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Paul Banwell
BSc(Hons) FRCS (Eng) FRCS(Plast)

Paul Banwell is a Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon based in the South East of England and covering East Grinstead, Tunbridge Wells, Haywards Heath and Brighton. He also consults from luxury premises in Harley Street, London.

Paul has developed an international reputation in the fields of cosmetic surgery, regenerative medicine, skin health and skin cancer and lectures worldwide on these subjects. He has published extensively and is a Visiting Professor of Plastic Surgery to Harvard Medical School. He is also a favourite with Beauty Editors for expert comment on the latest trends and his work has received accolades from Tatler & The Times (UK’s Top 100 Doctors). He has also been an Ambassador to several charitable organisations and is a familiar face in the National Media both on TV and in the Press.

Mr Banwell was educated in Tunbridge Wells, UK, before commencing his medical studies at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London (now Imperial College) and the first to go to university from his family. During this time he also gained an honours degree (BSc) in the History of Medicine based at the Wellcome Institute. He graduated (MB BS) in medicine and surgery, and continued his surgical training in London to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS).

He then undertook extensive training in Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery in London (St. Georges & Roehampton), Oxford, Salisbury and Stoke Mandeville, and passed the Plastic Surgery Specialist Fellowship – FRCS (Plast) – of the Royal College of Surgeons. He is now on the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery.

Paul also held a Senior Fellowship position at the famous Royal Marsden Hospital in London specialising in reconstruction following cancer of the skin and soft tissues, the breast and the head and neck region. Internationally, he gained further exposure in Australia as a British Association of Plastic Surgeons Travelling Fellow (in skin cancer, reconstructive microsurgery & cosmetic surgery) and with fellowships in Sweden and the USA.

Paul has developed a global reputation in the field of cosmetic surgery, skin cancer, scarring and skin health and lectures worldwide. He has an extensive research portfolio and has published three books and over 100 papers, book chapters and monographs. As well as being a Visiting Professor of Plastic Surgery to Harvard Medical School he has won multiple teaching accolades within Oxford University. As an acknowledged thought leader in the cosmetic medicine arena, he consults with industry to help develop advances in the field and holds patents for novel scar treatments. He is also a judge for several national aesthetics awards.

Mr Banwell specialises in Cosmetic Surgery and now is in full-time Private Practice.

Paul has pioneered many innovations in cosmetic surgery as well as in the field of aesthetic & regenerative medicine (including cosmeceutical skin care, chemical peels and the treatment of scars). Although he performs all aspects of cosmetic surgery, his particular areas of expertise are in cosmetic breast surgery (including the latest hybrid techniques), mummy makeovers, tummy tucks, labiaplasty, liposuction, fat transfer techniques and caesarean section scar revisions.

He is a Key Opinion Leader (KOL) for the innovative breast implant company, Motiva, who are renowned for supporting women’s health campaigns and Safety through Innovation. Mr Banwell helps train the next generation of Plastic Surgeons in Cosmetic Surgery.

Paul is also a recognised skin cancer expert and set up and headed one of the largest skin cancer units in the UK (MASCU in East Grinstead) for nearly a decade. He performs daily mole checks, mole removal as well as the full range of skin cancer management. He is recognised by all the major insurance companies including BUPA, AXA PPP, Aviva, Cigna, Health Online, WPA and Exeter. Paul is now the Lead Plastic Surgeon for a large community skin service (SCDS).

Paul is a full member of the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

In his leisure time, Paul collects Japanese swords and tsubas, and enjoys martial arts, surfing, skiing, keeping fit, garden design and is passionate about modern art. He also used to play cricket to a high level (Sussex) and also represented Great Britain in martial arts.

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I was made to feel at ease with everything. Nothing was too much, lots of care and thought. Pain was very minimal. Lots of follow up care which was first class. I got exactly what I wanted, I have a lovely new look which I could not achieve on my own. If something is bothering you and you can not get to your goal there is help. I had an excellent experience.


Margaret S.

It is hard for me to find the right words to thank you enough for everything you have done for me. I am sure that my speedy recovery is the result of the amazing job you have done. You are such a remarkable man and a great surgeon. Thank you for everything.


Jesma D.

I am so happy with what Mr Banwell has done for me. It is clear that I was very well advised by Mr Banwell which type of implant would be best for me, as the end result I have is amazing and is completely natural. Also the care I received at the hospital was very pleasant, I actually enjoyed my stay there, and the procedure was pain free. From the overall experience I have had I would gladly recommend Mr Banwell to anyone.


Claire T.

I thought the team were helpful and efficient because they helped me to schedule my appointments around my working hours. They were always at hand to discuss any questions I had with a friendly and professional manor. Mr Banwell was amazing. He was totally honest and helped me decide which type of breast implant and procedure to have. We talked through my torrent of questions and concerns with ease. He asked me how I wanted my breast to look and I said I wanted them as natural as possible and that is exactly what I got. My new breasts have certainly made me feel more confident with ym body. I previously felt inadequate in the breast area and now I can?t stop smiling! I am so pleased with the outcome I only wish I?d done it sooner. The operation certainly wasn?t as scary as I thought it would be and I was looked after with the utmost care.


Samantha S.

I would have no hesitation recommending Mr Banwell.

My expectations were fully met when I went to see Mr Banwell for the first time and he went through very carefully what he would be doing and giving me a realistic prognosis which was what I wanted. He came over as a very thorough and caring person. The skin graft was a complete success and although quite a large area, it is exceptionally neat and gives me no concern. On two further occasions I noticed lumps in other areas, and on getting in touch, appointments were made and Paul removed them immediately, once again very neatly. The after care is also extremely important to me and I have never been disappointed. Luckily I don’t know anybody going through the same thing as me but I would have no reservations in telling them to go and see Paul, as his thoughtfulness and care and attention throughout is excellent, he treats you as an individual. I would also say that I consider him now to be a friend as well as a surgeon. Whenever I am on the phone making future appointments his staff are always friendly, helpful, cheerful and willing to chat, but if you need any reassurance at any time they’re there for you.


Nicky S.

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