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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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We just wanted to say a big thanks you again to you and your team for making our experience so much better than we could have ever imagined. You and your team were so professional and friendly which really put us at ease from our very first appointment. This definitely gave us the confidence to finally have the surgery we’ve wanted for such a long time. We’re both extremely happy with the results. Thanks again.


Gill W.

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.

The care was excellent both pre and post operatively. During my stay at the hospital I knew exactly what to expect and when, which was most reassuring. The outcome is exactly as I’d have hoped. My eyes look less heavy and it’s as if they have more space to open! I’d never heard of the procedure before seeing Mr Banwell but I knew that something needed doing, and I’m absolutely delighted with the results.


Janet T.

Thank you so much to you and your team for all that you have done for me, it is greatly appreciated.


Sarah Z.

I was very happy with the care I got from Mr Banwell, his team and the staff at the McIndoe Surgical Centre. Mr Banwell and his team were extremely friendly and quick to meet my needs at all times. The team were very professional and always made me feel at ease and welcome at all my consultations and throughout my stay at the surgical centre. The outcome of my surgery is amazing! I am extremely happy with the results I got; it turned out better than I thought. The surgery has really helped my confidence and way of life and I am very grateful for that. Mr Banwell is a fantastic surgeon with a very friendly and professional approach, which is wonderful. I would definitely, without hesitation, recommend Mr Banwell and his team to others considering cosmetic surgery.


Hannah G.

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.

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