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Richard Young studied medicine at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. After qualifying he returned to teach at Cambridge University and tutor at Downing College before starting his general surgical training at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.
Mr Young went on to complete specialist training and higher surgical training in Hong Kong, London and Belgium working in some of the world’s most renowned hospitals such as Great Ormond Street, The Royal Marsden and The University Hospital, Gent. He was awarded the specialist fellowship in Plastic Surgery, FRCS (Plast), in 2007 and gained his Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in 2008 with entry on to the GMC Specialist Plastic Surgery register. The same year he was appointed as a Consultant in the Craniofacial Plastic Surgery Department at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London where his NHS practice is still based.
Mr Young undertakes craniofacial, facial, body cosmetic rejuvenation utilising non-surgical and surgical techniques in addition to adult and paediatric general plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has a special interest in facial reconstruction from birth defects, skin cancer and trauma. In addition to this he cares for patients with facial palsy. He is a core member of the Skin Cancer Team at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and works closely with consultant colleagues in oculoplastic surgery, ENT, maxillofacial and neurosurgery.
Adult and paediatric general plastic and reconstructive surgery
Craniofacial reconstruction including:
- Facial fractures & post-trauma reconstruction.
- Neurofibromatosis & vascular anomalies.
Skin surgery and reconstruction including:
- Skin cancer, post-Mohs repair. Skin Cancer MDT member.
- Skin lesions, scar treatments & skin checks.
Cosmetic rejuvenation including:
- Facelift, eyelids, brow lift, fat transfer and facial implants.
- Prominent ear correction & split ear lobes.
- Facial fillers
- Breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift and fat transfer to breast.
- Liposuction & abdominoplasty
Primary Medical Qualification
BM BCh 1993 Oxford University
The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS)
British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS)
Specialist Register of the General Medical Council (GMC)
I could not thank Mr Young and his team enough. They were all excellent throughout, from the initial consultation, Sharon's quick responses, the team in the operating theatre who were all very friendly and the nurses I saw in my initial aftercare visit. The work performed by Mr Young is exemplary, and now a few months later, no visible scars when I look, everything is comfortable well healed and I am very happy with the results. If you are considering otoplasty, Mr Young should be at the top of your list of prospective surgeons!
I went for a consultation and had everything explained to me and then shortly afterwards had a procedure where I was made to feel at ease.
My first contact with Mr Young was via Sharon, Mr Young's super- efficient yet warm and friendly secretary. Her attitude reflects the high standard that I received throughout my consultations with Mr Young. I always felt confident that I was in the hands of a first class Healthcare Professional. He was very open to my questions, which answered clearly and in full and gave me the support and compassion that I was looking for.
A dedicated and excellent Surgeon with brilliant after care as well
I found Mr. Richard Young to be a consummate professional, his explanation at all stages was clear and precise, he was considerate in his treatment, giving a full explanation of his findings and ensuring that these were understood. I was very pleased with the minor surgery he carried out and his explanation at that stage whilst he was performing the same. His manner put me at ease, there was no feeling of that is over and that it is end of my concern, just the opposite in fact, advising me of what his recommendations were once the histology of the lump he removed was received and how he thought I should proceed from there on in. If ever I needed any other surgery I would without a moments hesitation make an appointment with him and would recommend him to anyone I knew looking for a Plastic Surgeon.
Mr Young and his immediate support staff have always been very kind, reassuring and helpful in all my interactions. He has given very full and clear explanations of all my procedures and I’ve never felt awkward about asking any questions I’ve had. Post operative information and care was very good.
