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Mr Saif Azzawi is a fully licenced consultant plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon based in Suffolk and London. Mr Azzawi performs cosmetic and reconstructive procedures at BMI St Edmunds Hospital, Harley Medical Group Hospitals and The West Suffolk NHS Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.
Mr Azzawi has trained both in the UK and in Australia and has over 10 years of highly specialised training completed in London, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.
Saif was educated at the University of Glasgow and graduated with honours, he completed his initial surgical training in Glasgow and in Manchester training in general surgery, orthopaedics and plastic surgery before becoming a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2012. He was then admitted to the highly competitive speciality training program in plastic surgery in London, where he worked in world leading units in plastic and reconstructive surgery including the Royal Free Hospital London, St George’s Hospital, Chelsea and Westminister Hospital and St Thomas Hospital. He was then awarded the fellowship in Plastic Surgery (FRCS Plast) from the Royal College of Surgeons.
To further advance and refine his skills and experience , Saif went to Australia and has completed the advanced aesthetic plastic surgery fellowship, specialising facial and breast cosmetic procedures at the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery. He also completed the body contouring and breast surgery fellowship in Sydney and a microsurgery fellowship in Adelaide that specialised in head and neck cancer and breast reconstruction.
He is on the General Medical Council’s specialist register for plastic surgery and has won the fellowship award from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons of which he is a member. He is also a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and is on the plastic surgery committee in the Royal Society of Medicine.
Throughout his career Mr Azzawi has had a collaborative academic interest in facial reanimation trauma and aesthetic surgery, where he researched published and presented his work in the UK and abroad, this has won a number of awards including the president’s prize at the international royal medical services meeting for his work on facial reanimation surgery.
Currently, Mr Azzawi works as consultant plastic surgeon in the NHS at West Suffolk Hospital where he is part of the skin cancer multidisciplinary team with a specialist interest in complex skin cancer reconstruction, and facial reanimation. He also collaborates with surgeons from other specialties to provide reconstruction service to the complex cases, including breast surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons and head and neck teams.
Saif works in private practice at the BMI Bury St Edmunds Hospital and at Harley Medical Group in London. He splits his time between his family, his private work and his NHS practice. He is also a commissioned medical officer in the British Army reserves where he is involved in mentoring of medical officers. He is a keen trainer and spends time educating and mentoring future surgeons in his NHS and military reserves practice.
In his spare time Saif enjoys cycling, golf and shooting. His shooting team from the army unit came first in the force troop command operational shooting championship
Areas of interest
Eyelid surgery ; Breast augmentation ; Liposuction ; Fat transfer; lipo-sculpting ; Breast lift;Facelift ; Browlift ; Arm lift; thigh lift; body lift; Gynaecomastia correction ; Abdominoplasty; tummy tuck; Ear correction ; pinnaplasty ; breast enlargement; Labiaplasty ; rhinoplast ;Facial plastic surgery; Congenital moles; Skin lesions; Skin lumps and bumps; Skin cancer; Reconstructive plastic surgery; Abdominal wall reconstruction after pregnancy ; Keloid scars; Scar correction ; Facial injury; Skin grafts; Malignant melanoma ; MOHs reconstruction; Basal cell carcinoma removal;
Squamous cell carcinoma removal ; Carpal tunnel release; Ganglion removal; Lipoma, skin lumps, Moles, Trigger finger release; Dupuytren’s release
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon at West Suffolk NHS foundation trust.
Facial reanimation; facial ageing; adipose derived stem cells; fat grafting; trauma and reconstruction; skin oncology; outcomes in breast surgery; outcomes in body contouring surgery; rhinoplasty; breast implant capsules
- Serving officer at British Army reserves
- Father of two young boys, keen on outdoor activities
- Team captain for unit shooting team (Glock and SA80 rifle)
- Golf and Cycling
- UK Chairman and trustee of an international charity focusing on medical training
British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Travelling Fellowship Award
Global Talent Program Recipient- Australia
President’s Prize: international Royal Medical Services Conference
Royal Society of Medicine: first place presentation
National Rosemere Cancer Foundation Research Award
School of Surgery Anatomy Award
Awarded Honours with M.B Ch. B from Glasgow University
Awarded the Arbroath Prize from Glasgow University
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Arabic - Native or bilingual
- French - Fluent
- Spanish - Basic
London’s newest Army medics graduate from Sandhurst.
