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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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I am delighted!! Mr Banwell listened to what I wanted and now I have fuller breast that don’t look false!  I would highly recommend him and his team to everyone.  They are all very friendly and the care I received before, during and after was excellent and very professional. Many thanks to you all.


Gemma C.

Mr Banwell was highly recommended by a friend of a friend. She was very satisfied with results which I witnessed. I trusted what I heard and what I saw. My meetings with Mr Banwell only reassured me further. Mr Banwell offered additional discussion time pre op & several follow ups post op. His admin team were 100% helpful and efficient. His manner was approachable and accessible. I would not hesitate to recommend his professional expertise, competitive cost and charming manner. At no point did I feel judged, intimidated or overwhelmed. This was an incredibly positive experience, many thanks to Mr Banwell and the rest of the team.


Sarah P.

I have been treated by Mr Banwell for excision of a nasal Squamous Cell Carcinoma and approximately 20 forehead solar keratoses by Photodynamic Therapy (PDT). During this period I have received outstanding care and attention. He and his team are very friendly and efficient. His surgical skills are exceptional.

I am totally content with the outcome of the surgery and treatment of my conditions and would wholly recommend him and his team to others. In fact, I already have!


John H.

Dear Mr Banwell I am writing to thank you, Kim and the rest of the lovely staff at the McIndoe. I was very nervous when I first met you, about having surgery but realised that it was a necessary evil. I need not have been worried, as from our initial consultation to surgery to full recovery, you have all been amazing.  You have changed my life – for the first time ever I have had some photos taken of me and my children. I stand taller and feel so much happier with life. I have even started my own business. I never realised that it would have had such a profound effect – and it didn’t hurt!! Thank you again.  I wish you and your team lots of health, luck and happiness.


Pamela C.

My whole experience was fantastic from start to finish and I am extremely happy with my results. If I had any questions I also got a satisfactory answer and quickly. I would recommend Mr Banwell to anyone who was interested, and I would and probably will be back!


Diane C.

I was kept well informed and thought it was excellent to see Mr Banwell before surgery, during recovery and afterwards to hear all went well. It was something that caused me discomfort and sensitivity and now I feel much happier not only with the appearance but more importantly it is much more comfortable for me. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mr Banwell to my friends, he is truly professional yet has a nice relaxed manner which puts you at ease.


Helen S.

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