I had a Lipoma removal which went very smoothly indeed. Mr Young was calm, professional and very thorough when it came to explaining the procedure. Due to Covid the process from start to finish was adapted so I didn't have to spend any more time in London than just for the procedure itself. Zoom consultations, photo evidence both at the beginning and the final consultation and dissolvable stitching. I did not have any pain following my surgery at all. It was totally tailored to my personal needs. Both Mr Young and Sharon have been incredibly helpful from start to finish and nothing has ever been any trouble. I am currently 1 month post surgery and healing very well and have followed Mr Youngs advise and started using Kelo-Cote scar gel and hope that the appearance will continue to reduce over time. I know that should I have any queries at any time I can contact Mr Young via Sharon for any advice. I would be only too pleased to recommend Mr Young and Sharon to anyone looking for a professional and worry free surgical experience. Thank you both for looking after me.
Mr Richard Young remained calm and confident throughout which was very much appreciated. Clearly an extremely talented Surgeon, both my surgery and recovery went as planned and in fact from my very first appointment I was put at ease and kept fully informed throughout, with each and every question I put to him answered and explained in a manner I could understand. My expectations were surpassed in every way. Surgery can be a daunting prospect even when planned, but Mr Young has an amazing team working with him and every member of the team I came into contact with treated me in a polite, confident and upbeat way. I would be very happy to visit Mr Richard Young and his team again in the future and can wholeheartedly recommend him.
Mr Young was incredibly polite, professional and reassuring. I am incredibly happy with the treatment I received, and the end result was fantastic. Also his receptionist and nursing staff were all so kind, helpful and reassuring.
Quiet and reassuring. You feel confident in his care.
My GP recommended Mr Young to me; my experience was 110% satisfaction. Mr Young explained the procedure clearly and sympathetically, and what an excellent work. Cannot thanks him and his staff enough.
Always very polite and professional.
I recall my first impression of Richard Young was that I was finally in a safe pair of hands. Richard is a gentle, quietly spoken, extremely competent Plastic Surgeon. On my first visit he quickly put me at ease, listened to what I had to say, examined me and explained the treatment required very clearly and answered all my concerns fully. My second visit was for a biopsy, this was the route I had chosen from the choices given to me This was carried out very professionally and again Richard explained everything step by step including how I should look after the wound at home and encouraged me to contact him should I have any concerns. My third visit involved a skin graft under my eye. Needless to say Richard was masterful and worked sympathetically not making the surgery any more invasive than it needed to be. My fourth visit was for the big "peel & reveal" I am delighted with the result. I would thoroughly recommend Mr Richard Young to anyone requiring his Plastic skills.
Mr Young has performed other procedures on me so I was confident in consulting him. That confidence turned out to be entirely justified. His professional and personal manners are exemplary and I really felt cared for. My procedure was carried out without fuss and my after care too. On my final visit to the nurse post-op, he examined me again to check all was well as indeed it was. Also his receptionists and nursing staff deserve a mention for their cheerfulness and efficiency.
Overall excellent experience.
Mr Young was extremely understanding of my situation and what I hoped to achieve from the procedure. He described to me in great detail what the procedure would entail and the results I could realistically expect. He had a quiet and modest manner which put me at ease and the discussions I had with him gave me the confidence to proceed with the treatment. Afterwards, I found Mr Young attentive and caring, giving me sound advice to support my recovery. I am so pleased that Mr Young was recommended to me and would not hesitate to recommend him to others.
My experience of Mr Young was very postive - absolutely professional. The initial consultation had minimal fuss. He articulately and concisely explained his expert opinon and gave clear recommendations. Importantly, it is also evident that 'do nothing' was also considered - there was no prejudice or bias towards surgery and the risks of intervention were adequatley explained. Informed consent was therefore pretty easy as the relative balance was clearcut in my case - there was no uneasy ambigutiy or sitting on the fence from Mr Young, which would otherwise have made the decision more difficult. In terms of surgery itself, Mr Young was measured and well in control. As my procedure was under local anestheic, he would give an occassional heads-up or commentary relating to the procedure. So, for example, "you'll feel a little scratch coming". Not so early to dwell on it, merely immediately before just so that it doesn't come as a shock/surprise and provide that ongoing reassurance that everything was going as planned. The results so far are very postive, the appearance of my scar is far neater and less intrusive.
