Consultant Profile

Mr Vasu Karri

Mr Vasu Karri BSc(Hons), MBBS, MRCS, MSc, FRCS(Plast)
Practicing at:
Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital
  • Cosmetic Surgery
    • Body
    • Breasts
    • Ears
    • Face
  • Dermatology
    • Aesthetic Dermatology
  • Plastic Surgery
    • Breast surgery
    • Cosmetic breast surgery
    • Facial surgery
    • Reconstructive surgery
Special clinical interests:

All types of breast reconstruction, lymphoedema surgery, head & neck reconstruction, microsurgery, skin cancer, scar revision, lower limb ulcers, all aspects of cosmetic surgery (breast, facial rejuvenation, fat grafting, liposuction, body contouring)

Research interests:

Mr Karri has an established research background in plastic surgery. His current research interests include breast reconstruction and lymphoedema.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

General Medical Council
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS)
British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
British Lymphology Society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01482 672 444
Private secretary telephone number:
01482 976980
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Karri is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon offering reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.  His personalised approach and attention to detail are central to the excellent outcomes he achieves.

His reconstructive practice includes all types of breast reconstruction, lymphoedema surgery, skin cancer surgery and head & neck reconstruction. He was one of the first surgeons in the UK to have performed vascularised lymph node transfer.

Mr Karri graduated from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London with distinction honours in Surgery. He completed his plastic surgery training on the London training programme.

Mr Karri is double-fellowship trained, having completed a Microsurgery Fellowship in Taiwan and the Dutch Association for Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship in The Netherlands.

During his microsurgery fellowship in Taiwan, Mr Karri gained extensive experience in complex microsurgical reconstruction and vascularised lymph node transfer for lymphoedema.

During his fellowship in the Netherlands he learned state-of-the-art techniques in facial rejuvenation, liposuction, fat grafting, breast cosmetic surgery and body contouring. He also gained experience in performing facial rejuvenation (facelift, mid-face lift, necklift, eyelid lift) under local anaesthetic, a popular option in the US and Europe.

Prior to his appointment at Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Mr Karri was a Consultant at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Trust and University Hospital South Manchester.

Mr Karri has written numerous scientific papers that have been published in peer-reviewed journals, written book chapters and co-wrote a book titled “Surgical treatment and algorithm for lymphedema”.

Personal profile:

Mr Karri is married with one son and has a wide range of interests outside surgery. These include literature, kite-surfing, squash, films and theatre. He also loves to travel and learn about different cultures.

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Mr Vasu Karri

Mr Vasu Karri Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Consultant, Hull, East Yorkshire, private hospital specialist.

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