Charles Malata


Professor Malata has written extensively in the field of plastic surgery and is the author of over 300 scientific publications and several textbook chapters. An up-to-date chronological list of his peer-reviewed PubMed journal articles is available online (Malata Medline Publications).

His publications, comprising 24 book chapters, 10 review articles, over 125 journal abstracts and more than 165 peer-reviewed papers, are principally on cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, head and neck surgery, microvascular free flap reconstruction and aesthetic surgery. He has published joint papers with Radiotherapists, Medical Oncologists, Radiologists, Pathologists, Cardiothoracic, Colorectal and Breast Surgeons.



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Professor Malata’s Cosmetic Surgery Publications 

  1. Combination cosmetic surgery - an individual surgeon's experience in non post-massive weight loss patients. Jessop ZM, Malata CM. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2013 Aug; 66: 1444-5.

  1. Avoiding pitfalls in open augmentation rhinoplasty with autologous l-shaped costal cartilage strut grafts for saddle nose collapse due to autoimmune disease - The Cambridge experience. Qian S, Malata CM. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2014 Aug; 67(8): e195-203.

  1. Conventional versus ultrasound-assisted liposuction in gynaecomastia surgery: A 13-year review. Wong K-Y, Malata CM. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2014 Jul; 67(7): 921-6.

  1. A single surgeon’s experience of the PIP breast implant “saga”: Indications for surgery and treatment options.Malata CM, Cunniffe N, Blake A, Patel N. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2013 March; 66: e141-e145.

  2. The unwritten price of cosmetic tourism: an observational study and cost analysis. Miyagi K, Auberson D, Patel AJ, Malata CM. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2012 Jan; 65(1): 22-8. 

  1. Uro-Abdominoplasty - A Novel Adaptation of Abdominal Contouring for Revision of Complicated Urostomies. Mickute Z, Chen YA, Som R, Malata CM. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Mar; 68(3): 295-9. 

  1. Neck Lifts - Surgical Rejuvenation of the Ageing Neck. Abood A, Malata CM. The Evidence for Plastic Surgery, Chapter 25; Pp 299–310.TFM Publishing, Shrewsbury 

  1. Early experience with an anatomical soft cohesive silicone gel prosthesis in cosmetic and reconstructive breast implant surgery. Fruhstorfer B, Hodgson ELB, Malata CM. Annals of Plastic Surgery 2004; 53(6): 536-42. 

  1. The “Difficult” rhinoplasty: A critical analysis of a single surgeon’s 81 consecutive non-cleft rhinoplasties. Hsieh F, Kumiponjera D, Malata CM. Br J Surg 2008; 95(S6): 23. 

  1. Abdominoplasty in patients with and without pre-existing scars - A retrospective comparison. Karthikesalingam A, Kitcat M, Malata CM. Plast Reconstr Aesth Surg 2011 Mar; 64(3): 369-74. 

  1. Breast reduction with the superior parenchymal pedicle: T scar approach. Malata CM, Bostwick J IIId. Operative Techniques in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 1999; 6(2): 126-135. 

  1. Ultrasonic liposuction in the treatment of gynaecomastia. Fruhstorfer B, Malata CM. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 2005; 116(2):646-53. 

  1. Experience with cortical tunnel fixation in endoscopic brow lift - The “Bevel & Slide” modification. Malata CM, Abood A. Int J Surg 2009; 7: 510-5. 

  1. Aesthetic and functional reduction of the labia minora using the Maas & Hage technique. Solanki NS, Tejero R, Stevens-King A, Malata CM. J Plast Reconstr Aesth Surg 2010; 63(7): 1181-5. 

  1. Surgical correction of the expanded ear-lobe after ear gauging. Henderson J, Malata CM. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2010; 34(5): 632-3. 

  1. Textured or smooth implants for breast augmentation - 3 year follow up of a prospective randomised trial. Malata CM, Feldberg L, Foo ITH, Coleman DJ, Sharpe DT. British Journal of Plastic Surgery 1997; 50(2): 99-105. 

  1. A systematic approach to the surgical treatment of gynaecomastia. Fruhstorfer BH, Malata CM. British Journal of Plastic Surgery 2003 April; 56: 237-246. 

  1. Silicone autoimmune disease in breast implant recipients. Spear SL, Malata CM.In: Advanced Therapy of Breast Disease. BC Decker Inc. Hamilton, Chapter 24; 2000, Pp. 221-239. 

  1. Avoiding pitfalls in ultrasonic liposuction of the thighs. Younis I, Katema M, Clibbon J, Malata CM.Eur Surg Res2005; 37(1): 30. 

