Consultant Profile

Miss Elaine Sassoon

Miss Elaine Sassoon AB, FRCS(Ed&Eng), FRCS (Plast)
Practicing at:
Spire Norwich Hospital
  • Cosmetic Surgery
    • Body
    • Breasts
    • Eyes
    • Non-surgical procedures
  • Plastic Surgery
    • Breast surgery
    • Cosmetic breast surgery
    • Non surgical cosmetic treatment
    • Reconstructive surgery
    • Skin cancer
Special clinical interests:
Breast augmentation
Breast reduction
Breast lift
Breast reconstruction including DIEP flap, IGAP flap
Fillers and botulinum toxin

Non-surgical rejuvenation of the face

Eyelid surgery
Surgery following weight loss (body contouring)
Labial reduction
Moles and skin cancer
Upper arm surgery
Research interests:
Perforator flaps for breast reconstruction
Lipofilling and stem cells
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust
Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Ipswich Hospital
Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Cromer Hospital

Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons
Member of British Association of Plastic Surgeons
Member of Council of British Association of Plastic Surgeons
Corresponding Member of Aesthetic Society (USA)
Member of British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01603 255 574
Private secretary:
Mrs Janet Sullivan
Private secretary telephone number:
01603 868 556
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Elaine Sassoon was educated at Harvard University, USA and attended medical school at University College Hospital in London.

Her surgical training took her to specialist hospitals in London, Cambridge, Oxford and of course East Grinstead.  She supplemented her UK training with attachments and fellowships in Slovenia and Taiwan (microsurgery) as well as Atlanta, USA (oculoplastic and aesthetic surgery). During her time in the USA she won the prestigious Gaspar Anastasi Award for aesthetic surgery.

She has excelled at research and been awarded numerous prizes both nationally and internationally. For her research on the dynamic anatomy of the kiss she was chosen for the Royal Society "New Frontiers in Science" Exhibition.

One of her passions is microsurgery, with a particular interest in breast reconstruction and she has devoted herself to campaigning for the right of women to a full choice of reconstructions. She chairs the Breast Special Group of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons. Her book "The Boudica Within" has won international acclaim.

Her love of sculpture has helped her develop a keen three-dimensional aesthetic eye, and she has considerable experience of all aspects of breast surgery, particularly breast asymmetry. She is also very interested in the aesthetics of non surgical facial rejuvenation, particularly the use of natural fillers and fat to restore a youthful face. She provides a full cosmetic service.

Personal profile:

Elaine Sassoon is bright, witty and thoughtful. She is always honest and straightforward with her patients. She listens to them and takes the time to address their needs.

Her outside interests include travel, languages, sculpture and art.

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