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Meet Dominic Bray

Meet Dominic Bray

Facelift and Revision facelift specialist

Dominic graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of London in 1999 having trained at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine.

He is fully registered with the General Medical Council (no. 4652102), a member of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, an international member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh having passed the UK intercollegiate board exit examination in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery.

He undertook higher specialist training in Otolaryngology, Head and neck surgery in London and sub-specialised in facial plastic surgery, with a research interest in facial reanimation following facial paralysis.

He has authored and published over 25 peer reviewed medical papers and written 2 textbook chapters on facial aesthetic surgery and is an invited reviewer of manuscripts submitted to the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, North American Journal of Medical sciences, Clinical Otolaryngology, Journal of Laryngology and Otology and Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology.

Having scored highly in the intercollegiate board exit examination in Head and neck surgery and whilst conducting post-fellowship research into facial paralysis at the Harvard affiliated Facial Nerve centre in Boston USA, life threw him an ironic curveball. He awoke one morning with facial paralysis himself having had a stroke caused by an undiagnosed hole in the heart. Determined in adversity and between investigations and treatment, he completed his research before returning to London.

Dominic Bray Facelift Surgery
Dominic Bray awards

His research was published in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery and whilst still recovering his speech in 2010 he presented it to the Royal Society of Medicine winning the Royal Society of Medicine ENTEX research prize. The research set the standard for facial reanimation outcome reporting and the software was given to all delegates at the 12th global symposium on facial nerve surgery following a world expert panel consensus to standardise surgical outcome reporting.

He then took time out to focus 100% on physical recovery, starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to regain full strength on the left side of his body. With characteristic focus, he has competed and medalled at every British National Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships in his age, belt and weight class since.

After complete rehabilitation, in 2012 he chose not to apply for an NHS consultant job. With intercollegiate board certification in Otolaryngology, Head and neck surgery and a decade of post graduate specialist surgical training he entered facial plastic surgery private practice.

With consistent results, a growing reputation, and a global referral base, his work started to be recognised internationally. In 2016 he was honoured to be the first UK facial plastic surgeon invited to sit on an expert panel to discuss management of facelift complications at the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery annual meeting.

He has since returned to the US annually to present his facelift work, as speaker, moderator and faculty and share ideas with and learn from the best in the world.

Uniquely positioned, he sits on the Medical Advisory board made up of leading medical professionals for Facial Palsy UK a national registered charity supporting people with facial paralysis and actively supports the charity clinically and financially.

Dominic Bray Facial Plastic Surgery
Dominic Bray Facelift Surgery

Today he continues to restore confidence and visibility in his patients one face at a time, with one of the busiest facelift and revision facelift practices in the UK he performs over 130 deep plane face and neck lifts a year, a significant proportion of which are patients referred for revision surgery.

In 2019 he was invited to author the chapter on Face and Neck lift surgery in Best-in-class Surgeons: Procedures and outcomes with some of the best surgeons in the field.

He is married with two sons and a daughter.

Academia


  • MBBS 1999 University of London.
  • MRCS 2002 Royal College of Surgeons
  • DOHNS 2003 Royal College of Surgeons
  • FRCS (ORL-HNS) 2009 UK Intercollegiate Specialty Board

Post Fellowship Training

  • THE SKIN CLINIC, PITTSBURGH, USA
    September – October 2012 – facial cosmetic surgery
  • KENT & SUSSEX HOSPITAL, TUNBRIDGE WELLS
    October 2009 – October 2010 Head and Neck surgery, Rhinology, Otology
  • FACIAL NERVE CENTRE, MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY, BOSTON, USA
    Facial Paralysis management, Facial Reanimation Surgery and facial cosmetic surgery

Higher specialist training

  • GUY’S AND ST. THOMAS’ HOSPITALS. LONDON
    October 2008 – September 2009 Rhinology and Facial plastic surgery
  • WILLIAM HARVEY HOSPITAL, ASHFORD
    October 2007 – October 2008 Head and Neck Surgery, Otology
  • KENT & SUSSEX HOSPITAL, TUNBRIDGE WELLS
    October 2006 – October 2007 Head and Neck surgery, Otology
  • ROYAL SUSSEX COUNTY HOSPITAL, BRIGHTON
    June 2005 – October 2006 Voice surgery, Otology and Head and Neck Surgery
  • HAROLDWOOD HOSPITAL, ESSEX
    October 2004 – June 2005 Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery

Basic Otolaryngology Training

  • ROYAL NATIONAL THROAT NOSE and EAR HOSPITAL, LONDON
    August 2004- October 2004 General Otolaryngology and Otology
  • GREAT ORMOND ST HOSPITAL, LONDON
    February 2004- August 2004 Paediatric Otolaryngology
  • ST. GEORGES’ HOSPITAL, LONDON
    March 2003-February 2004 Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery

