Mr George Spyrou

Consultant Plastic Surgeon


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I have been a Consultant Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgeon for over 20 years. I undertake all aspects of cosmetic surgery and the main bulk of my work is facial, aesthetic breast and body contouring surgery.

My experience in Plastic surgery has a 30 year span.

In aesthetic facial surgery I have a special interest in blepharoplasties, rhinoplasties and autologous fat transfer to improve facial contouring.

For blepharoplasties (eyelid surgery for bag removal) I have developed specific and pioneering techniques in eyelid suspension for great results. I have presented my techniques in various scientific meetings. I use these pioneering techniques in both cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery.

I am the skin cancer lead in the Midyorks NHS Trust and perform routinely a great number of reconstructive facial work with the main focus around total eyelid reconstruction following resection for cancer. The experience that I have gained over decades of reconstructive work enables me to have mastered a very solid approach when it comes to cosmetic eyelid surgery.

For rhinoplasties I offer a combined service with ENT surgeons to maximise cosmesis and function. I have developed this combined service in the NHS and offer exactly the same approach in the private sector. Your rhinoplasty consultation and follow up will be at Methley Park Hospital but your surgery would be in another private facility.

For facial contouring I use the Sidney Coleman fat transfer approach for long lasting natural results. Fat is removed from another part of the body is and used to improve facial aesthetics.

I have a special interest in implant-based breast augmentation as well as breast uplifts and breast reductions. I was one of the very few surgeons who alerted MHRA, (UK Health and Medicines Regulatory body) with regards to the risks of aggressive textured silicone implants (ALCL) as early as 2014 when I reported the second case in the UK. As a result of these meticulous reports of mine and other plastic surgeons who really care about patients, these implants lost their CE mark in 2018. Currently I only use nanotextured breast implants which are not linked to ALCL.

I have also been introduced to the technique of autologous fat breast augmentation in 2009 by Dr Ueberreiter who invented the technique in Berlin. I mastered the procedure of autologous fat breast augmentation with great success in the UK.

I perform body contouring surgery, arm lifts, tummy tucks and liposuction. I have been the bariatric lead in the Midyorks NHS Trust for massive weight loss patients and gained valuable experience through that role. In abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) for example I offer various additions or modifications. I also can perform skin tightening, musculofascial reconstruction/tightening as well as targeted liposuction.

To date I have performed over 20,000 procedures in plastic surgery in both the NHS and privately. The breast procedures alone are over 2,000 as my experience in complex breast surgery has grown over the years.

I keep up to date with my general medical education, especially with the latest techniques in cosmetic facial/breast/body surgery by regularly attending courses, meetings and seminars in the UK, Europe and USA.

I am an NHS Consultant in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Midyorks NHS Trust. I hold a senior clinical post and I am also educational supervisor for junior doctors.

Recently and due to the long NHS waiting lists skin cancer patients come to see me privately. The service I offer is exactly the same as in the NHS with one exemption. The patient journey is much shorter and the solution to the problem is given almost immediately so patients do not have to wait.

I gained my basic medical qualification in Greece before relocating to the UK in 1992. After 4 years of basic training in general and plastic surgery, I qualified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCSEd) in 1996. Following that I undertook a pioneering research project in the management of scars at the University of Bradford. I was awarded the higher degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) for my thesis in 1998. In 2003 I was awarded the European Boards of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Qualification (EBOPRAS). I am licensed to practice in the EU as well as the UK.

My higher specialist training as a Specialist Registrar in Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery was carried out in Bradford, Leeds, Hull and Wakefield. I also spent periods in other specialist centres in London and Belgium.

In 2003 I had the privilege in to be one of the few selected to complete probably the most prestigious cosmetic fellowship in the UK at the Humana Wellington Hospital in London. I was taught plastic surgery by the BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) president at the time Mr Norman Waterhouse. Although that was over 20 years ago the principles of the patient centred approach together with solid surgical skills will echo for ever.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr George Spyrou at Spire include:

Cosmetic surgery

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Additional information

Cosmetic surgery

EB(PRAS) / Gronigen Netherlands / 2003
European Boards of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
It is the only qualification of plastic surgery at a European level.

CCMS (Plast) / Greece / 2003
Certification of Completion of Medical Specialty

Professional memberships

British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (BAPRAS)

European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS)

Specialist Register of the General Medical Council

Professional leadership

I am the Skin Cancer plastic surgery lead for Mid Yorks NHS Trust.