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Last updated: 28 Apr 2020
- Reconstructive surgery
I have dedicated my training to achieve a high standard in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.
I was born and raised in central London and went on to attend firstly Queen Mary College (London University) to obtain a First class BSc (Hons) degree in Genetics. I then went on to complete my medical training at the Medical school of St Thomas’s and also Guys hospital and completed my Medical Degree from the University of London in 1994. I completed all my general medical and advanced plastic surgery training but took an extra year to complete a Masters degree at University College, London on the science of surgery. In 2007 I passed the plastic surgery specialist examination to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England FRCS(plast). I am listed on the GMC Specialist Register as a fully qualified Plastic Surgeon.
My advanced training in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery was completed in units throughout the UK covering all aspects of the specialty. I concentrated my specialist training with a fellowship in microsurgery, breast reconstruction and head and neck reconstruction surgery at The Toronto General and Mount Sinai Hospitals in Toronto, Canada.
The plastic Plastic Surgery unit is at St Bartholomews and the Royal London Hospitals where I hold my NHS post and routinely treat patients. I have a special interest in all aspects of breast surgery and is comprehensively trained in all aspects of Plastic and Cosmetic surgery. In my NHS position, I am actively involved in the multidisciplinary management of reconstruction of the breast following cancer removal as well with general plastic surgery and reconstructive procedures. I perform the wide variety of cosmetic procedures such as breast enlargement or reduction, breast symmetry, lipofilling procedures, tummy-tuck, liposuction, body sculpting and corrective surgery after massive weight loss.
Areas of interest
Breast asymmetry correction • Breast reduction • Exchange of breast implants • Insertion of primary breast implants • Breast uplift (mastopexy) • Breast reconstruction • Arm lift (brachioplasty) • Thigh lift • Liposuction • Fat injections (lipofilling) • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) • Correction of excess skin after weight loss • Excision of skin lesions / cancers; Breast enlargement with fat, Correction nipple inversion
- Gemma Drake
- Holly House Private Hospital High Road Buckhurst Hill IG9 5HX
- 020 8709 7806
- 020 8709 7885
- Web: http://www.carolinesurgery.co.uk
Current NHS consultant posts held
I am clinical lead for Breast aesthetic and reconstructive surgery at the Royal London Hospital and St Bartholomews.
I am currently investigation the capsule formation around breast implants and also how to gain complete clearance of the breast when a patient undergoes a mastectomy.
I am a keen horse rider and also cyclist. I have raised over £6000 for Multiple Sclerosis by undertaking cycling competitions and for my most recent charity event , I took my 15 your old Nephew up the 6000m height of Kilimanjaro. We did reach the top!
London international breast meeting
I have published in several medical journals and co-authored a chapter in one of the definitive textbooks on plastic surgery. Additionally I have been invited to lecture at various meetings nationally and internationally on a variety of topics in aesthetic and plastic surgery and specifically on breast surgery.
Courses offered to GPs
I offer 10 minute free mini-consults at the Spire Roding which can be booked via my secretary.
All my rates of infection, return to theatre, etc are fully discussed in clinic and a fully detailed information sheet on each operation is given to the patients.
- BSc Genetics, First class Queen Mary College London 1989
- MBBS, medical training Guys hospital 1994
- MSc in surgery University College London 2000
- Fellow royal college of surgeons, plastic surgery RCS England 2007
- cosmetic fellowship Royal College of Surgeons, England 2009
Reference number 4117537
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Head of the department, breast plastic surgery Bartshealth 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- plastic surgery specialist register, 2009
Affiliations / memberships
BAPRAS, british society of plastic surgery
BAAPS, British association of Aesthetic Plastic surgery
BAAPS council member from 2018
On the PA committee for BAAPS
- 120 old broad street, London, EC2N 1AR
- 11:00 - 13:00
- 020 7377 7192
- BMi London Independent
- 08:00 - 10:00
- 020 8709 7806
- Holly House Hospital, IG9 5HX
- 16:00 - 18:00
- 020 8709 7806
- Spire Roding Hospital, IG4 5PZ
- 14:30 - 17:30
- 020 8709 7806
Post treatment communication
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