Mr Richard Karoo FRCS(Plast) is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon who consults in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Richard brings extensive cosmetic surgery experience gained both in the UK and abroad to his private cosmetic surgery clinics in South Wales’ leading private clinics and private hospitals.
Richard’s areas of interest include surgical facial rejuvenation (Face Lift, Blepharoplasty, Endoscopic Browlift, Rhinoplasty) & non-surgical facial procedures. His expertise also includes cosmetic breast surgery – Breast Augmentation (breast enlargement), Breast Uplift, Breast Reduction– and body contouring procedures, including Liposuction and Abdominoplasty.
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 addition to his aesthetic practice, he performs a wide range of reconstructive microsurgical plastic surgery operations and is involved with the Cardiff skin cancer treatment team.
Having trained extensively in the United Kingdom and Australia, Richard’s 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 Andrew’s 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 know-how to confidently deal with those patients seeking the highest quality of care for their cosmetic surgery procedure.
Richard undertook his scientific research at the Plastic Surgery & Burns Research Unit, Bradford, UK, 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.
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 has also been twice awarded the John Barron Prize by the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons firstly for his work on Breast Reconstruction using new techniques brought over from Europe. Then more recently on the use of Electrochemotherapy for cutaneous tumours.