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Mr Bruce Richard

Mr Bruce Richard
Job title
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Primary specialtyPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Secondary specialtyCosmetic Surgery
FRCS (Plast) &nbsp
Year qualified
Date of GMC registration (dd/mm/yyyy)
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Mr Bruce Richard MB,BS, FRCS, MS, FRCS (Plast) is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Birmingham Children's Hospital and University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust. Mr Richard’s NHS clinical work involves treating children, young people and adults with facial deformities as a result of cleft lip and palate or other birth defects. He also carries out muscle transplants for re-animating the face to create a smile after facial nerve paralysis. Mr Richard qualified in 1980 from St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London and then completed six years of general and plastic surgery training. Mr Richard has a commitment to improving health in less developed countries and spent nine years in Nepal setting up a department of plastic and reconstructive surgery for the Government of Nepal. On returning to the UK he completed a further three years of higher plastic surgery training, passed the Intercollegiate College Exam in Plastic Surgery and gained a Master of Surgery degree for his research thesis on the facial nerve. He now visits Nepal regularly in his role as lead educator for the postgraduate plastic surgery programme at Kathmandu University.  
Clinical interests
Plastic and reconstructive procedures offered. Mr Richard performs a range of plastic and reconstructive procedures, specialising in child and adult facial reconstruction. Procedures offered include: • Breast augmentation • Breast reduction • Breast uplift (mastopexy) • Ear correction (pinnaplasty) • Eye lid surgery (blepharoplasty) • Forehead/brow lift • Full facelift • Line smoothing/filling • Liposuction • Male breast reduction (gynaecomastia) • Mini facelift • Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty/septoplasty) • Skin resurfacing (dermabrasion) • Thread vein treatment • Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty)  
Research interests
Mr Richard carries out clinical research into the cause and treatment of facial deformity especially cleft lip and palate and he holds an honorary senior lectureship at the University of Birmingham in order to supervise some of these research projects.  
Professional memberships
• Member of the Royal College of Surgeons
• Member of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
• Member of the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain.
No. of key procedures performed
Rhinoplasty (nose job) - 40 a year
Face lifts - 15 a year
Prominent ears - 40 a year
Blepharoplasty - 30 a year
Outcome Data/Success Rates
No facial nerve palsies, 15% fistula rate for cleft palate.

Approximately 10% of patients have some dissatisfaction with the outcome of their rhinoplasty and seek a re-do procedure.
Post operative infection rates
No infections.
NHS Hospital
Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Private hospital/Private clinic
Spire Parkway Hospital
1 Damson Parkway
West Midlands
B91 2PP
Mr Bruce Richard
1 Damson Parkway
B91 2PP
United Kingdom
Private practice tel:
0845 850 1451
Call for appointments:
0845 850 1451
0121 246 2319
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