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Craniofacial Surgery is one of the subspecialties of Plastic Surgery. It came into being as a result of the pioneering work of Dr Paul Tessier, a French Plastic Surgeon who was based at the Hopital Foch in Paris in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.

Craniofacial Surgery addresses conditions arising as a consequence of congenital malformations of the skull and the face. This includes clefts of the face, synostotic conditions such as scaphocephaly and brachycephaly that lead to abnormal skull shapes, hypoplastic conditions such as craniofacial macrosomia, hyperplastic conditions such as fibrous dysplasia and neurofibromatosis, craniofacial trauma, surgery of the orbits and orthognathic surgery.

Ivo has been fortunate to have been trained by two leading craniofacial surgeons; David Dunaway, who is the lead surgeon at the world famous craniofacial surgery department at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, and Francis Papay, who is the Chairman of the Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Institute at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Dr Papay led the team that carried out America’s first face transplant in 2008.

Ivo is trained in all aspects of Craniofacial Surgery. He has an in-depth understanding of the principles of this subspecialty and uses it to maximum advantage when performing facial aesthetic procedures.

Figure 1: An artist’s impression depicting an intracranial approach to correcting anomalies of the orbit

Figure 2: Ivo standing behind Dr Paul Tessier (center) at a meeting held in Dr Tessier’s honour in London in May 2006

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Dr Ivo Gwanmesia

Dr Ivo Gwanmesia is one of Harley Street’s most experienced and renowned craniofacial plastic surgeons. With over a decade of professional experience, he has transformed the lives of countless patients from all over the UK & abroad.

Due to his vast and hands-on training in the UK and the US, Dr Ivo now specialises in more than a dozen different aesthetic, craniofacial and transgender procedures. Some of them include face, neck, and brow lifts, upper and lower blepharoplasty, breast reduction & breast uplift as well as facial feminisation surgery, to name a few.

Dr Gwanmesia has also conducted pioneering research, which led to the development of a new technique for the reconstruction of the middle vault of the nose, known as the ‘Fulcrum Spreader Graft’. He was also part of a study comparing the efficacy of the Sheen Spreader Graft and the Fulcrum Spreader Graft. The study has since been published on PubMed and the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.