Mr Alexander Armstrong


BMedSci (Hons) BMBS MSc FEBHS FRCS (Plast)

GMC number: 7045233

Practising since: 2009


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Mr Alex Armstrong is a Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgeon. He entered the Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery in 2021. He was appointed as a Consultant at University Hospitals Plymouth where he offers limb reconstruction, skin cancer and paediatric plastic surgery service. 

Mr Armstrong graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2009 with an intercalated BMedSci (Hons) and BMBS degrees. In 2014, Mr Armstrong was awarded an MSc in Burn Care from the University of London. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS (Plast) in 2019 and a Fellow of the European Board of Hand Surgery in 2021.

In 2021, Mr Armstrong was certified by the Royal College of Surgeons in all areas of Cosmetic Surgery. Certified Cosmetic Surgeons.  He is a founding member of the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA) which looks to promote patient safety and quality in the sector.

Mr Armstrong undertook specialist plastic surgery training on the Oxford Rotation. Additionally, he has trained in the plastic surgery units of Exeter, Liverpool, Chester, Portsmouth, Stoke Mandeville and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. He has also trained internationally in Australia, the USA and has been on a plastic surgery charitable mission to Cambodia. 

Mr Armstrong undertook a subspecialty fellowship at GOSH, focusing on Children’s limb differences, hypospadias, and vascular anomalies. He has a particular interest in hypospadias surgery and undertook a travelling fellowship, visiting 7 units in England. This was sponsored by the Royal College of Surgeons and the BAPRAS.

An additional interest of Mr Armstrong’s is patient safety and driving quality improvement in healthcare. In 2016, he spent the year as a fellow to Professor Sir Mike Richards, the Chief Inspector of Hospitals and worked under Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, then NHS England National Medical Director. Whilst working in these roles, Alexander inspected various healthcare environments and advised inspection methodology for surgery and cosmetics to the CQC, where he remains a Specialist Advisor.

Mr Armstrong offers a range of plastic surgery expertise including cosmetic surgery, hand surgery, skin cancer and complex reconstruction for adults and children. 

Mr Armstrong also is part of a multidisciplinary team at the Nuffield who provided female to male ‘top’ surgery.

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Special interests

  • Cosmetic surgery of the body, breast and face
  • Hand and upper limb surgery
  • Skin cancer treatments
  • General plastic surgery and reconstruction

Other interests

  • Medico legal work
  • Non-surgical treatments

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Alexander Armstrong at Nuffield Health

  • Skin surgery
  • Breast uplift (mastopexy)
  • Gynaecomastia surgery (male breast reduction)
  • Breast reduction
  • Liposuction
  • Labial reduction (labiaplasty)
  • Dupuytren's fasciectomy
  • Breast augmentation (enlargement)
  • Chest Wall Surgery for Gender Dysphoria
  • Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty)
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Reshaping)

Locations Mr Alexander Armstrong works with

Related experience


My Research interests can be found at Research Gate:


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)

Other posts held

  • British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS)
  • Trustee of Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA)
  • Fellow of the European Board of Hand Surgery

Insurers Mr Alexander Armstrong works with

Mr Alexander Armstrong works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aetna
  • Allianz
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Police Mutual
  • Healix Healthcare


Mr Alexander Armstrong does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Alexander Armstrong does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Alexander Armstrong does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.