just one week ago. I’m astonished by my results - absolutely amazing and there is some recovery to go. He is very easy to talk to and took his time. I didn’t feel rushed into making the decision to go ahead with my surgery. Cannot recommend him highly enough. Thanks also to his PA who manages him well.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Very lovely man explained everything I was having would highly recommend him
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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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