Plastic Surgery and Burns

The regional Plastic Surgery Centre at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals provides specialist care and treatment for people across Lancashire and South Cumbria.

We provide a full range of plastic services, including :

  • Patient recieving hand therapy and member of staffGeneral plastic surgery including ear reconstruction, hypospadias, vascular malformations for children, young people and adults
  • Hand surgery - complex specialist microsurgery to rejoin nerves and vessels to reattach fingers, Dupuytrens, contracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, other nerve compression, ganglion, hand tumours, fractures and tendon surgery.
  • Hand surgery is supported by our experienced team of hand therapists


Breast surgery including reconstruction following cancer surgery

  • Surgery after weight loss
  • Head and neck surgery - cancer reconstruction, parotid surgery and facial reanimation, facial nerve palsy, ear and nose reconstruction, rhinoplasty after injury to nose
  • Burns surgery – skin and tissue grafting and hypertrophic burn scar resurfacing

Skin cancer surgery - melanoma and other high-risk skin cancers.  We also provide a soft tissue sarcoma diagnostic service
Scar revision

  • Laser service, for vascular lesions and scars

The Plastic Surgery Centre has recently developed a new state of the art operating theatre complex, including local anaesthetic minor operations facilities, dressings and a laser suite.

Outpatient clinics are held daily.  The specialist plastics and burns team works with other departments to provide joint hand clinics with physiotherapy and orthopaedic services, and joint head and neck clinic with ear, nose and throat (ENT) services.  The team also works with colleagues in other trusts throughout the region to offer dressings clinics in a number of hospitals, enabling patients to access specialist care locally.

The plastics and burns team comprises specialist consultants, doctors, nurse specialists, and clinical psychologist.

You can access the plastics and burns service via a referral from your GP.