Stuart McKirdy went to medical school at St Andrews University, and Manchester University and qualified as a doctor in 1994. He commenced his basic surgical training in 1995 and qualified as a plastic surgeon in 2006 obtaining a fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery in Edinburgh (FRCS (Plast). This qualification confirms that he has had training and been successfully examined in all aspects of Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery. As a result he is on the General Medical Council (GMC) specialist register for plastic surgery and is employed as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in the NHS at the Royal Preston Hospital and Royal Lancaster Infirmary. He is also a member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS).
During his surgical training he undertook a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) 2 year research degree looking at methods of controlling and improving wound healing and scarring. He has written and presented work internationally and this subject continues to be a major interest. He is married to a fantastic wife (Lindsey) who has had over 27 years experience in plastic surgery as a nurse, they have two wonderful children and supports the Scottish Rugby Team.
His interests in aesthetic surgery are wide spread and he prides himself on getting to know his patients and ensure surgery, if required, is tailored to their individual needs.
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