Candover’s team of consultants and nursing staff, all with substantive NHS positions, are able to provide the best possible care and aesthetic outcome within the safe and strictly regulated NHS environment. At Candover all of our surgeons are fully accredited in their specialist fields, with many years’ experience in areas such as reconstructive surgery before extending their skills into private cosmetic surgery. Candover offers a dedicated Cosmetic Nurse Specialist, Louise Hall, who works closely alongside all of our consultants. Louise brings long and extensive experience of all types of cosmetic treatment having guided many patients through their cosmetic journey with great care and understanding. Please contact Louise if you require advice on any cosmetic procedure. To learn more about a Consultant and their specialities please select a name from the table below:


Consultant Speciality
Mr Kevin Harris Breast Surgery
Dr Janet Holder  Skin Treatments
Mr Mansoor Khan Facelifts, Body Lifts, Abdominoplasty, Breast Surgery
Mr Gavin McCoubrey Breast Surgery, Arm/Thigh Lifts, Abdominoplasty
Mr Christian Phillips Vaginal Rejuvenation
Dr Tania Phillips Laser Facelifts, Skin Lesions and Vaginal Rejuvenation
Mr Charles Sandy Eye Bags and Lids Surgery and Botox Treatments
Mr Paul Spraggs Ear, Nose and Facial Surgery and Botox Treatments
Louise Hall Cosmetic Nurse Specialist
Mr Kevin Harris

Mr Kevin Harris is Clinical Director at Candover Clinic and qualified in 1993 from Oxford University and further studies at University of London with a BA(Oxon) MB BS. Mr Harris is a Consultant Breast, Endocrine and General surgeon at the Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital. Mr Harris is a Specialist in Breast Oncoplastic procedures such as immediate breast reconstruction following mastectomy for breast cancer and breast reduction procedures. He has been Clinical Lead for the Breast Unit at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital since 2008.

Mr Harris’ specialist interests include:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast reduction
  • Re-do breast surgery
  • Implant surgery
  • LD flap reconstruction
  • Gynaecomastia
Dr Janet Holder
Dr Janet Holder has been a Consultant Dermatologist at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital since January 2009. She became the lead for service improvement and skin cancer lead from January 2010. Dr Holder graduated from the University of the West Indies in 1985. She obtained a diploma in Dermatology with distinction from the University of London in 1991. She continued her training at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, the Leicester Royal Infirmary, the Walsgrave hospital in Coventry and the Royal London hospital.

Dr Holder’s specialist interests include:

  • Enhanced topical treatment
  • Dermatology in ethnic skin
  • Laser treatment of rosacea, pigmentary disorders, excessive hair growth
  • Cosmetically sensitive benign lesions
Mr Mansoor Khan

Mr Mansoor Khan is a Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon. He has a large experience in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Mr Khan graduated from Aberdeen University in 1995 and has undertaken 12 years of training in plastic surgery and completed extensive research at Imperial College and obtained his MD in 2003. He undertook a year long fellowship in New Zealand in reconstructive and burns surgery before taking up his post in 2008 as a consultant at the Wessex Regional Plastic Surgery Unit in Salisbury District Hospital. Mr Khan’s NHS practice includes breast reconstruction, skin oncology, burns reconstruction and reconstructive microsurgery. Mr Khan is the Surgical Lead for Melanoma and Sarcoma for South Central England.

Mr McCoubrey’s specialist interests include:

  • Face Lifts
  • Thigh and buttock lifts
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Liposuction
  • Botox and Dermal Fillers
  • Arm/Thigh Lift
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Upper and Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
Mr Gavin McCoubrey

Mr McCoubrey began his medical training at the University of St Andrews, gaining a BSc in Medical Science and completed his clinical training, qualifying from Manchester University, in 2000. He underwent Specialist Training in Plastic Surgery at the Oxford Deanery and was awarded his CCT in 2014, entering the Specialist Register. In his final year of training Mr McCoubrey spent a year of Fellowship training in Melbourne, Australia. This was a specialised Microsurgical and Cosmetic Fellowship, covering all aspects of Plastic surgical reconstruction. He was appointed as a substantive NHS Plastic Surgeon at Salisbury Foundation Trust and also works at University Hospital Southampton at the Major Trauma Centre due to his main interest in Limb reconstruction. This includes immediate and delayed lower limb reconstruction reconstruction and complex amputations. Mr McCoubrey has a busy practice in elective and trauma Hand surgery, Limb reconstruction and microsurgery. He also has expertise in skin cancer surgery, breast reconstruction and scar revision.

