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Andy Mellington is a UK trained Consultant Plastic Surgeon and is on the GMC’s specialist register for plastic surgery.
He qualified in medicine from Oxford University and, after a period working in New Zealand, returned to the UK to train in surgery. During early surgical training, Andy undertook a Master’s Degree in Surgical Science at Imperial College London for which he was awarded the highest distinction in his year.
His higher plastic surgery training was based in London and the South East. In 2012, Andy was awarded the Intercollegiate Fellowship in Plastic Surgery, the FRCS(Plast). He then undertook specialist fellowships in cosmetic surgery at The London Clinic, in cancer reconstruction at The Royal Marsden Hospital, in cancer reconstruction and trauma at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals and Queen Victoria Hospital and in trauma at the Major Trauma Centre in Brighton. These fellowships have enabled Andy to develop a broad practice, with skills in a wide range of reconstructive and aesthetic procedures.
Andy’s main NHS practice at the Queen Victoria Hospital is breast reconstruction. He works closely with the breast cancer service in Brighton and also performs a wide range of general plastic surgery procedures. He holds an Honorary Consultant appointment with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals where he undertakes lower limb trauma surgery and reconstruction of complex wounds.
Andy’s private practice mirrors his NHS practice. He mainly focuses on aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, chest wall and body as well as skin surgery and lumps and bumps. He also undertakes chest wall reconstructive surgery as part of the Gender Reassignment Service at the Brighton Nuffield Hospital.
Areas of interest
Breast Reconstruction; Skin Cancer; Lower Limb Reconstruction; Microsurgery and Free Flaps; Perineal and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction; Repair Rectus Divarication; Cosmetic Surgery of the Breast, Body and Face.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals
Breast reconstruction: optimising post operative recovery; surgical planning; role of prophylactic mastectomies.
Lower limb trauma: outcome measures
Cycling, hiking, boating, fishing
2012 Douglas Murray Prize for Best Paper
West Midlands Plastic Surgery Meeting 2012
2012 First Prize Audit Presentation
Clinical Governance Annual Prize Meeting, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead
2007 First Prize Poster Presentation
Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons Summer Meeting, Galway 2007
2006 First Prize Allergan Poster Presentation
Winter BAPRAS 2006
2006 Research Thesis Commendation
Imperial College of Science and Technology
2017 An investigation into the feasibility of raising vascularised soft tissue flaps in SoftFix embalmed cadaveric material for use in surgical simulation. (Abstract)
C.Smith, A.Mellington, L.Harry
Journal of Anatomy. Volume 230, Issue 2, February 2017, Page 354
2011 A case of bifid third rib encountered during DIEP flap breast reconstruction
AR Molina, AJ Mellington, ME Jones.
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2011 Apr;64(4):e101-2 PMID: 21215721
2010 Defensive approach to the hemisoleous flap for compound tibial fractures
A.J. Mellington, C Dunkin, M.I.Hobson
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Dec;63(12):2204-5 PMID: 20362524
2008 An alternative device for illuminated retraction in augmentation mammaplasty
Greenbaum AR, Mellington AJ.
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. Jul 2008; 61(7):806 PMID:18420476
2005 Fresh cadaver dissection for training in plastic surgery.
Turner AJ, Mellington AJ, Ali F.
Br J Plast Surg. Jul 2005; 58(5): 742-3. PMID 15992533
- FRCS(Plast) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2012
- MSc Surgical Science (Distinction) Imperial College London 2006
- MA University of Oxford 2004
- MRCS(Eng) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2004
- BMBCh University of Oxford 1998
- BA Physiological Sciences University of Oxford 1995
- Trauma and Reconstruction Fellow Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals 2016
- Senior Microsurgical Fellow Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead 2015
- Senior Microsurgical Fellow Guys and St Thomas' Hospital London 2014
- Microsurgical Fellow The Royal Marsden Hospital London 2013
Reference number 4548287
Details of entry to specialist register
- Plastic Surgery, 2017
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS)
- Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital
- 08:00 - 18:00
- 01273 624488
- The McIndoe Centre (by arrangement)
- 14:00 - 17:00
- 01342 330300
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
The Hospital you were treated at. They will then contact Mr Mellington.
Brighton Nuffield : 01273 624488 and select option 'the ward'.
The McIndoe Centre: 01342 330300 and ask for the ward or RMO.