Mr Walid Sabbagh

Consultant Plastic Surgeon


I qualified from the University of Aberdeen in 1992 and after completing my basic surgical training in Yorkshire I became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in 1996. I trained in Plastic Surgery in London rotating between various highly acclaimed units. At the completion of my training I was awarded the FRCS(Plast), in 2002, by the Royal College of Surgeons and admitted to the GMC’s specialist register in Plastic Surgery.

I was appointed as a consultant plastic & reconstructive surgeon in 2004 at the internationally reputed Mount Vernon Hospital to develop a national Ear Reconstruction service and relocated to the Royal Free Hospital. I have established the Royal Free Hospital as the prime ear reconstructive centre receiving referrals from all over the UK, presented at numerous national and international meetings and published a number of articles

In addition to the highly specialized area of Ear Reconstruction I run a busy private practice in aesthetic surgery which includes facial cosmetic surgery, breast surgery and body contouring.

Outside my work commitments I am kept busy by my three children and enjoy travelling and various sport activities especially swimming.

Procedures offered:

Ears: Correction Prominent Ears, Ear Reconstruction, Ear fold

Breast: Breast Augmentation, Breast reduction/uplift

Facial Cosmetic Surgery: Rhinoplasty, Eyelid Surgery

Body Contouring: Abdominoplasty, Liposuction

Skin cancer surgery

Clinical Interests:

I am sub specialised in the field of ear reconstruction and have a particular interest in cosmetic rhinoplasty and cosmetic breast surgery.

Research interests:

Ongoing research in the field of ear reconstruction to improve outcomes.

Published papers:

Sabbagh W, Masters JRW, Duffy PG, Herbage D, Brown RA

The in vitro assessment of a collagen sponge for engineering a urothelial graft

British Journal of Urology 1998; 82 (6): 888-894


Sabbagh W, Withey S, Gault D

A simple alternative to ear reconstruction.

British Journal of Plastic Surgery. 1999; 52 (1): 80-81


Sabbagh W, Grobbelaar AO, Clark C, Smith PJ, Harrison DH.

Long-term results of digital arthrodesis with the Harrison-Nicolle peg.

British Journal of Hand Surgery 2001;26B: 6: 568-571


Sabbagh W, Shafighian A, Harrison DH

Upper lip deficiency in the Moebius Syndrome: A previously unreported feature

Plastic Reconstructive Surgery 2003 Dec; 112(7): 1762-7


Shah R, Sabbagh W, Arnestien P

Delayed Photosensitivity Reaction in Scars

British Journal of Plastic Surgery 2004 Mar; 57(2): 181-3


Sabbagh W, Gault D

Location Location Location

J Laryngol Otol. 2004 Sep; 118(9): 738-40.


Malluci P, Pacifico M, Sabbagh W

The Fascial Glide: An Adjuvant in Abdominoplasty Technique

Journal Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery; 2007; 60(8): 929-933.


Gore SM, Skillman JM, Sabbagh W

A Method for Optimising Excision of the Nail Bed Matrix

J Hand Surg Eur, Vol 2007 Aug 32(4):450-1


Uppal R, Chana J, Sabbagh W, Gault D

Donor Site Morbidity after Autologous Costal Cartilage Harvest in Ear Reconstruction

Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, 2008 Jun; 121(6): 1949-55


O’Toole, Sabbagh W

Ear Avulsion

J Plast Reconrstr Aesthet Surg. 2009 Jun:846


Younis I, Gault D, Sabbagh W, Kang NV

Patient Satisfaction and aesthetic outcomes after ear reconstruction with a Branemark-type, bone anchored ear prosthesis: A 16 year review

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Oct 63(10): 1650-5


Adamthwaite J, Sabbagh W

Modification of the postauricular fascial flap in Mustardé and Furnas type otoplasty

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Nov;126(5):1786-7



Pearl RA, Sabbagh W

Reconstruction following traumatic partial amputation of the ear

Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, 2011 Feb; 127(2): 621-9


Sabbagh W

Early Experience in Microtia Reconstruction: the first 100 cases

J Plast Reconrstr Aesthet Surg. 2011 Apr; 64(4): 452-8


Marsh D, Sabbagh W, Gault D

Cryptotia correction- The post-auricular transposition flap

J Plast Reconrstr Aesthet Surg. 2011Nov; 64(11): 1444-7


Pearl RA, Sabbagh W

Reply: septal cartilage graft for post-traumatic ear reconstruction

Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, 2011 Dec; 128(6): 775e


Cox A, Sabbagh W, Gault D

Costal or conchal cartilage for aesthetic and structural reconstruction of lower pole ear defects

Aesthet Surg J. 2012 Mar,32(3):271-4





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Registration & Memberships

Registration and licensing

GMC 3659115

Memberships and associations

  • British Association of Plastic Surgery (BAPRAS)
  • British Association Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (BAAPS)
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
  • International Society Auricular Reconstruction (ISAR)

Languages Spoken

English, Arabic