Mr David Johnson

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Mr David Johnson is a Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Craniofacial Surgeon at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford. Mr Johnson undertakes all aspects of general plastic and reconstructive surgery including benign and malignant skin lesions. He subspecialises in all aspects of paediatric and adult craniomaxillofacial surgery and facial palsy. His aesthetic surgical interests include facial rejuvenation surgery (including facelifting techniques, Rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery) and facial skeletal contouring, as well as aesthetic breast surgery and body contouring surgery (abdominoplasty and liposuction) and scar revision.

Mr David Johnson graduated from Cambridge University with a First Class Honours degree in Medical Sciences in 1989 and graduated from Oxford University in Clinical Medicine in 1992. After completing his general surgical training he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1996. He then undertook three years of full time research as a Wellcome Clinical Training Fellow at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford, where he researched into the molecular biology of craniosynostosis and the genetics of congenital hand anomalies. He obtained a Doctor of Medicine Degree from Oxford University in 2001 and was awarded a Hunterian Professorship as recognition of his research by The Royal College of Surgeons of England.

He continues his research interests in craniofacial conditions and in addition is one of the lead editors for the 39th edition of Gray's Anatomy which was published in 2004. He continues to be an editor for the forthcoming 40th edition. He trained in Plastic Surgery at Mount Vernon Hospital in London, Salisbury District Hospital and the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford. He then spent one year as a Senior Craniofacial Fellow at The Australian Craniofacial Unit in Adelaide before taking up his Consultant Post in Plastic, Reconstructive and Craniofacial Surgery at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford in 2006. Mr Johnson is fully registered with the GMC and is on the Specialist Register for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Professional Membership



  • GMC

  • Specialist Register

  • Medical Defense Union

  • European Society for Craniofacial Surgery

  • BAPRAS

  • BAAPS

Clinical Interests


Facial rejuvenation surgery:


  • Face and neck lift

  • Mid facelift

  • Brow lift surgery

  • Eyelid surgery

  • Rhinoplasty

  • Ear correction surgery


Breast surgery:


  • Breast augmentation

  • Breast reduction

  • Breast uplift

  • Inverted nipple correction

  • Male breast reduction surgery


Body contouring surgery:


  • Tummy tuck

  • Liposuction

  • Thigh lift

  • Buttock lift

  • Arm reduction


Skin surgery:


  • Mole excision

  • Lesion and lump excision

  • Cyst excision

  • Scar revision surgery

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