Opting to have Plastic Surgery is a significant decision for people and Mr Harley adopts a patient-focused approach to his practice: “Providing a clear, honest and balanced opinion in a supportive environment is the key to enabling patients to make the best choices about their treatment.”

Oliver Harley is a fully qualified, GMC registered specialist Plastic Surgeon. He is also a member of The British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), and The British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH). Mr Harley specialises both in cosmetic surgery and hand surgery.

After qualifying in medicine in 1998 at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London he has gained extensive experience in the field of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery since 2002.  Mr Harley completed his higher surgical training at St Thomas’ Hospital (London), St Georges Hospital (London) and Queen Victoria Hospital (East Grinstead) and was awarded FRCS (Plastic Surgery) in 2009. 

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Medical qualifications 
MBBS, BSc, MBA, FRCSEd(Plastic Surgery) 

Year of qualification 
1998, 2009

Current memberships
The British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), and The British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH).  

He further developed his expertise by undertaking specialist training fellowships in Cosmetic Surgery (at McIndoe Surgical Centre, East Grinstead 2010) and in Hand and Wrist Surgery (at Wrightington Hospital, Lancashire and Erasmus MC University Hospital, Rotterdam 2011-2012).  He has worked as an NHS consultant in plastic surgery in Plymouth, the John Radcliffe and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospitals in Oxford, and at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead.   

His passion and interest in Plastic Surgery has led Mr Harley to regularly organise and partake in teaching for the Royal College of Surgeons Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic course series.  Involvement in clinical research, winning conference prizes for research projects in abdominoplasty and in finger joint replacements, has provided him with a deeper understanding of specialist topics.  

VIDEO | Why choose The McIndoe Centre for your procedure?

In this video, Mr Oliver Harley explains what is included in your surgery, what cosmetic treatments are available at The McIndoe Centre, how to make an appointment and why choose The McIndoe Centre for your cosmetic procedure.

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What is included with my surgery?

The most important thing is that you get to see your surgeon at your first patient contact, so there's no salesperson, it's all about the relationship between the patient and the surgeon and making sure that the right operation has been done for the right reasons.

Your operation package, for many of the procedures, includes an overnight stay and we're particularly keen to make sure that we provide the best possible aftercare, including visits to see nurses and surgeons, and helping to deal with the occasional problem that might occur.

What cosmetic treatments are available?

The McIndoe Centre is dedicated to Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. There are around about 20 surgeons who work here and they provide a full range of Cosmetic treatments and surgeries including facial surgery, nose and ear surgery, breast surgery, tummy tuck, liposuction and other body contouring procedures.

I have heard other private hospitals lack aftercare support

Most of our cosmetic procedures include an overnight stay, so you are absolutely in the right place if there are any early problems or concerns after surgery. There are expert nurses who specialise in plastic surgery staffing the ward and these are able to look after patients in the immediate hours and the immediate night after surgery.

Following on from that, once patients go home, patients would typically come to see a specialist nurse in clinic a week or so after their operation, in order to look at surgical wounds, to check up on things, and usually within a few weeks would get to see their plastic surgeon again for further follow-up.

The hospital is staffed 24 hours a day so it's possible to contact a duty doctor or a nurse at any time after your operation and if it's a complex problem that they can't sort out they will get in touch with the surgical specialist.

How accessible is The McIndoe Centre?

The McIndoe Centre is in East Grinstead in Sussex roughly halfway between Gatwick Airport and Tunbridge Wells. We have our own site and free car park quite easily accessible by road and there's a railway station as well, so we serve Sussex, Surrey, Kent and are quite accessible from London as well.

How do I make an appointment?

To book your appointment, you can call the hospital helpline on 01342 488054 and one of the call advisors will help to find an appointment at a convenient time for you. There are appointments running through the week and also weekends and some evenings and there's very little waiting list for appointments.

You can also request an appointment by filling the form here.

Why should I choose The McIndoe Centre?

All of the surgeons here are fully trained in cosmetic and plastic surgery in the UK and importantly they're all based wholly in the UK. Also, you will definitely have your operation here in the McIndoe Centre, you will not be sent off to a different Hospital elsewhere to have your treatment.