Mr Naveen Cavale

Mr Naveen Cavale

BSc(Hons) MBBS MRCSEd MSc FRCSEd(Plast)

Plastic Surgery

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15 specialists

26 years of experience
11 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.97

Top feedback

“Dr. Naveen Cavale made me feel at ease from the first consultation. He has great communication skills, is calm, courteous and extremely professional. During the process in the run up to my surgery, I had certain doubts with regards to the breast implant size I had chosen and he and his team were great to take their time to see me again and to decide together on the right way forward. When it came to my surgery Dr. Cavale was great to keep me at ease with every step and gave me the fulllest confidence he would look after me well. He takes his time with his patients, is personable and answers every question and concern that may arise. I am extremely satisfied with my results and can highly recommend Dr. Cavale.“
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Subspecialties

  • Breast Surgery
  • Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Kannada
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4190952
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £150

    Follow-up appointment: £0

    Practices worked at

    Cadogan Clinic

    120 Sloane Street, London, United Kingdom, SW1X 9BW
    178 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    09:00 - 17:00
    Tue
    09:00 - 17:00
    Wed
    09:00 - 17:00
    Thu
    09:00 - 17:00
    Fri
    09:00 - 17:00
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Mr Naveen Cavale is an accredited Plastic surgeon with his own NHS Plastic & Reconstructive Practice within King’s College Hospital, London and a Private Practice at Real Plastic Surgery in central London.

    Specialising in rhinoplasty, breast surgery, and facial surgery, Naveen has great passion for plastic surgery and always puts the needs of his patients first.  Taking responsibility to avoid pressuring patients into unnecessary procedures, as well as dealing with post operative care needs is a very important part of Nav's practice.

    Nav qualified as doctor in 1995 at University College London, and went on to gain several post graduate qualifications, such as a Masters in Surgical Science and speciality training in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery in 2008. Naveen also gained membership with the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh), British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, which he is also National Secretary to. Naveen is internationally renowned for his excellent practice, and has travelled across the world to where he feels his reconstructive surgical skills were heavily required. In addition to this, Naveen has also shared his knowledge and techniques to aid in the training of the next generation of plastic and reconstructive surgeons.

    You can see Nav's Instagram profile @realplastics and Twitter profile @plasreconsurg

    Procedures - Aesthetic/Cosmetic:

    Rhinoplasty & Septorhinoplasty - (including Piezo or Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty)

    Revision Rhinoplasty

    Breast Surgery (enhancement, augmentation & reduction)

    Blepharoplasty

    Endoscopic Brow-Lift

    Face Lift - MACS and Deep Plane facelifts are a speciality

    Abdominoplasty

    Procedures - Reconstructive:

    Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

    Chest Wall Reconstruction

    Complex Hernia Reconstruction

    Post Trauma Reconstruction

    General Plastic Surgery Reconstruction

    Procedures

    • Lipoma Removal
    • Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
    • Septorhinoplasty
    • Breast Surgery
    • Breast Implant Exchange
    • Breast Implants
    • Mammoplasty
    • Mole Removal
    • Post Weight Loss Surgery
    • Otoplasty
    • Breast Augmentation Mastopexy (Enlargement & Lift)
    • Facial Surgery
    • Video Consultation
    • Surgery for Gynaecomastia (Breast Development in Men)
    • Pinnaplasty
    • Ear Lobe Reconstruction
    • Breast Consultation
    • Acellular Dermal Matrix
    • Scar Revision Surgery
    • Face Lift
    • Buttock Augmentation
    • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
    • Lip Enhancement
    • Liposuction
    • Thigh Lift
    • Arm Lift (Brachiplasty)
    • Breast Augmentation (Enlargement)
    • Cosmetic Breast Surgery
    • Labiaplasty
    • Excess Skin Removal
    • Breast Uplift Surgery (Mastopexy)
    • Brow Lift
    • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
    • Breast Implant Removal
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Breast Reduction
    • Buttock Lift
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    Education

    Naveen Cavale is a fully accredited Plastic Surgeon (on the UK Specialist Register, equivalent to USA Board Certified) who trained and qualified in London. He has an NHS Plastic & Reconstructive practice in King's College Hospital, London as well as a Private Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery practice in Central London .

