Mrs Effie Katerinaki

Mrs Effie Katerinaki

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon

MB ChB, PhD, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Plast)

Specialises in

  • Aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery
  • Abdominoplasty procedures
  • Fat grafting (lipomodelling)
  • Male breast reduction (gynaecomastia)
  • Prominent ear correction (otoplasty)

Languages spoken

English, Greek

I am a consultant plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon. I perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to the breast and body including; breast lift surgery, breast reduction, breast implant surgery, breast augmentation, breast reconstruction surgery, male breast reduction (surgery for gynaecomastia), fat transfers and abdominoplasty procedures.

I also perform ear plastic surgery including ear pinning and split ear lobe correction, as well as liposuction procedures including; thigh liposuction, fat transfers, tummy liposuction, scar revision as well as mole, skin tag and cyst removal.

I obtained my primary medical degree (MB ChB) from the University of Patras, Greece and continued my general surgical and advanced plastic surgery training in the UK. Prior to starting my higher specialist training in plastic surgery, I completed a three year long research fellowship on malignant melanoma at the University of Sheffield. This work led to a PhD awarded to me by the University of Sheffield in 2004.

I undertook a six year specialist training programme in plastic surgery at South Manchester University Hospital and the Christie Hospital, the largest cancer centre in Europe, acquiring skills in breast and skin cancer reconstructive surgery. I completed a 12 month specialist breast reconstruction fellowship at City Hospital, Birmingham and subsequently spent six months on a prestigious fellowship on microsurgical reconstruction of the breast at the Health Science Centre in Winnipeg, Canada, one of the largest centres for microsurgery in North America.

In 2011 I was appointed to my first NHS Consultant post in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. I moved to City Hospital, Birmingham in 2012 to work as a consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon with a specialist interest in breast reconstruction. I left the NHS to concentrate on my private practice in July 2017, aiming to continue providing the highest quality, safe surgical care with an individualised approach to my patients’ needs and expectations.

One of the most common questions I get asked during consultations for cosmetic surgery is “How soon can I have the procedure?” Of course it is understandable that having made the decision to have a cosmetic procedure is exciting, it is very important that enough time is given after the consultation to reflect upon everything discussed.

It is my usual practice to offer everyone who consults with me the opportunity to book a second consultation free of charge, so that they have enough time to consider everything that we discussed.


General Medical Council Number: C4204138

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Effie Katerinaki at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Fat grafting
  • Split ear lobe corrections

Breast reduction Q&A

Why would you need breast reduction surgery and what is involved?

Mrs Effie Katerinaki, Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon talks about breast reduction surgery. She details why someone would have this procedure and what the operation involves, as well as explaining the recovery process.

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Additional information

Breast surgery
Cosmetic breast surgery
Cosmetic surgery
Dermatological surgery
Plastic surgery
Reconstructive surgery

MB ChB / University of Patras, Greece / 1991
Degree of Medicine

FRCS / Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 1998
Professional qualification to practise as a senior surgeon

PhD / University of Sheffield / 2004
A Doctor of Philosophy

FRCS (Plast) / N/A / 2009
Professional qualification to practise as a senior surgeon

Professional memberships

General Medical Council (GMC)

British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)

Medical Protection Society (MPS)

British Medical Association (BMA)

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