It is normally possible to book a consultation with Mr Gault within two weeks. We prioritise time-sensitive issues, such as the fitting of EarBuddies, and fitting of clips for pre-auricular tags, as well as painful conditions or trauma. If you feel that the appointment is urgent, and our online booking system does not show availability, please make contact by telephone and we will do our best to fit you in.
If you are consulting about a problem for the first time, and have not previously undergone surgery elsewhere, then we recommend that you book a standard, twenty minute appointment.
If you are consulting about surgery you have had at another centre which has not met expectation, then we recommend that you book an extended, thirty minute appointment.
It is usually recommended that patients have a "cooling off" period to consider the merits and demerits of any formal cosmetic / laser surgery they are considering. Time-sensitive procedures such as ear splinting wtih EarBuddies, or the early removal of ear tags from babies can be scheduled on the same day as consultation.
Patients travelling long distances can first book a Skype consultation, and then have the face-to-face consultation on the same day as surgery provided that all the necessary information has been properly considered and received.
The letters FRCS after a surgeons name indicate that he/she is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
“The letters FRCS after a surgeon's name mean that the surgeon's education and training, professional qualifications, and surgical competence have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College, of which the surgeon is a current Fellow”.
“Some surgeons only use the highest of their qualifications (eg. FRCS) in their correspondence or on their nameplates, rather than listing all the lesser degrees as well”. Source: Royal College of Surgeons
Surgeons with the FRCS qualification are known as Misters (Mr) as a result of British traditions in medical practice stretching as far back as the Middle Ages. Surgeons in the UK gain the title 'Dr' on completion of their medical school degree. Thereafter a further period of postgraduate study and training through junior posts is required before sitting exams to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. On gaining this degree the 'Dr' earns the right to drop the title and become 'Mr' again. See here for a detailed explanation on the Royal College of Surgeons website. David Gault FRCS dropped the title Dr. to become Mr. Gault again in 1982.
He does not. He will sometimes recommend fat grafting (usually from a site with a little too much fat) to increase volume or correct a contour deformity because of an unnatural indentation.