Mr Adrian Richards

Mr Adrian Richards

Mr Richards was voted ‘Home Counties Leading Plastic Surgeon’ by The Daily Mail and ‘Leading Breast Surgeon UK by The Independent on Sunday. Mr. Richards qualified as a Doctor in 1988 and has specialised in plastic surgery since 2000. He has full registration with the General Medical Council No. 3286812 and is a Member of both the British Association of Plastic and Reconsructive Surgeons (BAPRAS) and the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), the leading British professional bodies for plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery. He is an author and has written a best-selling textbook ‘Keynotes on Plastic Surgery’. Mr. Richards has extensive experience as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Stoke Mandeville NHS Trust. He now has private clinics which are based at premier locations, including the Gatehouse in Northampton, the Saxon Clinic in Milton Keynes, the Paddocks Hospital in Princes Risborough and 10 Harley St in London. Mr. Richards recognises that his patients demand excellence from plastic surgeons; consequently he continuously collaborates with other plastic surgeons worldwide to bring new surgical and non-surgical innovations to his practice for the benefit of his patients. He is founder of Cosmetic Courses, a company accredited by the Royal College of Physicians, which provides training to medical practitioners entering the aesthetic market and was the lead investigator in recent clinical research into the use of Botulinum Toxin A (Botox) for cosmetic purposes. He was named 'The Botox Expert' in the Evening Standard's 'Harley Street Heroes'.

Videos by this author

Do Permalip implants need replacing over time?

Mr Adrian Richards discusses whether Permalips require replacing over time

Breast Implants - Detailed Look at How to Choose Breast Implant Size and Shape

This video helps to explain how surgeons help you choose the right implant for you in order to give you the optimal results.

Cheek Implants - A Discussion of What`s Involved with Cheek Augmentation

Mr. Adrian Richards explains cheek augmentation procedures, the outcome, and alternative options such as Cheek implants with dermal fillers.

Brow Lift Surgery - a Discussion of the Open vs Closed Techniques for Brow Lift

Mr Adrian Richards provides information on the brow lift procedure and the surgical techniques used in this type of cosmetic surgery.

Possible Complications Following Thigh Lift Surgery

Mr Adrian Richards discusses the possible complications following thigh lift surgery, and how they should be dealt with.

Different Types of Thigh Lift Surgery

Video explaining the different types of Thigh Lift surgery and who is suitable for each of these types.

Lateral Thigh Lift Surgery

Lateral Thigh Lift Surgery

14 February 2012

This video describes what a lateral thigh lift procedure is and who is suitable for this procedure,

Medial Thigh Lift Surgery

Medial Thigh Lift Surgery

14 February 2012

This video describes what a medial thigh lift procedure is, who is suitable for this procedure.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper Eyelid Surgery

14 February 2012

A video outlining a step by step example of an operation for the removal of excess upper eyelid skin.

A Description of Upper Eyelid Surgery and Who Might Benefit from this Procedure

A description of who might be suitable for upper a blepharoplasty procedure.

Macrolane - One Surgeon`s View on Why he Has Stopped Using this for Breast Enlargement

Mr Richards of Aurora Clinics discusses the pros and cons of Macrolane breast enhancement compared to more traditional breast enlargement.

Mons Pubis Reduction and Elevation - What is Involved in the Surgery

This video discusses why women may want Cosmetic Vaginal Surgery and explains the different types of procedure available

What Does a Vaginal Tightening Surgery Involve?

Video discussing why some women choose to have vaginal tightening surgery, and what they can expect during and after the procedure

Surgical Techniques for the Reduction of Labial Minora

This video presents the latest techniques available for labial minora reduction surgery including wedge excisions.

Recovery Following a Labial Minora Reduction Procedure

This video explains the recovery process following a labial minora reduction surgery.

What does Labial Majora Reduction Surgery Involve ?

A discussion of the surgical procedures used during labial majora reduction surgery

Recovery Following a Liposuction Procedure

This video explains recovery and aftercare procedure after a liposuction procedure

Complications That can Occur Following a Liposuction Procedure

Video discussing the possible complications that can occur following liposuction surgery including bleeding, bruising and swelling.

What is the Difference Between Different Liposuction Procedures?

Discussion of the different types of liposuction, including water assisted liposuction and laser assisted liposuction,

Facial Liposuction

Facial Liposuction

13 February 2012

Mr. Adrian Richards, gives an insight into what's involved in a Facial Liposuction procedure.

How to Optimise Scar Healing Following Cosmetic Surgery

Video discussing the best ways of moisturising and looking after your scar following any cosmetic surgery procedure.

How Scars Heal and Different Types of Abnormal Scars

Video briefly describing the healing process of scars, their evolution over time and the problem areas where bad scarring can occur.

Explanation of Chin Reduction Surgery

Mr. Adrian Richards explains what is involved in a Chin Reduction Surgery and what sort of medical expertise is required to carry out this.

Demonstration of Arm Lift (Reduction) Surgery or Brachioplasty

This video shows arm reduction surgery to reduce excess skin in the upper arms.

