Miss Joanna Skillman

Consultant Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon

BM BCh BA Hons MA FRCS (Plast)

Year qualified:1996

Specialty

Personal profile

Miss Skillman provides a kind perspective for any patient considering plastic surgery. She is an approachable and capable surgeon.  Her main focus is to understand the needs and wishes of her patients and provide them with individually tailored treatment to help them achieve their goals.  

She studied medicine at Cambridge University, and was awarded a Master of Arts degree. She graduated in clinical studies at Oxford University. She was awarded the Radcliffe Prize: a university prize for all round excellence.  

She undertook a broad and varied surgical training in Oxford, London, Durham, Birmingham and Sydney. In Sydney, an exceptional specialist fellowship enhanced her skills in breast reconstruction, microsurgery and cosmetic surgery. She achieved fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons as a Plastic Surgery specialist in 2009. She was one of the very few plastic surgeons to be awarded a sought after oncoplastic fellowship, which provided training in modern aspects of breast cancer surgery and new techniques in reconstruction. Finally, a cosmetic fellowship provided focused aesthetic training and experience in all aspects of cosmetic surgery including breast surgery, brow lifts, facelifts, eyelid, nose, ear and genital surgery and body contouring procedures including abdominoplasties and liposuction.  

In addition to clinical work, she is also a trainer on the oncoplastic skills course at the Royal College of Surgeons. She has published more than 30 articles on all types of cosmetic and plastic surgery. She has written the surgical section of the National Oncoplastic Guidelines, which sets quality standards in the UK.  

She is currently an NHS consultant in plastic surgery at a University Hospital specialising in reconstruction for people with breast and skin cancer.

Professional Membership



  • British Association of Plastic

  • Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

  • General Medical Council

Clinical Interests



  • Breast surgery

  • Brow lifts

  • Facelifts

  • Eyelid, nose, ear and genital surgery

  • Body contouring procedures including abdominoplasties and liposuction

  • Breast cancer and reconstruction surgery

  • Skin cancer removal and reconstruction

  • Removal of benign lesions

  • Non-surgical rejuvenation (e.g. botox and fillers)

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