Mr Paul Banwell

MB BS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Plast)


Paul Banwell was educated in Tunbridge Wells, UK, before undertaking his medical studies at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School, London. He graduated in 1992 (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) in 1996.

He had specialist training in Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery took place in London, Oxford, Salisbury and Stoke Mandeville. He has also held Senior Fellowship positions at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, and the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland. He is a fully accredited specialist in Reconstructive and Aesthetic plastic surgery and is on the Specialist Register in Plastic Surgery with the General Medical Council. During his time in the UK and abroad (North America, Europe and Australia) he has had extensive experience and exposure in modern aesthetic surgical practice and believes that attention to detail is vital.

Mr Banwell offers a fully accredited cosmetic surgery service in the South East and along the South Coast, specialising in body contouring, cosmetic breast surgery, labiaplasty, facial rejuvenation, advanced skin care and anti-aging techniques and "mummy makeovers" (tummy tucks, liposuction and body contouring). He also treats many patients with skin cancer, moles and disfiguring scars as well as providing a mole check service. 

For more information visit Mr Banwell's clinic website or his Skin Health site.

Mr Banwell specialises in the following treatments in Tunbridge Wells:

Mr Banwell also specialises in the following procedures at Nuffield Health Haywards Heath Hospital:


  • 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of month 14:00 -20:00 (Brighton)
  • 3rd and 5th Wednesday of the month 9:30 - 17:00 (Tunbridge)
  • 4th Saturday of the month 9:00 - 13:00 (Tunbridge)
  • 2nd Monday of the month 17:30 - 20:00 (Haywards Heath)
  • 4th Thursday of the month 18:00 - 20:00 (Haywards Heath)


Current posts

  • Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead
  • Lead Clinician for Skin Cancer and Director, Melanoma and Skin Cancer Unit
  • Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Brighton and Sussex University Hospital
  • Reconstructive &amp
  • Aesthetic Surgeon, The McIndoe, East Grinstead
  • Reconstructive &amp
  • Aesthetic Surgeon, Nuffield Health Haywards Heath
  • Reconstructive &amp
  • Aesthetic Surgeon, Nuffield Health Brighton
  • Reconstructive &amp
  • Aesthetic Surgeon, Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells


Other interests

Mr Banwell has developed an international reputation in the field of wound healing and scarring and lectures worldwide. He has also pioneered some of the latest concepts in skin health and chemical peels and is an acknowledged expert in cosmeceuticals as well as being the Founder and Director of The Skin Institute UK and Chief Medical Director of Skin Associates Ltd in London.

Personal interests

In his leisure time, Mr Banwell collects Japanese swords and tsubas, and enjoys garden design, cricket, surfing, running, sculpture 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.

Member of

  • British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons


Mr Banwell has published two books and over 75 papers, book chapters and monographs.


Mr Paul Banwell works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA

Mr Paul Banwell does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Paul Banwell does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Paul Banwell does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.