Mr Young was kind, gentle and understanding in his treatment of my young son. He offered us options for addressing the wound and made a recommendation. He was both knowledgable and polite and put my son at ease when on his examination table. We were very happy with the service provided. I would highly recommend Mr Young for either adult or paediatric consultations.
Mr Young is very professional, kind and sympathetic. I had NF1 lumps removed from my face and body. During my stay in hospital I was looked after very well by Mr Young and his team, he is a very skilled plastic surgeon. Im absolutely delighted. Thank you
Mr Richard Young helped to my 9 years old daughter to go thought the first ever surgery in her life in the best possible way. He was very calm and supportive. I couldn't wish for a better surgeon for my daughter.
Efficient, clear explanation of treatment and diagnosis. Fantastic support team in easy to find premises. All very reassuring
Kindly sympathetic and hugely skilled. Delighted with the repair to my cheek after surgery.
Operation for Basal Cell Carcinoma on right lower leg on 11th January, 2019 was very successful. The skin graft didn't take because I have diabetes and I am 84 years old. My GP Practice was unable to fit me in for change of dressings so I returned to Mr. Young at 152 Harley Street until Tuesday 2nd April. I saw my GP on Thursday 11th April and was advised that I could take the dressing off and let the air get to it. I cannot express enough how excellent was the professional expertise and kindness of Mr. Young, his Secretary and his team of nurses were. I was not discharged until my wound was completely healed. The skin graft on my thigh caused no pain or trouble. I highly recommend this way of dealing with tricky BCCs Payment was through AVIVA.
He is very professional and good
Very professional and has a lovely PA. always a very nice experience.
I recently fell and broke my nose shortly before going on holiday. I was referred by my GP to Mr Young who explained with great care how he could operate to re-align it. To avoid complications, it needed to be done prior to my travels 10 days later. He and his assistant, Sharon Duffin, pulled out all the stops to organise this, including the difficult task finding a bed in a central London hospital at short notice. The operation itself went smoothly and he was able to remove the cast on the day of my proposed travel. He did a very neat job and the nose is now back to, or perhaps even better than, it was before. I would recommend Mr Young; I found him a very sympathetic, understated and highly professional surgeon.
Exudes the quiet confidence of someone who really knows what they are doing. Did a super job on an osteoma removal. Very professional with a human side. Highly recommend.
I had a chin implant fitted with Mr Young in July 2018. Mr Young is highly professional, warm, attentive and considerate - he is everything a surgeon should be and more. The result is outstanding. I have had some ongoing problems after surgery, but Mr Young has given me the highest standard of care. I would highly recommend him.
I'm very happy with the treatment received by Dr. Young and all the members of his team. Really appreciate their attention they have paid on me.
I was one of Mr Young's patients for just under a year. During a very worrying and distressing time, being under his wing gave me great peace of mind. Mr Young is a very patient and calm man, and his manner and wealth of expertise gave me great peace of mind. His very lovely private secretary is extremely efficient, kind and helpful, and she made my ordeal so much easier for me. Mr Young was always able to accommodate urgent appointments and was very quick to respond to any queries I had in between appointments. I cannot recommend Mr Young enough.
Doctor Young recently helped me excise a mole on my jaw line. Not only he is an excellent surgeon, but he also made me feel comfortable throughout the process. He gave me enough information - yet not overwhelming and overly technical as some doctors sometimes do - and guided me to make the right decision.
I was recommended to Dr Young to perform a procedure involving removal of part of my toenail. My overall experience, from the initial appointment to review my case, the actual procedure, to the post procedure checks were all very positive. Dr Young was extremely patient in explaining the procedure, responding to any questions (I had many), and the actual procedure went very well vs my anxieties and fear. The support personnel and premises were also wecoming and caring
I saw Mr Young for a procedure which my GP had determined as requiring specialist treatment. From my first contact with Mr Young’s PA until the end of my follow up consultation, I experienced a very professional and effeicient servic with a high degree of care and attention at every step of the treatment. I would highly recommend Mr Young and his practice at 152 Harley street.
