Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Associate Professor Neil McLean is a fully accredited Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who is fully trained in all aspects of Aesthetic Surgical and Medical treatments. He has particular expertise in all aspects of facial cosmetic surgery, aesthetic breast surgery, liposculpture, lipomodelling, abdominoplasty, aesthetic genital surgery and in the plastic surgery management of the patient following massive weight loss. Associate Professor Neil McLean is fully trained in all aspects of Aesthetic Surgical and Medical Treatments including anti wrinkle injections, skin peeling and the use of dermal fillers, Vital and Botulin Toxin injections, for the correction of ageing skin. He has particular expertise in all aspects of facial cosmetic sugery, cosmetic breast surgery, lipo sculpture, lipo modelling, abdominoplasty, aesthetic genital surgery and the plastic surgery management of the patient with massive weight loss following bariatric surgery. Neil McLean graduated Honours BSc in 1974, MBChB with commendation in 1976, FRCS in 1980, MD in 1992 and was awarded the Diploma in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (with distinction), by the University of London in 2010. He is currently studying for the Masters in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Following training in General Surgery and ENT, he gained accreditation in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1986. He was placed on the Specilist Register of the G.M.C in 1996, as being accredited in Plastic Surgery. He was appointed Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon to the Newcastle upon Tyne Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust from 1989-2002. He was appointed Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide and was Deputy Director of the Australian Cranio-facial Unit in 2003. He is presently Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Head of the Plastic Surgery Unit at Wansbeck District General Hospital, Northumberland and has recently set up a skin envelope reducing service for patients with massive weight loss following successful bariatric surgery. He is a Tutor on the Royal College of Surgeons of England Core Skills in Plastic Surgery Course, is a Plastic Surgery Adviser to the Professional Standards Department at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and represents the Royal College on Consultant Advisory Committee Panels. He is a former Council Member of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, is a member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, examining on their behalf, both in the United Kingdom and abroad and is an UCAS Selector at the Medical School, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is also an Assessor of the examiners at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, is a Council Member of The North East Medico Legal Society and is a former President of the North East Surgical Society. In 2013 he was appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at the Anglia Ruskin University.
Associate Professor McLean was appointed to the National Council of BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) in 2009, and has been appointed to the role of Honorary Treasurer of BAAPS and sits on the Editorial Advisory Board to the Archives of OroFacial Sciences. He is a former member of the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Plastic Surgery, the organising commitee of the Advanced Courses in Plastic Surgery and sat on the advisory commitee of NCPOD from 1998 to 2002. Associate Professor McLean is a Tutor to the Royal College of Surgeons Cadaveric Skills Workshops which are held regularly under the auspices of BAPRAS for the training of junior doctors in surgical techniques, is tutor on the North East Plastic Surgery Reconstructive Flap Course and is a Founder Member of UKAAPS (United Kingdom Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons). He has over 250 presentations to Learned Medical Societies, over 250 original published articles on all aspects of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and his current projects include the setting up of a Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Service at the Northumbria NHS Trust and being actively involved in the organisation of the Cranio-facial Training Programme at the University Science Malaysia, where he holds the post of visiting Professor of Surgery.