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

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

Paul has developed an international reputation in the fields of cosmetic surgery, regenerative medicine, scarring, skin health and skin cancer and lectures worldwide on these subjects. As a leading plastic surgeon at the forefront of medical practices and technology advancements, he has published extensively, is a Visiting Professor of Plastic Surgery to Harvard Medical School and in his early career was under the tutelage of and worked alongside a Nobel Prize nominee. He is also a favourite with Beauty Editors around the world for expert comment on the latest trends and his work has received accolades from TATLER, the BBC, The Times (UK’s Top 100 Doctors) and many other UK publications. 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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…the care I received was expert, professional and totally honest.

The consultation was conducted quickly, professionally but Mr Banwell also made me feel as if any question I may have wouldn’t not be too small or insignificant for him to take the time to answer. He left me feeling fully informed with both the pros and cons of any form of elective surgery but also that my worries were normal and that he would be able to assist me with my desired outcomes. His team were caring and professional making me feel that they were actually interested and were able to accommodate my dates when making the initial consultation booking. Prompt returning of calls, flexibility in booking of appointments friendliness, informative, caring and professional from the initial telephone call, the surgery, follow up appointments right through to my final appointment made me feel that my care, personal views and worries were important to them at all times. You can trust him to always be honest with you about the possible problems and outcomes. Overall experience with Mr Banwell and his team? Amazing! I just wish I’d not waited so many years to have this procedure done; I have my life back and it’s amazing to be able to walk into any shop and buy clothes that fit in my actual size and not 5 dress sizes larger just to fit my bust in. With the Upper Blepharoplasty everyone in my family says that I now look so much brighter and not tired, others I meet just tell me I look really great and ask if I’ve just had a holiday. Mr Banwell Thank You for all that you did for me.


Anne G.

From the welcome I got on my first visit to post op consultations, the team were very friendly. Mr Banwell is undoubtedly the most professional and caring surgeon I could wish for. I have felt completely confident in his expertise, and am thrilled with the results. I would not hesitate – and indeed have – recommended him.


Helen F.

Just a note to say a big thank you for your professional expertise, your excellent care and your kindness towards me during my treatment.


Marilyn W.

I was delighted with my care, it was faultless in all aspects.

The team at the McIndoe Surgical Centre who looked after me were very friendly and helpful. They calmed me down and put to rest any last minute concerns. I love the outcome of the surgery and would definitely recommend Mr Banwell to other people.


Francesca L.

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