Professor Simon Kay


OBE, DSc (Hon), BA, BM BCh, FRCS, FRCS(Plast), FRCSE(ad hominem)

GMC number: 2299165


Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Paediatric Hand Surgery

Consultation times

  • Weekly Thursday PM
  • Overview

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01133 882 067


Professor Simon Kay is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon who has combined a long career of complex reconstructive surgery in the NHS public sector with over 30 years' experience in independent practice in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. He has been an innovator in children’s hand and plastic surgery, in microsurgery and in major nerve surgery as well as in hand transplantation. 

He has taught, trained and designed services in cosmetic surgery and has been President of British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), and The British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) as well as Editor of the Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. He is a full member of British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).  He undertakes a wide range of cosmetic procedures and has been a pioneer in the embedding of Clinical Psychology in Plastic Surgery. He lectures widely, has written a very large number of scientific papers and has edited a prize-winning surgical textbook.  He is also the Editor in Chief of the forthcoming Oxford Textbook of Plastic Surgery. 

In 2019 Prof Kay was honoured by the Queen in the New Year Honours list.

Prof Simon Kay specialises in the following treatments, tests and scans at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital:

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Personal interests

Yachtsman, outdoors, photography.  Medical history and biography. Understanding human medical behaviour.

Languages spoken

English, French and basic Italian

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Simon Kay at Nuffield Health

  • Areola reduction
  • Arm reduction (Brachioplasty)
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Reshaping)
  • Body contouring
  • Bone Graft
  • Breast enlargement surgery
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast uplift (mastopexy)
  • Brow lift
  • Capsulectomy
  • Hand surgery
  • Ear pinning cosmetic surgery (Pinnaplasty)
  • Extensive muscle repair
  • Eye lift
  • Facelift surgery
  • Facial surgery
  • Fat grafting
  • Inverted nipple surgery
  • Labial reduction (labiaplasty)
  • Liposuction treatment
  • Mole removal
  • Neck lift
  • Oculoplastic surgery
  • Otoplasty (ear correction / ear repositioning)
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Post bariatric surgery (or body contouring)
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Skin surgery
  • Tendon problems
  • Thigh lift
  • Trauma reconstruction
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery

Locations Professor Simon Kay works with

Related experience


Prof Kay has published numerous research articles focussing especially on microsurgery and reconstruction, book chapters, and is currently editing the Oxford textbook of Plastic Surgery.


  • British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

Other post held

  • Consultant Plastic Surgeon Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Insurers Professor Simon Kay works with

Professor Simon Kay works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Healix
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Professor Simon Kay does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Simon Kay does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Simon Kay does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.