Graham Johnson


Dr Johnson qualified from University College London in 1990. He served in the Royal Navy for 10 years as a medical officer, during which time he underwent basic surgical training before deciding upon a career in Primary Care.

Specialising in diagnosis and treatment for cosmetic facial / neck laser treatments, collagen filler and botulinum toxin treatments and cosmetic facial plastic surgery.

Tim Blackburn has experience in over 2500 operations / procedures across the whole range of facial, head and neck surgery including cosmetic laser treatments. He is also a member of the Association of Facial Plastic Surgeons, the European Association of Facial Plastic Surgeons and the European Association of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgeons.

Tim Blackburn is a board registered specialist in Facial Surgery graduating with 4 distinctions from King’s College London. After training in London and Liverpool, Tim won the Intercollegiate Gold Medal in the FRCS exit examination. He has undertaken fellowships in head and neck surgery in Manchester in Plastic, ENT and Maxillo-Facial surgery and observerships in Milan, Glasgow, Toronto, Chicago and Germany.

Tim was appointed a Consultant in the Manchester Royal Infirmary Department of Maxillo-Facial & Facial Plastic Surgery in 2008. He subspecialises in cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery with an accumulated experience of over 3000 operations in facial plastic surgery. Tim is honorary consultant at The Christie, Honorary tutor for Manchester Medical School. Tim is a member of 5 specialised interdisciplinary teams at the University teaching hospital in central Manchester: Head & Neck cancer / reconstruction; specialist skin cancer; facial neuromuscular rehabilitation; orbital & skull base surgery working with complex facial disease, trauma, implants, 3D planning & reconstruction.

Tim is the elected secretary-general to the International Academy of Oral and Facial Rehabilitation, a peer-reviewer for the International Journal and serves for the Intercollegiate Specialty Exit Examination by invitation.

Tim has many peer reviewed publications, international presentations including key-note lectures and is active in research in facial plastic surgery. Tim applies his subspecialist skills to his cosmetic facial plastic surgery including liposculpture, laser treatment, botulinum toxin, fillers, custom implants & mini-facelift under local anaesthesia with sedation.

Fast Facts

  • FRCS (omfs) Ed
  • FDSRCS (eng)
  • MBBS (hons)
  • FRCS (Clin. Surg in Gen.) Ed
  • 2008 – Consultant in the Manchester Royal Infirmary Department
  • 2003 – Consultant in the Manchester Royal Infirmary Department
  • 2002 – Higher Surgical training 5 year post specialist Registrar in oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital Aintree. Trauma SpR in Mersey Regional Maxillofacial Unit, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool
  • GMC
  • Royal college of Surgeons

Clinical Interests & Specialities

  • Head & Neck cancer and reconstruction
  • Specialist skin cancer
  • Facial neuromuscular rehabilitation;
  • Orbital & skull base surgery with complex facial disease,
  • Trauma
  • Implants
  • 3D planning & reconstruction.

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