Mr. Olivier Branford MA(Cantab), MBBS(Lon), PhD(Lon), MRCS(Eng), FRCS(Plast)
Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon / GMC: 4528214
Mr Olivier Alexandre Branford is an Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon specialising in non-surgical and surgical cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Mr Branford has a special interest in breast microsurgical reconstruction surgery which consists of rebuilding the breasts using the patient’s own skin, fat and/or muscle. Mr Branford has performed over 300 successful microsurgical procedures and prides himself on the safety and quality of his clinical work.
He graduated from Trinity College, University of Cambridge with a Masters of Arts in Natural Sciences and went on to continue his studies at Royal Free Hospital of Medicine, followed by University of London, which is where he received his PhD in tissue engineering in plastic surgery.
During this time he was awarded a Surgical Research Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has published over 50 articles in plastic surgery journals, and a number of book chapters.
Mr Branford’s plastic surgery training has taken place in London, including Mount Vernon Hospital, The Royal Free Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital, and The Royal Marsden Hospital.
After having completed his specialist aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery training programme in a number of major hospitals in London for a period which lasted over 6 years, he has undertaken fellowships in breast, head and neck and limb microsurgical reconstruction. Mr Branford has also been involved in overseas work with the Royal College of Surgeons, which saw him teaching surgical skills in El Salvador, Central America.
Mr Branford has a highly impressive following on social media, and is one of the most followed consultants on all of the major channels. He uses these platforms to educate his followers on plastic surgery and the real effects it can offer patients. He is part of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Social Media Committee and has recently been appointed as the Consulting Editor for social media at PRS Journal, the number one worldwide plastic surgery journal.
Over the last 2 years he has performed breast and gynaecological reconstruction at The Royal Marsden and at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead and has published extensively on breast beauty and on how to achieve beautiful natural outcomes in breast aesthetic surgery.
Mr. Olivier Branford Results
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Research led by Mr. Olivier Branford
BREAST-Q Measurement of the Patient Perspective in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery: A Systematic Review.
Discussion: What Does the Public Think? Examining Plastic Surgery Perceptions through the Twitterverse.
BREAST-Q Measurement of the Patient Perspective in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery: A Systematic Review. Liu LQ, Branford OA, Mehigan S. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2018 Aug 7;6(8):e1904.
Discussion: What Does the Public Think? Examining Plastic Surgery Perceptions through the Twitterverse. Branford OA. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jul;142(1):278-279.
Commentary on: Patients' and Surgeons' Perceptions of Social Media's Role in the Decision Making for Primary Aesthetic Breast Augmentation. Branford OA. Aesthet Surg J. 2018 Sep 14;38(10):1085-1087
Adipose-Derived Stem Cells in Aesthetic Surgery: A Mixed Methods Evaluation of the Current Clinical Trial, Intellectual Property, and Regulatory Landscape. Arshad Z, Halioua-Haubold CL, Roberts M, Urso-Baiarda F, Branford OA, Brindley DA, Davies BM, Pettitt D. Aesthet Surg J. 2018 Feb 17;38(2):199-210
Design for Natural Breast Augmentation: The ICE Principle. Mallucci P, Branford OA. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Mar;139(3):801e-802e
Cell assisted lipotransfer in breast augmentation and reconstruction: A systematic review of safety, efficacy, use of patient reported outcomes and study quality. Arshad Z, Karmen L, Choudhary R, Smith JA, Branford OA, Brindley DA, Pettitt D, Davies BM. JPRAS Open. 2016 Aug 24;10:5-20
TheiBRA (implant breast reconstruction evaluation) study: protocol for a prospective multi-centre cohort study to inform the feasibility, design and conduct of a pragmatic randomised clinical trial comparing new techniques of implant-based breast reconstruction. Potter S, Conroy EJ, Williamson PR, Thrush S, Whisker LJ, Skillman JM, Barnes NL, Cutress RI, Teasdale EM, Mills N, Mylvaganam S, Branford OA, McEvoy K, Jain A, Gardiner MD, Blazeby JM, Holcombe C; Breast Reconstruction Research Collaborative. Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2016 Aug 4;2:41
#PlasticSurgery. Branford OA, Kamali P, Rohrich RJ, Song DH, Mallucci P, Liu DZ, Lang D, Sun K, Stubican M, Lin SJ. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Dec;138(6):1354-1365.
