Miss Anita Hazari
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
MBBS, MD, FRCS (Plast)
I have been a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the world-famous Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, East Grinstead since 2006 and provide a plastic surgery service to East Kent. As the oncoplastics breast lead from 2009 to 2012, I was a key member of the Kent Breast Cancer Network, helping to formulate the breast reconstruction pathway, policy for pre-op screening in breast reduction surgery and the use of lipofilling in breasts.
My rigorous training in plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery was in the Pan-Thames Training Programme. Additional training in microsurgery allowed me to develop specialist skills in breast reconstruction allowing me to offer the whole repertoire of breast reconstructive techniques including the use of implants, LD flap and the patient's own tissue from the abdomen (DIEP), inner thigh (TUG) and buttock (SGAP) flaps. I also spent time at the Christine Kleinert Institute of Hand and Microsurgery, Louisville, USA in 2004.
I am a fully accredited specialist in plastic surgery, and am on the Specialist Register in Plastic Surgery with the General Medical Council. I am also a full member of BAPRAS, BAAPS and ABS.
I was on BAPRAS council from 2013 to 2015, during which time I served on the Finance Committee, ABS Council and was the lead for National Commissioning. I established the UK National Flap Registry (UKNFR) in 2015 with cross-speciality participation from BAPRAS, BAOMS, BAHNO, ABS and BSSH. I am the UKNFR National Audit Lead. I am a member of the Court of Examiners for the FRCS(Plast) examinations held by the UK Intercollegiate Specialty Board in Plastic Surgery and an examiner for the European Plastic Surgery Examinations (EBOPRAS). I am a certified Educational Supervisor with the KSS (Kent, Surrey and Sussex) Deanery. I love to teach and regularly lecture plastic surgery trainees, nurses and breast care nurses.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Anita Hazari at Spire include:
Cosmetic surgery: Genitals, Nose, Face, Eyes, Ears, Breasts, Body, Non-surgical procedures
Plastic surgery: Skin cancer, Non surgical cosmetic treatment, Hand surgery, Cosmetic breast surgery, Breast surgery, Dermatological surgery, Soft tissue injuries, Reconstructive surgery, Facial surgery, Bilateral nipple areola reduction remove and replace with implants
Spire Tunbridge Wells 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 the Royal College of Surgeons, Plastic Surgery / - / 2004
FRCS (Plast), Intercollegiate Board
MD University of London / - / 2000
Thesis on peripheral nerve regeneration
Hunterian Professor, Royal College of Surgeons England / - / 1999
FRCS (England) / - / 1996
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
British Association of Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS)
Association of Breast Surgeons (ABS)
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Anita has written several papers on breast reconstruction.
Her research thesis was on nerve regeneration and the Royal College of Surgeons of England recognised her original work in nerve grafting, awarding a Hunterian Professorship in 1999.
Colleagues and patients find that I have a straight-forward manner and that I'm honest in my assessment of what is achievable with surgery. As a female consultant plastic surgeon, I encourage women to choose the ‘natural’ look, instilling confidence in their appearance, and to be comfortable in their own skin. I am privileged to have earned the trust of several nurses, doctors and professional women as my patients, and they have been delighted with the outcome of their surgery.
I take pride in my caring attitude towards patients and my communication skills with patients. I am keen to ensure that patients are fully informed and involved in all aspects of their care. I live in Kent with my husband and young son. I enjoy tennis, pilates and running.