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Bruce Richard: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Birmingham

Bruce Richard
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Birmingham: Bruce Richard

Mr Bruce Richard is a consultant plastic surgeon in Birmingham who specialises in facial cosmetic surgery and many other procedures.  He offers facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty, breast surgery, body contouring and correction for foot drop as a result of nerve damage.  He has expertise in adult and children's facial reconstruction, especially cleft lip and palate, ear deformities (e.g. bat ears) and nose reconstruction.

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 attracts patients from a range of locations, including Solihull, Coventry, Redditch and Central Birmingham.

Experience and qualifications as a facial cosmetic surgeon

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.

Cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive procedures offered

Mr Richard performs a range of plastic and reconstructive procedures, specialising in child and adult facial reconstruction.  Procedures offered include:

Facial cosmetic surgery including rhinoplasty and face lifts

Specialist interest in plastic surgery for children: Facial surgery in Birmingham 

Mr Richard has a specialist interest in the treatment of children and carries out his main NHS practice at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.  For his private practice Mr Richard sees children at Spire Parkway and carries out all children’s surgery at Spire Parkway.

The majority of plastic surgery cases that Mr Richard carries out on children are facial reconstructive procedures, for example facial deformities or birth defects such as cleft lip and palate. Ear surgery for prominent ears is also a common operation undertaken in childhood.

Mr Richard also runs a supra-regional multidisciplinary facial paralysis service for children at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and he would be happy to see children privately if the parents choose to do so.

Treatment of facial deformities

Facial deformities in children are often a result of birth defects, although they can also be caused by trauma or the treatment of tumours. Children with facial deformities may suffer psychological consequences as well as functional problems and often undergo surgery to improve these features.  

Research interests in facial cosmetic surgery

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.


GMC Number:              2653637            Check this doctor's GMC Registration

Date of registration:   01 Aug 1981 

Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals

Mr. Bruce Richard is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals including Spire Healthcare

Spire admitting rights


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Spire Parkway Hospital, 1 Damson Parkway, Solihull, B91 2PP

Tel: (Outpatient appointments)0845 850 1451 / 01905793333

Tel: (Operations) 0121 242 1615

Fax:0121 246 2319

Email: brucerichard@blueyonder.co.uk


Areas of expertise



Qualifications and memberships


  • MB
  • BS
  • FRCS
  • MS
  • FRCS (Plast)

Professional memberships


Places of work

NHS Base 

Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,
Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 6NH

Birmingham NHS Trust, Queen Elizabeth,Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham, B15 2TH 


Private practice

Spire Parkway Hospital, Spire Parkway Hospital , 1 Damson Parkway , Solihull, B91 2P


Priory Hospital, Priory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 7UG