Nigel Mercer

Nigel Mercer enjoys an excellent reputation in the performing of all aesthetic / cosmetic procedures. Nigel has a national reputation for being an expert in face lifting and has developed his own 'short scar' technique. He has been commended as one of the best facelift surgeons in the United Kingdom (Dr Mark Porter, in Sainsbury's Magazine February 2008). He also has expertise in rhinoplasty and is one of the founding members of the European Rhinoplasty Society.

He gained his medical degree from the University of Bristol in 1980 and rapidly followed this by becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons by examination four years later. In the course of his extensive Specialist Plastic Surgery Training he has worked in centres of excellence in London, Glasgow, Bristol and Canada. In 1993 he successfully completed a Masters Degree in Plastic Surgery. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 1997.

Nigel Mercer divides his professional time between Bristol Plastic Surgery and his NHS practice where he is the Senior Consultant in Plastic Surgery at the North Bristol Trust. On top of his extensive experience in all areas of plastic surgery he has special training in the surgical care of children with Cleft Lip and Palate. This gives him an acute and sympathetic awareness of the importance of appearance and requires a detailed understanding of facial anatomy and development.

In addition to his clinical roles, Nigel Mercer has served both his Profession and the Public in the office of President of The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). During his time he was greatly involved in working to safeguard patients who were increasingly being exploited by commercially motivated Cosmetic Clinics especially those using dubious promotions and untrained staff in the consultation process. He is the incoming President of BAPRAS for 2015 - 16.

Nigel Mercer has joined the Aesthetic Surgery Commitment or ASC assurance scheme supported by BAAPS.

Aesthetic Surgery Commitment patient security and insurance

Nigel Mercer is a reviewer for Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

Our Patients Say

  • Faith in plastic surgeons restored! Following the break of the PIP scandal and a subsequent year of worry and frustration I made contact with Mr Mercer via a recommendation and he was like a breath of fresh air! Mr Mercer, and his amazing team, were on the button with understanding, communication and respect from the offset and gave me instant peace of mind. I knew from the initial meeting with Mr M that I was in good hands. Surgery and the healing process went without a hitch. Thank you Mr Mercer, you're fab!
    Emma - Bristol
  • To the team at BPS, I just wanted to write and say a huge thank you for the treatment I had recently to remove 2 moles on my face. The surgeon, Mr Orlando, has done an incredible job and you can hardly see the larger scar after even 2 weeks. The other mole you would not have known was even there before. Many thanks again. P.S. Mr Mercer treated my mum for melanoma years ago and she still says how good he was!
    Anna - Bristol
  • For me personally it was not just about the surgery and looking better it was about how I felt about myself, it was a real confidence booster. Family and friends have not only noticed the difference in me, but that I am more confident and happier. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending BPS, the best investment I have ever made!
    Sam - Jersey
  • Mr Orlando came very highly recommended to me otherwise I would not have undertaken such surgery. My initial concerns were soon overcome because the moment I met Mr Orlando I was convinced of his professionalism and the fact that he told me exactly what to expect. I didn’t have to make up my mind right away and he wanted me to take my time before committing myself. However, I am so pleased that I had the courage to go ahead because it has given me more confidence and I feel happier with myself. I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending Antonio Orlando.
    Name withheld
  • Dear Mr Orlando, I wanted to write and let you know how delighted I am with the results of my surgery and the care I experienced with you and your team. From the very first consultation through to my operation and follow up appointments, I have been treated in an efficient and professional manner.
    Julie - Bristol