Mr Oliver Fenton - MBE
Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Pinderfields Regional Burns and Plastic Sugery Unit, West Yorks,Qualified Royal Free Hospital, London 1974, FRCS 1978
Plastic Surgery Registrar University College, London and Mount Vernon, Northwood; Senior Registrar St Thomas' Hospital and Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street.
Consultant Plastic Surgeon 1986 to present, with Specialist Interests in Cleft Lip and Palate and Paediatric Plastic Surgery, Tissue expansion, Microsurgery.
Past Regional Advisor in Plastic Surgery, Chairman of Regional Training Committee, Chairman Craniofacial Anomalies Register, Chairman Senior Medical Staff Committee etc
Member BAPRAS (British Association Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons) and BAAPS (British Association Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons); past Council Member BAAPS.
Numerous Publications and Book Chapters on Plastic Surgery in general and Tissue Expansion.
I have been working each year in Romania since 1990, and more recently in India. We have been able to operate on almost six hundred children with facial deformities (with a refreshing absence of bureaucracy and 'targets') and pay back some of the expense of my training, as well as training Surgeons and Nurses there.
( Mr Fenton has recently been awarded an MBE for services to paediatric plastic surgery in the New Year’s Honours list. Mr Fenton started visiting Romania in 1990. Together with his team, Mr Fenton visits a paediatric hospital in Brasov in Romania every year and performs nearly 35 operations during each visit on children who are born with cleft lips and palates and other defects. He combines the visits with teaching sessions with the surgeons in Romania. In addition, for the last four years, Mr Fenton has been flying to India for two weeks at a time, performing 70 operations, and working solidly within a team for ten hours a day. )
Training in Aesthetic Surgery since 1979 includes Facial Aesthetic and Rejuvenation Surgery, Breast and Abdominal Aesthetic Surgery, Liposculpture (since its introduction to the UK in 1983), Weight Reduction Surgery (bodylift, arm reduction, thigh lift etc). Facial rejuvenation Surgery may include appropriate type of facelift, upper and lower lid blepharoplasty, Endoscopic Browlift, Coleman fat grafting or lipofilling, facial liposculpture, facial peeling, dermal filling and Botox, and needs to be tailored to the individual. Breast Augmentation is tailored to plane (above or below muscle) and type of implant (round, teardrop, anatomical, high or low profile, polyurethane coated etc). Similar criteria of taking time and attention to detail apply for all procedures.
Married, four grown up, but still expensive, children. Outside interests are planting trees and hedges, providing habitat for wildlife, and rationalising the David Attenborough /Jeremy Clarkson sides of my life.