  1. Indications for extra full projection anatomical cohesive silicone gel implants in cosmetic and reconstructive breastsurgery. Mario IA, Molina AR, Malata CM.Annals of Plastic Surgery 2008; 61(6): 607-12. 

  1. On the safety of breast implants. Malata CM, Sharpe DT. The Breast 1992; 1(2): 62-75. 

  1. Abdominoplasty as an adjunct to management of peri-Caesarian section necrotizing fasciitis. Schumacher H, Tehrani H, Irwin MS, Malata CM. J Plast Reconstr Aesth Surg 2008; 61(7): 807-10. 

  1. Aesthetic and functional abdominal wall reconstruction after multiple bowel perforations secondary to liposuction. DiCandia M, Malata CM. Aesthetic Plast Surg 2011 Apr;35(2):274-7.

Professor Malata's Breast Surgery Publications:

  1. Principles of Reconstructive Breast Surgery. Patel A, Ching R, Benson JR, Malata CM. In: Benson J, Gui G, Tuttle T Early Breast Cancer: From Screening to Multidisciplinary Management. 3rd Ed, Jan 2012.

  2. Surgery for Gynaecomastia. Malata CM, Rabey NG. Association of Breast Surgery Yearbook2011. London: RCS; 2011. Pp 72-6. ISBN 978095679 3706.

  3. The Science of Autologous Fat Grafting. Patel AJ, Benson JR, Malata CM. In: Querci della Rovere G, Benson JR & Nava M (Editors).   Oncoplastic & Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast.2nd Ed, Informa Healthcare Publishers. London, UK 2010, Chapter 29. Pp 223-233., ISBN 978 0 41547 728 4 (eISBN: 9781841847610).

  4. Central breast excision with immediate autologous reconstruction for recurrent periductal sepsis - an application of oncoplastic surgical techniques. Gore SM, Malata CM, Wishart GC. E-Plasty 2012: 12: e34: 315-20

  5. Previous multiple abdominal surgery: A valid contraindication to abdominal free flap breast reconstruction? Di Candia M, Al-Asfoor A, Mickute Z, Kumiponjera D, Hsieh F, Malata CM E-Plasty 2012; 12: e31: 286-303

  6. Double pedicled abdominal free flap using an entirely new microvascular combination of DIEP and SIEA vascular pedicles for unilateral breast reconstruction: A novel addition to the Hamdi classification. Rabey NG, Erel E, Malata CM. Plast Reconstr Surg 2012 Nov; 130(5): 767e-769e.

  7. Successful salvage of exposed breast implants in previously irradiated patients using local fasciocutaneous flaps: a report of two cases. Rabey N, Malata CM. Eur J Plast Surg 2012Epub May 3, 2012. DOI: 10.1007/s00238-012-0718-y.

  8. Accidental latissimus dorsi flap pedicle avulsion during immediate breast reconstruction: salvage by conversion to free flap. Martano A, Malata CM. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2012 July; 65: 1107-10.

  9. Epigastric hernia following DIEP flap breast reconstruction - complication or coincidence Conroy KR, Malata CM. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2012 Mar; 65(3): 387-91.

  10. A very late infection of an abdominal mesh following a pedicled tram flap harvest. Conroy K, Azzawi K, Malata CM. J Long Term Eff Med Implants 2011; 21(2): 123-6.

  11. Pleural Damage During Capsulectomy and Exchange of Long-Standing Breast Implants in Poland Syndrome: A Cautionary Tale. Gascoigne AC, Malata CM. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Aug; 69(2): 148-51.

  12. An unexpected outcome of radiotherapy planning in implant-based breast reconstruction – a case series. Sepehripour S, Ridha H, Malata CM. Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice 2012 June, 11(1): 116-9. – published on line 27 April, 2011. DOI: 10.1017/S1460396911000070

  13. A plea for recipient vascular pedicle versatility in microvascular breast reconstruction: the conundrum of absent internal mammary veins. Pradas-Irun C, Azzawi K, Malata CM. Plast Reconstr Surg 2012 Feb;129(2): 383e-5e.

  14. Tips for successful microvascular abdominal free flap breast reconstruction utilising the "total rib preservation" technique for internal mammary vessel exposureMalata CM, Moses M, Mickute Z, Di Candia M. Ann Plast Surg 2011 Jan; 66(1): 36-42.

  15. Influence of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on outcomes of immediate breast reconstruction. Azzawi K, Ismail A, Forouhi P, Earl H, Malata CM. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery2010 Jul; 126(1): 1-11.

