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Professional visit to New York Facial Plastic Surgery Center

I had a great 3 days visiting the New York Facial Plastic Surgery Center in January 2018 with Dr Jacono. Surgery started very early at 06.00 hours each day and I was impressed with the clinic, surgical and nursing care being delivered. This reaffirmed to me the benefit of occasional observerships with the best surgeons […]

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Masterclass – avoiding complications in cosmetic facial surgery

It was a pleasure to be invited to give a Masterclass alongside my esteemed colleague Mr Jonathan Hayter, on ‘Avoiding complications in cosmetic facial surgery’ at the national conference for the British Association of Oral Maxillo- Facial Surgeons on 23 July 2015. The ‘Wake up with the Professors’ slot at the national conference required an […]

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Lecture on craniofacial reconstruction at Etihad stadium

3.12.15 It’s not the most common reason to attend the Etihad stadium – and the 130 attendees of doctors, nurses and dentists were in a comfortable conference room rather than the open stadium on a cold, bright December morning. This topic gives rise to a real mix of emotions when addressing both the distressing and […]

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‘First in UK’ – presentation at International meeting in France

The 2016 meeting of the International Academy of Oral Facial Rehabilitation was held in a beautiful refurbished convent in Lille, France in April. I was asked to give a presentation on our ‘first in UK’ experience with using Proplan 3D designed cutting guides in bony scapula flap complex facial reconstruction in Manchester Royal Infirmary. In […]

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Mr Blackburn first to introduce Earfold™ to Spire Cheshire hospital

This is an innovative memory-fold foil clip which is inserted under local anaesthesia to ‘fold and hold’ the new shape of a prominent ear. It is made of Nitinol and gold plated. It was invented in London (work starting in 2002) and acquired a CE mark in April 2015. http://www.earfold.com/how-it-works/ This is an interesting introduction […]

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Spring BSRS meeting – current hot topics in rhinoplasty

The Spring meeting of the Brit. Soc. of Rhinoplasty Surgeons on Friday 17.4.15 was held in the historically interesting Barber-Surgeons Hall in the City of London. This beautiful venue is tucked away behind gleaming towers next to part of the original Roman London city wall and houses a Hans Holbein painting depicting Henry VIII issuing […]

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Tim Blackburn introduces Microfat facial transfer

After carefully monitoring the literature on this exciting new facial rejuvenation treatment for several years and visiting to observe the pioneers in Belgium, Tim Blackburn introduced the technique to both Manchester Royal Infirmary and Spire Cheshire hospitals in 2014. Now that long term results are published by the Belgian pioneers of this technique, and suitable […]

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Membership of MAC for Facial Palsy UK

n 2013, Tim was invited to join the Medical Advisory Committee for Facial Palsy UK charity which seeks to engage with research and support services to those patients suffering facial weakness (paresis) or paralysis of the facial muscles – often from conditions such as Bell’s palsy or after brain surgery. This is a field that […]

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Clinical Guideline Development

March 2013 Following a commission from the UK national association’s Clinical Effectiveness Subcommittee, Tim Blackburn completed writing the Process Manual for the Development of Clinical Guidelines for the British Association of Oral Maxillo-Facial Surgeons in March 2013. In order to complete this process, it was necessary to work with the National Institute of Clinical Health […]

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Clinical Excellence Award

In 2011, Tim Blackburn received a NHS Clinical Excellence Award by Central Manchester Foundation Trust in recognition for his contribution to the Trust’s service and quality of patient care in Facial Plastic Surgery. This related to several areas of service. For example, having performed several ‘first operations’ within the Trust including: helping to perform the […]

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