• Aset Hospital Centre of Excellence in Cosmetic Surgery

Mr Tim Blackburn

Mr Tim Blackburn Consultant Maxillofacial and Facial Plastic Surgeon
 at Aset Hospital Liverpool
Mr Tim Blackburn
Maxillo-Facial and Facial Plastic Surgeon
  • Location: Aset Hospital
  • Email: enquiries@asethospital.co.uk
  • Phone: 0151 426 4777
Speciality - Maxillo-Facial and Facial Surgery
Key - Interests
  • Face lift and mini face lift
  • Eyelid and brow surgery
  • Chin and facial sculpting
  • otoplasty
  • Facial blemish or scar surgery
  • Rhinoplasty

Mr Tim Blackburn Research & Education Interests

Mr Tim Blackurn offers facelift, neck lift, mini facelift, blepharoplasty, genioplasty, brow lift, otoplasty, rhinoplasty, liposculpture, facial implants, For each of these there are different techniques and procedure selection should be based on an advanced knowledge of facial structure, function and balance.
Technology moves on quickly and Tim has embraced 3D virtual facial reconstructive surgery & planning, custom facial implants, and patient centred quality of life research.

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 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 is on the Royal College of Surgeons of England Register of Certified Cosmetic Surgeons. He holds both the FRCS(OMFS)Ed and FRCS(Clinical Surgery in General)Ed qualifications and is a member of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons.


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; New York, 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 (for facial palsy / paresis) Children (RMCH) and Adults (MRI)
  • Orbital reconstructive surgery – with Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
  • Regular involvement in complex interdisciplinary planning and surgery.

  • 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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    Qualifications & Membership
    Mr Tim Blackburn
    • Educational Background
    • Consultant Maxillofacial and Facial Plastic Surgeon FRCS (OMFS), Ed FRCS (Clin Surg in Gen) Ed, MBBS (Lon)

    • Professional Memberships
    • Royal College of Surgeons of England
      European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons
      European Association of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgeons
      Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
      Royal College of Surgeons of England Cosmetic Surgery Register

      Current NHS POST
      Consultant Maxillofacial and Facial Plastic Surgeon, University Department of maxillofacial and facial plastic surgery, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
      Honorary Consultant, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
      Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Manchester

    GMC membership number: C4536776:

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