Basic surgical training

  • SOUTHEND GENERAL HOSPITAL
    March 2002- Feb 2003: Upper GI and General Surgery
  • CHELSEA AND WESTMINSTER HOSPITAL, LONDON
    February 2001- March 2002: Vascular and General Surgery, Plastic Surgery
  • ROYAL FREE HOSPITAL, LONDON
    August 2000- February 2001: Accident and Emergency and Intensive Care Unit

Pre-Registration House Officer

  • BASILDON HOSPITAL
    August 1999- Feb 2000 General Surgery and Urology
  • ROYAL FREE HOSPITAL, LONDON
    February 2000- August 2000: Chest & General Medicine and Rheumatology

  • Medical Sickness Society Elective Prize 1999
  • Paper prize Southwest Thames Regional ENT meeting 2003
  • Short listed for Exmoor Plastics Short paper prize May 2004
  • National ENT University Challenge winner July 2009
  • Royal Society of Medicine ENTEX Research papers prize winner February 2010
  • RSM HISCOX prize 2010 section of Otology candidate
  • National Cosmetic Surgery awards Finalist 2013: Best Aesthetic Practice

  • General Medical Council (no.4652102)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • British College of Aesthetic Medicine
  • European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons

Regional

  • November 2001- London Craniofacial Meeting
    Delay in the treatment of craniofacial trauma.
  • October 2003 – Southwest Thames regional ENT meeting
    A new epistaxis association.
  • October 2003 – Southwest Thames regional ENT meeting
    Expression of Chemokine Receptor CCR7 and its association with lymph node metastasis
    in squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil – preliminary results.
  • June 2007 – Kent and Sussex grand round
    Facial nerve injury. New developments in facial reanimation
  • November 2008 – Kent BAHA multidisciplinary update
    Recent developments in BAHA surgery

National

  • December 2003 – The SEMON meeting, Guys Hospital, London
    Selective Embolisation of the superior thyroid artery in the treatment of adult laryngeal haemangioma
  • March 2004 – RSM Section of Otology Short Papers
    The use of camera mobile phones to assess emergency ENT radiological investigations.
  • May 2004 – RSM Section of Laryngology and Rhinology Short Papers
    Airborne environmental pollutants and hospital epistaxis presentation. A five year review
    Bray D. Monnery P, Toma AG
  • May 2004- RSM Section of Laryngology and Rhinology Short Papers
    Expression of Chemokine Receptor CCR7 and its association with lymph node metastasis in squamous
    cell carcinoma of the tonsil – preliminary results.
  • May 2005 – The SEMON meeting, Guys Hospital, London
    Small cell neuroendocrine tumour of the parotid gland.
  • September 2005 – WORLA Cardi!
    Compliance in the TM System. Do they change with diving exposure?
  • March 2006 – RSM Section of Otology Short Papers
    Elastic properties of the TM System. Do they change with diving exposure?
    Giddings C Rimmer J Bray D. Toma AG
  • May 2006 – The SEMON meeting, Guys Hospital, London
    An unusual cause of external ear canal swelling.
  • July 2006 – British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology
    Podcasting. What is it, and how can it be used to improve Otolaryngology training?
  • Feb 2010- RSM Section of Otology Short Papers
    Assessing outcome in facial reanimation. Evaluation and validation of the SMILE system
    for measuring lateral commissure position, excursion and smile symmetry.

International

  • November 2003 – SERIN nasallergy meeting, Ghent, Belgium
    Airborne environmental pollutants and hospital epistaxis presentation
  • June 2004 – 20th Congress of the European Rhinologic Society. Istanbul, Turkey
    Epistaxis: are temperature and seasonal variations true factors in incidence?
  • June 2004 – 20th Congress of the European Rhinologic Society. Istanbul, Turkey
    Airborne environmental pollutants and hospital epistaxis presentation
  • September 2004 – 5th European Congress of Otolaryngology E.U.F.O.S, Greece
    Epistaxis: are temperature and seasonal variations true factors in incidence?
  • September 2004 – 5th European Congress of Otolaryngology E.U.F.O.S, Greece
    The use of camera mobile phones to assess emergency ENT radiological investigations.
  • June 2005 – IFOS, World Rhinology Congress, Rome, Italy
    Celon radiofrequency thermoablation to the tongue base in the treatment of snoring.Khalil H. Chau H.

