Mr Chrisitan West 04517869

Christian West Plastic Surgeon

Plastic surgery


  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Hand surgery
  • Lower limb surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery

About me

I am a fully accredited Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Hand Surgeon, listed on the GMC specialist register for Plastic Surgery. I can see you privately to provide expert advice on any disorder of the hand (and arm), skin lesions and skin cancer, scars, breast asymmetry and breast reconstruction, and cosmetic repair of hernias and diastasis recti.

I studied medicine at the University of Leeds (1998) and trained locally in Manchester and Leeds, and then internationally in Perth, Australia. In 2011 I was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery, and I’m on the GMC Specialist Register as a plastic surgeon. I have a postgraduate degree (MD, University of Manchester) awarded for a two-year period of medical research I undertook in Sweden looking at reconstruction after peripheral nerve injury.

I'm of the new generation of certified hand specialists with cross-specialty expertise in both orthopaedic aspects (bone and joints) and plastic surgery aspects (nerves, tendons, skin and soft tissues) of managing hand and arm disorders. I have the highest level UK accreditation for hand surgery, having studied in the world-renowned Pulvertaft Hand Centre and subsequently sub-specialised in microvascular reconstruction. I was awarded British Diploma in Hand Surgery. As such, I am very experienced in treating the whole spectrum of hand conditions and injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, trigger finger, ganglions and arthritis of the hand, as well as more complex, less common hand problems.

I have an NHS practice based at Whiston Hospital, the largest plastic surgery centre in the Northwest. My specialist NHS service is focused on the correction of breast asymmetry and deformity, hand injuries, complex limb reconstruction, and facial reconstruction for skin cancer. I am lead plastic surgeon for the Institute of Abdominal Wall Reconstructive Surgery, specializing in cosmetic repair of diastasis recti and problematic hernias, including tummy tuck and skin reduction and scar revision.

I’m Manchester born and live locally. I enjoy cycling, swimming, skiing, but I have the most fun spending time in family life with my wife and 3 daughters.

I hope to see you in my clinic soon, as you prepare to make a change for the better.

Areas of interest

Diastasis Recti, Cosmetic Hernia Repair; Incisional hernias; Umbilical hernia; Abdominal scarring; Complex abdominal wall reconstruction.

Surgery: Dupuytrens contracture including collagenase; Carpal tunnel syndrome; Trigger finger release; Ganglions & Mucous cysts; Arthritis of hand; Steroid injection, Thumb arthritis and trapeziectomy; Ulnar nerve entrapment; Nerve repair; Nerve reconstruction; Tendon repair; Tendon reconstruction; Hand fracture fixation; Acute hand injuries;

Skin surgery: BCC removal; Skin cancer; Removal of Lumps and bumps; Scar revision

Breast asymmetry; Breast and nipple reconstruction

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Procedures completed

  • T2780

    Component Separation Technique (CST) repair of recurrent incisional abdominal hernia +/- mesh - (1-5)

  • S5210

    Injection into subcutaneous tissue/painful trigger point under local anaesthetic - (1-5)

    Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral (1-5)

  • S0651

    Removal of benign lesion on trunk or limbs less than 10 cm in diameter or on scalp less than 5cm in diameter (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)

  • T4302

    Open adhesiolysis (including biopsy) - (1-5)

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