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Mr Nick Cawrse - Cosmetic Surgery

Mr Nick Cawrse is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in Torquay, Devon

Based at: Mount Stuart Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

Mr Cawrse has been working as a Consultant in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital since 2010 where he specialises in breast reconstruction, skin cancer (including sentinel node biopsy), head and neck reconstruction and microsurgery. This appointment involves additional clinics at Torbay Hospital and Yeovil Hospital.

All types of plastic and cosmetic surgery including breast reconstruction, cosmetic breast, facial and body contouring in addition to minor skin lesions, skin cancers, lumps and bumps.

Procedures performed

Breast enlargement, reduction & uplift

Prominent ear correction

Skin cancer surgery

Eyelid surgery

Body contouring including abdominoplasty & liposuction


Lumps & bumps


Academic background

He was educated in Middlesex before training in medicine at Newcastle University having previously secured a pure sciences degree at Nottingham University. He qualified as a doctor in 1996 followed by anatomy tutor and emergency department work at the University of Bristol and Bristol Royal Infirmary respectively. Surgical training at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol followed with membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England awarded in 2000.

Plastic surgery training commenced in 2000 gaining an extensive experience in all areas of plastic surgery at units in Bristol, Exeter and Perth, Western Australia. He passed the Intercollegiate Examination in Plastic Surgery- FRCS(Plast)- in 2008 and awarded Certificate of Completion of Training in 2010.

He trained in cosmetic surgery as an aesthetic fellow in Bristol, Perth, Western Australia (The Mount Hospital, St John of God, Subiaco) and at the prestigious McIndoe Surgical Centre, East Grinstead.

In addition to training future plastic surgeons Mr Cawrse works closely with his surgical colleagues to improve and develop the breast reconstruction service and chairs an Enhanced Recovery team for this patient group. He is departmental lead for audit and has published widely.

Plastic surgery training in Bristol, Exeter & Perth, Western Australia.

Cosmetic training as Aesthetic Surgery Fellow in Bristol at The McIndoe Surgical Centre in East Grinstead.

Professional Memberships

Mr Cawrse is a full member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and listed on the General Medical Council Specialist Register for plastic surgery.

Outside work he spends as much of his time as he can with his wife and young family. He maintains his fitness by cycling, running and triathlon completing various events as a motivation to raise funds for such charities as:

  • SCaRF (Skin Cancer Research Fund) in Bristol
  • Interface Uganda
  • Force Cancer Charity
  • Self Unlimited (supporting adults with learning difficulties)

Professional qualifications

BSc (Hons)



FRCS (Plast )

NHS base

Royal Devon and Exeter

What our patients say

I would recommend Mr Cawrse and Exeter Medical to anyone who feels self-conscious about their body and wants to make a positive change. I cannot fault the care that I received at every stage of the process.