Mr Alastair J Platt

Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery

Offering the full range of cosmetic, plastic and hand surgery consultations
and operations in trusted local private hospitals.

Alastair James Platt FRCS (Plast)

Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Alastair Platt

Mr Alastair Platt has worked as a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in East Yorkshire since 2001. His NHS base is at The Department of Plastic Surgery, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, East Yorkshire, where he has a major interest in reconstructive, hand and skin surgery. Mr Platt trained at Cambridge University and Oxford University before going on to hold junior posts in Bath, Canterbury and Oxford. His senior plastic surgery training was undertaken in units throughout Yorkshire. He undertook a fellowship in Plastic Surgery in Adelaide, Australia. Mr Platt is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, a member of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and a council member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH). Mr Platt regularly presents at national and international meetings and has over 80 publications and presentations in the field of Plastic Surgery.

Mr Platt offers cosmetic surgery for individuals who feel the need to revise or change the appearance, structure or position of their features which may otherwise be considered as outside the broad range of "normal". The decision to undergo any cosmetic procedure should not be taken lightly and it is essential to have informed and realistic expectations of the results. Patients are always seen by Mr Platt for their initial consultation and throughout their care. Mr Platt is supported by a dedicated team of professionals. Clinics and operations are carried out at The Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital, St Hugh's Hospital in Grimsby and Clifton Park Hospital in York. The Anaesthetists that work with Mr Platt are all consultants and are members of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Appointments can be arranged by calling;
Gale Bell (practice manager): 01482 841228
Sandra Howland: 01482 841229

Real Self News

Alastair Platt Earns Respected RealSelf 500 award for Ongoing Commitment to Consumer Education and High Patient Ratings

Alastair Platt has been announced as one of 500 board-certified doctors worldwide to receive the RealSelf 500 honor, an esteemed accolade recognizing the highest-rated and most active doctors on RealSelf, the world's largest online aesthetics community to learn about cosmetic treatments and connect with doctors and other clinicians.

Every month, 10 million consumers visit RealSelf to connect with aesthetic providers and research elective cosmetic treatments ranging from surgical procedures like rhinoplasty to non-surgical options like fillers and anti wrinkle injections.

This elite group of 500 doctors, who represent the top 5% of the RealSelf doctor community, are committed to sharing their expertise, free of charge, with tens of millions of RealSelf community members actively searching for information and the right provider.

Alastair Platt recommends that patients spend time researching procedures, surgeons and their qualifications. Patients need good quality information and RealSelf provides a valuable source of information.

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It is the largest online destination to get informed about elective cosmetic procedures and to find the right doctor or clinic. More than 10 million people visit Real Self each month to find out which treatments and providers live up to their promise of being “Worth It.” Real Self is powered by unbiased experiences shared by consumers for hundreds of treatments, ranging from simple skincare to highly considered cosmetic surgery. Offering millions of photos and medical expert answers, Real Self has become the essential resource and service for those seeking to find the right surgeon.

Tom Seery, Founder and CEO of RealSelf. “Our research shows that more than 95 percent of patients expect a practice to engage with them online. These doctors are leading the way in terms of their online engagement and focus on empowering patients with good information.”

Alastair Platt recommends that anyone considering treatment should spend time researching procedures and not hurry their decision of whether plastic surgery is right for them.

Meet the team

Gale Bell

Gale Bell - Practice Manager

Gale manages Mr Platt's private practice. She was Mr Platt's secretary in the NHS from 2002 to 2007 before she moved to manage his private practice in 2007. She has over 30 years of experience in managing plastic surgery patients and now is involved in the day to day co-ordination of his practice.

Sandra Howland

Sandra Howland - Admin Assistant

Sandra’s role in the practice is administrative assistant and will be happy to help in any way possible. Sandra has worked in the plastic surgery department, along with Gale, in an administrative capacity for 17 years.

Zahid Rafique

Zahid Rafique - Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Rafique was appointed as a consultant anaesthetist in the Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust in 2003. He has extensive experience in the anaesthesia of cosmetic surgery patients.

Paresh Rajendran

Paresh Rajendran - Consultant Anaesthetist

Paresh has worked as a consultant anaethetist in Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust since February 2013. He trained throughout hospitals in Yorkshire and has a special interest in aneasthesia for cosmetic surgery, regional anaesthesia and Pre-Assessment especially Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPX). He teaches for FRCA and is a Tutor in the Hull York Medical School

Karen Milton

Karen Milton - Cosmetic Sister Spire

Karen was appointed as Cosmetic Sister at the Spire to coincide with the opening of the new Lowfield Suite at the Spire hospital in Anlaby. Her role is to care for patients undergoing cosmetic surgery and help and support them through their journey. Her vision is to create a centre of excellence for cosmetic surgery in the region. She has previously worked as an outpatient staff nurse since 2007 and before this on an acute surgical ward.

Lynda Thorndike

Lynda Thorndike - Cosmetic Sister St Hughs

Lynda has worked at St Hugh's Hospital for eight years and became the Cosmetic Surgery Liaison Sister in 2010. Lynda works directly with Mr Platt, during his out-patient clinics and on surgery days. She is there to support both him and his patients. She is available before and after treatment for advice, and is very happy to talk to patients informally to discuss any concerns they may have. She is usually on-duty on the day of surgery, so is a familiar and friendly face before and after treatment, which offers reassurance to many patients.


