As the only female plastic surgeon with both private and NHS practices based in Derby, Miss O’Brien is uniquely placed to offer expert advice and support to patients considering hand surgery, plastic surgery (reconstructive and cosmetic), non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments.
The Pulvertaft Hand Centre, Derby, is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in the treatment of hand and upper limb conditions. Following extensive training in plastic surgery, Mary O’Brien completed a hand surgery fellowship at The Pulvertaft Hand Centre in 2008. She was subsequently appointed as a Consultant Plastic and Hand Surgeon.
Mary O’Brien treats patients with a wide range of hand conditions, both longstanding conditions and conditions resulting from injuries. She has experience in the treatment of high level professional athletes. In addition to her surgical practice she regularly undertakes medicolegal personal injury reports as an expert witness.
Plastic surgery (reconstructive and cosmetic) expertise
It can be difficult to be sure that clinics and individuals offering cosmetic surgery are true experts in the field. Some providers use the term “Cosmetic Practitioner” without any specific training. Mary O’Brien has wide-ranging experience and training in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery. She is a Past President and was the first female President of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). Read the interview in Aesthetic Medicine.
This has included extensive travel across Europe and to Australasia to speak at international surgical conferences.
Mary O’Brien started her plastic surgery training in Bristol before working at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, famous for its pioneering treatment of injured pilots from the Battle of Britain during World War II.
Mary O’Brien completed her Higher Specialist Training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the West Midlands where she was involved in the treatment and rehabilitation of soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mary O’Brien has a degree in Medical Law & Ethics from Glasgow University where her dissertation addressed the issue of ethical plastic and cosmetic surgery.
Look out for Mary O’Brien’s Hand Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery events at the Royal Derby Hospital. These offer an informal introduction to the possibilities of plastic, hand and cosmetic surgery and are both free and entirely without obligation.
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Mary O’Brien is ideally placed to offer expert advice on the benefits and risks of plastic surgery and recognises that some women considering surgery may find it easier to talk to a female surgeon. Mary O’Brien is fully aware that any choice about cosmetic surgery is a very personal decision and is always ready to discuss the aspects of any procedure in detail with individual patients.