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Maxillofacial Surgery

Our Maxillofacial Surgery Unit is based at the world-renowned St John & St Elizabeth Hospital and provides expert oral and maxillofacial surgery overseen by leading maxillofacial Consultants.

The Maxillofacial Surgery Unit is dedicated to providing world-class facial and oral reconstruction following traumas, disease and various conditions that affect the head. A highly experienced maxillofacial Consultant handles individual cases so that the best possible outcome is achieved and patients are satisfied with the work.

Services and treatments

These are the usual types of oral and maxillofacial surgery services and treatments that we carry out at our Maxillofacial Surgery Unit.


A Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a ‘nose job’, is a surgical procedure that ...

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)

It is estimated up 30% of adults will experience problems with the Temporomandib...

Wisdom Tooth Surgery

The removal of wisdom teeth is a common procedure to relieve the pain and discom...

Dentoalveolar Surgery

Dentoalveolar surgery relates to procedures on the jawbone that supports and sur...

Salivary Gland Surgery

The salivary glands in the mouth constantly produce saliva to keep the mouth moi...

Facial Microvascular Reconstruction

Microvascular reconstruction is an advanced technique for rebuilding facial defo...

Skin Malignancy

Skin Malignancy is the term for skin cancers which affect more than 100,000 peop...

Facial Trauma

Facial trauma consists of a range of injuries to areas of the face that normally...

Reconstructive Facial Surgery

Reconstructive facial surgery is performed to repair and reshape structures affe...

Ageing Face Surgery

Well-balanced facial features are promoted by facial structures with defined con...


Genioplasty is the medical term for chin surgery to correct the balance of bones...

Facial Disproportion Correction Surgery

The left side of the face is not a mirror image of the right side. These differe...

Our expertise

Maxillofacial surgery may be required when a significant injury has occurred to an area of the head, as it will reconstruct damaged sections and restore the structure of a person’s head and improve their function and appearance.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery may also be necessary in cases where there are congenital defects of the jaw, skin malignancies, temporomandibular joint disorders and other conditions, including bone loss and wisdom teeth that have become impacted and are causing pain, and possibly, also infection.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information then get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 7078 3845.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

 If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP. You can simply refer yourself and book an appointment.

If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.

If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

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