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The surgeons

Meet our expert surgeons Mr Paul Banwell and Mr Christopher Johnsson. Both with long experience in the field.

Mr. Christopher Johnsson

Dr. Christopher Johnsson is a plastic surgeon with dual nationality (Portuguese-Brazilian), with more than 18 year experience in the area. He is a member of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery, a member of ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) and is enrolled in the Ordem dos Médicos de Portugal.

He was a student of Prof. Ivo Pitanguy – renowned plastic surgeon, known as the best in Brazil and the world – and after a 3 year Post-Graduation in Plastic Surgery he opened his own private practice in Rio de Janeiro in 2002. In 2007 he moved Portugal with his family.

Dr. Christopher is passionate about the good results of an aesthetic surgery. Meeting the needs of his patients, he focuses on quality products and methods, on the circumstances in which he operates and on the time and conditions for recovery. His patients com from various parts of the world, recognising his talent and admiring his mastery in the area.

Dr. Christopher Johnsson seeks to be recognised for his natural results in a variety of aesthetic treatments, fillers and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Dr. Christopher Johnsson’s biggest concern is with the patient, his or her satisfaction and well-being after a treatment and their respective recovery.

Professional bodies

  • Dr. Johnsson holds a full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) as well as registration with the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery and the Portuguese Order of Doctors.

Mr. Paul Banwell

Paul Banwell Is an acclaimed Consultant Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon based in the UK and is passionate about the artistry of his specialty. Operating out of London and the Home Counties, Paul has developed an international reputation in the field of cosmetic surgery and attracts a discerning clientele. He also specialises in skin health, skin cancer and scarring and lectures worldwide on these subjects. He has published extensively in the scientific literature and is a Visiting Professor of Plastic Surgery to Harvard Medical School. Paul has pioneered innovations in cosmetic surgery as well as in medical grade skin care, chemical peels and the treatment of scars. Although he performs all aspects of cosmetic surgery, his particular areas of expertise are in cosmetic breast surgery, mummy makeovers, tummy tucks, labiaplasty, liposuction and caesarian section scar revisions. He is a favourite with Beauty Editors for expert comment on the latest trends and his work has received accolades from Tatler & The Times. He is also an Ambassador to several charitable organisations. He is a full member of the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). In his youth he played several sports to county level and competed in the world championships for his martial arts. He is passionate about collecting modern art and enjoys surfing, skiing, running and cycling.
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Professor Marcos Sforza

Professor Marcos Sforza is a world-renowned plastic surgeon. He has performed well over 10000 cosmetic surgeries in Europe, Asia and South America. In addition to his surgical practices, Mr. Sforza has also published more than 50 peer reviewed papers, chapters, and articles on burn care, trauma, reconstruction, stem cell medicine, and aesthetic surgery.

Mr. Sforza was trained by one of the world’s leading surgeons, Ivo Pitanguy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After his training was completed, Mr. Sforza was invited to stay as a teacher at Professor Pitanguy’s school. Mr. Sforza later moved to the UK where he worked for several medical institutions before coming to N1 Plastic Surgery.

Professional Memberships and Honors

  • Member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – ISAPS
  • Member of the American Society opf Plastic Surgeons – ASPS
  • Member of the UK and the Irish General Medical Council
  • Member of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery
  • 2009 – nominated Professor of UNIFESO School of Medicine responsible for the Internship in Plastic Surgery for Medical Students in the UK
  • 2010 – nominated an Examiner of the Intercollegiate Exam of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSEd), one of the greatest honors
  • Awarded the Best Scientific Exhibit Award in 2009 and 2011 by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • Awarded the Hackett Memorial Prize in 2012 and the Highly Recommended Prize in 2013, both given by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).
  • 2015 – nominated Professor of SESA School of Medicine responsible for the Internship in Plastic Surgery for Medical Students in the UK

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