Mr McCoubrey’s specialist interests include:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Liposuction
  • Arm/Thigh Lift
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Prominent Ear Correction
  • Lower limb reconstruction
  • Hand surgery – trauma and elective
Mr Christian Phillips

Mr Christian Phillips is a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology. All patients considering vaginal rejuvenation will be offered a consultation with Consultant Gynaecologist Mr Christian Phillips to ensure the treatment is appropriate for them. Mr Christian Phillips DM FRCOG is a consultant gynaecologist who specialises in the investigation and treatment of female incontinence, prolapse and common gynaecological conditions. He is the Chief investigator in the UK for the international study assessing Incontilase® to treat stress incontinence.

Mr Phillips’ specialises in the investigation and treatment of:

  • Vaginal Rejuvenation
Dr Tania Phillips

Dr Phillips graduated from Southampton University in 1994. She has been a partner in General Practice for 17 years and over the years she has developed an interest in aesthetics, in particular the benefits of lasers in both facial and whole body aesthetics.

Dr Phillips’ specialist interests include:

  • Skin Rejuvenation: skin tightening, wrinkle reduction- any area
  • 3D and 4D facelifts: Facelifts with little to no down time, wrinkle reduction, skin tightening, improved tone and collagen production
  • TightSculpting: breaks down fat cells and tightens the skin treating almost any area of the body – tummy, arms legs etc
  • Skin lesions: rosacea, acne and evening skin pigment
  • Acne: treatment active acne, cysts and scarring from acne with resulting clearer complexion
  • Scar tissue: Reduction scar tissue and smoothing the area
  • Stretch marks: Reduction and elimination of stretch marks
  • Varicosities: treatment for veins, thread veins and broken capillaries
  • Hair removal: all areas from facial to whole body, significantly better results with less treatments than usual lasers
  • Vaginal rejuvenation for vaginal laxity (IntimaLase® treatment)
  • Menopausal associated vaginal atrophy (Renovalase® treatment)
  • NightLase: Stimulation of collagen in the oral mucosa for relief form snoring
  • Other lesions: fungal nail infection
Mr Charles Sandy

Mr Charles Sandy is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with an interest in eyelid surgery. He is experienced in reconstructive and cosmetic eyelid surgery and has been a consultant at the Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital for 15 years, running a private practice in North Hampshire at the same time. He qualified in medicine from Westminster Hospital in 1986 and as a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 1993. He undertook ophthalmic training at The Western Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital. Following this he undertook a fellowship at Moorefield’s in ophthalmic plastic surgery under Richard Collin and Geoffrey Rose prior to his appointment at the Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital in 2000. He has published various papers on a variety of ophthalmic conditions. In his NHS and private practices he sees patients with a variety of eyelid conditions and treats patients with both cosmetic and reconstructive concerns.

Mr Sandy’s specialist interests include:

  • Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
  • Lower Eyelid Belapharoplasty
  • Correction of eyelid malpositions: entropion (eyelids turning inwards), ectropion (eyelids turning outwards), ptosis (upper eyelid droop), upper eyelid retraction (e.g. secondary to thyroid)
  • Removal of eyelid lesions with eyelid reconstruction
  • Botulinum toxin for facial rejuvenation
  • Tear drainage abnormalities
Mr Paul Spraggs
Mr Paul Spraggs has been working as a Consultant in ENT/Head and Neck Surgery at the Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital since 1998. His undergraduate and postgraduate medical and surgical training were undertaken in London and included periods of training in Head and Neck surgery in Miami, Florida, and fellowships in Head and Neck oncology and thyroid surgery at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London and the EAFPS fellowship in Facial Plastics surgery in Helsinki. He is laser surgery trained and can offer KTP YAG laser treatment to vascular lesions of the face. He is Clinical Director for Head and Neck services at the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Clinical Lead for Head and Neck skin cancer surgery. He is a member of both the Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital’s skin cancer and the regional skin cancer MDT based at the Royal Surrey County Hospital Guildford.

Mr Spraggs’ special interests include:

  • Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping)
  • Treatment of prominent ears
  • Facial ‘aesthetic’ surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery of the head and neck after cancer treatment
  • Surgical treatment of skin cancers
Louise Hall
Louise Hall trained at the University of Cape Town and qualified with a Bachelor of Nursing Degree as a registered midwife, paediatric, psychiatric nurse and general adult nurse in 1996. She worked in a private hospital in Cape Town as a midwife and adult nurse until relocating to England in 2000. On moving to the UK, she worked on an oncology ward and studied at the Buckinghamshire Chalfont University in the care of the patient receiving chemotherapy. An opportunity arose to move into the private sector as a night shift leader where she worked on enhancing her management and organisational skills before progressing into a senior nurse role as a specialist cosmetic and bariatric nurse. Within this role she gained a diploma in the care of obese patients, a certificate in care of cosmetics patients in surgery and reconstruction.