Mr Damir Kosutic

Mr Damir Kosutic

Dr Damir

Plastic surgery 06062578


  • Fee assured
  • Not in Open Referral network
Fee assured
Not in Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Hand surgery
  • Lower limb surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Mr Damir Kosutic is internationally respected expert in Plastic and Reconstructive
Surgery, with subspecialty interest in complex microvascular reconstruction
following cancer resections or trauma for different body areas - particularly
Breast Reconstruction, Lymphoedema Microsurgery, Sarcoma/Limb, Face and
Perineal Reconstruction (first described PAP flap for Perineal Reconstruction).
Mr Kosutic, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, is one of the
UK-leading lymphoedema, sarcoma and breast reconstructive surgeons, based at
The Christie Hospital in Manchester, one of the largest tertiary European
Cancer centres. He is currently elected Chair of Lymphoedema and Lipoedema
Special Interest Advisory Group of BAPRAS (British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons) as well as Lead for Breast Reconstruction Service at The Christie
Cancer Centre in Manchester, UK. Mr Kosutic is one of the very few plastic surgeons in UK with over a decade of experience in Lymph Node Transplants, LVA and Liposuction for Lymphoedema patients.

He has completed microsurgical fellowships at Imperial College NHS Trust - Charing
Cross Hospital London and Sant Pau Hospital, Barcelona (Microvascular Breast
Reconstruction, Perforator flaps and Lymphoedema Surgery with prof. J. Masia),
upon completion of comprehensive plastic surgery training in Maribor and
Ljubljana, Slovenia, under the mentorship of famous Marko Godina's colleagues.
Additional microsurgical training was undertaken in Vienna, Austria (with prof.
H Millesi and prof O. Aszmann), Maxillofacial/Head and Neck Surgery in Zagreb,
Croatia, MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, USA and Taiwan (with prof.
Ming-Huei Cheng).

He has PhD and Master's Degree in Biomedical Sciences and has
published over 60 scientific papers in top international peer-reviewed plastic
surgery journals, which have been cited over 360x in scientific literature,
including some of the key papers on planning of perforator flaps. He described
a number of innovative techniques and concepts subsequently implemented in
plastic surgical practice internationally, that improved the quality of
reconstruction. Mr Kosutic recently published the very first textbook on perineal
reconstruction for major international medical publisher Springer, titled:
Perineal Reconstruction: Principles and Practice.

He is frequently an invited speaker at top international conferences where he chairs
panels on different topics (WSRM, EUROMICRO, EURAPS), courses and reputable
institutions, lecturing on complex cancer reconstructive surgery, microsurgical
breast and lymphoedema reconstruction and sarcoma reconstructions worldwide. Mr
Kosutic is an active member of European Association of Plastic Surgeons
(EURAPS), where he is also a member of Hans Anderl-Award Committee, active
member of World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (WSRM), Fellow of
European Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (EBOPRAS) and Royal
College of Surgeons of England. In 2011, he was awarded EURAPS Young Plastic
Surgeon Scholarship and HCA Travelling Scholarship. He was also Assistant
Professor at the University of Maribor, School of Medicine, Slovenia, EU. In
addition to teaching, Mr. Kosutic has been a faculty mentor for number of
medical students, trainees and senior clinical/microsurgical fellows over the
years, helping their careers both clinically and academically. He has been
reviewer for several plastic surgery journals including JPRAS (Journal of Plastic,
Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery/former British Journal of Plastic Surgery)
over the past 15 years. He has a successful plastic and aesthetic surgery practice
in Manchester, United Kingdom, including eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), cosmetic Liposuction, gynecomastia surgery, Arm lift, Neck lift and thigh lifts. Mr Kosutic is one of the few plastic surgeons performing Migraine Headache Surgery for chronic Migraines in the UK.

Areas of interest

Lymphoedema surgery
Breast Reconstruction
DIEP flap
Lipoedema surgery
Skin cancer resection and reconstruction
Melanoma surgery
Migraine Headache Surgery
abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
Sarcoma surgery
Upper eyelid surgery
microvascular free tissue transfer
cancer reconstruction
head and neck reconstruction
upper and lower limb reconstruction
carpal tunnel release

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Procedures completed

  • S0605

    Secondary excision of malignant lesion - trunk & limbs - (5-50)

  • S0608

    Sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma - (5-50)

  • S2000

    Large island skin flap (9cm2 or more) (e.g. radial forearm) (including closure of secondary defect) - (1-5)

  • S2002

    Small island flap (less than 9cm2) - (1-5)

  • S0602

    Primary excision of malignant lesion - Head & Neck - (1-5)

  • S0604

    Secondary excision of malignant lesion - head & neck - (1-5)

  • B2990

    Reconstruction of breast using deep inferior epigastric perforator flap (DIEP) with vascularised lymph node transfer (including delayed reconstruction) - unilateral - (1-5)

  • B3580

    Nipple areola complex reconstruction +/- liposuction and fat transfer - (1-5)

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