Mr Uppal is one of the most highly regarded plastic surgeons in the UK and has led a well established practice for over 10 years in Harley Street and Windsor. In 2012, he was elected as a member of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) which is a rare honour for surgeons outside the US.

GMC Specialist Register of PLASTIC SURGERY no.4030270
Mr Uppal is board certified which is the US equivalent of the UK Specialist GMC Register of Plastic Surgery.

He has been featured extensively in the media, including the Daily Mail and Sky News as an invited authority on Plastic Surgery in the UK.

Mr Uppal is often invited as a guest speaker at conferences around the world including the EURAPS conference (2013) in Turkey and the FACE conference (2013) in London. He also participated in the prestigious New York Rhinoplasty Symposium in 2011.

Our Pledge to you..

Mr Uppal and his PA, Sharon Roberts, work hard to ensure that you get the best care possible. Our practice has a clear mission statement that outlines our philosophy.

We Pledge to:

1. Provide you with the best care possible.This means the nurses, surgeons and secretarial staff will try and give you the best care they can so that you feel you are well looked after and all your questions are answered. We will return your calls and enquiries as soon as possible and aim to reply within 4 hours. Despite busy times, we pledge to respond within a maximum of 24 hours. Any urgent calls are answered immediately. The hospital and the surgeons are contactable in an emergency at all times 24/7.

2.You will receive the most up-to-date surgery. Mr Uppal and all the surgeons regularly attend international meeting to stay ahead of all the advances in Plastic Surgery. Mr Uppal is invited to speak at meetings regularly as part of his teaching program to pass on his techniques and share his years of experience with other surgeons. This ensures he too stays focused on constant improvement which ultimately benefits our patients. Mr Uppal and his team are careful only to offer you treatments that are genuinely proven to be effective. New fashions and trendy treatments that seem to be currently in vogue are not offered unless there is clear evidence to show effectiveness. This protects patients from the latest marketing gimmicks that some profit driven companies promote as the latest thing in plastic surgery.

3. Safety. Mr Uppal works in the NHS as a consultant which means that all his work and surgery is regularly scrutinised using audit and data analysis. Unlike purely private cosmetic surgeons, Mr Uppal has to meet stringent regulations set nationally by the government. To ensure that you have full confidence in us when you are put to sleep for your surgery using general anaesthetic, we only work with Dr Jill Pattison who is one of the most experienced anaesthetists in London. She has worked with Mr Uppal for many years and will ensure you make as quick a recovery as possible with minimal pain.

4. We will handle any complaints fairly and sensitively. We pride ourselves on our reputation for developing a lifelong bond with our patients. You will remember your surgeon, the nurses and the secretary for the rest of your life. We want you to be happy and totally satisfied with every aspect of your care. This is why we ask all our patients to send us feedback on their experiences. In this way we are constantly improving our service to you. Over the years we have built up a wealth of experience in providing the best care possible and this has resulted in us having hundreds of happy patients. Rest assured however, if you are unhappy in any way we will listen to you and respond effectively to your concerns. You have the right to see the surgeon at anytime to discuss any issues – this can be hours after your surgery or years later. In the rare circumstance that there is any complication, we will look after you with extra care and attention. You will not be charged for this. Plastic surgery is as much art as it is science, especially as deep emotions are also involved. We therefore will offer revision surgery free of surgical costs, if you are unhappy with the results of your cosmetic surgery. We can’t make you perfect, but we can guarantee an improvement in the cosmetic aspects that you requested as long as they are reasonable and surgically achievable.

Mr Uppal and his PA, Sharon Roberts

The Chief of Surgery

Mr Rajan Uppal is a highly experienced surgeon who has worked for over 10 years as a plastic surgeon in London and Windsor. He has recently been elected as a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) which is a prestigious honour for plastic surgeons. It is not often awarded to surgeons who trained and work outside the US but is given in recognition of skills and reputation as well as contribution to the field of plastic surgery.
Mr Uppal was born in Hillingdon, Middlesex and grew up around Berkshire. He went to medical school at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, London. At medical school he was an active member of the Rowing team and Tennis club and maintains these interests. He qualified in Medicine and Surgery in 1993 and was awarded a Prize in Pharmacology at his final examinations at the University of London.

He became a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons in 1998 following completion of his junior surgical training. He went on to pursue his interest in research and undertook a clinical trial of a new medicine that improved wound healing. He was awarded a Master of Science (MSc) degree at University College London for this thesis in 1999. His work was published in medical journals in the United States.

Mr Uppal has worked in teaching hospitals in London including Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital, St Batholomew’s Hospital and St George’s Hospital. He has been fortunate to work with many leading surgeons in the UK, US and Europe. He was made a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery FRCS(Plast) as a result of his experience and work.

Mr Uppal is an experienced plastic surgeon who specialises in complex specialist surgery of the face, body and breast. He has lectured on Rhinoplasty and presented his work at the BAAPS International Plastic conference. He has pioneered the Cross-Cartilagenous Approach to Closed Rhinoplasty.

He is also frequently called as an Expert witness for complex legal cases in Plastic surgery. He undertakes DIEP flap breast reconstruction which is highly skilled surgery requiring specialist ability in microsurgery. He is one of only about 100 surgeons who perform this in the UK.

Royal College Examiner

Mr Uppal is an Examiner at the Royal College of Surgeons where he supervises the MRCS examinations so that trainee surgeons can get the surgical qualification. He has a commitment to teaching and training other surgeons so that he can share his knowledge and years of experience for the benefit of patients.

International Experience

Mr Uppal has spent three months living and working in Belgium to further specialise in his sub specialty interest of Breast Cancer Reconstruction. He has traveled to meetings in France, Belgium, Italy and the US to keep up to date with the latest techniques and continues to do so.

Lectures

Mr Uppal is a regular lecturer at the Royal College of Radiologists in Sentinel node biopsy for malignant melanoma. He helped to develop a new technique using ultrasound measurement of node depth for patients with melanoma. He has published this technique in the European Journal of Plastic Surgery. He also lectures at the Hellenic Centre and Thames Valley University.

Mr Rajan Uppal

Membership of Medical Societies:

20130416-174255.jpg American Society of Plastic Surgeons –ASPS
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh – FRCS Ed
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery – FRCS(Plast)
British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons – BAPRAS
British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons – BAAPS
20140322-205647.jpg International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – ISAPS

NHS Consultant Appointment

Heatherwood and Wexham NHS Trust

The trust has a catchment area of almost a million people around the Windsor, Ascot, Slough and Reading area. In the NHS, Mr Uppal treats common skin cancers, breast conditions, birth defects, burns, road accidents and performs breast reconstruction, hand surgery and microsurgery. The standards required to become a Consultant in the NHS are extremely high. In recognition of his work and experience, Mr Uppal has also been awarded NHS contracts with the Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals in Chertsey and the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. Consultants who work in the NHS are closely monitored to ensure they maintain high standards of surgery and patient care. NHS consultants are regulated closely by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). They undergo annual appraisal and regular audit data analysis. This assessment is much more stringent in the NHS than for surgeons who only work privately; private-only surgeons are totally independent and so may pay higher insurance premiums. Some plastic surgeons only perform cosmetic surgery and do not provide the wide range of operations required of an NHS consultant.

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