Mrs Rachel Holt

Plastic Surgeon


Clinical Interests

  • Breast reconstruction
  • Implant reconstruction
  • Pre-pectoral implant reconstruction
  • Microsurgical breast reconstruction (DIEP flap, TRAM flap, TUG flap)
  • Skin-sparing mastectomy
  • Nipple-sparing mastectomy
  • Risk-reducing mastectomy
  • Non-melanoma skin cancer
  • Facial plastic surgery

Personal profile

Mrs Rachel Holt’s practice is centred on providing well-informed, patient-driven and personalised care for patients. She specialises in breast reconstruction and aesthetic surgery for women and focus on providing attractive, natural and long-lasting results. She offers women a full range of options for breast reconstruction using the latest techniques and including microsurgical procedures to reconstruct the breast using the body’s own tissue. She also specialise in rejuvenation of the breasts and body for women.

Mrs Holt completed her primary degree (MB, ChB) and initial medical training in Manchester. Having progressed rapidly to registrar level, she went on to complete a research doctorate (M.D.) at the University of Manchester prior to embarking on higher surgical training in Plastic Surgery.

She trained initially in London working for, and learning from, some of the UK’s leaders in the field of breast aesthetics and breast reconstruction. She subsequently moved to Manchester to complete her six years of training in Plastic Surgery, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS/Plast).

Mrs Holt’s training was further enhanced with a year-long oncoplastic breast fellowship in the prestigious Nightingale Centre in Manchester. This gave her training in breast oncology and equipped her with the skills to perform cancer resection in addition to reconstructive surgery. Alongside her fellowship she is one of only a few plastic surgeons in the country to have undertaken a master’s programme in oncoplastic breast surgery.

Mrs Holt spent an additional year post-qualification undertaking a fellowship in Microsurgery in Perth, Australia. She was asked to stay on in Australia as a Consultant specialising in breast reconstruction and worked there until joining Leeds in February 2018. Miss Holt worked at Leeds General Infirmary and St James’ Hospital again specialising in breast surgery prior to moving to Manchester in early 2019.

She provides a thorough pre-operative assessment to ensure that patient’s are given the best possible advice. She strives to ensure that patients are fully aware of the implications, benefits and potential complications of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Mrs Holt is committed to delivering high quality, well-informed care in an environment that empowers patients to make decisions about the options available to them.

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