Mr Richard Karoo


MB ChB, MRCS (Eng), MPhil, FRCS (Plast)

GMC number: 4398846

Practising since: 1997


Plastic Surgery

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Mr Richard Karoo FRCS(Plast) is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon who consults in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.

Richard’s areas of interest include Surgical facial rejuvenation (Facelift, Blepheroplasty, Endoscopic Browlift, Rhinoplasty) & non-surgical facial procedures. His Expertise also includes cosmetic breast surgery (Breast Augmentation, Breast Uplift, Breast Reduction), liposuction, abdominal and body contouring procedures.

In Mr Richard Karoo’s NHS Practice he is the Clinical lead for Plastic Reconstructive Head and Neck Surgery at the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, in Swansea. In addition to his aesthetic practice he performs a wide range of reconstructive plastic surgical operations.

Having trained extensively in the United Kingdom and Australia, Richards core specialist registrar training was based in Leeds. He secured the International Microsurgical Fellowship at The Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia, then the Reconstructive Breast Surgery fellowship at St Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery in Chelmsford.

To complement his experience Richard completed his Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Fellowship at the world renowned London Clinic, Harley Street, London. This Prestigious appointment equipped Mr Karoo with the surgical skills and knowhow to confidently deal with those patients seeking the highest quality of care for their cosmetic procedure.

Other interests

Having produced Breast Surgery Information Animation packages for those patients considering Cosmetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery, commercial sponsorship has now allowed for over 14,000 copies to be made freely available to patients in English & German for world distribution.

Richard was also awarded the John Barron Prize by the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons for his work on Breast Reconstruction using new techniques brought over from Europe.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Richard Karoo at Nuffield Health

  • Mole removal
  • Body contouring
  • Breast uplift (mastopexy)
  • Eye lift
  • Ear pinning cosmetic surgery (Pinnaplasty)
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Post bariatric surgery (or body contouring)
  • Excision of skin lesion
  • Dermal fillers
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Reshaping)
  • Gynaecomastia surgery (male breast reduction)
  • Breast reduction
  • Drooping eyelids (Ptosis correction)
  • Liposuction
  • Brow lift

Locations Mr Richard Karoo works with

Related experience


Richard undertook his scientific research at the Plastic Surgery & Burns Research Unit, Bradford, investigating wound healing models for the production of biological Skin Substitutes. He has co-authored over 50 peer reviewed publications, presented at multiple national and international meetings and been an invited speaker at the Royal College of Surgeons of England Breast Surgery Education Day.


  • British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive Aesthetics Surgeons
  • British Medical Association
  • British Association of Head &amp
  • Neck Oncologists

Other posts held

  • Clinical Lead for Plastic Reconstructive Head and Neck Surgery at the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Swansea

Insurers Mr Richard Karoo works with

Mr Richard Karoo works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • WPA


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

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

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