    EDUCATION

    BSc(Hons) (1992) - Anatomy & Neuroscience - UCL - University College London, UK

    MBBS (1995) UCL - University College London, UK

    MRCSEd (2000) - Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK

    MSc (2002) - Surgical Sciences - UCL - University College London, UK

    FRCSEd(Plast) - (2008) - Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK

    CURRENT POSITIONS - NHS

    Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon,  King’s College Hospital and  Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospitals, London  

    CURRENT POSITIONS, PRIVATE PRACTICE

    Director -  Real Plastic Surgery, London

    Medical Director - Cadogan Clinic, London

    UK National Secretary - ISAPS 

    Council Member (Elected) - BAAPS  - British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

    Patron - KCLPRASS - King's College London Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Society

    President - RSM - Royal Society of Medicine, Plastic Surgery Section

    Trustee - BFIRST - British Foundation for International Reconstructive Surgery & Training

    PAST POSITIONS

    Clinical Director,  King’s College Hospital, London - 2017 - 2021

    QA & Clinical Governance Lead,  King’s College Hospital, London - 2013 - 2017

    Director of Surgery - Cadogan Clinic London - 2019 - 2021

    CURRENT, ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS & RECOGNITION:

    BAAPS - British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

    BAPRAS - British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons

    ISAPS - International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

    ASPS - American Society of Plastic Surgeons (International Member)

     RSE - Rhinoplasty Society of Europe

     BSRS - British Society for Rhinoplasty Surgeons

    FRCSEd(Plast) -  Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh  

    Nav puts patients first, with the emphasis being on safety. He is keen to put you at ease and will never 'sell' surgery to you. He never rushes consultations and you will only ever be offered a procedure that is wholly appropriate for you.

    Mr. Cavale prefers and encourages natural results as he believes these are both longer lasting, and less likely to cause problems in the long run. He is on the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery, and is a full member of BAPRAS, BAAPS and ISAPS. He is a member of The British Society for Rhinoplasty Surgery and The Rhinoplasty Society of Europe. He is fully insured via Paragon, a UK-based indemnity company, specialising in plastic surgeons.

    Nav is passionate that cosmetic surgery patients see a 'Real' surgeon i.e. one that is properly trained and qualified, not only in carrying out your procedure, but also able to properly deal with any situation arising after surgery (expected or unexpected).

    If he cannot deal with the issue himself, and you require another specialist, he will gladly refer you on to one of his large network of similarly highly qualified colleagues - this is one of the great advantages of working in the NHS.

    Please see his work for yourself. Read his reviews and look at before and after photographs.

    He has recently taken his reconstructive skills to other parts of the world where they are desperately needed - the work has been featured on BBC World, in the UK press, in The Mirror and The Guardian, as well as the UK Government's DfID website - read Naveen's own account here.

    Training the next generation of plastic surgeons is hugely important and Naveen has set up the world's most popular knowledge-sharing website for trainee plastic surgeons, to help them prepare for their pre-consultant exams.

    He enjoys tinkering with gadgetry - this inspired the research for his MSc degree and he has presented and published extensively in the international plastic surgery literature.

    He thinks of himself as a bit of a geek and can be found tweeting @plasreconsurg

    Naveen is married with two children, and lives in South London.