Common procedures on the breast include enlargement (breast augmentation), reduction, reshaping, lifting (mastopexy) and male breast reduction (gynaecomastia)


Common procedures on the face include eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), ear reshaping (otoplasty) and face lifting


Common procedures on the body include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), arm and thigh reduction and liposuction


Common conditions of the hand include nerve compression (carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome), trigger finger, dupuytrens and hand arthritis


Skin cancer removal and reconstruction, benign skin lesions

Non Surgical

Mr Platt offers non surgical treatments including fillers and anti-wrinkle injections with botulinum toxin for those patients who do not need surgery

Care and Facilities

All of the private hospitals that Mr Platt works at have state of the art facilities and comply with stringent health care regulations.

Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital

The Spire Hospital is a premium private hospital serving the East of Yorkshire. It is located only minutes away from the humber bridge and about 15 minutes from Hull city centre. It has a dedicated cosmetic suite located in the new Lowfields building that was opened in summer 2016.

St Hugh's Hospital Grimsby

HMT St Hugh's Hospital is a 25 bed hospital located between Cleethorpes and Grimsby. The 2 fully equiped operating theatres were fully refurbished in 2015 to include laminar airflow to ensure the lowest possible infection rates.

Clifton Park Hospital

Clifton Park Hospital is a modern, purpose built in-patient hospital located just outside York city centre. It is part of the Ramsay Hospital Group and has 24 beds and 2 modern operating theatres.


Face Lift and Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties 2017

After extensive research I came upon Mr Platt and decided to meet him. At my consultation he gave me the time to listen to my hopes for surgery and also my concerns, in return I was given an honest and professional opinion. After full consideration I went ahead with eyelid, eye bag and “R� face and neck lift. The results are amazing, the best thing is I don’t look different but the clock has been turned back at least 10 years.

Abdominoplasty 2017

Having had three caesarean sections and losing all the pregnancy weight I was left with an unsightly saggy apron of skin. This not only caused discomfort during hot weather and skin conditions but made buying clothes challenging as I had to go up a size to accommodate the apron of skin but then had too much bagginess in garments over my legs and waist.

Breast Augmentation 2016

I had my surgery in June 2016 and found Mr. Platt to be friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. The care I have received from Mr. Platt and his team from day one right through to after care has been exceptional. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Platt to family and friends. Very happy with the results I have achieved from my surgery.

Breast Reduction 2016

I cannot praise Mr Platt highly enough! From the first consultation to the pre and post op visits he has explained everything in great detail, ensured I was happy with everything and answered any questions I had with great patience and understanding. The end result is absolutely wonderful and something I had only dreamed about. Thank you Mr Platt, this procedure has made a fantastic difference to my life and I only wish I had been to see you years ago!

Septorhinoplasty 2016

Amazing surgeon, down to earth, friendly and listened to exactly what I wanted. I had my septorhinoplasty 3 weeks ago today and could not be happier. My operation was at the Spire Hospital in Anlaby and the whole experience in general was great. Would highly recommend Alastair Platt to everybody.

Rhinoplasty 2016

Mr Platt is amazing. He's changed my life. I've just had my three month follow up appointment and my nose was hideous before and now it's straight and I can breathe out of both sides. I no longer feel ashamed of my nose. The result is better than I ever dreamed would be possible.

Carpal Tunnel Surgery 2016

Mr Platt treated me at the Spire Hospital for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, from the moment I met him he put me at ease with his friendly manner and I felt he had time to listen to any concerns I may have had, I would have know hesitation in recommending Alastair Platt to anyone.

Skin Lesion removal 2016

I recently had to undergo two small facial procedures under the care of Mr Platt and his very professional team at St Hugh’s Hospital Grimsby. In my opinion this surgeon (and gentleman) is the top of his profession and I am so pleased that I found him.

Your consultation - what to expect

At your consultation you will be given the time that is needed to listen to your concerns and aspirations. An appropriate medical examination will be performed where necessary, including measurements and photography.

You will receive an honest and professional opinion, based upon years of training and experience. Not every person is suitable for surgery and you can be assured that you will be advised if you should wait a few years or consider other options. Sometimes it is necessary to have more than one consultation prior to surgery. No charge is made for these further consultations.

The proposed treatment or operations, including any associated risks and limitations will be explained. Often example photographs will be shown. You will be encouraged to ask questions and take time to consider the information and plan of care.

Following your consultation

Following your consultation, Gale Bell, my practice manager will contact you and provide you with a full estimate of the costs involved with surgery.

Written information on the procedure you are undergoing can be provided. It is important that you spend enough time to consider your treatment and make an informed decision that is based on sound professional advice.

If you have any further questions, we would be very happy to arrange further consultations, at no additional charge.

Booking your operation

If you would like to proceed with treatment, please contact Gale Bell or Sandra Howland on 01482 841228/9. No deposit is required to secure a provisional booking.

Preparing For Surgery

You will receive detailed written information on how to prepare for your operation. Prior to surgery you will be contacted by the hospital to arrange pre-operative assessment. It is very normal to feel nervous about your surgery and it is often helpful to discuss any queries or concerns.

Arrange your personal consultation

If you would like to speak to my secretary, please email or alternatively call on the listed numbers.

  • For any patient queries at Clifton Park Hospital

  • Phone

    01904 809677
  • Address

    Hull Plastic Surgeons
    Lowfield Suite
    Spire Hospital
    HU10 7AZ


The BAAPS is based at The Royal College of Surgeons and was established for the advancement of education and safety in Aesthetic Surgery.


The British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons


The British Society for Surgery of the Hand.


The General Medical Council is a public body that maintains the official register of medical practitioners within the United Kingdom.