Dai Davies

MS, FRCS (Plast)

The founder of Cosmetic Surgery Partners and one of the leading cosmetic surgeons in the country, Dai has published more than 70 articles and penned five books on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.


Dai Davies was an undergraduate medical student at St Bartholomew’s Hospital (London University) and undertook an initial training in general and orthopaedic surgery lasting six years before he started his career in plastic surgery. He trained in plastic surgery at East Grinstead, London Bristol, finishing as a micro vascular research fellow in Melbourne, Australia.

In 1981 he received his certificate of higher surgical training in plastic surgery and thus he is on the GMC’s specialist register as a Trained Surgeon in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has been an examiner for many years for the FRCS.

For the last twenty years he has been a Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery to the Hammersmith Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital. For many years he was the lead Clinician for the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Charing Cross Hospital. During that time he was also the Honorary Secretary to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, and a member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons. He has in that time been deeply involved in the training of young surgeons and in the teaching and maintenance of standards in cosmetic surgery in the United Kingdom

He is a member of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and the British Hand Society. He is also a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the Argentinean Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He acts as an advisor to the Medical Protection Society.

He has published widely scientific articles on plastic and cosmetic surgery in English, European and American journals of Plastic Surgery and has lectured in many parts of the world including America, Japan, Europe and the Middle East. He has also published three books, The ABC of Plastic Surgery published by the BMJ, Safe Cosmetic Surgery and recently Plastic Fantastic.

Dai Davies’ main interests in cosmetic surgery are facial surgery, including facelifts and eyelids (he presented one of the first papers in the UK on the SMAS facelift); breast surgery, with Dr Asplund and Mr Davies introducing their own technique of vertical scar breast reduction, which is widely used throughout the UK and USA; and rhinoplasty, where he has one of the largest practices in the UK, especially for secondary rhinoplasty.

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