Miss Elaine Sassoon
Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
AB, FRCS (Ed&Eng), FRCS (Plast)
I was educated at Harvard University, USA and attended medical school at University College Hospital in London. My surgical training took me to specialist hospitals in London, Cambridge, Oxford and of course East Grinstead. I supplemented my UK training with attachments and fellowships in Slovenia and Taiwan (microsurgery) as well as Atlanta, USA (oculoplastic and aesthetic surgery). During my time in the USA I won the prestigious Gaspar Anastasi Award for aesthetic surgery.
I have excelled at research and been awarded numerous prizes both nationally and internationally. For my research on the dynamic anatomy of the kiss I was chosen for the Royal Society "New Frontiers in Science" Exhibition.
One of my passions is microsurgery, with a particular interest in breast reconstruction and I have devoted myself to campaigning for the right of women to a full choice of reconstructions. I chair the Breast Special Group of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons. My book "The Boudica Within" has won international acclaim.
My love of sculpture has helped me develop a keen three-dimensional aesthetic eye, and I have considerable experience of all aspects of breast surgery (including breast enlargement), particularly breast asymmetry. I am also very interested in the aesthetics of non surgical facial rejuvenation, particularly the use of natural fillers and fat to restore a youthful face. I provide a full cosmetic service.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Elaine Sassoon at Spire include:
Spire Norwich Hospital is only able to provide COVID-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
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
Perforator flaps for breast reconstruction Lipofilling and stem cells
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
I am a bright, witty and thoughtful person. I am always honest and straightforward with my patients. I listen to them and take the time to address their needs.
My outside interests include travel, languages, sculpture and art.