The evidence for natural therapeutics as potential anti-scarring agents in burn-related scarring. Mehta M, Branford OA, Rolfe KJ. Burns Trauma. 2016 May 4;4:15.
Commentary on: The Rainbow Scale for Assessing Breast Ptosis: Validation of Three Different Views. Branford OA. Aesthet Surg J. 2016 Oct;36(9):1017-8.
Design for Natural Breast Augmentation: The ICE Principle. Mallucci P, Branford OA. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jun;137(6):1728-37
Shapes, Proportions, and Variations in Breast Aesthetic Ideals: The Definition of Breast Beauty, Analysis, and Surgical Practice. Mallucci P, Branford OA. Clin Plast Surg. 2015 Oct;42(4):451-64.
Publicize or Perish! A Guide to Social Media Promotion of Scientific Articles: Featuring the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery "Author Tool Kit". Branford OA, Mallucci P. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Oct;136(4):579e-81e
Minimally Invasive Breast Augmentation: Where Is the Evidence? Mallucci P, Song DH, Branford OA, Townley WA, Urso-Baiarda F, Rohrich RJ. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Sep;136(3):406e-407e.
PET-CT imaging in patients with chronic sternal wound infections prior to reconstructive surgery: A case series. Read C, Branford OA, Verjee LS, Wood SH. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2015 Aug;68(8):1132-7.
Population analysis of the perfect breast: a morphometric analysis. Mallucci P, Branford OA. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Mar;135(3):643e-645e.
Role of reconstructive surgery in the management of head and neck cancer: a national outcomes analysis of 11,841 reconstructions. Nouraei SA, Middleton SE, Hudovsky A, Branford OA, Lau C, Clarke PM, Wood SH, Aylin P, Mace A, Jallali N, Darzi A. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2015 Apr;68(4):469-78.
Population analysis of the perfect breast: a morphometric analysis. Mallucci P, Branford OA. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep;134(3):436-47.
Current uses of smartphones and apps in orthopaedic surgery. Popat R, Mohan AT, Branford OA. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2013 Dec;74(12):672-6
The growth factors involved in flexor tendon repair and adhesion formation. Branford OA, Klass BR, Grobbelaar AO, Rolfe KJ. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2014 Jan;39(1):60-70.
Subfascial harvest of the extended latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap in breast reconstruction: a comparative analysis of two techniques. Branford OA, Kelemen N, Hartmann CE, Holt R, Floyd D. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Oct;132(4):737-48.
The bootlace thighplasty technique: making use of sutures and staples. Branford OA, Mallucci P. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Nov;66(11):e343-5.
Survival of a pedicled latissimus dorsi flap in breast reconstruction without a thoracodorsal pedicle. Hartmann CE, Branford OA, Malhotra A, Chana JS. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Jul;66(7):996-8
Delayed repair in a case of forearm fascial muscle herniation using non-cross-linked acellular porcine dermal matrix. Hartmann CE, Branford OA, Floyd D. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2012 Sep;16(3):166-8
iGuide to plastic surgery: iPhone apps, the plastic surgeon, and the health care environment. Mohan AT, Branford OA. Aesthet Surg J. 2012 Jul;32(5):653-8
Asymmetric implants for breast asymmetry. Mallucci P, Branford OA. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2012 Nov;65(11):1580-3.
Hands-free suction in microsurgery. Davis CR, Branford OA, Fabre G, Vandevoort M, Sojitra NM. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2012 May;28(4):283-4.
Sitting on a gold mine: optimal autologous reconstruction of a significant cosmetic contour defect of the buttock using a deep inferior epigastric artery perforator free flap. Thomas A, Branford OA, Floyd D. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2012 Jun;65(6):e153-5
Securing fingertip dressings: the new 'cinch pink' technique. Mughal M, Mohan AT, Branford OA, Dewar D. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2012 Jun;65(6):e167-8.
The mechanics of flexor tendon adhesions. Branford OA, Lee DA, Bader DL, Grobbelaar AO. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2012 Jul;37(6):555-63.