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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    4.97
    Breast Augmentation (Enlargement)
    20/62
    Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
    15/62
    Breast Reduction
    9/62
    Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
    5/62
    Breast Surgery
    4/62
    Breast Augmentation Mastopexy (Enlargement & Lift)
    3/62
    Breast Implant Exchange
    3/62
    Otoplasty
    3/62
    Liposuction
    2/62
    Septorhinoplasty
    2/62
    Breast Consultation
    1/62
    Breast Implant Removal
    1/62
    Cosmetic Breast Surgery
    1/62
    Lipoma Removal
    1/62
    Scar Revision Surgery
    1/62
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr. Naveen Cavale made me feel at ease from the first consultation. He has great communication skills, is calm, courteous and extremely professional. During the process in the run up to my surgery, I had certain doubts with regards to the breast implant size I had chosen and he and his team were great to take their time to see me again and to decide together on the right way forward. When it came to my surgery Dr. Cavale was great to keep me at ease with every step and gave me the fulllest confidence he would look after me well. He takes his time with his patients, is personable and answers every question and concern that may arise. I am extremely satisfied with my results and can highly recommend Dr. Cavale.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    Mr Cavale was the perfect choice for my breast reduction surgery. I felt like he explained everything very clearly to me so I felt fully informed of my choice. He has done an incredible job and I’m so pleased with the results. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    Throughout the process of my rhinoplasty, I found Mr. Cavale to be friendly, knowledgable and down to earth. I was and still am delighted with the results from my surgery - Mr. Cavale is clearly a very skilled practitioner!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    I had a septo rhinoplasty with Naveen Cavale, I could not recommend him more. I have been considering getting my nose done for years but just too nervous to go ahead with it. It is the best decision I have made, he has delivered exactly what I wanted. I have had so many compliments on how well I look, it looks completely natural like my nose but just the best version of it! Couldn’t be happier with the results.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    I had a septorhinoplasty with Dr Cavale ~3 months ago. Having done my research beforehand, he appears to come as one of the best recommended for this type of surgery in London and I can see why. I met him for face to face consultation 6 weeks before the surgery - he made me feel at ease, I didn’t feel any pressure to go ahead with the surgery, and he answered all my questions very honestly and transparently. He discussed having realistic expectations and made sure I was well informed of any potential risks or complications. He comes across as very kind, caring and approachable, putting patients best interest at heart. This as well as his many many years of experience and numerous relevant qualifications in this area, gave me the assurance that having the surgery with him was the right choice. I also appreciated the fact that the cost of the surgery was very fair when compared with some of the other best recommended surgeons in London. I met with him on the days of the surgery again, where he explained a bit more about the procedure and giving me the opportunity to ask any other questions I had. I was very pleasantly surprised by the recovery, I had minimal pain and very little bruising, although did have a pretty sore throat from the breathing tube used when under anaesthetic (this resolved after ~9 days). When the plaster came off after 1 week there was some swelling around my nose, but even then I was incredibly happy with the result . By 6-8 weeks later there was very little swelling, and now 3 months on minimal swelling (that I can noticed at least ) and I couldn’t be happier with how my nose now looks. Having given this surgery a lot of consideration for many years, I’m so so glad I went ahead with it now and really surprised at how straight forward it all was in the end. Mr Cavale is an amazing surgeon, I’m very grateful for the experience I had with him and couldn’t recommend him more for anyone else looking to undergo rhinoplasty.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    my meetings with Naveen were realistic, well explained and very informative. he was comforting and professional.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    This is actually my 7th week post abdominoplasty and liposuction with Mr Cavale. He is such an experienced and very professional surgeon. He explained the pros and cons of the surgery the first day l met him for consultation. He reassured me on the day of the surgery. My post op care was excellent, issues of concern was sorted out swiftly on follow up. I now have the best tummy with a smooth scar. Can’t ask for more, will highly recommend him.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Mr. Naveen Cavale performed my breast augmentation surgery and I am extremely pleased with the results. Mr. Cavale provided a thorough explanation of the procedure and I felt fully informed going into the surgery. I felt well looked after from the first consultation all of the way through to the post-operation check-ups. Furthermore, I did not need pain killers from the second day after the surgery. I was surprised at how painless the recovery process was, and how unnoticeable the scars are. It took me a while to find a surgeon I felt I could trust, and I am so grateful to Mr Cavale for doing such a wonderful job. I highly, highly recommend him for this surgery. I would also suggest looking at his before-and-after pictures for the surgery. Each and every after picture is stunning. I could not recommended Mr Cavale enough with just how perfect my results are.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I had a septo-rhinoplasty with Dr Naveen Cavale. Overall the experience was really great, and I would highly recommend you consider having a consultation with him if hoping to undergo the same procedure I had.  The Process Initial Consultation - In this consultation I had discussed what procedure I wanted completed, and provided my reasons why, and also gained an understanding from Dr Cavale of what the surgery entailed, validated what I wanted was realistic, and addressed potential risks. Facial measurements were also taken on this date. Follow-up Consultation (optional) - This second consultation is optional if a patient wants to ask any more questions or address any concerns. Communications - I was provided with questionnaires to understand my medical history to understand whether I was medically and mentally fit for surgery. Surgery Date - Arrived had been given general anaesthetic and fell asleep 5 minutes after. The surgery took around 2.5 hours, and I spent a few hours post op in the surgery room to recover before being sent home.  Surgery Recovery (week 1-2) - Some symptoms I experienced were a strong headache, exhaustion, numbness, and facial pain and swelling. My nose was bandaged and I felt a strong pressure on it (it felt as if someone was consistently pushing down on my nose). I could only eat soft foods, and couldn't make facial expressions. There was minimal bleeding which was only on the first day. It was easy for me to sleep and swallow food. After the bandage was removed my nose was EXTREMELY swollen and had visible bruising. The bruising around my eyes was not too significant (slightly yellow). It is important to remember after your cast is taken off post 2 weeks this is nowhere near the final result.Surgery Recovery (5 months on). The tip of my nose is still very numb, I no longer experience any discomfort or pain. The external swelling has significantly reduced. Key Points dr Naveen truly cares about his patients, he spent significant time understanding what I wanted and addressing any concerns or questions I had Dr Naveen is very transparent and will not perform any surgery he deems risky, he told me exactly any risks there were and provided a very realistic view on the process. This boosted my confidence in Dr Naveen as you could really tell he wasn't just trying to sell you surgery or provide an unrealistic expectation. Dr Naveen performed the surgery really well, my results are very natural and my breathing has SIGNIFICANTLY improved. I am very fortunate to not have had any complications post surgery. Dr Naveen is very friendly and has good table-side manners. Even when I was overrunning my consultation with him he still took the extra time to address my queries with patience and understanding I had oncall nurses available 24/7 for postoperative healing, and they were so lovely and patient. This really helped reduce my anxiety throughout the healing process I cannot recommend Dr Naveen enough. He was an excellent surgeon and my experience was as smooth as one could hope! Thanks,
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    From the start of meeting Mr Cavale he put me at ease and explained everything about the operation
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 15 doctors for:
    12

