Plastic Surgery – more than just face value

When you hear the phrase ‘plastic surgery’, you would be forgiven for thinking of celebrities and their never-ending attempts to look younger, slimmer, or more attractive.

Plastic surgery within this NHS, however, is very different. From dog bites to burns, accidents to assaults, the Plastics Team is on hand 24/7 to deal with whatever comes their way.

Plastic surgeons are regularly called upon to restore the function and appearance of limbs or digits which have been injured, helping patients to recover their confidence, mobility and independence after surgery. Plastic surgeons also contribute to the care given to patients born with abnormalities of the hands or face, and patients diagnosed with cancer, such as breast and skin cancer.

Members of the public are now being invited to hear more about the work which plastic surgeons working at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital carry out.

‘A Day in the Life of a Plastic Surgeon’ is an hour-long presentation by Miss CB Chuo, Consultant Plastic and Restorative Surgeon, and will be delivered at Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, in the morning of Monday 6th June 2016.

The presentation is the latest in a series of discussion topics which members of the public are being invited to attend. Other upcoming sessions include:

  • Friday 8 July (HRI) – How Volunteers are making a difference within our hospitals
  • Thursday 15 September (HRI) – Stroke services and how our hospitals care for people who have had a stroke
  • Tuesday 4 October (HRI) – Promoting equality and diversity at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Tuesday 18 October (CHH) – Local breast screening services and the National Breast Screening Programme

For more information on ‘A Day in the Life of a Plastic Surgeon’ or to book your free place at the event, please call the Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Membership Office on (01482) 675165 or email  These details should also be used to request information/reserve places on any of the other, upcoming presentation sessions listed above.