Mr Richard Young

Contact information

T: 020 3409 4600 / 07483 818 278 (private patients)


Plastic and reconstructive surgery


Consultant Craniofacial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Professional expertise

  • Skin cancer and complex skin reconstruction
  • Cosmetic plastic surgery—face
  • eyelids
  • nose
  • ears
  • breast and body
  • Non-surgical cosmetic procedures—fillers and botulinum toxin
  • Facial trauma reconstruction
  • Facial palsy surgery and botulinum toxin injections
  • Adult & paediatric facial deformity including neurofibromatosis and vascular malformations
  • General plastic surgery including prominent ears
  • scars
  • cuts and soft tissue injuries


Mr Young studied medicine at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. After qualifying, he returned to teach at Cambridge University and tutor at Downing College, before moving to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol where he started his Plastic Surgery training in 1998. Mr Young was later appointed to a surgical research fellowship at the Blond McIndoe Laboratories before completing specialist training in Hong Kong, London and Belgium, working in some of the world’s most renowned hospitals such as Great Ormond Street, The Royal Marsden and The University Hospital, Gent. Mr Young was awarded the specialist fellowship in Plastic Surgery, FRCS (Plast), in 2007 and gained his Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in 2008 with entry on to the GMC Specialist Plastic Surgery Register. The same year he was appointed as a Consultant in the Craniofacial Plastic Surgery Department at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Mr Young continues to work as a senior consultant at Chelsea and Westminster where he’s lead surgeon for skin cancer. He’s a core member of the Skin Cancer and Craniofacial Multidisciplinary teams and was Service Lead for Plastic Surgery between 2011 and 2016. Numerous service developments and improvements were rolled out under his leadership. In addition to this he teaches and trains junior surgeons at Chelsea and Westminster and abroad through the charity Facing the World. His private practice is based at 152 Harley Street where he consults and operates.



GMC number



Royal College of Surgeons, British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), British Medical Association (BMA)