Research and Innovation
The Cadogan Clinic was founded on the principle of delivering the most appropriate, highest-quality care to our patients.
This means we offer the complete range of evidence-based innovation to our patients, delivered by pioneering specialists across multiple disciplines. Given the many treatments available for each condition, this is a promise other Clinics cannot match.
Our commitment to innovation is as central to us now as it always has been, through clinical research, medical education and the frequent introduction of ground-breaking new skin and cosmetic treatments.
The Cadogan Clinic is a family business, run by its founders, Mr. Bryan Mayou, a plastic surgeon, and Dr. Susan Mayou, a dermatologist.
Prior to founding the Cadogan Clinic, Mr. Bryan Mayou introduced multiple techniques into the UK and globally across the cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery, skin laser and injectables, whilst his wife Dr. Susan Mayou is the co-founder of the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group.
They were, therefore, best placed to establish the first truly integrated skin and aesthetic Clinic in the UK in 2008.
The Clinic prides itself on its pioneering past, whilst committing to the technology of the future.
+ Endoscopic Plastic Surgery to the face and abdomen,(1984)
+ Liposuction (1982)
+ Fat transfer in secondary liposuction revisions (1986)
+ Non-surgical rhinoplasty (1988)
+ Living Bone Grafts (1979)
+ Various Skin Flaps including the Scapular Flap (1982)
+ Composite Groin Flap (1979)
+ Treatment of Congenital Melanocytic Naevi by Dermabrasion, Shaving and Carbon (1984)
+ Dioxide Laser and Surgical Excision of Congenital Melanocytic Naevi with the aid of (1987)
+ Tissue Expansion in the treatment of birthmarks (1991)
+ Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment of Port Wine Stains and other Vascular Lesions (1990)
+ Ruby Laser Treatment of Pigmented lesions of the skin (1995)
+ Microvascular Transfer of Free Flaps (1976)
+ Microvascular Transfer of Functioning Muscle (1981)
+ Radical Surgical Management of Epidermolysis Bullosa of the hand and mouth (1992)
+ Microvascular Transfer of Functioning Muscle (Extensor, Digitorum Brevis)
+ Microvascular Transfer of the Iliac Crest (living bone graft)
+ Radical Surgical Management of Epidermolysis Bullosa of the hand and mouth
+ Tissue Expansion in the treatment of Congenital Melanocytic Naevi
+ Treatment of congenital melanocytic naevi with various modalities including CO2 laser
+ Anatomical investigation of skin flaps, bone and muscle for microvascular transfer
+ Surgical management of hand and limb and skin tumours in dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa
The Original Integrated Clinic
We were established in 2008 as the UK’s first fully integrated Clinic in the UK and remains the only Clinic to be able to offer both surgical and non-surgical treatments under one roof.
This allows us to deliver:
– truly complementary treatments.
+ Post-surgical laser scar reduction following abdominal surgery
+ Pre-surgical skin tightening ahead of facial surgery
+ CO2 Laser skin resurfacing during eye surgery
- by an appropriate specialist, based on our patients’ needs not a doctor's limited speciality.
+ Surgical and non-surgical liposuction
+ Surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasty
+ Ultrasound skin tightening and facelift surgery
In 2008, following in the USA, we became the first-day case-only provider of cosmetic surgery under general anaesthesia and now have more experience delivering day case cosmetic surgery than anyone in the country.
In 2016 we became the only Clinic to be accredited by the British Skin Foundation, for our Skin Cancer and Mole Service.
Our Pioneering Consultants
Our doctors at Cadogan have been hand-picked for their expertise demonstrated by NHS and International teaching posts.
The techniques they have introduced include:
- Mr. Tunc Tiryaki a pioneer in stem cell technology
- Mrs.Tamara Griffiths pioneered research into Retinol as an anti-wrinkle compound
- Mr. Nicholas Parkhouse led global research into self-harm scar revision and was the editor of British Journal of Plastic Surgery
- Mr. Ian Franklin introduced key minimally invasive vascular treatments to the NHS
- Mr. Olivier Branford co-wrote the work on the ‘perfect breast shape’
- Ms Jacqueline Lewis introduced autologous fat banking for cosmetic breast surgery
Information about all of our consultants and their research interests can be found each individual consultant page
Treatments introduced at the Cadogan Clinic
- First Clinic to exclusively use intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) in daycase cosmetic surgery, facilitating quicker recovery time (2008)
- First Clinic in UK to offer laser cellulite treatment (Cellulaze) (2013)
- First Mole Cancer Check Service the accredited by The British Skin Foundation (2016)
- First Clinic in UK to offer 4-D imaging (Crisalix) (2018)
- First Clinic in UK to offer single procedure stem-cell enriched cosmetic surgery (2018)
- First Clinic in UK to offer Adipose tissue stem cell banking for cosmetic breast surgery (2018)
- First Clinic in UK to offer integrated keloid scar management (2019)
Clinical Research at the Cadogan Clinic
In 2019, Olivier Branford was awarded the Best Research Paper in 2018 from The Aesthetic Surgery Journal for his work on stem cells in cosmetic surgery.
The Cadogan Clinic is a named research centre in the following academic papers -
Design for Natural Breast Augmentation: The ICE Principle.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jun;137(6):1728-37
Mallucci P, Branford OA.
Discussion: Intraoperative Comparison of Anatomical versus Round Implants in Breast Augmentation: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Mar;139(3):599-600
Population analysis of the perfect breast: a morphometric analysis
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep;134(3):436-47. doi:
Mallucci P, Branford OA.
Minimally Invasive Breast Augmentation: Where Is the Evidence?
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Sep;136(3):406e-407
Mallucci P, Song DH, Branford OA, Townley WA, Urso-Baiarda F, Rohrich RJ.
Shapes, Proportions, and Variations in Breast Aesthetic Ideals: The Definition of Breast Beauty, Analysis, and Surgical Practice.
Clin Plast Surg. 2015 Oct;42(4):451-64.
Mallucci P, Branford OA
Asymmetric implants for breast asymmetry
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2012 Nov;65(11):1580-3
Mallucci P, Branford OA.
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2012 Jan;65(1):8-16. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2011.08.006. Epub 2011 Aug 24.
Concepts in aesthetic breast dimensions: analysis of the ideal breast.
Mallucci P1, Branford OA.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Dec;138(6):1354-1365.
Branford OA, Kamali P, Rohrich RJ, Song DH, Mallucci P, Liu DZ, Lang D, Sun K, Stubican M, Lin SJ.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Oct;136(4):579e-81e
Publicize or Perish! A Guide to Social Media Promotion of Scientific Articles: Featuring the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery "Author Tool Kit".
Branford OA1, Mallucci P.
Varicose veins--Who should be referred?
Phlebology. 2015 Nov;30(2 Suppl):4-8
Onida S, Davies AH, Franklin I
A two-cohort feasibility study on polyglycolic acid yarn implantation for abolition of saphenous vein reflux.
J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2018 Jan;6(1):41-47
Proebstle TM, Kleis-Fischer B, Möhler T, Goeckeritz O, Franklin IJ, Almeida JI.
Results of the TAHOE I and II Studies: Use of a Novel Biodegradeable Implant to Treat Refluxing Great Saphenous Veins.
J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2014 Jan;2(1):112-3
Almeida J, Franklin I.
Medical Education at the Cadogan Clinic
The Cadogan Clinic Provides fully-funded research Fellowships in association with BAAPS (The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) and BAPRAS (The British Association of Reconstructive Plastic Surgeons)
More information, including information on the Fellows and their research interests, can be found here.