Professional Profile

About Mat Griffiths

Mat is a consultant cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon working in the Essex area. He has a sub-specialty interest in dealing with breast reconstruction after cancer surgery and all aspects of breast surgery.

Mat Griffiths was born in Gothenburg, Sweden before being brought up in Hampshire, UK where he was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School. He spent a gap year in the Antipodes before returning to study medicine at The Royal London. After intercalating a BMedSci in 1995, he graduated as a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) in 1996 and spent 5 years in surgical rotations in London and Essex.

Mat spent 2 years in research at The Centre for Cutaneous Research at The Royal London, completing his Doctorate (MD), which allowed him gain entry to the PanThames Plastic Surgery Programme. This involved a 6 year rotation working in hospitals in London and Essex and visits to leading plastic surgeons in New York and Munich. He is a member of the GMC, British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, British Burns Association and Royal Society of Medicine.

Now married with 3 children and living in Essex, Mat has been a substantive consultant plastic surgeon since 2009. In the NHS he has a sub-specialty interest in breast surgery dealing with breast reconstruction after cancer surgery, typically performing a ‘transplant’ of tummy tissue to the chest area using microsurgical techniques. Congenital breast problems, asymmetry and large breasts are also treated.

In the private sector Mat specialises in all aspects of breast surgery such as augmentations, uplifts or reductions to compliment his NHS practice. In addition he performs a wide range of cosmetic surgery procedures, such as abdominoplasty and liposuction, but excluding facelifts and nose jobs.

Your consultation

We are committed to maintaining the highest standards and delivering excellent care. We like to see every cosmetic patient first and discuss all aspects of your procedures in a relaxed and personal consultation.

Step One

Do your general research and reading regarding cosmetic surgery via press and online articles. You will have a choice of hospital in Colchester, Chelmsford or Brentwood.

Step Two

You will have at least 2 hospital consultations to discuss your desired operation. At the consultation we’ll review your medical history, perform an examination with nurse present and discussion the benefits and risks of your surgery. We will quote for the procedure, your post-op care and follow-up.

Step Three

Admission to the hospital for your surgery and immediate post-operative recovery period.

Step Four

Scar maturation and settling of the overall cosmetic result over weeks and months.

Things to consider

Choosing to undergo a surgical procedure is a big decision and it is important that you feel safe and happy with your treatment every step of the way. General and specific complications will be fully explained and balanced against the benefits.

General complications 

• Infection
• Bleeding
• Scars
• For longer operations (>2 hours) there may be a small risk of deep vein thrombosis (clots forming in the legs)

Specific complications

• Asymmetry
• Changes in nipple sensation
• Implant issues

These are all minimised, but not eliminated, by careful patient selection and meticulous surgical technique.

Would you like to know more?

If you want find out more about Mat or a surgical procedure, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to assist you further.

“Mat Griffiths is an incredible surgeon. His attention to detail was amazing. I walked in and instantly felt comfortable with him.”