Richard Young FRCS (Plast) studied medicine at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. After qualifying he returned to teach at Cambridge University and tutor at Downing College before starting his general surgical training at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.
Mr Young passed the Fellowship exam of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) in 1997 and subsequently started his Plastic Surgery training in 1998. This was initially in Bristol before being appointed to a surgical research fellowship at the Blond McIndoe Laboratories where he undertook novel research in nerve repair following injury.
Mr Young went on to complete specialist and higher surgical training in Hong Kong, London and Belgium working in some of the world’s most renowned hospitals such as Great Ormond Street, The Royal Marsden and The University Hospital, Gent. He was awarded the specialist fellowship in Plastic Surgery, FRCS (Plast), in 2007 and gained his Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in 2008 with entry on to the GMC Specialist Plastic Surgery Register. The same year he was appointed as a Consultant in the Craniofacial Plastic Surgery Department at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London where his NHS practice is still based.
Mr Young undertakes craniofacial, facial, body, cosmetic rejuvenation utilising non-surgical and surgical techniques in addition to adult and paediatric general plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has a special interest in facial reconstruction from birth defects, skin cancer and trauma. In addition to this he cares for patients with facial palsy. He is a core member of the Skin Cancer Team at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and works closely with consultant colleagues in oculoplastic surgery, ENT, maxillofacial and neurosurgery. He is a full member of The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons.