Mr Walid Sabbagh
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
MB ChB MSc FRCS FRCS(Plast)
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.
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
I am sub specialised in the field of ear reconstruction and have a particular interest in cosmetic rhinoplasty and cosmetic breast surgery.
Ongoing research in the field of ear reconstruction to improve outcomes.
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
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
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
Registration & Memberships
Registration and licensing
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)