  16. Refinements of the LeJour vertical mammaplasty skin pattern for skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction. Hunter JE, Malata CMJ Plast Reconstr Aesth Surg2007; 60(5): 471-81.

  17. Immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy for cancer. Malata CM, MacIntosh S, Purushotham A. British Journal of Surgery 2000; 87(11): 1455-72.

  18. Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction: Hodgson ELB, Malata CM.In: Breast Disease. IOS Press, Havard, MA, Dec 2002, 16; Pp 47-63.

  19. Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction: Mithoff EM,Hodgson ELB, Malata CM.In: Breast Disease. IOS Press, Havard, MA, Dec 2002, 16; Pp 93-106.

  20. Gynaecomastia: An algorithmic approach to surgical management (with special emphasis on liposuction). Malata CM, Lau CK, Kumiponjera D. In: The Evidence for Plastic Surgery, TFM Publishing Ltd, Shrewsbury, UK 2008; Chapter 23. Pp 273 – 85.

  21. The Science of Autologous Fat Grafting for Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery. Patel AJ, Malata CM. In: Oncoplastic & Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast. 2nd Ed, Informa Healthcare 2010.

  22. Experience with the Wise mammaplasty skin resection pattern in skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction for large breast volumes. Di Candia M, Lie KH, Forouhi P, Malata CM. International Journal of Surgery. 2011; 9(1): 41-5.

  23. Flow Charts Improve Efficiency and Education During Bilateral Complex Reconstructive Surgery of the Breasts.Som R, Fopp L, Malata C. Plastic Surgical Nursing 2010; 30(4): 219-23.

  24. An Evaluation of Incidental Metastases to Internal Mammary Lymph Nodes Detected During Microvascular Abdominal Free Flap Breast Reconstruction. Yu JT, Provenzano E, Forouhi P, Malata CM. J Plast Reconstr Aesth Surg 2011 Jun; 64(6): 716-21.

  25. Analgesia requirements in patients undergoing DIEP flap breast reconstructions: Rib preservation versus rib sacrifice. Mickute Z, DiCandia M, Moses M, Bailey AR, Malata CMJ Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg2010 Dec; 63(12): e837-9.

  26. Cowden syndrome and reconstructive breast surgery: Case reports & review of the literature. Ali E, Athanasopoulos PG, Forouhi P, Malata CMJ Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2011 Apr; 64(4): 545-9.

  27. Resource Implications of Bilateral Autologous Breast Reconstruction – A Single Centre’s Six Year Experience.Molina AR, Ponniah A, Simcock J, Irwin MS, Malata CMJ Plast Reconstr Aesth Surg 2010 Sept; 63(10): 1588-91.

  28. Experience with Mentor Contour Profile Becker-35 expanders in reconstructive breast surgery. Hsieh F, Shah A, Malata CM. J Plast Reconstr Aesth Surg 2010; 63(7): 1124-30.

  29. Implant augmentation of perforator flap-reconstructed breasts. Chia L, Breitenfeldt N, Canal A, Malata CM. J Plast Reconstr Aesth Surg 2010; 63(2): e172-3.

  30. An algorithmic approach to abdominal flap breast reconstruction in patients with pre-existing scars: Results from a single surgeon’s experience. Hsieh F, Kumi D, Malata CMJ Plast Reconstr Aesth Surg 2009; 62(12):1650-60.

  31. Incidence of severe capsular contracture following implant-based immediate breast reconstruction  postoperative chest wall radiotherapy using 40 Gray in 15 fractions Whitfield GA, Horan G, Irwin MS, Malata CM, Wishart GC, Wilson CB. Radiother Oncol 2009 Jan; 90(1): 141-7. Epub 2008 Nov 1.

  32. Incidental lobular carcinoma scar recurrence at delayed breast reconstruction 6 years after mastectomy. Hsieh F, Malata CM. Int J Surg 2008 Sep 14(34): 5301-5.

  33. A review of 120 Becker permanent tissue expanders in reconstruction of the breast. Camilleri IG, Malata CM, Stavrianos S, McLean NR. British Journal of Plastic Surgery 1996; 49(6): 346-51.

  34. An application of the LeJour vertical mammaplasty pattern for skin-sparing mastectomy. Malata CM, Hodgson EL, Chikwe J, Canal AC, Purushotham AD. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 2003; 51 (4): 345-50. Discussion: 351-2.

  35. Congenital breast asymmetry: Subjective and objective assessment. Malata CM, Boot JC, Bradbury E, Ramli ARB, Sharpe DT. British Journal of Plastic Surgery 1994; 47(2): 95-102.

