About our team
Dr James Beattie
Dr James Beattie is the Medical Director of the Grampian Cosmetic Clinic in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. Originally trained as a radiologist, he has spent 35 years in active General Practice in Inverurie Health Centre. He is a Fellow of both the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He is also a Member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine and is a fully accredited therapist in a wide range of laser and cosmetic skin treatments.
He has continually strived to improve and to extend the range of health and welfare services available to residents in Aberdeenshire. He has a special interest in aesthetic health care, and the Grampian Cosmetic Clinic is the latest evolution of his positive health philosophy.
Dr Beattie personally performs a range of cosmetic treatments, as well as providing support to his team of qualified practitioners.
Dr Beattie’s Qualifications:
- MA (Master of Arts - Health and Humanities)
- MB ChB (Bachelor of Medicine) and (Bachelor of Surgery )
- FRCGP (Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners)
- FRCPE (Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh)
- Full Member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine
- DRCOG (Diploma of the Royal college of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists)
- DMRD (Diploma of the Royal College of Radiologists)
- Full Registration General Medical Council
As a Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Thanassi will be offering appointments at the clinic for a wide range of treatments. Any non-surgical procedures will take place in the clinic, and any surgical procedures will be performed in suitable hospital premises, as advised by Thanassi.
Thanassi grew up in Manchester and was educated at the Manchester Grammar School followed by Trinity College, Oxford University and King’s College Hospital London. He first developed an interest in Plastic Surgery working at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead developing a passion for burns and reconstructive microsurgery.
This led to a return to Oxford University to study the role of stem cells in skin regeneration and earned him a doctoral thesis as well as research fellowships from the Restore Research Trust and The Royal College of Surgeons. He completed his plastic surgery training in Scotland followed by 3 further years of additional training in New Zealand, Austria and Holland to learn specific cosmetic surgery techniques. He has been a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital for the last 2 years
- MA (Master of Arts, Physiology)
- DM (Doctorate of Medicine, Progenitor Cells)
- MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery)
- MRCS (Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons)
- FRCS (Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, Plastic Surgery)
Rachael is our specialist Aesthetic Laser Technician and is recognised as an Advanced Level Practitioner for Botulinum Toxin Type A injections, and dermal fillers. She is a State Registered Nurse with many years of clinical experience in the NHS. Rachael will take you through your assessment and treatment with sensitivity and care. Her experience will ensure your treatments are tailored to your requirements and are carried out efficiently and effectively.
Saoirse is our specialist Skincare Therapist and is a Senior Beauty Therapist with many years of experience. Saoirse carries out a range of treatments including Environ Ionzyme Facials, Medical Microdermabrasion, Agera Rx Skin Peels and Velashape treatments. She also provides expert advice in the use of the Environ Skincare and Jane Iredale Mineral Make-up ranges available at the clinic.
Michelle, our Clinic Manager, takes overall responsibility for the daily running of the clinic and is always interested in hearing from you and listening to your comments to ensure we offer the best possible service. Be assured any questions or concerns you have will be dealt with professionally and confidentially.
Moira Paterson, our Receptionist, specialises in making sure your appointment and the administration of your care is handled efficiently and always with a smile. Moira takes care of all bookings and transactions and is here to help you have a stress-free experience at the Grampian Cosmetic Clinic.
Sharon ensures the smooth administration of the clinic, and you may see her on reception from time to time.
Mara works as the Sales & Marketing Manager at the clinic, on a part time basis.