Nicholas Bennett MB BS FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Plast)
Nicholas Bennett qualified in Medicine from University College London in 1988 having decided as a child that he wanted to become a Plastic Surgeon. After completing his Officer training at Sandhurst he worked as a GP in a Practice near Salisbury, caring for soldiers and their families.
His introduction to Plastic Surgery was at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in 1994 which treated military and civilian patients, the majority having been evacuated from the Bosnia conflict and Falkland Island veterans with limb trauma and burns.
Following further training in a number of surgical specialties including Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery he commenced Specialty Plastic Surgery training at Odstock Hospital in Salisbury. During his time there he performed research into the surgical management of chemical burns and in 1996 was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in London. He gained experience in breast surgery and reconstruction, hand surgery, head and neck cancer, cleft lip and palate, limb trauma and microsurgery. He was invited by a charity to visit Nepal where he taught Plastic Surgery skills to the Nepalese surgeons at the Kanti Children’s Hospital, where burnt children needed skin grafts.
He completed his training at the world renowned Canniesburn Hospital in Glasgow from where he passed the Final Plastic Surgery Fellowship examination, FRCS (Plast) in 2002 and soon afterwards the European Board fellowship examination (EBOPRAS) in Bern, Switzerland.
In 2003 he returned to the South of England with his wife and four children and has worked as a Consultant at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth since then.
Mr Bennett has full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) and is on the Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and has held a number of important positions at the Royal College of Surgeons in London, including being a member of the Specialty Advisory Committee, responsible for the training for Plastic Surgeons and also being a College Assessor, representing the College at Consultant recruitment interviews.
Mr Bennett was Clinical Lead for Plastic Surgery at Portsmouth Healthcare NHS Trust and was a member of the Medical Advisory Committee at Spire Portsmouth Hospital for several years, ensuring the highest standards of safety for patients and representing the Cosmetic Surgeons in maintaining their high professional standards.
Mr Bennett specialises in the management of skin cancer including malignant melanoma and uncommon soft tissue tumours. His successful cosmetic surgery practice is based at Spire Portsmouth Hospital where he specialises in breast surgery (breast enlargement, breast uplift, breast reduction and revision of problems caused by old implants – sometimes using the fat transfer technique), body contouring (abdominoplasty, liposuction, thigh reduction, upper arm reduction) and skin removal following massive weight loss. He also performs blepharoplasty surgery (eyelids), non-surgical facelifts using the Silhouette Soft Thread Lift Technique and other surgical procedures such as correction of inverted nipples, repair of split ear lobes, scar revision and treatment of keloid scars, removal of skin moles and skin cancers and gynaecomastia surgery (removal of excess male breast tissue).