What is an Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) and who is suitable for the procedure?

This video explores Arm Lift or excess skin reduction procedures

Recovery from Brachioplasty - Arm Reduction Surgery

This video discusses the recovery period following Brachioplasty, what types of stitches should be used and how to avoid complications following surgery.

Liposuction for Arm Reduction

This video explains the procedure of liposuction performed in arm reduction surgery to remove extra fat tissue in the arm area of the body

Lip Enhancement Surgery Using Permalip

This video shows a permanent lip enhancement operation using a silicone implant called Permalip

Permanent Lip Enhancement - An Alternative to Dermal Lip Fillers

This video explains what a permanent lip enhancement is and why in some circumstances it is a better option than dermal lip fillers

Permanent Lip Enhancement - Aftercare Instructions and Recovery Period

Video explaining what to expect after a permanent lip enhancement procedure

Face and Neck Lift Surgery - Operation Showing a Traditional Full Face Lift Technique with Incision Behind the Ear

This video shows a face and neck lift procedure, displaying each step of the operation

An Introduction to Neck Lift Surgery

Video discussing Neck Lift surgery

Face Lift Surgery - What is a SMAS Face Lift?

Video explaining why SMAS is important to surgeons performing facelift procedures.

Face Lift Surgery - Mini versus Full Face Lift

This video helps to simplify the often complicated area of different face lift procedures with different names that are marketed by cosmetic clinics and practitioners.

Face Lift Surgery - How a Full Face Lift Can be Modified to Suit Individual Needs

Mr Richards explains the advantages and disadvantages of the three general different types of SMAS facelift procedures

The `Hollywood` Minimal Scar Mini-Face Lift

Mr. Adrian Richards, explains what a Hollywood facelift procedure involves, pros and cons, and who might be suitable.

Different Types of Short-Scar or Mini Facelift

This video explains Hollywood mini facelifts, thread lifts, the S-Lift and MACS Face lift are

An Explanation of How and Why the Face Ages

Plastic surgeon, Adrian Richards, discusses how the face ages, and changes that we can expect when we get older

Treatment Options for Male Gynaecomastia

Video explaining the options for the correction of male breast tissue abnormalities including liposuction and breast reduction surgery.

Excess Prominence of Breast Tissue in Men (Gynaecomastia) - What Causes it?

This video discusses some of the causes of excess breast tissue in men, known as gynaecomastia

Male Breast Reduction - a Description of the Operation Process and Recovery From Surgery

This video outlines the procedure and post-surgery recommendations following male breast reduction procedures.

Tummy Tuck Operation to Reduce Abdominal Prominence

This video demonstrates the procedure where underlying stomach muscles are restitched and the tummy button is moved higher up in the abdomen following removal of excess skin.

The Pros and Cons of a Mini Tummy Tuck versus a Full Tummy Tuck

Video explaining the difference between a mini tummy tuck and a full tummy tuck, and why surgeons may recommend them to patients

Tummy Tuck Combined with Breast Reduction

This video outlines the steps taken in a combined breast reduction and tummy tuck procedure in women who have excess breast and abdomen skin due to weight loss

Mini  Tummy Tuck Procedure

Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure

08 February 2012

This video demonstrates a mini tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) operation showing the removal of 10cm of excess skin and repositioning of the tummy button.

Earlobe Repair Following Earlobe Stretching

This video shows the repair of an earlobe that has been serially stretched following piercing, and has subsequently split.

Prominent Ear Correction Surgery

This video demonstrates a prominent ear correction procedure taking you through the steps of the operation, recovery period and results

Recovery Following Ear Pinning Surgery

This video explains the recovery process and possible complications following an ear pinning procedure for prominent ear correction.

Surgical Removal of Skin Lesion from The Face

This video demonstrates the removal a skin lesion from the temple.

The Classification of Breast Droop or Ptosis

This video describes the different grades of breast droop and explains why some grades are best treated with a breast implant alone, some with a breast uplift surgery and some with combined breast uplift surgery and breast implants.

Removal of Breast Implants followed by a Breast Uplift Procedure

Example of a woman who had breast implants inserted underneath the muscle which sat too high in the chest wall causing the natural breast tissue too droop. This woman elected to have them removed in conjunction with a breast uplift procedure.

An Explanation of Breast Uplift Surgery Combined with Breast Implants

Brief introduction to Breast Uplift Surgery (mastopexy) combined with breast enlargement for women who have smaller, drooping breasts wishing to have breast implants.

Breast Uplift Surgery, or Mastopexy Operation

Video demonstrating the removal and re-stitching of the nipple and removal of excess skin, and repositioning of underlying breast tissue to lift and reshape the breast following massive weight loss

Breast Reduction Surgery  - What is it and what can it do?

If large breasts cause you distress, or leave you feeling self conscious, or your breasts are uneven in size, this breast reduction surgery could be suitable for you.