Saif Al Azzawi , T Kidd , T Shoaib Closed Rhinoplasty: A Single Surgeon ….
K Gasteratos, Saif Al Azzawi, A Grobbelaar. Long-term functional and aesthetic outcomes …
Saif Al Azzawi, A Greensmith. How to make the most of the temporalis fascia graft in open rhinoplasty: an innovative technique
Saif Al Azzawi, Y Mermans, Morris Rtiz. Getting the most out of the wound closure a description of technique.
Y Mermans, Saif Al Azzawi, Morris Ritz. Samplings of breast implant shell during implant exchang...
Greaeme Southwick, Saif Al Azzawi. on: Gravity in mid facial Ageing a 3 dimensional study.
M G K Hunter S Al Azzawi A Boreham. What is the additional training value of Military Hospital Exercises …
Saif Al Azzawi, M Gimzewska. Use of Simulation in a Military Hospital Exercise: Lessons learned and …
Saif Al Azzawi. Z-plasty for primary closure of a traumatic ….
Langridge BJ, Al Azzawi S, Toft NJ. Embedded ring injury …
Mohan A, Al Azzawi S, Mandal A. The Keystone Island flap: our experience in skin and oncological reconstruction.
Al Azzawi S, Ritz M, McMillan W. “Restylane for facial dimpling following surgery”
Al Azzawi S, Srinivasan S 'Surface piercing—a new trend in cosmetic piercing, potential …
Al Azzawi S, Yue D, Sujendran V, Jain V. Plastic surgery for excess skin following gastric bypass: overall patient satisfaction.
Al Azzawi S, Janjua A, Mandal A. Role of Hyaluronic acid in various aspects of wound healing…
Al Azzawi SA, Mohanna P. Capsular Contracture around Breast Implants
Mohan A, Al Azzawi S, Mandal A. Keystone flaps and their use in lower limb wounds and trunk reconstruction…
Al Azzawi S, H. Every wound counts: undiscovered wound in mons pubis resulting in a …
Al Azzawi S, Ardehali B, Mosahibi A. Outcomes following early removal of drains after bilateral breast reduction.
Al Azzawi SA, Tanos G, Laitung G. Use of erbium laser for treatment of giant congenital melanocytic naevi, …
S Al Azzawi, K Johal, C Ekwobi. Necrotising Fasciitis.
Mohan A, Al Azzawi S, Mandal A. Keystone design fasciocutaneous island flap- the patient and the surgeon’s choice for oncological reconstruction?
K Johal, S Al Azzawi, C Ekwobi. Facial basal cell carcinoma
Courses offered to GPs
- Plastic Surgery for General Practitioners: what you need to know
- Introduction to non-surgical cosmetic procedures: dermal fillers and neurotoxin
- Managing cosmetic patients for general practice
- Skin cancer referral pathways for GPs
Audit of BCC outcomes : for incomplete excision rate is 0.5% (below the published national average of 4%) data from January-June 2021
Re-admission rate between January-June 2021 0%
- Certificate of Completion of Training - in speciality of Plastic Surgery (CCT) The UK General Medical Council 2020
- Advanced Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery 2020
- Fellowship of Royal Colleges of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery The Royal College of Surgeons of England 2019
- Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England The Royal College of Surgeons of England 2012
- Cosmetic Body contouring and breast surgery fellowship Australia Plastic Surgery 2020
- Head and neck and Breast Microsurgrey reconstruction fellowship The Royal Adelaide Hospital 2020
Reference number 7036993
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Panel Member Royal Society of Medicine - Plastic Surgery Section 2021
Details of entry to specialist register
- The UK General Medical Concil - Entry ot specialist register in Plastic Surgery, 2020
- Dubai Health Authority - Specialist registration, 2021
Affiliations / memberships
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Membership of British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Membership of International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Membership of Royal Society of Medicine
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Post treatment communication
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Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: saif.ramman