  36. Silicone breast implant rupture: Common/ serious complication? Malata CM, Varma S, Scott M, Liston JC, Sharpe DT. Med Prog Technol 1994; 20(3-4): 251-60.

  37. The role of ultrasound imaging in the diagnosis of breast implant rupture: A prospective study. Liston JC, Malata CM, Varma S, Scott M, Sharpe DT. British Journal of Plastic Surgery 1994; 47(7): 477-82.


Professor Malata’s Head & Neck Surgery Publications:

  1. Reconstruction of complex orbital exenteration defects: a single centre's experience with 5 year follow-up. Abood A, Rabey N, Gillespie P, Athanassoglou V, Rene C, Malata CMAnn Plast Surgaccepted July 16, 2012.

  2. Reconstructive options after temporal bone resection for squamous cell carcinoma. Moncrieff MD, Hamilton S, Lamberty G, Malata CM, Hardy D, Macfarlane R, Moffat DA. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2007 Jun; 60(6): 607-14.

  3. Use of anterolateral thigh and lateral arm fasciocutaneous free flaps in lateral skull base reconstruction. Malata CM, Tehrani H, Kumiponjera D, Hardy DG, Moffat DA. Annals of Plastic Surgery 2006; 57(2): 169-175.

  4. An audit of Bjork flap tracheostomies in head and neck plastic surgeryMalata CM, Foo ITH, Simpson KH, Batchelor AGG. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1996; 34(1): 42-6.

  5. Petrosectomies for invasive tumours: Surgery and reconstruction. Malata CM, Cooter RD, Towns GM, Batchelor AGG. Br J Plast Surg 1996; 49(6): 370-8.

  6. Submucous cleft palate with a discontinuous bony deformity. Malata CM, Cooter RD, Batchelor AG. Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Journal 1993; 30(6): 590-592.

  7. Cervicofacial necrotising fasciitis: Management with neck dissection & topical -ve pressure. Nouraei SAR, Hodgson ELB, Malata CM. Journal of Wound Care 2003; 12(4): 147-9.

  8. Metastatic tumours of the parotid gland. Malata CM, McLean N, Camilleri IG, Piggot T, Soames J. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1998; 36(3): 190-195.

  9. Malignant tumours of the submandibular salivary gland: A 15 year review. Camilleri IG, Malata CM, McLean N R, Kelly CG. Br J Plast Surg 1998; 51(3): 181-185.

  10. Evaluation of the Würzburg titanium miniplate osteosynthesis system for mandibular fixation. Malata CM, McLean NR, Alvi R, McKiernan MV, Milner RH, Piggot TA. Br J Plast Surg 1997; 50(1): 26-32.

  11. Malignant tumours of the parotid gland: A 12 year plastic surgical experience. Malata CM, Camilleri IG, McLean NR, Kelly CG, Chippendale A, Piggot TA, Soames JV. Br J Plast Surg 1997; 50(8): 600-608.


Professor Malata’s Microvascular Surgery Publications:

  1. Versatility of the anterolateral thigh free flap: "the four seasons flap". Di Candia M, Kwok L, Kumiponjera D, Simcock J, Cormack GC, Malata CM.E-Plasty 2012; 12: e21: 194-206. Epub May 3. PMID: 225821

  2. The use of topical vasodilators in microvascular surgery. Yu J, Patel AJ, Malata CMJ Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg2010 May 19. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 20493793.

  3. Anterolateral thigh free flap for complex composite central chest wall defect reconstruction with extrathoracic microvascular anastomoses. Di Candia M, Wells FC, Malata CM. Plast Reconstr Surg2010 Nov; 126(5): 1-7 – accepted June 29.

  4. Intercostal drain insertion for pneumothorax following free flap breast reconstruction-a near miss!. Patel AJ, Malata CM. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2010; 63(11): 1929-31.

  5. Successful reconstruction of a gunshot segmental defect of the radius with a free vascularised fibular osteocutaneous flap.Molina AR, Ali E, van Rensburg L, Malata CMJ Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2010 63: 2181-4.

  6. Current techniques in the postoperative monitoring of microvascular free-tissue transfers. Whitaker IA, Karoo ROS, Oliver DW, Ganchi PA, Gulati V, Malata CMEuropean Journal of Plastic Surgery 2005; 27: 315-21.

  7. Use of anterolateral thigh and lateral arm fasciocutaneous free flaps in lateral skull base reconstruction. Malata CM, Tehrani H, Kumiponjera D, Hardy DG, Moffat DA. Annals of Plastic Surgery 2006; 57(2): 169-175.

