Dr Kian
Dr Kian

Dr Kian Tan - Consultant Plastic Surgeon MBChB(Hons), MRes(Merit), MFSTEd, PGCert Advanced Surgery, FRCS(Plast)

Dr Kian is a UK-trained Consultant Plastic Surgeon on the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery. His cosmetic surgery practice is located in Manchester, Cheshire & Lancashire. He completed his plastic surgery higher specialist training in Manchester and the prestigious National Oncoplastic Fellowship at The Royal London Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.

He has won multiple national awards in plastic surgery, including being awarded the best plastic surgeon in the UK for 2 years in a row:

  • Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon of the Year (UK) 2024 (Aesthetic Medicine Awards)
  • Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon of the Year (UK) 2023 (Aesthetic Medicine Awards)
  • Best Consultant Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon 2023 (Northern Enterprise Awards)
  • Best Consultant Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon 2022 (Northern Enterprise Awards)
  • John Calder Medal (British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons)
  • Patton Masser Memorial Award (British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons)
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Dr Kian has had extensive cosmetic surgery training at multiple world-renowned centres spanning multiple continents.

He underwent a Fellowship in Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery in Sydney, Australia where he was awarded the Certificate in Advanced Surgery from Macquarie University, Sydney. Dr Kian was also awarded the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) & British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) Aesthetic Fellowship to fine-tune his cosmetic surgery skills at Cadogan Clinic, a leading cosmetic surgery centre in the heart of Chelsea, London. He has spent further time in New York and Boston, USA learning from world-leading experts in cosmetic surgery.

Dr Kian completed a Masters degree in Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Manchester and he has published research in the breadth of plastic surgery including in the areas of wound healing, skin scarring, breast cancer/reconstruction and aesthetic surgery. He has given over 40 presentations, including invited lectures at international and national conferences, and has written book chapters in the field. 

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Dr Kian’s philosophy

Dr Kian believes in a tailored approach to treatment focusing on your individual needs and concerns. He offers treatments that produce natural-looking results to improve your self-image and self-confidence. He believes in providing only the safest treatments with a good track record of producing good aesthetic results. If you decide to have your treatment or surgery with Dr Kian, you can rest assured that you will receive excellent aftercare as he believes that this is as important as your surgery/treatment itself.

Areas of specialty

Dr Kian specialises in natural-looking cosmetic surgery and non-surgical aesthetic treatments including:

  • Cosmetic breast surgery
  • Body surgery
  • Mummy makeover
  • Liposuction
  • Face & neck lift surgery
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Anti-wrinkle treatment
  • Dermal fillers
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Qualifications & Awards


  • FRCS (Plast) (Royal College of Surgeons of England)
  • PGCert Advanced Surgery (Macquarie University, Sydney)
  • MFSTEd (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)
  • MRCS (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)
  • MRes – Merit award (University of Manchester)
  • MB ChB (Honours) – 4 Distinction awards (University of Liverpool)


  • Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon of the Year (UK) 2024 (Aesthetic Medicine Awards)
  • Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon of the Year (UK) 2023 (Aesthetic Medicine Awards)
  • Best Consultant Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon 2023 (Northern Enterprise Awards)
  • Best Consultant Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon 2022 (Northern Enterprise Awards)
  • BAPRAS/BAAPS Aesthetic Fellowship (BAPRAS & BAAPS)
  • BAAPS Travel Fellowship (BAAPS)
  • School of Surgery Training Award 2013 – Gold Award (NW Deanery)
  • School of Surgery Training Award 2012 – Gold Award (NW Deanery)
  • Paton Masser Memorial Award (BAPRAS)
  • John Calder Memorial Medal (BAPRAS)
  • King’s Scholarship
  • Wylie Medal – 3rd Prize (AAGBI)
  • Wellcome Trust Scholarship (Wellcome Trust)
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Teaching & Research


Dr Kian is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Manchester and has been a member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh) since 2014. He is passionate about teaching plastic surgery trainee doctors, junior doctors and medical students. He regular teaches at plastic surgical skills courses and has also been an examiner for plastic surgery trainee doctors and medical students.


