Having served as an NHS consultant for over 20 years, Awf is now in full time private practice at the Spire Murrayfield Hospital and at the Edinburgh Clinic. He has a special interest in cosmetic facial surgery and breast surgery but continues to offer a wide spectrum of both surgical and non surgical aesthetic care.
He gained his primary medical qualifications in Mosul, Iraq. He was awarded the prestigious Hallett prize by the Royal College of Surgeons of England for outstanding performance in their examination. He completed six years of higher surgical training at the renowned St Andrew’s Plastic Surgery Unit in Essex and was appointed as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in Edinburgh in 1987.
His NHS work covered a broad spectrum of adult and paediatric reconstructive problems. He established the first NHS pulsed dye laser service focusing on the treatment of birthmarks. He also built up expertise in the management of lower limb trauma, skin cancer, congenital hand surgery and breast surgery.
He has published over 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals, written a number of book chapters and co-edited a text on reconstructive surgery. Much of his work has been cited by others in their scientific papers.
He performs ongoing audit of his practice which is submitted annually to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
Our practice has been established for 25 years and has a reputation for excellence in Edinburgh and Scotland as a whole.
We believe attention to detail and refinement are key elements to being a successful plastic surgeon. This is particularly relevant in aesthetic surgery where results are often there for all to see.
It is crucial that patients have realistic expectations about treatment and that they are fully aware of all possible complications that can occur.
Your care is supervised by a consultant plastic surgeon throughout. Unlike many other practices, the surgeon himself performs all treatments including the non-surgical treatments such as laser, botulinum toxin and fillers.
Cosmetic surgery has become increasingly commercialised. You will not find the use of models or testimonials on our website. We do not use paid advertising nor do we employ publicists. Most patients come via recommendations from friends/ family or are referred by their general practitioners. Ultimately we hold the view that patients will continue to seek our advice and care if we continue to provide a high quality service.