Mr Simon Heppell
Consultant Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeon
OBE MB ChB FRCS Ed (Plast)
My specialist interests include all aspects of breast surgery (reconstruction and cosmetic), skin cancer and microvascular reconstruction. I regularly perform breast reconstruction, augmentation (enlargement), mastopexy (uplift), reduction, gynaecomastia correction, abdominpolasty (tummy tuck) and skin cancer excision and reconstruction.
I trained in medicine at the University of Leicester, qualifying in 1993 followed by Officer Training at Royal Academy Sandhurst. I continued surgical training thereafter in Leicester, London, Frimly Park and Southampton, attaining well rounded general exposure prior to specialising in plastic surgery. During this time I attained FRCSEd (professional surgical qualification).
My surgery training started in 1996 at Royal Hospital Haslar and continued at East Grinstead, Stoke Mandeville, Salisbury and Oxford. Throughout this period I received thorough training in all aspects of plastic surgery including breast surgery, hand surgery, burns, craniofacial surgery and reconstruction. After passing the specialist plastic surgery examinations FRCS (Plast) I departed these shores for a specialist fellowship in breast reconstructive surgery in Toronto, Canada and a microvascular reconstruction fellowship in Winnipeg, Canada. I took up my NHS post as a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in 2007.
I have published several articles and am a contributor to the book 'Oxford Handbook in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery'. As a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps, I have worked in Northern Ireland, Germany and Cyprus and have been deployed to Afghanistan treating many war casualties.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Simon Heppell at Spire include:
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Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons.
I am married to a local GP and live in the Portsmouth area with my wife and two boys. We all enjoy travelling, skiing and sport.