UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science


Textbook of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

16 March 2016

The Division is pleased to announce that we will soon be publishing a new book - Textbook of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The book has had valued contributions from previous students and consultant Plastic surgeons.

About the book

Written by experts from London’s renowned Royal Free hospital, Textbook of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offers a comprehensive overview of the vast topic of reconstructive plastic surgery and its various subspecialties  for introductory plastic surgery and surgical science courses.

The book comprises five sections covering the fundamental principles of plastic surgery, cancer, burns and trauma, paediatric plastic surgery and aesthetic surgery, and covers the breadth of knowledge that students need to further their career in this exciting field. Additional coverage of areas in which reconstructive surgery techniques are called upon includes abdominal wall reconstruction, ear reconstruction and genital reconstruction. A chapter on aesthetic surgery includes facial aesthetic surgery and blepharoplasty, aesthetic breast surgery, body contouring and the evolution of hair transplantation.

The broad scope of this volume and attention to often neglected specialisms such as military plastic surgery make this a unique contribution to the field. Heavily illustrated throughout, Textbook of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is essential reading for anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of this exciting field.

About the author

Deepak Kalaskar B.Tech, PhD is based at the renowned Royal Free hospital in London. He currently heads the MSc course in Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UCL and is actively involved in research on nanotechnology and tissue engineering solutions for artificial organs such as breast implants, synthetic nose, ear, skin and bone and tendon tissue engineering. 

Peter E M Butler, MD, FRCSI, FRCS, FRCS (Plast) is Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UCL. He is consultant plastic surgeon and head of the face transplantation team at the Royal Free hospital in London. 

Shadi Ghali FRCS (Plast), MD, BSc is a reconstructive surgeon with a special interest in complex microsurgical breast and lower limb reconstruction as well as complex abdominal reconstruction and surgical lymphoedema management.