Miss Judith Hunter (Jude) is a senior and highly experienced plastic surgeon specialising in breast reconstruction, breast reduction, breast augmentation, breast uplift, abdominoplasty, body contouring, labiaplasty and pinnaplasty in private practice in Harley Street and Chelsea. Jude read medicine at Cambridge, graduating with a First Class Honours degree and attaining her FRCS (Plast) in 2011 and her specialist registration in plastic surgery in 2013, Jude has undertaken three microsurgery fellowships at the Royal Marsden and St Thomas’s Hospitals in London and a year in Melbourne, Australia – being awarded the Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship from the Royal Society of Medicine. Jude has a special interest in all forms of breast reconstruction, especially using free tissue transfer (DIEP) transverse upper gracilis (TUG) and also body contouring surgery after massive weight loss. She has set up a new breast reconstruction spoke clinic at Northwick Park Hospital working closely with the local breast surgeons which is smoothing the patient pathway for patients who live in north west London.
Jude supports the major trauma centre on call at St Mary’s and Charing Cross Hospital for lower limb trauma as well as visiting Hammersmith Hospital to aid with complex wound repair.In addition to having an MD research degree, she has over 25 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has presented widely at national and international meetings. She has a strong teaching interest and is a faculty member on the MS oncoplastics course at the University of East Anglia, has set up a microsurgery simulation lab in her current post, is a judge at a national core training surgical simulation competition, is a faculty member of the Imperial FRCS (Plast) viva course and is setting up a flap simulation course for 2017. Jude is working closely with breast oncology surgeons from Imperial, Ealing and Northwick to develop her practice in lymphaticovenous anastomoses to reduce the incidence and effects of lymphoedema (arm swelling) after axillary lymph node surgery, embracing her training in Australia. Together with her colleagues at Imperial, she has been working closely with the pioneers of the LYMPHA procedure in Genoa.
She mainly performs microsurgical breast reconstruction using DIEP and TUG flaps, as well as breast symmetrisation, reduction, augmentation and body contouring. She very much enjoys guiding her patients through their breast reconstruction journey and is well known for her attention to detail, caring attitude and positive outlook.
In her spare time Jude enjoys cooking and entertaining friends together with her husband Eric; travelling; skiing; swimming; going to the theatre and walking their dog, Havana.