Mr Akhtar Hussain

Consultant Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon, Cosmetic/Aesthetic and Reconstructive Facial Surgeon


GMC number: 3232521

Mr Hussain qualified in 1978 and, after pre-registration House Officership, was commissioned as a Captain in the Army Medical Corps. On completion of military service, he worked for a year in Accident & Emergency Medicine before starting training in Otolaryngology in London and Manchester.

On completion of this general otolaryngology training, Mr Hussain completed a 2-year Head and Neck oncology fellowship at Albany Medical College, New York, USA. A major component of this fellowship was facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and he also spent a period of training in complex skull-based surgery at University of Pittsburgh Skull-Based Surgery Centre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He also completed two mini-fellowships including a general plastic surgical fellowship at Canniesburn Regional Plastic Surgery Centre in Glasgow and a purely cosmetic surgery fellowship at Hedgewood Surgical Centre in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He also completed another mini-fellowship in cosmetic surgery at The William’s Centre of Excellence for Cosmetic Surgery in Latham, New York.

Mr Hussain worked in private practice in Albany New York for a year and was then appointed consultant by NHS Grampian. He is also a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Aberdeen.

His private practice at Albyn Hospital covers head and neck oncology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, management of facial palsy, voice disorders and complex skull based surgery in collaboration with neurosurgical colleagues. Mr Hussain pioneered the selective lateral laser thyroarytenoid myotomy procedure which was published in the Journal of Laryngology & Otology.

He joined the team at The Dental Practice to provide the full spectrum of treatments to correct facial, head and neck conditions utilising both surgical and non-surgical techniques, where applicable. He also offers facial rejuvenation treatments including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, non-surgical rhinoplasty, non-surgical facelift, chin augmentation and lip augmentation. He can offer the surgical treatment of skin tags and moles, chemical peel, dermabrasion of scar and sun damaged pigmented lesions, and surgical and non-surgical treatment of facial skin cancer. He also offers prominent ear correction suitable for local anaesthesia, non-surgical and surgical brow lift, and treatment of excessive sweating.

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