Consultant Profile

Mr Simon Heppell

Mr Simon Heppell MB, Chb, FRCSEd(Plast)
Practicing at:
Spire Portsmouth Hospital
  • Cosmetic Surgery
    • Body
    • Breasts
  • Plastic Surgery
    • Breast surgery
    • Cosmetic breast surgery
    • Reconstructive surgery
    • Skin cancer
Special clinical interests:

Breast surgery
Cosmetic surgery

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Royal Hospital Haslar, Portsmouth Healthcare Trust

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

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

Financial interests/shares:

Holds less than 0.1% of shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc

Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Ann Breakwell
Private secretary telephone number:
023 9236 6661
Private secretary fax:
023 9236 6662
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Heppell is married to a local GP and lives in the Portsmouth area with his wife and two boys, they all enjoy travelling, skiing and sport.

Personal profile:

Mr Simon Heppell trained in medicine at University of Leicester, qualifying in 1993 followed by Officer Training at Royal Academy Sandhurst. He continued surgical training thereafter in Leicester, London, Frimly Park and Southampton attaining a well rounded general exposure prior to specialising in Plastic Surgery.  During this time he attained FRCSEd (professional surgical qualification).

Mr Heppell's surgery training started in 1996 at Royal Hospital Haslar and continued at East Grinstead, Stoke Mandeville, Salisbury and Oxford.  Throughout this period Mr Heppell recevied a thorough training in all aspects of Plastic Surgery inlcuding breast surgery, hand sugery, burns, craniofacial surgery and reconstruction.  After passing the specialist Plastic Surgery examinations FRCS(Plast) he then departed these shores for a specialist fellowship in Breast Reconstructive Surgery in Toronto, Canada and a Microvascular Reconstruction fellowship in Winnipeg, Canada.

Mr Heppell has published several articles and is a contributor to the book 'Oxford Handbook in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery'.

As a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps, Mr Heppell has worked in Northern Ireland, Germany and Cyprus and has been deployed to Afghanistan treating many war casualties.

Mr Heppell took up his NHS post as Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in 2007, his specialist interests include all aspects of breast surgery (reconstruction and cosmetic), skin cancer and microvascular reconstruction.

He regularly performs breast reconstruction, augmentation (enlargement), mastopexy (uplift), reduction, gynaecomastia correction, abdominpolasty (tummy tuck) and skin cancer excision and reconstruction.

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Mr Simon Heppell

Mr Simon Heppell Cosmetic Surgery & Plastic Surgery Consultant, Portsmouth, private hospital specialist.

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