Mr Timothy Mellor is an experienced consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon (facial plastic surgeon) based in Portsmouth. He specialises in head and neck disease and advanced facial aesthetics and reconstruction. In addition, he has a particular interest in laser surgery of the face and mouth. He currently offers a full range of cosmetic and reconstructive treatments including facelift, eyelift, nose surgery, brow lift, facial shaping and much more.
Maxillofacial surgery is a surgical specialty recognised by the General Medical Council. In order to become a consultant Mr Mellor qualified in dentistry in Liverpool (1978) and medicine in Cardiff (1991). His higher surgical training was in the West Midlands but he has also worked in London, Liverpool, Cambridge and additionally in the Netherlands, Hong Kong and the USA. In 1999 he was appointed as Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth and St Mary’s Newport, Isle of Wight. He has previously served as a consultant in the Royal Air Force at The Royal Hospital Haslar, Gosport from 1996 to 1999.
During training as a maxillofacial surgeon several different areas of surgical practice are undertaken and taught. This ranges from facial trauma (cuts to the face and broken bones of the face), to the management of cancer of the mouth, jaws, neck and facial skin (head and neck surgery) and the management of facial deformity. A maxillofacial surgeon has insight into the management of all types of disease around the head and neck and many of these surgical procedures are called plastic surgery. Hence the term facial plastic surgeon refers to a surgeon who undertakes reconstructive surgery around the face. They will only operate around the face and do not undertake general plastic surgery to the trunk, limbs etc. A facial plastic surgeon’s entire practice is surgery around the head and neck.