Anthony has an extensive background in nerve surgery which naturally compliments his aesthetic practice.
Reconstructive surgery involves removing muscles from elsewhere in the body, with their blood supply and nerves in place, and re-establishing them in another part of the body, such as the arm, to rebuild function. This aims to improve finger flexion or bending of the elbow.
Anthony has extensive experience in reconstructive surgery of the upper and lower limbs, however, he also has a strong background in facial reanimation. This can involve using muscles from elsewhere in the body to reanimate the side of the face following facial paralysis resulting from, for example, Bell’s palsy or a stroke.
Reconstructive surgery feeds into aesthetic surgery, as it provides an in-depth knowledge of anatomy. The surgeon doesn’t just know the surface of the body but understands each of the layers below the surface and what’s making them work. Knowing where the muscles should lie and how they need to go back if you want to solve a problem is vitally important. All this feeds into the result you’re going to achieve for the patient.
Anthony is a fully qualified and accredited consultant plastic surgeon. Until recently he held an NHS consultant appointment at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital – one of only four dedicated consultant peripheral nerve surgeons in the UK, within the world-renowned Peripheral Nerve Injury Unit (PNI Unit) – the only unit dedicated purely to nerve surgery in the UK and which has an experience that is paralleled only perhaps by one or two other units in the world.
Anthony’s work in the PNI Unit within the NHS comprised of all forms of nerve trauma and entrapment with particular reference to brachial plexus injury and reconstruction, neurofibromatosis surgery, nerve tumour treatment, and free functional muscle transplantation. He ran the specialist free muscle transfer service at the RNOH, a specialist pudendal nerve entrapment service and has a joint clinic with Professor Ros Ferner (nationally commissioned and head of neurofibromatosis at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital).
Privately, he offers the same range of services based within the PNI Unit at the Wellington. The Wellington PNI Unit mirrors that based at the RNOH but offers services to people who want to be treated in a world-class private hospital and to patients travelling from abroad.