The attachment of intrinsic and extrinsic, mobilized and immobilized adhesion cells to collagen and fibronectin. Branford OA, Lee DA, Rolfe KJ, Grobbelaar AO. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2012 Jul;37(6):564-72.
Concepts in aesthetic breast dimensions: analysis of the ideal breast. Mallucci P, Branford OA. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2012 Jan;65(1):8-16.
Refinement of a simple technique with new relevance for exsanguination of the upper limb. Iyer S, Pabari A, Branford OA. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2011 Jun;15(2):82-3.
Pigtail coil modification of distal tips of Suzuki pins and rubbers system. Iyer S, Pabari A, Branford OA. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2010 Dec;14(4):234-5.
Low-demand free flaps: time for a new paradigm? A parascapular perforator flap that became independent of its pedicle for survival. Branford OA, Fawzy M, Khoo AA, Shah AK, Schreuder FB. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Oct;126(4):204e-205e.
Using degloved palmar skin to resurface the palm. Khoo AA, Shah AK, Branford OA. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2010 Oct;35(8):681-2.
A case of simultaneous digital flexor and extensor tendon injuries in zone I. Branford OA, Azzopardi EA, Iyer S. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2010 Oct;35(8):678-9.
The quantitative assessment of wrinkle depth: turning the microscope on botulinum toxin type A. Branford OA, Dann SC, Grobbelaar AO. Ann Plast Surg. 2010 Sep;65(3):285-93.
Trigger finger: functional pulley release by 'N'-plasty. Pabari A, Branford OA, Iyer S. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Nov;63(11):e803-4.
Shear-aggregated fibronectin with anti-adhesive properties. Branford OA, Brown RA, McGrouther DA, Grobbelaar AO, Mudera V. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2011 Jan;5(1):20-31
Palmar granuloma following flexor tendon repair using Ticron: a case for absorbable suture material? Pabari A, Iyer S, Branford OA, Armstrong AP. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2011 Mar;64(3):409-11.
The effect of epigallocatechin-3-gallate, a constituent of green tea, on transforming growth factor-beta1-stimulated wound contraction. Klass BR, Branford OA, Grobbelaar AO, Rolfe KJ. Wound Repair Regen. 2010 Jan-Feb;18(1):80-8.
Bleeding under pressure. Man CB, Ghai NE, Branford OA, Dickson MG. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Mar;63(3):e334-5
Self injection of lipase--an extreme case for regulation in non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Khoo AA, Branford OA, Javaid M. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Jan;63(1):e6-8.
The circumflex scapular artery perforator flap for palm reconstruction in a recurrent severe case of Dupuytren's disease. Branford OA, Davis M, Schreuder F. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2009 Dec;62(12):e589-91.
Free flap survival after traumatic pedicle avulsion in an obese diabetic patient. Branford OA, Davis M, Schreuder F. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2008 Aug;61(8):999-1000.
A novel biomimetic material for engineering postsurgical adhesion using the injured digital flexor tendon-synovial complex as an in vivo model. Branford OA, Mudera V, Brown RA, McGrouther DA, Grobbelaar AO. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Mar;121(3):781-93
"I just want all who read it to know what an amazing job Mr Brandford has done, I feel this is extremely important for me as this was the first time I've had cosmetic surgery or any surgery for that matter. After my first consultation with Dr Olivier Branford all my initial nerves and anticipation in contemplating cosmetic surgery for the first time, were replaced with excitement for my breast augmentation procedure. His personable manner and wealth of knowledge in his field made me feel extremely comfortable and trusting.
He combines conscientiousness and professionalism to the highest level and I knew I would be in the best hands with Dr Branford and his team at the Cadogan Clinic. I really can't praise and highlight his breast augmentation knowledge and skill highly enough. I'm thrilled with my very natural results. A huge thanks to Dr Olivier Branford and his exceptional team- Amazing work."
"Just wanted to say how happy I am with my results - despite swelling and it's only one-week post surgery. You have done a fab job. Thank you so much - what an amazing difference."
My approach to plastic and aesthetic surgery is to deliver enhanced, natural results that make a positive difference to my patients. Whether it be medical or aesthetic, I aim to customise each treatment plan around a patient’s needs, and try to meet their expectations the best I can.
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