About

Mr Tim Blackburn FRCS(OMFS)Ed FRCS(Clin Surg in Gen) MBBS(Hons)Lon


Aged 48, Tim is a subspecialist consultant surgeon in facial plastic cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and offers private cosmetic facial surgery at Spire Cheshire and Spire Manchester Hospitals. He was appointed a NHS Consultant in the Department of Maxillo- Facial and Facial Plastic Surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary with Central Manchester Foundation NHS Trust in 2008 and served as Clinical Director from 2013-2017.

Tim offers facelift, neck lift, mini facelift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, genioplasty, brow lift, otoplasty, liposculpture, facial implants, laser rejuvenation and advanced non-surgical cosmetic facial treatments. For each of these there are different techniques and procedure selection should be based on an advanced knowledge of facial structure, function and balance.

He was appointed a NHS Consultant in the Department of Maxillo- Facial and Facial Plastic Surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary with Central Manchester Foundation NHS Trust in 2008 and served as Clinical Director from 2013-2017.

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Tim Blackburn is ‘board certified’ as a facial surgeon in England, UK (a Registered Specialist in Maxillo- Facial Surgery with the UK General Medical Council -number 4536776) and has operated on more than 4000 cases which include the whole range of Facial Plastic Surgery. He holds both the FRCS(OMFS)Ed and FRCS(Clinical Surgery in General)Ed qualifications and is a member of the Association of the Facial Plastic Surgeons in the UK.

Tim has a national and international reputation treating private patients from countries across Europe, Middle East, North Africa / Foreign embassies including VIP / media clients. Tim has been featured on UK and international television programmes several times in relation to his complex facial reconstructive surgery (e.g. ITV and Discovery Channel).

Tim Blackburn is ‘board certified’ as a facial surgeon in England, and has performed thousands of procedures which include the whole range of facial plastic surgery.

Tim enjoys family life with his wife and 4 children. He plays classical piano, spanish guitar and enjoys learning jazz piano and woodwork.

Private practice

NHS appointments

  • Consultant Facial Surgeon, Dept. Maxillo- Facial & Facial Plastic Surgery,  Manchester Royal Infirmary and Clinical Director 2013-2017.
  • Honorary Consultant, The Christie

Specialist training:

  • Registered as a specialist Facial Surgeon with the General Medical Council – a UK Board-Certified Facial Surgery specialist.
  • Graduate from King’s College School of Medicine & Dentistry, London gaining degrees in both medicine and dentistry with four distinctions and 3 prizes (including Cheyne-Edwards Surgery Prize).

Surgical training:

  • Basic (Accident & Emergency; Colorectal Surgery; Orthopaedic Surgery; Neurosurgery) – King’s College, London;
  • 2002-2006 Higher Surgical Training (Maxillo- Facial, Craniofacial, Cleft Lip & Palate, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Facial Plastic Surgery) at the Mersey Regional Maxillo- Facial Unit, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Mersey Regional Head & Neck Cancer Centre Liverpool
  • 2006-7 Interface head & neck surgery fellowship, Manchester (Maxillo- Facial Surgery, ENT Head & Neck & Plastic Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery).
  • Visiting fellowships: Toronto, Canada; Ulm, Germany; Milan, Italy; Glasgow, Scotland; Paris, France; Boston, USA and London.
  • 2008 Appointed as Consultant in the Department of Maxillo- Facial & Facial Plastic Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Subspecialist /multi-disciplinary team memberships:

  • Head & neck oncology ablative & reconstructive surgery
  • Specialist skin oncology
  • Skull base surgery
  • Facial reanimation
  • Orbital surgery
  • Regular involvement in complex interdisciplinary planning and surgery.

Positions held past and present:

  • Secretary-General, International Academy Oral Facial Rehabilitation 2009-2014
  • Reviewer, International Journal OMFS 2006-present
  • Examiner: Intercollegiate OMFS Specialty Exit Examination 2007-present
  • Member: Association Facial Plastic Surgeons, European Academy Facial Plastic Surgeons, BAOMS Clinical Effectiveness Subcommittee 2005-2009, 2013
  • Member: British Society of Rhinoplasty Surgeons http://www.britishrhinoplasty.co.uk/our-members
  • Expert panel member: Cochrane Collaboration 2006-2007
  • Honorary clinical lecturer & tutor, Manchester University Medical School 2008-present
  • Examiner: Manchester University Medical School
  • Medical Advisory Committee member, Facial Palsy UK charity http://www.facialpalsy.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are/medical-advisory-board/319
  • Clinical Guidelines Development group, British Association of Oral Maxillo- Facial Surgeons 2012-

Publications and Presentations

20 publications in peer-reviewed journals including invited review, book chapter, systematic literature review and Cochrane Collaboration expert panel papers. Co-author of the 4th Ed UK Head & Neck Cancer Multidisciplinary Management Guidelines. 34 oral presentations at national (12) and international (10) conferences including lecture and international keynote lecture invitations.

Prizes and awards

  • Distinctions x 4 at degree level including 3 in Surgery-related disciplines
  • Cheyne-Edwards Prize in Surgery, King’s College School of Medicine, London 1998
  • Dalley Prize in Radiation and Oncology, King’s College School of Medicine, London 1998
  • Intercollegiate Medal at speciality exit examination completing higher surgical training (highest mark over all sittings of the exam) 2006 (Intercollegiate refers to all 4 Royal Colleges of Surgeons)
  • Landscape Shift award MIMIT January 2010 – prize awarded for the best research proposal in 2009 submitted to Manchester University’s centre for Integrating Medicine and Innovative Technology. The project proposal relates to the field of reanimation for facial paralysis.
  • 2011 NHS Clinical Excellence Award
  • 2017 BAOMS National Trainer of the Year – runner up.

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