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Professor Charles Malata, Plastic Surgeon





Mr Charles Malata, Consultant Plastic Surgeon





Nuffield Health Hospital, Cambridge
Fitzwilliam Hospital, Peterborough
Consultant Plastic surgeon, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

Educational background

1999 - Certificate in Cosmetic & Breast Surgery (Emory University, Atlanta, USA)
1998 - Certificate in Cosmetic & Breast Surgery (Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA)
1997 - FRCS (Plastic Surgery), UK Intercollegiate Board
1990 - FRCS (Glasgow)
1988 - MRCS, LRCP (London)

Academic distinctions

2013 - Society of Academic & Research Surgeons Annual Meeting: Poster of Distinction: 'Incidental metastases to internal mammary lymph nodes detected during microvascular free flap breast reconstruction: a 13-year review'
2012 - Prize for best poster at Undergraduate Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery (UPRAS) conference: 'First report of a deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap for closure of post-pneumonectomy space'
2010 - Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Poster of Distinction
2006 - The European Society for Surgical Research Prize for Best Poster
2005 - The British Association of Plastic Surgeons Prize for Best Poster
1997 - The Mentor Prize for Best Aesthetic Surgery Paper
1997 - Plastic Surgery Scholarships (Cosmetic & Breast Surgery): Georgetown & Atlanta
1997 - The British Association of Plastic Surgeons (BAPS) Travelling Fellowship
1997 - Glasgow Royal College of Surgeons Ethicon Foundation Fellowship
1985 - The Merck Sharpe and Dohme Research Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology Stanford University, California - awarded
1984 - The UpJohn Prize for the best final year student in Paediatrics
1984 - Walter-Fischer Memorial Prize for the best final year student in Surgery
1984 - Raymond Rudunski Prize for best graduating student in the Medical School
1984 - Shell-BP Prize for best student in ALL Schools of the University of Zambia
1983 - The Hindu Association Prize for the best student in Public Health Medicine
1982 - The Prize for the Best Graduating Student in the School of Medicine
1981 - Muuka Ndulo Prize for the best graduating student in BSc Human Biology
1979 - The Billingsley Award for the best 2nd year student in Premedical Studies
- Cambridge University Medical Student Attachment Director for Plastic Surgery (2003-10)
- Royal College of Surgeons Assigned Educational Supervisor for trainee plastic surgeons.
- Tutor and Founder of Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship to provide Registrars with intensive training in breast and other cosmetic surgery for 6-12 month periods.
- Instrumental in establishing a Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship commencing in 2008 and plays a key role in the training of each candidate in receipt of this post.

Research Activity

- Professor of Academic Plastic Surgery, Postgraduate Medical Institute of Anglia Ruskin University & part of the Anglia Ruskin Breast group
- President, European Society for Surgical Research: 2011-13
- Plastic Surgery research co-ordinator, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, 2005-2014
- Honorary Senior Clinical Research Fellow with the Medical Research Council/ University of Cambridge Clinical School, since 2006
- Professor Malata has written over 20 book chapters and review articles. He has also published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers - click for a list of his PubMed-Indexed articles and Google Scholar Citations
- Professor Malata has also had his work presented at numerous National and International meetings - please click here for details

Membership of Professional Societies

General Medical Council: GMC Registration No.3404085
British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) - full member
UK Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (UKAAPS) - founding member
European Society for Surgical Research (ESSR) - President 2011-13
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) - active member
Society of Academic & Research Surgeons (SARS UK) - member
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
Plastic Surgery Specialist on GMC Register
Medical Defence Union

Professor Malata's Practice Philosophy

Professor Charles Malata, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, aims to provide his patients with a courteous, non-patronising, efficient and professional service using skills he obtained during his training in the best plastic surgery units in the UK and leading international centres. From the initial consultation with Professor Malata through to comprehensive post-operative support, patient care and safety are his top priorities. The main tenets of his approach to Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery are:

1. Professionalism: Professor Malata carries out all consultations and procedures in accredited hospitals in order to provide a safe, professional and hygienic environment. He insists on having all consultations chaperoned by a nurse. All operations are personally performed by Professor Malata. As a patient you also have the back up of the hospital staff and facilities: resident medical officer (RMO) 24 hours a day, x-ray, physiotherapy, dressings clinics, pre-admission, MRSA screening, in patient monitoring, etc.

2. Safety: Your safety is paramount; Professor Malata is trained in and frequently uses options that reduce surgical and anaesthetic risk such as surgery under local anaesthesia, or the use of minimally invasive techniques e.g. key-hole surgery. In addition, when Professor Malata believes that surgery would be detrimental to you or your health, he will advise you strongly against it.

3. Honesty: Professor Malata will listen to you to gain a detailed understanding of your aims and wishes, helping you to safely achieve your goals, combining your goals with what can be achieved surgically. He will not perform surgery on patients who desire results that he feels are unrealistic and will not try and advise you to undergo an operation that you do not need or want. Professor Malata will also inform you if he thinks that you are not a suitable candidate for the cosmetic procedure discussed. In these rare instances Professor Malata may recommend that you seek a second opinion.

4. Principled: Professor Malata frequently sees patients whose conditions are treatable on the NHS e.g. Abdominoplasty following massive weight loss. If he feels that your condition may merit NHS treatment he will inform you of this. If you wish to pursue this route, he will, with your permission, write to your GP enquiring whether they will support your treatment on the NHS.

