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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 results of the surgery were excellent. Four months after the surgery there is hardly any evidence of scarring. Mr Banwell was also very good at explaining the nature of the problem and the treatment.


Stephen L.

Mr Paul Banwell performed a wider excision for me in April 2008 following a diagnosis of melanoma. The care and support provided by him has been second to none and I would have no hesitation in recommending him. Paul’s approach to surgery and post-surgery is one of honesty and excellence in his field of expertise. I feel safe in his care.


Sarah B.

I consider myself blessed when I came across you Mr Banwell. You performed my operation almost a year ago which I am pleased to say was a GREAT success. I am more than pleased with the results, my whole shape is so much more defined and I love it. From the first time I met you at my initial consultation, you put me at ease immediately and never pressured me at any point to undertake the operation, you also never tired of my questions and you offered me only professional sound guidance and advice. You as a surgeon I have found to be completely transparent, knowledgeable, educated beyond most surgeons (that I came across) and totally professional, your skills and attention to detail are second to none.


Susan C.

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 decided to have treatment with Mr Banwell as I had been seeing him on several occasions regarding stomach irregularities due to a disastrous lipo operation abroad a few years ago. We discussed various options together and I always felt comfortable talking with Mr Banwell and trust him completely to give me the correct advice when considering surgery. I felt my expectations were realistic as Mr Banwell had advised me of the possible downside of the procedure. However, all my expectations were exceeded tenfold! My stomach is looking so much better aesthetically and my breasts look amazing! Mr Banwell and his team excelled at making me feel comfortable and relaxed. I felt I was able to discuss matters with friendly people who cared. I feel Mr Banwell takes time to cover all aspects of the procedure in a friendly, caring and informative manner. I feel happy to say one couldn’t be in safer hands. My overall experience with Mr Banwell and his team has been very positive in all aspects culminating in amazing results. I couldn’t be happier.


Karen D.

It is hard for me to find the right words to thank you enough for everything you have done for me.

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