Rajiv Grover has been invited to work as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at two of London’s Premier Private Hospitals both of which are renowned for serving the Royal Family. The London Clinic and The King Edward VII are located adjacent to Harley Street and provide discrete, state of the art facilities equivalent to a Teaching hospital in terms of safety and support. Facelifting is an operation that takes at least 3-4 hours hence safety is essential. Patients undergoing facelifting are not ill but having a lengthy elective procedure still benefits from having all the support facilities of a full hospital on hand which Mr Grover’s patients find very reassuring.
Both The London Clinic and King Edward VII have specialist centres for Plastic Surgery and are renowned for having the highest ratio of nursing staff to patients of any private hospitals in the country. They have dedicated wards with nurses who are specifically trained in plastic surgical nursing. Mr Grover has worked solely at these two hospitals for the past 20 years and is fortunate to have a regular team of nurses in the operating theatre with whom he performs facelifting and has enjoyed working with for many years. The state of the art Laminar Flow operating theatres ensure your safety whilst undergoing surgery and have the lowest infection rates for facial procedures in the country.
The King Edward VII Hospital was established in 1899 and The London Clinic in 1932. Both are renowned as the private hospitals to the Royal Family however The London Clinic has a unique reputation for Plastic Surgery as it was the first Private Plastic Surgery centre in the world when the hospital opened in 1932. The surgeon who founded the specialty of Plastic Surgery was Sir Harold Gillies and he developed this new branch of surgery after the first world war. The scope of Plastic Surgery rapidly mushroomed and included the field of Aesthetic Surgery.
To provide personalised care Sir Harold Gillies along with his colleague Sir Archibald McIndoe founded the world’s first private centre for Plastic Surgery at The London Clinic in 1932. Soon after it opened, he performed the first ever facelift in the United Kingdom and The London Clinic has had a reputation for facelifting and compassionate nursing ever since. The successor to his practice when Sir Harold Gillies retired was Robin Beare who for three decades was the society Plastic Surgeon of his generation. His famous facelift patients at The London Clinic included Wallis Simpson (The Duchess of Windsor), The Duchess of Argyll and allegedly Princess Margaret.
Through a long history of looking after patients with discrete and compassionate care, the London Clinic looks forward to pampering Mr Grover’s patients. This extends from the salon services who wash and clean your hair after surgery to Hospitality, where a full a la carte menu of nutritious and softer food is offered by their Michelin trained Chefs who also cater for all common food allergies.