Breast Reduction Surgery - A Discussion of the Different Techniques

Explanation of the different breast reduction techniques, such as superior, inferior, lateral pedicle in order to help you decide which one is best for you

Breast Reduction Surgery - What Happens Before and Immediately After Surgery

This video describes what usually happens before and after breast reduction surgery,

Breast Reduction Surgery - What to Expect in the Week Following a Breast Reduction Operation

This video describes how patients are likely to feel after breast reduction surgery

Breast Reduction Surgery - What to Expect in Week 2 Following a Breast Reduction Operation

A video explaining the best way to look after your scars to help improve healing two weeks after surgery

Breast Reduction Surgery - Possible Complications and How to Minimise Them

This video discusses anaesthetic risks including thrombosis, interruption of blood supply to the nipple, delayed healing , fat necrosis, and poor scarring following breast reduction surgery.

Breast Reduction Surgery - Second Operation to Further Reshape Breasts After an Initial Reduction Mammaplasty Operation

This video highlights a woman who has undergone previous breast reduction surgery and wants to further reduce the size of her breasts and improve their symmetry and the shape of her nipples.

Breast Implants - The Differences Between Older and Latest Generation Silicone Breast Implants

Video highlighting the differences between the early liquid silicone implants and the newer cohesive silicone gel implants.

Breast Enlargement Surgery for Correction of Tuberous Breasts

This video shows how releasing the constriction of the lower part of the breast alongside insertion of breast implants can improve the appearance of tubular breast deformities.

Breast Implants - The Difference Between Round and Tear Dropped Shaped Implants

This video explains the differences and advantages and disadvantages of round and tear dropped shaped implants.

Breast Enlargement Surgery to correct a Double Bubble Effect

Example of a woman who has this “double bubble” effect and how it can be corrected with breast implant relocation.

Breast Implants Inserted Underneath Sub Muscular Breast Implants

This video shows insertion of implants beneath the pectoral muscle

Removal and Replacement of Breast Implants from Behind to Infront of the Chest Muscle

This video shows an example of how the chest muscle can hold the breast implant too high, creating an unnatural appearance, and how removal and replacement of implants infront of the muscle can improve the breast shape.

Replacement of Hardened Breast Implants known as Capsulectomy

Video explaining the causes and solutions of capsular contacture after breast implant surgery

Capsular Contracture after Breast Implants

After surgery the capsule around breast implants can harden, resulting in discomfort and a distorted appearance. This video explains the treatment options available to resolve this problem

Breast Enlargement or Augmentation in front of the Chest (Pectoralis) Muscle

This video shows a breast enlargement procedure on a woman who has enough existing breast tissue allowing for her to have 460 cc silicone breast implant placed in front of the chest muscle.

Breast Implant Exchange from Smaller to Larger Implants

This video highlights the case of a woman with breast implants who after giving birth felt that her skin had become a little loose around the breast area and wanted to have her existing implants exchanged for larger ones.

Breast Enlargement Surgery - Will my Breasts Change if I get Pregnant after Surgery?

This video explains why there is a slightly higher risk of breast droop (or ptosis) during pregnancy when you have breast implants.

Breast Enlargement Surgery - Will I be able to Breast Feed after Surgery?

This video explains why breast implants should not affect your ability to safely breast feed your baby

Breast Enlargement Surgery - How Long do Breast Implants Last?

This video discusses the latest generation breast implants and one surgeon’s advice to his patients regarding how long the implants last.

Breast Enlargement Surgery to Help Correct Prominent Nipples Combined with Mole Removal

Insertion of breast implants can help to reduce prominent nipples in women with small breasts. To ensure the correct size of implants are selected, temporary implant sizers are used during the breast enlargement process.

Breast Implants Placed Under the Muscle Moving as the Muscle Contracts

This video demonstrates one of the problems of sub-muscular breast implants in women who have very little breast tissue.

Removal of Ruptured Breast Implants

Video showing the removal of ruptured breast implants and their replacement with new implants

Unequal Breasts Treated with a Breast Implant and Uplift with Areola Reduction

This video shows how asymmetry of the breasts, which affects many women, can be treated with a combination of breast enlargement with implants and different types of breast uplift (Mastopexy) procedures.

Breast Implant Surgery after a Previous Breast Reduction Procedure

This video highlights an example of a woman who had previously had breast reduction wishing to enhance breast volume following weight loss.

Surgery for Inverted Nipple Correction

For women where suction devices do not correct their inverted nipples, this video shows each step of nipple correction surgery for inverted nipples.

Abnormalities of Areola Surrounding the Nipple

Patients concerned about the appearance of their nipple areolas can address the problem with minor surgical procedures.

Examples of Inverted Nipples alongside Before and After Pictures Following Correction Surgery

Images of different grades of inverted nipples before and after corrective surgery

Inverted Nipples: Grade One to Three, Causes and Correction

This video details the types causes and correction of different grades of inverted nipples in both men and women.

Nipple and Areola Reduction Surgery

This video shows an operation to reduce the size of the nipple and Areola with removal of skin from around the areolar to reduce its diameter.

Botox Treatments for the Mid and Lower Face including the `Nefertiti Lift`

Adrian Richards talks about the less common uses of Botox in the mid and lower facial areas including the so-called “Nefertiti lift” to slightly raise the jowls in the lower face.