Charles Malata


Professor Charles Malata is Consultant Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon with Private and NHS practices in Cambridge and Peterborough. He is principally based at Addenbrooke's University Hospital, Cambridge and consults privately at the Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital and the Peterborough Fitzwilliam Hospitals. He holds the Specialist Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery (FRCS Plast) and has been on the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery since April 1999. He is also a full member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and a founding member of the exclusive UK Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (UKAAPS). He is a Visiting Professor in the School of Medicine at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford and Cambridge (Personal Chair). Professor Malata served as the President of the European Society for Surgical Research (2011-2013) and also belongs to ISAPS, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. He was recently voted by his peers as one of the top 10 breast plastic surgeons in the UK (Daily Mail poll). His special areas of expertise are cosmetic surgery and breast surgery.

Scope of Practice

Professor Malata runs an efficient cosmetic surgery practice encompassing the full spectrum of aesthetic surgery. He has special expertise and training in Facial Cosmetic Surgery (face lift/ neck lift, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, endoscopic brow lifts, ear reshaping), Cosmetic Breast Surgery (augmentation, reduction, lifts, gynaecomastia, asymmetry correction), Body Contouring (abdominoplasty, liposuction of all areas, thigh/buttock/arm lifts, waist-line creation, post-massive weight loss surgery), Breast Reconstruction (flap & implant-based, strattice and surgimend ADMs) and Reconstructive Microvascular Surgery.


An experienced and highly skilled surgeon, Professor Malata trained internationally at world-renowned institutions in both the UK and the USA, He was a plastic surgery resident on the prestigious West of Scotland Training Programme at Canniesburn Hospital (Glasgow) from 1994 to 1997 where he obtained the Intercollegiate Board Specialist Fellowship in Plastic Surgery (FRCS Plast) in 1997. He then undertook superspecialty training in Breast and Cosmetic Surgery in the USA from 1998 to 1999 at Georgetown University Medical Center (Washington, DC) and the Emory Clinic of the Emory University Hospital (Atlanta, Georgia). After his specialist accreditation and superspecialty training,.Professor Malata was, in August 1999, appointed Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust with special interests in Head & Neck Surgery and Breast Reconstruction. He is the most senior reconstructive breast surgeon in the Cambridge Breast Unit (Malata CBU Consultant Profile).

Publications and Presentations

Professor Malata pursues an active academic and clinical research programme and has over 300 publications in the international medical literature including more than 165 peer-reviewed (Malata Medline PubMed) papers which are principally on cosmetic surgery, breast surgery, head and neck surgery and microvascular free flap surgery. Professor Malata lectures nationally and internationally at various forums predominantly on breast and cosmetic surgery (Malata Conference Papers).

International Responsibilities

Professor Malata served as President of the European Society for Surgical Research (ESSR, 2011-2013) its Secretary General from 2009 to 2011 and an ESSR board member from 2007. He is a journal reviewer for a number of scientific journals namely JPRAS (Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery), APS (Annals of Plastic Surgery), IJS (International Journal of Surgery), JoWC (Journal of Wound Care), Aesthetic Surgery Journal and the BJS. He also sits on the Editorial Board of the European Surgical Research Journal. He is a Founding Member of the exclusive UKAAPS (UK Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons). Professor Malata is an active member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS).

Prizes & Awards

During his career, Professor Malata has received several national and international awards. He won a Scholarship of the Glasgow Royal College of Surgeons and a BAPRAS Overseas Travelling Fellowship to undertake superspecialty training in Breast and Cosmetic Surgery in the USA. In 1997 he was awarded the Mentor Prize in Cosmetic Surgery for his published work on a prospective comparison of smooth and textured silicone breast implants for cosmetic breast augmentation (British Journal of Plastic Surgery). Other accolades are listed in the section on Academic Distinctions.

Administrative Duties

Professor Malata actively participates in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. He is a Royal College of Surgeons Assigned Educational Supervisor for trainee plastic surgeons. Currently he is also the Cambridge University Elective Medical Student Attachment Director for Plastic Surgery having served as the Director for the local medical students from 2003 to 2010. He has also set up and ran a Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship to provide Registrars with intensive training in breast and other cosmetic surgery for 6-12 month periods. He was instrumental in establishing a Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship commencing in 2008 and plays a key role in the training of each candidate in receipt of this post. Professor Malata served as the departmental “Research Coordinator” which entails supervising the projects of plastic surgery trainees (2002-2014). He still supervises 2 PhD students and medical students. He was also invited to be an Honorary Senior Clinical Research Fellow with the MRC/ University of Cambridge Clinical School (2006-2011). He has collaborated with the Cancer Research Institute scientists on the “Adult Breast Stem Cells Study”. He serves as on the Medical Advisory Committee of the Ramsay Fitzwilliam Hospital in Peterborough.