Mr Ramakrishnan

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Abdominoplasty

Mr Venkat Ramakrishnan

GMC: 3626300

Mr Venkat Ramakrishnan is a highly experienced plastic surgeon with an international reputation for his work in microsurgical breast reconstruction. Practising at private clinics in Brentwood and Southend-on-Sea, Mr Ramakrishnan's specialist areas of interest include reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery, liposculpting and bodylifts, and cosmetic facial surgery.

Mr Ramakrishnan qualified in medicine from Madras College in 1983 and undertook extensive specialist training in Australia. In 2002 he was appointed to the post of Consultant Plastic surgeon at St. Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery, Chelmsford, where he currently heads the Breast Reconstruction Service and carries out over 1,000 operations per year. Mr Ramakrishnan is known for his ability to put patients at ease and explain the reconstruction process clearly. This year he was recognised as one of the UK's leading breast reconstruction surgeons in the Daily Mail's Good Doctors guide.

In addition to his clinical practice, Mr Ramakrishnan is also visiting professor of plastic surgery at Anglia Ruskin University and course leader of a microsurgery fellowship which attacts fellows from Europe, Australia, New Zealand and India. His research currently focuses on outcomes after reconstructive breast surgery, and he regularly presents his work at national and international conferences.

  • Professional experience

    • Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital (present)
    • Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Spire Wellesley Hospital (present)
    • Consultant Plastic Surgeon, St Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns (2002 - present)
  • Public positions

    • Chair of the BSRM Microsurgical sub-committee of the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
    • Former Tutor in Plastic surgery at the Royal college of surgeons of England
    • Former Clinical Director of St Andrews centre for Plastic Surgery
    • Former Council member of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Education

    • FRCS(Eng), 1990
    • FRACS, 1990
    • MS (General Surgery), 1986
    • MBBS, Madras Medical College. 1983
  • Professional membership

    • British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS)
    • British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
    • General Medical Council
    • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
    • Royal College of Surgeons
  • Teaching posts

    • Visiting Professor of Plastic Surgery, Anglia Ruskin University
    • Microsurgical trainer, St Andrews centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns
  • Publications and conferences

    • ‘Breast Reconstruction-Your Choice’ Authors: Dick Rainsbury & Virginia Straker Published 2008 Class Publishing ISBN 978-1-85959-197-0. Chapter ‘Reconstruction of the Nipple and Areola’ by Venkat V Ramakrishnan and Diana E.M Slade-Sharman
    • Breast, Endocrine and Surgical Oncology Editor Brendon J Coventry Published 2014 ISBN 978-1-4471-5421-1. Chapter ‘Breast Surgery’
    • Flaps and Reconstructive Surgery – 2nd edition Authors: Fu-Chan Wei MD FACS (Author), Samir Mardini MD (Author) Published 2016 Contributor.
    • View Mr Ramakrishnan's ResearchGate profile here
    • Breast reconstruction - Editor Peter Nelligan - text book of Plastic Surgery, considered to be the ultimate textbook in this area
  • Prizes and awards

    • The Gilles Lecture of the British assoociation of Plastic surgeons

 Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body contouring
  • Brachioplasty (arm lift)
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast fat transfer
  • Breast lift or mastopexy
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast surgery
  • DIEP breast reconstruction
  • Facelift
  • Facial fat transfer
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Inverted nipples
  • Keloid scars
  • Labiaplasty
  • Lipofilling
  • Lipoma
  • Liposculpture
  • Liposuction
  • Lipotransfer
  • Mid face lift
  • Moles
  • Neck lift
  • Oculo-facial plastic and cosmetic surgery
  • Oncoplastic and reconstructive breast surgery
  • Otoplasty
  • Pinnaplasty
  • Scar
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin cancer on face
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Thigh lift
  • Tuberous breast

Make an appointment


  • Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital
    Shenfield Rd CM15 8EH - Brentwood
    (+44) 02038784895
  • Spire Wellesley Hospital
    Eastern Ave SS2 4XH - Southend-on-Sea
    (+44) 02038784895


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