David Gault qualified at Edinburgh University, trained in Plastic Surgery in London, and gained further experience in Paris, California and Japan. He was Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, Middlesex and The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, England, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College, London. A Visiting Professor, he set up the UK’s first ear reconstruction centre over twenty years ago.
He now works solely in private practice, based in London. A talented artist and sculptor, he specialises in aesthetic plastic surgery and is an international authority on laser surgery and the correction of ear deformity.
David Gault developed Ear Buddies™ when one of his own children was born with a misshapen ear. Ear Buddies, splints which correct most ear deformities in babies, are now used by parents and centres of excellence worldwide . The Royal College of Surgeons have recently recommended that all families are made aware of splinting early, so that minor deformities can be corrected quickly, avoiding teasing and surgery in later life.
His advances in surgery for ear deformity have permitted better results with shorter procedures and less risk.
In a combined project with the Swansea Institute, he developed the first Depilation (hair removal) Laser, and worked with Rhytec on Plasma Skin Regeneration technology to improve the appearance of ageing skin. He designed an extravasation technique to flush-out noxious chemotherapy drugs when they leak out of veins, an innovation which saves a number of limbs each year.
David Gault has written over 160 academic publications, and is a regular faculty member and invited speaker at international meetings.