Due to the current Corona Virus Crisis, the Private Hospitals and Clinics from where I normally consult have been closed and we are only able to see urgent patients. I apologise for the inconvenience.

If there is anything that you wish to discuss with me, then could you please contact Debbie my private secretary on 07502036457 or at debbiewood147@gmail.com, with your contact details and I will telephone you with advice and if it is necessary I will make arrangements to see you at the nearest private hospital to you.

No-one knows exactly how long this situation is going to continue, but one would estimate it will probably be between three and six months before we get back to normal. I look forward to seeing you at that time and wish you and your families all the very best.

Neil McLean


Associate Professor Neil McLean is fully trained in all aspects of Aesthetic Surgical and Medical Treatments including anti wrinkle injections, skin peeling and the use of dermal fillers, Vital and Botulin Toxin injections, for the correction of ageing skin. He has particular expertise in all aspects of facial cosmetic sugery, cosmetic breast surgery, lipo sculpture, lipo modelling, abdominoplasty, aesthetic genital surgery and the plastic surgery management of the patient with massive weight loss following bariatric surgery.

Neil McLean graduated Honours BSc in 1974, MBChB with commendation in 1976, FRCS in 1980, MD in 1992 and was awarded the Diploma in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (with distinction), by the University of London in 2010. He is currently studying for the Masters in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Following training in General Surgery and ENT, he gained accreditation in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1986. He was placed on the Specilist Register of the G.M.C in 1996, as being accredited in Plastic Surgery. He was appointed Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon to the Newcastle upon Tyne Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust from 1989-2002. He was appointed Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide and was Deputy Director of the Australian Cranio-facial Unit in 2003. He is presently Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Head of the Plastic Surgery Unit at Wansbeck District General Hospital, Northumberland and has recently set up a skin envelope reducing service for patients with massive weight loss following successful bariatric surgery.

He is a Tutor on the Royal College of Surgeons of England Core Skills in Plastic Surgery Course, is a Plastic Surgery Adviser to the Professional Standards Department at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and represents the Royal College on Consultant Advisory Committee Panels.

He is a former Council Member of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, is a member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, examining on their behalf, both in the United Kingdom and abroad and is an UCAS Selector at the Medical School, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is also an Assessor of the examiners at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, is a Council Member of The North East Medico Legal Society and is a former President of the North East Surgical Society. In 2013 he was appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at the Anglia Ruskin University.

Associate Professor McLean was appointed to the National Council of BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) in 2009, and has been appointed to the role of Honorary Treasurer of BAAPS and sits on the Editorial Advisory Board to the Archives of OroFacial Sciences. He is a former member of the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Plastic Surgery, the organising commitee of the Advanced Courses in Plastic Surgery and sat on the advisory commitee of NCPOD from 1998 to 2002.

Associate Professor McLean is a Tutor to the Royal College of Surgeons Cadaveric Skills Workshops which are held regularly under the auspices of BAPRAS for the training of junior doctors in surgical techniques, is tutor on the North East Plastic Surgery Reconstructive Flap Course and is a Founder Member of UKAAPS (United Kingdom Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons)

He has over 250 presentations to Learned Medical Societies, over 250 original published articles on all aspects of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and his current projects include the setting up of a Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Service at the Northumbria NHS Trust and being actively involved in the organisation of the Cranio-facial Training Programme at the University Science Malaysia, where he holds the post of visiting Professor of Surgery.


  • Member of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • Member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • Founder Member of the UK Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Member of the North East Medico-Legal Society
  • Member of the North of England Surgical Society
  • Member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Member of the British Medical Association
  • Former Member of the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists
  • Former Member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • GMC Specialist Registration Number - 1349966
  • MDU Registration Number - M119827

Follow this link to view a list of Neil McLean's publications and presentations to learned societies

Mr McLean Publications and Presentations (Click Here)


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