  • Balloon Sinuplasty – Our first year
    Hopkins C, Bray D, Noon E, Roberts D
    J Laryngol Otol. 2011 Jan;125(1):43-52
  • Advances in dermal fillers in facial plastic surgery
    Bray D, Roberts DN
    Current Opinion in Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery August 2010
  • Assessing outcomes in facial reanimation. Evaluation and validation of the SMILE system for measuring lateral commissure position, excursion and smile symmetry.
    Bray D, Henstrom D, Cheney M, Hadlock T.
    Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2010 Sep-Oct;12(5):352-4
  • Injection Rhinoplasty: non-surgical nasal augmentation and correction of postrhinoplasty contour asymmetries with hyaluronic acid.
    Bray D, Hopkins ,C Roberts DN
    Clin Otolaryngol. 2010 Jun;35(3):227-30
  • Management of facial Paralysis. Recent surgical advances in facial reanimation.
    Bray D, Nduka C.
    Annals of the Royal college of Surgeons, Submitted
  • Lecture Notes: An objective approach to the hoarse patient.
    Bray D, Balasubramaniam SK, Harries M
    The Otolaryngologist 2008; 2(1):51-55
  • Review of current management of impacted foreign bodies in the oesophagus in adults. Balasubramaniam SK, Bray D, Black IM, Salama NY, Mitchell DB
    European Archives Otorhinolaryngol 2008 Aug;265(8):951-6
  • Medialisation Thyroplasty. Is day case surgery feasible?
    Bray D, Harries ML
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 2008 Jul; 122(7): 715-718
  • Dysphonia secondary to intubation injuries in Children.
    Bray D, Cavalli L, Eze N, Hartley BEJ
    J Laryngol Otol. 2010 Nov;124(11):1229-3
  • Expression of CC chemokine receptor 7 in tonsillar cancer predicts cervical nodal metastasis, systemic relapse and survival.
    Pitkin L, Luangdilok S, Corbishly C, Wilson POG, Dalton P, Bray D, Mady S, Williamson P, Odutoye T, Rhys Evans P, Syrigo KN, Nutting CM, Barbachano Y, Eccles, Harrington KJ
    British Journal of Cancer 2007 Sep 3;97(5):670-7.
  • A third hand for Nasal cautery
    Bray D.
    Clinical Otolaryngology 2007 Jun;32(3):209
  • Not just music but medicine. Podcasting surgical procedures in Otolaryngology
    Whitehead DEJ, Bray D, Harries ML
    Clinical Otolaryngology 2007 Feb 32(1):3-6
  • Small cell neuroendocrine tumour of parotid gland.
    Bray D, Chau H, Sayeed I, A Owa
    e-Journal of Laryngology and Otology online May 2006
  • The Owa (Addenbrookes) Grommet.
    Bray D, Owa AO
    Clinical Otolaryngology 2006 Feb;31(1):62-3
  • CO2 Laser excision for T1a Vocal cord lesions.
    Bray D, Harries M
    Journal of laryngology and Otology 2006 June 120(6):514
  • Ameloblastoma of the maxilla presenting as nasal obstruction.
    Bray D, Michael A, Falconer DT, Kaddour HS
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 2007 Jan 121(1):72-5
  • Curtailment of Higher Surgical Training in the UK.
    Bray D, Neuman C, Harries M
    J R Soc. Med. 2005 Sep;98(9):435-436
  • The midfacial degloving approach in children.
    Eze N, Wyatt ME, Bray D, Bailey CM, Hartley BEJ
    Rhinology. 2006 Mar 44:36-38
  • Unicameral Aneurysmal bone cysts of the spine.
    Gidding CEB. Bray D. Daya H.
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology. 2005 Jun;119(6):495-7.
  • Pleomorphic Adenoma presenting as obstructive sleep apnoea.
    Bray D. Giddings C.E.B. Rimmer J. Williamson P.
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 2005 119(3):226-229
  • The use of camera mobile phones to assess emergency ENT radiological investigations.
    Eze N. Lo S. Bray D. Toma AG
    Clinical Otolaryngology. 2005 Jun;30(3):230-3
  • An innovative approach to anterior rhinoscopy
    Bray D.
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology. 2004 118(5): 369-370
  • Epistaxis: Are temperature and seasonal variations true factors in incidence?
    Bray D. Monnery P. Eze N. Lo S, Toma A
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 2005 Sep;119(9):724-6
  • Selective Embolisation of the superior thyroid artery in the treatment of adult laryngeal haemangioma.
    Bray D. Giddings C.E.B. Mady SM
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology. 2004 118(7): 366-367
  • Airborne environmental pollutants and hospital epistaxis presentation.
    A five year review
    Bray D. Monnery P. Toma AG
    Clinical Otolaryngology 2004, 29(6):655-658

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