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About Elaine Sassoon

Elaine Sassoon MB BS, is a well respected female plastic surgeon in the UK. Elaine was born in London and partly educated in Paris before going to Harvard University, USA.

She returned to England to undertake her medical studies at University College Hospital, London. She continued her general surgical training at a number of teaching hospitals in the south of England and became a fellow of both the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1989.

Training in plastic surgery

She started her plastic surgery training in Oxford in 1989 and rotated through teaching hospitals in London, Birmingham, Cambridge and Norwich. She passed the Plastic Surgery Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1998 and became accredited in Plastic Surgery the same year.

International female plastic surgeon

She has spent overseas attachments in South Africa; France; Bosnia; Taiwan (perforator flap microsurgery); New Orleans, USA (perforator flap microsurgery) as well as overseas fellowships in Ljubljana, Slovenia (microsurgery) and Atlanta, USA (oculoplastic and aesthetic surgery). Elaine has run several regional, national and international courses in plastic surgery, and has been awarded numerous prizes both nationally and internationally. In 2019 she was named one of Norfolk’s 100 most inspiring women, as well as Best Plastic Surgeon for East of England.

Professional affiliations

Elaine is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, a member of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, a member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and of the Royal College of Surgeons of England as well as a Corresponding Member of the Aesthetic Society (USA). She was Chairman of the Breast Subcommittee of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons.

In 2004 Miss Sassoon was declared the BAPS representative on the BAPS / BASO Interface Committee which decides breast cancer management policies. Her interests include all aspects of aesthetic surgery and non surgical rejuvenation, and reconstructive surgery of the body and breast.
Elaine is registered with the General Medical Council.

Other qualifications

She obtained a Master’s with Merit in International Political Economy from the LSE in 2019, having previously got a Diploma of MBA Essentials. She also holds a Diploma with Honours from the London School of Journalism.


Private appointments are available at: Spire Hospital, Hill House Consulting Rooms, Old Watton Road, Norwich, NR4 7TD. Secretary Sally Gilks. Tel: 07985 184476. Email: norfolkmedsec@gmail.com