Olivier Branford

Dr. Olivier Branford

Dr. Olivier Branford

Olivier Branford is a bilingual English-French Plastic Surgeon based in London, specialising in all aspects of plastic surgery, aesthetic surgery, breast surgery and reconstructive surgery.


Olivier Branford also has a strong academic background and an interest in how social media can be used to promote the dissemination of the plastic surgery evidence-base to a wider audience in the interests of supporting patients, by promoting patient safety and quality outcomes. He promotes natural results in plastic surgery based on rigorous scientific methodology.


Dr. Branford graduated in 1994 from Trinity College in Cambridge, with a Masters degree in Natural Sciences, then from the Royal Free Hospital Medical School in London in 1998. He obtained his Membership from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2002, having undertaken the St Mary’s Surgical Training Rotation in London.

His plastic surgery training has been at Mount Vernon Hospital, The Royal Free Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital, London and The Royal Marsden Hospital.

In 2011 he was awarded his PhD in tissue engineering in plastic surgery from University College London, following a Surgical Research Fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeons. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. His last 3 published articles in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery are the 2nd, 4th and 9th most read articles of all time in plastic surgery, along with a number of book chapters. He has presented his work at 40 national and International meetings. He is a scientific peer reviewer for 14 plastic surgery and related scientific journals including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS). He is associate editor for PRS Global Open. He is on the steering committee for the iBRA National Multicentre Prospective Study for Breast Reconstruction as representative from the Reconstructive Trials Network, which is the largest prospective study in breast reconstruction to date.

He was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery FRCS(Plast) in 2014 and has undertaken Fellowships in extremity reconstruction and also in breast reconstruction and head and neck cancer microsurgical reconstruction at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, as well as in breast reconstruction at The Royal Marsden in London, where he currently works as a Plastic Surgeon specialising in breast surgery. He was awarded International Plastic Surgery paper of the year by PRS in 2015, in part due to the digital exposure of the article. He has just published an article with Dr. Rod Rohrich, Chief Editor or PRS Journal, Dr. David Song, former President of the American Society of Plastic Surgery entitled “#PlasticSurgery”, discussing how plastic surgeons can educate and engage with the public to promote safe and quality surgery.

Memberships and Associations:

Dr Branford is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) and a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, as well as a Fellow in Plastic Surgery at the College. He is on the Social Media Committee at ASPS.

Awards and Recognitions:

Olivier Branford has been awarded a PhD in plastic surgery, and a Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England among numerous other awards and prizes.


Dr Branford is expert in all aspects of plastic surgery, aesthetic surgery, breast surgery, and microsurgical reconstruction and works at The Royal Marsden Hospital in London and at The Weymouth Hospital in London.


Having lost 9 stone in weight through diet and exercise I was extremely happy and a different person completely. Yet the weight had taken a toll on my body and where some areas had shrunk back, others hadn’t. There was no amount of exercise or toning I could do to bring back the areas effected most from the weight gain & loss. My stomach and tops of my arms where effected most. So I put my self forward for Surgery. This is when I met Dr. Olivier Branford. An extraordinarily talented man, he reassured me of my concerns, fears & listened intently to what I desired from my surgeries. So came the day when I had my first surgery, the “abdominoplasty” I have to say he had his work cut out for him as my stomach had folds, lumps, bumps and plenty of excess skin. At no point did I feel frightened or uncomfortable, he discussed every thing with me thoroughly, I felt reassured, at ease, I felt comfortable that I had gained an understanding of the procedure and what was to follow. I awoke from the procedure to find it had been a success, I had no discomfort, or pain. When I woke Dr. Branford had been there to see how I was feeling, this was of great comfort to me, He had also called my loved ones who were waiting for me to let them know I was out of surgery and would be soon sent back to my room. When I saw my stomach for the first time after surgery I was delighted! The procedure had exceed my expectations an I was elated! I left the hospital a couple of days after, I was focused on doing every thing I could possible to aid my recovery. Eventually the swelling eased and I was even more astounded with the results! It was better than I could have hoped for and or possibly imagined! I visited Dr Branford for my after care appointments, I was very pleased to see him, he was extremely attentive, kind & professional. I was so pleased with every thing, from start to finish, the results were amazing, it was such a positive experience for me it totally changed my life, I couldn’t have wished for better care & results! I had a new lease of life! My next procedure was to address the excess skin on my arms, armpit and sides.

An extended “branchioplasty” & tattoo removal. I was extremely pleased to see Dr. Branford again for this procedure. I have every faith in him and trust him completely to give the most brilliant results. This procedure would be different to the first and I arrived at my consultation excited and curious to discuss the surgery. Again I was very happy and received a exceptional quality of care, I felt that my questions and concerns had been thoroughly discussed, acknowledged and answered. I was more than happy to proceed. I felt safe and excited for the procedure. The day of the surgery came and again Dr. Branford was kind, friendly, attentive, positive, and excited to carry out the procedure. I awoke and Dr. Branford was there to tell me every thing had gone well, phoned my loved ones, and I was sent back to my room. He visited me the next morning before my discharge and I was very pleased to speak with him and once again elated to see the results! Dr. Branford is extremely experienced, professional,talented, surgeon and the quality of his work and care is exceptional.

If you are considering having a procedure I highly recommend Dr. Branford, for the best possible quality of care and astounding results! meeting him has changed my life and I am overjoyed with the results I can finally live a full and happy life free from the burden of excess skin.

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