Dr Kian has numerous international publications in the field of plastic & aesthetic surgery and has also written book chapters:

  • Tan KT, Winter H, Hu J. Perioperative management of anticoagulation in high-risk breast surgery patients: development of a multidisciplinary consensus pathway. Eur J Surg Oncol (2019) May; 45(5): 886-7.
  • Radotra I, Tan KT, Chadwick S, Reid A. Hairdressing hazards and the hand. Br Med J (2017) 359:5520.
  • Timbrell S, Al-Himdani S, Shaw O, Tan K, Morris J, Bundred N. Comparison of Local Recurrence After Simple and Skin-Sparing Mastectomy Performed in Patients with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ. Ann Surg Oncol (2016) Nov:1-6.
  • Al-Himdani S, Timbrell S, Tan KT, Morris J, Bundred NJ. Prediction of margin involvement and local recurrence after skin-sparing and simple mastectomy. Eur J Surg Oncol (2016) Jul;42(7):935-41.
  • Tan KT, Manduskuie N, Menjivar L, Lau FH, Pribaz JJ. An efficient, low pressure fat aspiration system for lipofilling procedures. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg (2015) Mar;68(3):442-3.
  • Al-Himdani S, Tan KT, Duff CG. Antimicrobial prophylaxis for dog bites in UK plastic surgery units: a nationwide survey. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg (2015) Mar;68(3):428-9.
  • Kyle DJT, Harvey AG, Shih B, Tan KT, Chaudhry IH, Bayat A. Identification of molecular phenotypic descriptors of breast capsular contracture formation using informatics analysis of the whole genome transcriptome. Wound Rep Regen (2013) Sep; 21(5): 762-769.
  • Shih B, Sultan MJ, Chaudhry IH, Tan KT, Johal KS, Marstan A, Tsai M, Baguneid M, Bayat A. Identification of biomarkers in sequential  biopsies  of  patients  with  chronic  wounds receiving  simultaneous  acute  wounds:  a  genetic,  histological  and  non-invasive  imaging study. Wound Rep Regen (2012) Sep; 20(5): 757-769.
  • Tan KT, Simpson C, Chandrasekar CR. Hand metastasis: an unusual presentation of renal cell carcinoma. Hand (2012) Jun; 7(2): 204-206.
  • Tan KT, Prowse PM, Falder S. Ethnic differences in burn mechanism and severity in a UK paediatric population. Burns (2012) Jun; 38(4): 551-555.
  • Tan KT, Idowu OK, Chandrasekar CR, Yin Q, Helliwell TR. Extraskeletal osteosarcoma of the hand. Hand (2012) Mar; 7(1): 124-126.
  • Tan KT, McGrouther DA, Day AJ, Milner CM, Bayat A. Characterization of hyaluronan and TSG-6 in skin scarring: differential distribution in keloid scars, normal scars compared to unscarred skin. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol (2011) Mar; 25(3): 317-327.
  • Chiang YZ, Tan KT, Chiang YN, Griffiths CEM, Burge SM, Verbov JL. Evaluation of educational methods in dermatology and confidence levels: a national survey of UK medical students. Int J Dermatol (2011) Feb; 50(2): 198-202.
  • Tan KT, Baildam AD, Juma A, Milner CM, Day AJ, Bayat A. Hyaluronan, TSG-6 and inter-α-inhibitor in periprosthetic breast capsules: reduced levels of free hyaluronan and TSG-6 expression in contracted capsules. Aesth Surg J (2011) Jan; 31: 47-55.
  • Tan KT, Wijeratne D, Shih B, Baildam AD, Bayat A. Tumour necrosis factor-α expression is associated with increased severity of periprosthetic breast capsular contracture. Eur Surg Res (2010); 45: 327-332.
  • Tan KT, Shah N, Pritchard SA, McGrouther DA, Bayat A. The influence of surgical excision margins on keloid prognosis. Ann Plast Surg (2010) Jan; 64(1):55-8.
  • Chiang YZ, Tan KT, Hart IK. Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome. Br J Hosp Med (Lond) (2009) 70(3): 168 – 169.

Book chapters:

  • Tan KT. Background knowledge. In: Dermatology handbook: a handbook for general practitioners. London: British Association of Dermatologists (BAD), 2010, 20-24.
  • Tan KT. Background knowledge. In: Dermatology: a handbook for medical students & junior doctors. London: British Association of Dermatologists (BAD), 2009, 22-26.
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