    Plastic Surgery

    Mr Edmund Fitzgerald O'Connor
    Mr Edmund Fitzgerald O'Connor
    Plastic Surgery

    09-02-2021

    Nav and I work together at Kings College Hospital. He is well liked by staff and patients. I have seen his top results first hand and he provides a high level of care and expertise to each patient.

    For conditions: Gynaecomastia
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Thigh Lift, Breast Reduction, Face Lift, Face Lift, Breast Augmentation (Enlargement), Breast Implants, Breast Uplift Surgery (Mastopexy), Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Georgios Orfaniotis
    Mr Georgios Orfaniotis
    Plastic Surgery

    25-04-2021

    I have known Naveen as consultant since I was a trainee registrar in the NHS. He is a skillful and very experienced plastic surgeon with a successful practice in both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Naveen is very well liked amongst his colleagues and has a passion for training junior surgeons.

    For specialty: Plastic Surgery
    For procedures: Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Mammoplasty, Face Lift, Surgery for Gynaecomastia (Breast Development in Men), Rhinoplasty (Nose Job), Breast Augmentation (Enlargement), Breast Reduction, Labiaplasty, Brow Lift, Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), Breast Implant Exchange, Fat Transfer to Breasts
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Jonathan Britto
    Mr Jonathan Britto
    Plastic Surgery

    25-04-2021

    Naveen is a superb colleague. He shows empathy and support for his patients, and will not hesitate to give the best opinion possible - even if that opinion may disappoint the ever higher expectations of what can be achieved by plastic surgery. He has good humour and good hands - very reassuring for patients - and is a valued opinion for difficult cases.

    For specialty: Plastic Surgery
    For procedures: Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Mammoplasty, Thigh Lift, Face Lift, Surgery for Gynaecomastia (Breast Development in Men), Rhinoplasty (Nose Job), Breast Augmentation (Enlargement), Breast Reduction, Labiaplasty, Brow Lift, Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), Breast Implant Exchange, Fat Transfer to Breasts
    Mr William Townley
    Mr William Townley
    Plastic Surgery

    25-04-2021

    Nav is a great colleague to work with and a caring and innovative surgeon keen to develop new techniques and push boundaries!

    For specialty: Plastic Surgery
    For procedures: Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Mammoplasty, Face Lift, Surgery for Gynaecomastia (Breast Development in Men), Rhinoplasty (Nose Job), Breast Augmentation (Enlargement), Breast Reduction, Labiaplasty, Brow Lift, Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), Breast Implant Exchange, Fat Transfer to Breasts
    Connection: Is a colleague

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