David Gault was Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, Middlesex, The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, England and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College, London. He set up the London Centre for Ear Reconstruction in 2006, and now works solely in private practice.
He graduated from Edinburgh University (MB ChB) in 1977 and trained in Plastic Surgery in London. He gained further experience in Paris, California, and Tokyo.
He has developed a number of new techniques and devices, many of which are now in use worldwide. He designed a flush-out kit to save limbs when chemotherapy drugs leak out of veins, and in conjunction with the Swansea Institute, he developed the Depilation (hair-removing) Laser. Most recently he has worked on new Plasma Skin Regeneration technology to improve the appearance of ageing skin. His idea for the Ear Buddy, a device to correct children's prominent (bat) ears at birth, came when his own son was born with a deformed ear.
Mr Gault carries out a wide variety of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, with a special interest in the correction of failed plastic surgery. Approximately one third of his patients are men, one third women and one third children. He is a Visiting Professor and an international authority on lasers and ear deformity.