Mr Sohail Akhtar is a fully registered Consultant Plastic Surgeon who has a specialist interest in cosmetic surgery. He performs a wide range of surgical procedures to improve the appearance of the breast, abdomen and face with procedures such as eye bag removal, breast enlargement, tummy tuck and liposuction.
He finds that cosmetic surgery does not only improve outward appearance but more importantly improve an individual’s self-esteem and confidence. Mr Akhtar’s aim is to deliver a high quality service with an emphasis not only on great results but also a great patient journey. In his view 'The experience is just as important as the result'.
Mr Akhtar qualified from Liverpool University in 1996. During his medical school training he was inspired to follow a career in surgery after gaining an elective placement in London with Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub the pioneering cardiac transplant surgeon.
After graduation from medical school he embarked on surgical training and was awarded membership of the Royal College of Surgeons. Following this he started specialisation in Plastic Surgery and on completion was awarded the title of a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery.
Mr Akhtar started as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in Durham where he had the opportunity to develop his interest in cosmetic surgery. He subsequently moved to Wrightington Hospital where he performs a broad range of plastic surgery procedures such as soft tissue reconstruction and scar treatment. In his private practice Mr Akhtar performs a wide variety of cosmetic procedures.
As regards his academic career he is well published with at present over 30-peer review publication in the medical literature and has presented at multiple international scientific meetings. He has also written textbook chapters in plastic surgery.
Outside of UK medicine Mr Akhtar is involved with charitable medical aid work delivering care to those with little or no resources in developing countries. This includes personally going on charitable missions to Sierra Leone as part of a team sent by Wrightington Hospital to provide surgical treatments in the worlds 3rd poorest nation. He also provided emergency surgical relief aid by travelling to Pakistan during the 2005 Earthquake disaster, where over 80,000 people lost their lives.