  8. Reconstruction of concomitant total loss of upper & lower lips with a free vertical rectus abdominis flap. Jallali N, Malata CM. Microsurgery 2005; 25(2):118-20.

  9. Microvascular free-tissue transfers in elderly patients: The Leeds experience.

  10. Malata CM, Cooter RD, Batchelor AGG, Browning FSC, Kay SPJ, Simpson KH. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1996; 98(7): 1234-41.

  11. Free tissue transfers to the upper limb. Foo ITH, Malata CM, Kay SPJ. The Journal of Hand Surgery (British) 1993; 18B (3): 279-284.

Professor Malata’s Miscellaneous Publications:

  1. An algorithmic approach to perineal reconstruction following cancer resection - experience from two international centers. John H, Jessop ZM, Di Candia M, Durrani A, Simcock J, Malata CM. Ann Plast Surg 2012; Jul 18. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22791061.

  1. The Use of Mitek Bone Anchors for Synthetic Mesh Fixation to Repair Recalcitrant Abdominal Hernias. Ali AA, Malata CM. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Jul; 69(1): 59-63.

  1. The European Society for Surgical Research Returns “Home”: The 2012 ESSR Congress, Lille, France. Malata CM, Mallik M, Cikirikcioglu M.
    European Surgical Research Journal
    2012; August

  1. E-Learning Module on Metastic Cancer of the Skin. Wong KY, Malata CM.
    E L-Plasty Module
    . 2012 August

  1. Reconstruction of a chronic late post-nephrectomy wound with an extended free latissimus dorsi flap. Hussain S, Malata CM. J Wound Care2010 Dec; 19(12): 546-9.

  1. Pedicled gracilis myocutaneous flap for treatment of recalcitrant hydradenitis suppurativa of the groin and perineum. Solanki N, Roshan A, Malata CM.
    Journal of Wound Care
    2009; 18(3): 110-2.

  1. Sciatic neuroma presenting forty years after above-knee amputation. Kitcat M, Hunter JE, Malata CM. Open Orthopaedic Journal 2009 Dec 30;3:125-7.

  1. Successful salvage right upper lobectomy and flap repair of tracheo-esophageal fistula due to severe necrotising pneumonia. Evans BJ, Mackenzie I, Sivasothy P, Malata CM, Coonar AS. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2009 Nov; 9(5): 896-8.

  1. Fishing-related foreign body in hand: Not hook! A case report. Sinha M, Malata CM. European Journal of Plastic Surgery 2009; 32(2): 107-8.

  1. Continuous wound infusion of local anaesthetic following colorectal surgery: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Karthikesalingam A, Walsh SR, Markar SR, Sadat U, Tang TY, Malata CM. World J Gastroenterol 2008; 14(34): 5301-5.

  1. Squamous cell carcinoma of penis presenting as a groin metastasis 3 years before the primary. Sinha M, Katema M, Malata CM. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2006; 59(5): 547-9.

  1. Giant atypical ossifying fibromyxoid tumour of the calf. Harish S, Polson A, Morris P, Malata C, Griffiths M, Bearcroft PW. Skeletal Radiol. 2006 April; 35(4): 248-53.

  1. Modification of the tensor fasciae latae flap for reconstruction of the abdominal wall: a case report. Swindells M, Patel IA, Malata CM. J Wound Care 2005; 14(5): 200-1.

  1. Tissue expansion: Overview. Malata CM, Williams N, Sharpe DT.
    J Wound Care
    1995; 4(1): 37-44.

  1. Clinical applications of tissue expansion. Malata CM, Williams N, Sharpe DT.
    Journal of Wound Care
    1995; 4(2): 88-94.

  1. The management of burns in trauma victims. Malata CM, Fitzpatrick J, Pruitt BA Jr., Sharpe DT.In: Wallace A, Rowles J, Colton C (editors). Management of Disasters. BMJ Publishing Group, London, Chapter 15, 1994, Pp. 198-234.

  1. Quantification of “mechanical” and “biological” creep in tissue expansion using in vivo pressures. Shuter M, Malata CM, Duffy JS, Sharpe DT.
    Medical Engineering & Physics
    1994; 16(1): 24-8.

  1. All day drinking - Its impact on an accident and emergency department.
    Rhodes M, Carlson G, Dunn J, Malata C, Merry C, Milne D.
    Health Trends
    1990; 22(3): 120-1.

  1. A comparison of teicoplanin vs. cephradine and metronidazole in vascular surgical prophylaxis. Antrum R, Wyne K, Gorst K, Galvin K, Thornton C, Malata C, Ramsden C, Kester R. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases 1990; Suppl. 72: 45-53.