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Miss Highton is a female Consultant Plastic and Breast Surgeon based at The Nightingale Centre, Manchester University NHS Trust. She specialises in breast surgery, breast reconstruction and cosmetic breast and body contouring surgery.

She is one of few surgeons worldwide to be accredited in both Plastic and Breast Surgery, appearing on the General Medical Council Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery and being a Fellow of the European Board of Breast Surgery.

Her practice covers all aspects of breast disease, breast cancer and breast reconstruction. This encompasses the latest oncoplastic techniques, implant and microsurgical breast reconstruction and complex revisional surgery. She performs cosmetic breast surgery (augmentation, reduction, uplift, male breast reduction) and body contouring surgery (abdominoplasty, arm lift and thigh lift). She treats developmental breast problems such as tuberous breast and asymmetry.

Miss Highton offers a personalised approach to deliver attractive and long-lasting results. In addition to technical attention to detail, she places great importance on making patients feel comfortable and ensuring they have a full understanding of treatment options, surgery and the recovery process.

She gained her medical degree at the world-renowned University of Oxford. Following foundation training in Oxford, she returned to her roots in the North West to complete Speciality Registrar training in Plastic Surgery, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. She sub-specialised by completing the prestigious National Oncoplastic Breast Fellowship at the Nightingale Centre, developing expertise in all aspects of breast surgery, reconstruction and aesthetic surgery. She is a Fellow of the European Board of Breast Surgery and was awarded 1st prize in this examination.

Miss Highton has completed a Master’s degree in Clinical Education and is actively involved in education at the local and national level. She has have published many research papers in Plastic and Breast Surgery and presented her work widely at national and international conferences.

As a busy working mum with two young children, she understands the pressures faced by modern women and is sympathetic to their concerns. She enjoys keeping fit and is a keen runner.



  • BM BCh MA Oxon University of Oxford 2005
  • FRCS Plast Royal College of Surgeons of England 2014

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