Rieka Taghizadeh

Consultant plastic reconstructive & aesthetic surgeon

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Miss Rieka Taghizadeh

is a Consultant plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon with expertise in all aspects of cosmetic, corrective, and restorative surgery.

She is a member of BAPRAS, BAAPS and ISAPS and is regularly invited as faculty and invited speaker to a number of international plastic surgery meetings.

She has over 25 published articles in the field of plastic surgery and is a regular reviewer for key journals. She is on the associate editorial board of the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery journal.

She completed her plastic surgery training in the North east of England as well as undertaking reconstructive and aesthetic fellowships in London. This was followed by a number of visiting fellowships to Germany, Finland and Barcelona prior to commencing her consultant post in the North West.

She is currently the clinical lead in breast reconstruction and microsurgery as well as the chair of the oncoplastic MDT. Other activities include membership of the BAPRAS breast special interest group and the UK representative for the American Society of Plastic Surgery International microsurgery committee. She is on the Women Surgeons’ and Residents' Training Committee of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

Scope of practice

More detailed descriptions of these procedures, along with before and after photographs of Miss Taghizadeh's work, can be found on the Surgery page.


Breast surgery

Breast augmentation, hybrid breast augmentation (combining with fat transfer), mastopexy (breast uplift surgery), breast reduction, correction of asymmetry, tuberous breast deformity, developmental breast anomaly, lipomodelling (fat transfer) for rejuvenation and volume correction, removal and exchange of implants and capsulectomy, male gynaecomastia surgery.

Abdominal surgery

Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and tightening of abdominal musculature.

Liposuction & remodelling

Using patient’s own fat for correction of irregularities or defects.


Female genital rejuvenation to address enlargement of the labia minora on either one or both sides which may cause cosmetic, functional and psychological concerns.


Aimed at delicate and subtle rejuvenation of the upper eyelid


Breast surgery

Internationally recognised for her work on autologous breast reconstruction - known as DIEP surgery - using the patient’s own skin and fat from the abdomen to recreate a breast or correct breast defects.

Miss Taghizadeh also offers reconstruction to patients who are BRCA gene carriers and are suitable for risk reducing mastectomy and breast reconstruction.

Patients with previous implant based reconstruction may experience capsular contracture and firmness of their prosthesis and this is worsened with the addition of radiotherapy. The best treatment is removal of the implant and reconstruction using the patient’s own tissue.

Abdominal surgery

She deals with complex cases who have previously undergone abdominal surgery.

Post-surgery compression garments

macom compression products

Miss Taghizadeh recommends that patients wear macom medical compression wear after surgery for optimised healing and comfort. If needed, macom's friendly team of post op healing experts are on hand to advise on the best suitable garment for post surgery.

Miss Taghizadeh has a discount code for all patients to enjoy 15% off all compression wear orders. Visit www.macom-medical.com and enter code TAGHIZADEH at checkout.

Professional associations

Places of work

The Henley Suite

Whiston Hospital
Warrington Road
L35 5DR


07917 554 394
0151 430 1901

Fairfield Independent

Crank Road
St Helens
WA11 7RS

01744 746 436
01744 746 411

Spire Liverpool

57 Greenbank Road
L18 1HQ

0151 522 1805

More about Miss Taghizadeh

Miss Taghizadeh


Download a PDF detailing Miss Taghizadeh's publications and presentations.


Miss Taghizadeh's main sporting interest is off-piste skiing.

The arts


Miss Taghizadeh's artwork has been displayed in an exhibition in Paris in 2019. Some of her works have been auctioned to raise money for plastic surgery charities. You can view examples of her artwork here.


Miss Taghizadeh's has sung in various choral societies since childhood, and continues to do so.