Thank you Richard for your kindness.
I just want to write to thank you for your skill and kind attention and to say how utterly relieved I am that, when you worked your magic, it was a fantastic success.
I have been treated surgically by Mr Richard Young on four occasions in recent years. All arrangements have been made by Sharon Duffin, his charming, and very helpful and efficient private secretary. Mr Young’s management has always been caring and of the highest standard. Being a retired surgeon, I have the greatest admiration for Mr Young’s surgical technique. My daughter, a surgeon, has also been a patient of Mr Young. She was very impressed with both his professional manner, and technical ability. She has complete confidence in him being her surgeon if she were to ever need further treatment. I have no hesitation in saying that patients can be assured that they will be in the best hands for the management of a plastic surgical problem.
Superb service. Highly recommend. Very pleased with the result. London August 18
“Impressive, professional, friendly and caring are all words that sum up my experience. Thanks again to you and all your team, keep up the magnificent work.
Thank you for all your care and help over the past few years. We really appreciate the time and effort you have given to helping me to get the treatment I needed
The treatment I have received under Mr. Young has been nothing but first class. His calming and confident persona gave me a lot of reassurance in the procedure. And the finished result, was exactly what he described.
I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have been treated by Dr Young, despite the circumstances of the meeting being extremely unfortunate! From the moment I became his patient, Dr Young put me at complete ease. Every step of my treatment, he explained every little detail, every proposed step, every decision made, gave me options and choices and ensured that I was always completely confident and comfortable with the final recommendations -decisions made / next steps. His manner is incredible. Patient and wonderfully empathetic. I felt nothing but absolute safety in his more than capable hands. My treatment during, and aftercare received - were second to none. He made what could have been a life changing and scarring event somehow fade away - certainly physically and with that emotionally. I can not recommend Dr Young more highly. In my eyes, both he and his team are the best you can get. I remain forever grateful.
The treatment of a pleomorphic sarcoma on my forehead by Mr Young was entirely satisfactory. The administration of his practice was unusually efficient and pleasant. The initial consultation with Mr Young was very clear, the procedure itself calm and reassuring, the results of the procedure good and the follow-up care as required. Mr Young has a careful, straightforward and unhurried manner and I found him very likeable to deal with. I would recommend him to others.
I have always had excellent care from Mr Young. He is gentle , understanding and explains the treatment clearly, giving me absolute confidence in his professionalism. I have recommended him to other members of my family.
Mr Young is a professional and a leader in his field. Extremely honest and realistic. I had been doing my research for over a year before being referred to him and I booked my appointment after the first visit! He was simply amazing and I would keep recommending him. He explained everything and there were no surprises. I am really pleased with results. His assistant Sharon is also very efficient. Awesome experience. Thank you.
I am completely happy with the treatment and approach and feel justified in following my wife's advice, built on longer experience than mine, to refer my original problem to you.
I selected Mr Richard Young three years ago for his experience and expertise and I have not been disappointed. I continue to see Mr Young for an annual skin examination and I can recommend him wholeheartedly. I feel totally relaxed and at ease in his presence and I have every confidence in him
Dr Richard Young was amazing with my boys surgery for ear correction to the prominent ears, he is gentle and patient, his work was amazing, the information given to us before and after the surgery was informative and the after care also superb. We are very happy with the end result.
I have had a series of consultations with and operations by Mr Young. He is kind and attentive as well as being an extremely competent and knowledgeable surgeon .
I found Mr Young to be very informative and patient, always taking the time to answer questions and explain procedures. I found it very comforting to have someone who is demonstrably ethical and caring looking after me.
Mr Young is a very able and trustworthy surgeon & I fully recommend him.
I have known Richard for many years; having worked together in many of the same hospitals. As well as having great technical skill and experience, I know his patients find him to be kind, thorough and compassionate