5. Privacy: Complete professional discretion and privacy are an utmost priority. For your peace of mind, all consultations with Professor Malata take place in the privacy of a hospital out-patient clinic

6. Modern: Over the last decade a number of minimally invasive techniques such as Endoscopic Brow Lifts, MACS Lifts, Mini-tummy Tuck, Ultrasonic Liposuction, Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty, Modified Arm Lifts, Peri-areolar Breast Augmentation, Tumescent Liposuction, etc have been demonstrated to achieve the same results as older techniques, but without extensive scars and sometimes without general anaesthesia. Professor Malata’s cosmetic surgery fellowships in America gave him invaluable experience of modern techniques in aesthetic surgery. He regularly attends plastic surgery scientific conferences and refresher courses run by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons in all branches of cosmetic surgery and the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons once a year.

7. Availability: For your convenience, Professor Malata’s secretary might be able to arrange an evening appointment both in Cambridge and Peterborough. You may want to choose an evening appointment due to family / work commitments.

8. Contactability: After your consultation Professor Malata will give you his 24-hour postoperative emergency contact phone for you to use to contact him after your surgery in case of emergency. During the day time this number is automatically routed to his secretary, so it is best to call her directly on her landline (01223 573 715). Out of hours and on the weekend please call Professor Malata directly or the ward on which you were treated - more info:
Fitzwilliam Hospital: 01733 261 717
Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital: 01223 303 336.

Making up your mind: After your consultation Professor Malata recommends a “cooling off” period before you commit to your operation. Cosmetic Surgery is not urgent surgery and you are free to return for a second consultation to clarify matters or bring a family member or close friend to the consultation. If you schedule your surgery more than 6 months ahead of time Professor Malata encourages you to have another consultation nearer the time of surgery so that the details of the surgery are reviewed. No deposit is required to secure your operation date no matter how well in advance it is booked. If you, however, wish to change a surgery date or cancel your operation Professor Malata would be grateful if you would be kind enough to contact his secretary well in advance so that the date can be used for another patient!

Photographs are an important part of any plastic surgical procedure. With your permission Professor Malata will take “before and after” photographs of the area to be operated on. These pictures serve as an important guide during your operation and form part of your medical record.All images are confidential and stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act. Professor Malata is registered with the Information Commissioner and complies with the Data Protection Act (1998). You may request copies of your photographs if you wish.


Detailed Cosmetic Surgery Guidelines (effective May 2013)

Cosmetic Surgery is elective surgery. Professor Malata puts your safety ahead of all other considerations. Thus it is important that you understand his practice guidelines.

• Cosmetic surgery patients who have more than 2 of the following surgical risk factors will not be accepted for surgery, including: diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, high BMI (>30), multiple medications, any systemic disease. A formal anaesthetic or medical opinion will be needed if there is any doubt about your suitability for the surgery.

• Patients with a BMI of 33 or above will not be accepted for combination cosmetic surgery. Patients with BMI’s over 35 will not be accepted for any cosmetic surgery at all (only cancer, functional or emergency surgery is excluded from the above). See point 1 above.

• Patients are advised that attending 2 consultations before surgery will be required of them for:

- Patients whose surgery is planned over 3 months from the original visit.

- Any patient travelling from abroad for surgery.

- Multiple surgeries / Combination cosmetic surgeries.

- All breast augmentation patients who have not seen/felt the breast implant samples or tried out the sizers at the first consultation. It is important that you view photos of his previous patients. In the unlikely event that it is not possible to do the above a second consultation will be mandatory.

- Any patient opting for a technique contrary to Professor Malata’s opinion (i.e. his recommendation for best outcome) e.g., breast lift vs. breast enlargement, neck lift vs. face lift, upper lids vs. brow lift, abdominoplasty vs. liposuction, mini vs. full abdominoplasty: (This will need to be signed prior to the surgery).

• All patients are required to have a minimum 2 week “cooling off” period between the initial consultation and operation date. Cosmetic surgery is not an emergency!

• Liposuction: No liposuction involving more than 5 litres of total aspirate will be undertaken (roughly 3 litres of pure fat).

• Surgery will be declined if:

a) A patient refuses to have a pre-admission and/or anaesthetic assessment.

b) Professor Malata is not convinced of your motivation / realistic expectations.

c) Smokers who refuse to commit to stop smoking or significantly reduce this.


• All cosmetic patients are routinely offered a 2nd free consult unless they decline it.



Professor Malata practices at:
- Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital - 4.Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AF
- Fitzwilliam Ramsay Hospital, Peterborough - Milton Way, Peterborough, PE3 9AQ

NHS practice

Professor Malata is also a Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon at Addenbrooke's University Hospital Cambridge, and Peterborough City Hospital.

Whilst performing a range of Plastic surgery procedures in the NHS, Professor Malata has a specialist interest in breast reconstruction (immediate & delayed) and microvascular free flap surgery. He has also developed services for functional endoscopic brow lifts for patients referred by Ophthalmologists and complex augmentation rhinoplasties for patients with saddle-nose deformities from autoimmune diseases or trauma.

Professor Malata is the most senior reconstructive breast surgeon in the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and was recently voted by his peers nationally as one of the top 10 breast plastic surgeons in the UK (Daily Mail Poll)



To arrange a consultation with Professor Malata:

Please contact his secretary, Glenys:
Tel: 01223 573715
e-mail: glenys.secretary@ntlworld.com
Read more about Professor Malata on his website




Procedures performed by Prof Malata include:
Arm lift
Breast augmentation
Breast lift
Breast reconstruc'n
Breast reduction
Brow lift
Buttock lift
Chemical peels
Eyelid surgery
Face lift
Labia minora reduction
Lip enhancement
Mini-tummy tuck
Nose jobs
Prominent ears
Restylane injection
Rhinoplasty/nose job
Skin cancer
Thigh lift
Tummy tuck
Wrinkle reduction



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