Mr Thomas William Lawson Chapman


BSc, MB ChB, MRCS, FRCS (Plast)

GMC number: 4505286

Practicing since: 1998


Plastic Surgery

Consultation times

  • Wednesday evening
  • Thursday morning
  • Some Fridays and Saturdays by appointment
  • Overview

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01242 246523


Tom was born and bred locally and runs a successful private practice based in the three counties. This has steadily gained momentum based on excellent patient feedback and word of mouth recommendation. For Nuffield patient feedback, reviews, patient information packs and patient photos please visit his website.

Tom can consult on and perform the full spectrum of cosmetic and breast procedures for women and men as well as surgery for skin cancer, hand surgery and limb reconstruction. His particular interests include: breast augmentation (boob job/breast enlargement/breast implants), breast lift (mastopexy), breast reduction, liposuction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), facelift, pinnaplasty (ear pinning), labiaplasty, thigh lift, arm lift, scar revision, eyebag removal (blepharoplasty), and skin lesion removal (moles, cysts, lipomas).

Tom believes in a reliable and personal service, a non-judgmental and friendly, informal approach that listens to patients concerns and puts them at ease. He has the experience to tailor surgery to their specific needs. Tom understands the importance of feeling comfortable and confident in your surgeon. He is happy to see patients for a complimentary 10-15 minute consultation and is unafraid to recommend patients to other surgeons for second opinions.

Tom understands the physical, mental and financial strains that surgery can entail. He aims to offer the highest quality, personally delivered care at competitive prices. Unlike some surgeons, he does not rely on nurses or assistants to care for perform surgery or check wounds and dressings. With local NHS admitting rights and contacts, he is able to provide a comprehensive and safe care for his patients.

Tom says; “I enjoy looking after patients as much as the surgery itself. To see the delight in their faces when the dressings are first removed and again in clinic with the smiles on their faces”

Tom attended Bristol University medical school attaining a first class honours degree in preclinical science supported by a scholarship from the smith and nephew foundation. He graduated in medicine with honours in 1998 and followed the traditional route of training, completing 5 years of general surgery and the MRCS in 2003, followed by another 6 years of specialist plastic surgery training and the FRCS (Plast) in 2009. He then completed extra training in the form of fellowships in cosmetic and minimal scarring techniques in Trieste (Italy), Nottingham and London over a two year period supported by a travelling award from BAPRAS and a scholarship from the royal college of surgeons.

He is on the specialist register for plastic surgery and has been a full time substantive NHS consultant since 2011 based in Southmead Hospital, Bristol. He is a member of the governing body of Bristol University and is responsible for the teaching and selection of plastic surgery trainees in the southwest uk.

Mr Chapman has a friendly, open, non-judgmental and personal approach supporting patients through surgery and the postoperative period. Able to offer the full range of techniques, he can tailor treatment to the specific needs of each patient.

Mr Chapman specialises in:

Other interests

These include:

  • Cosmetic and breast surgery
  • Post weight loss surgery
  • Moles and skin cancer
  • Lumps and bumps
  • Minimal scar surgery

Personal interests

Gardening, architecture, history, antiques, piano and clock repairs!

Languages spoken

English and French

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Thomas William Lawson Chapman at Nuffield Health

  • Amputations
  • Arm reduction (Brachioplasty)
  • Body contouring
  • Breast enlargement surgery
  • Breast reconstruction surgery
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast uplift (mastopexy)
  • Brow lift
  • Buttock lift
  • Cubital tunnel release
  • Dermal fillers
  • Dermatological surgery
  • Drooping eyelids (Ptosis correction)
  • Dupuytren's fasciectomy
  • Excision of skin lesion
  • Eye lift
  • Facelift surgery
  • Facial resurfacing
  • Fat grafting
  • Hand surgery
  • Inverted nipple surgery
  • Labial reduction (labiaplasty)
  • Liposuction treatment
  • Mole removal
  • Neck lift
  • Post bariatric surgery (or body contouring)
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Skin assessment clinic
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Skin grafts for leg ulcers
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Skin surgery
  • Thigh lift
  • Thread vein treatment (sclerotherapy)
  • Trauma reconstruction
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty)
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Reshaping)
  • Mole assessment

Locations Mr Thomas William Lawson Chapman works with

Related experience


Mr Chapman has written over 30 peer review publications, is an invited editor to journals and has written guidance on, and contributed to, written texts on his speciality interests. He has a close association with Bristol University and is a member of the governing body. He is involved in the selection of and training of junior doctors and surgeons. He has been an invited speaker to international courses and conferences. He supervises a variety of national and local research projects.


  • British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
  • British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons (England)
  • International Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • British Medical Association
  • British Burns Association

Other post held

  • North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Honorary Consultant, Gloucester Royal Hospital
  • Honorary contract, Cheltenham General Hospiral
  • Honorary contract, Bristol Children's Hospital
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, Bristol University
  • Core member of skin and sarcoma MDT, North Bristol NHS Trust

Insurers Mr Thomas William Lawson Chapman works with

Mr Thomas William Lawson Chapman works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA


Mr Thomas William Lawson Chapman does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Thomas William Lawson Chapman does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Thomas William Lawson Chapman does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.