Miss Elaine Sassoon

Miss Elaine Sassoon

Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
AB, FRCS (Ed&Eng), FRCS (Plast)

Practising at

Spire Norwich Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Elaine Sassoon at Spire include:

Cosmetic surgery

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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.

Clinical Interests

Breast surgery
Cosmetic breast surgery
Facial 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, Abdominoplasty Surgery following weight loss (body contouring), Labial reduction, Moles and skin cancer, Upper arm surgery.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

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

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Current NHS 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, University of East Anglia

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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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Private contact details

Telephone 01603 255 574
Website http://www.elainesassoon.com
Private secretary Mrs Janet Sullivan
Private secretary telephone 01328 863829
Private secretary email janet@elainesassoon.com