Lydia Badia and Charles East are two of the world’s foremost experts in nose surgery and formed Rhinoplasty London to provide a very specialised personal service for people who need their help. They hold regular clinical meetings to discuss cases and, as two of the most respected surgeons in their field, they are up-to-date with the latest techniques and procedures. The goal is always to “get it right” first time. The best rhinoplasty surgeons are those who understand the functional aspects of the nose and have the skills to create an attractive nose. Both Charles and Lydia are fully accredited UK trained surgeons who have seen rhinoplasty evolve from a “one size fits all” procedure to a modern concept of detailed facial analysis to achieve a balanced natural look. You can benefit from their years of experience and, like everyone in the Rhinosplasty London team, they will be happy to answer any questions you may have about procedures, after-care, and the process of helping you look and feel your very best. We pride ourselves on a service which puts you and your needs first and allows you to understand and be a part of the process every step of the way.
Charles Anthony East MB, FRCS / Consultant in Otolaryngology, Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery
Member of BAAPS, FPS-UK, Rhinoplasty Society of Europe, Independent Rhinoplasty Research Society, European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery.
“Best for Noses” Tatler Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 (BAAPS, ENT UK)
Charles is extremely experienced in aesthetic and functional plastic surgery of the nose (nose jobs, rhinoplasty) and is also an expert in nasal and sinus disease and how to treat it. He formed Rhinoplasty London along with his partner Lydia Badia to provide specialist advice, treatment and surgery options for those suffering the misery of nasal and sinus problems.
Having graduated from the University of London, Charing Cross Hospital Medical School in 1980, Charles was awarded the Hallett Prize by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and continued his training in ENT at Oxford, University College Hospital and the Middlesex Hospital. He then went on to be a senior clinical and research Fellow in the University of Washington Seattle for 12 months studying Facial Plastic surgery.
He is lead clinician for the Rhinoplasty service at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital and is also part of the craniofacial surgery team at University College Hospital Foundation Trust. He is also Consultant Surgeon at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital.
His academic work includes being Honorary Senior lecturer post at University College London and he is course director for the University’s Plastic Surgery of the Nose and Techniques in Facial Plastic Surgery courses, which attract an audience from around the world.
He has served as UK Vice President of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and regularly lectures at national and international meetings. He has also been a faculty member at the Royal College of Surgeons for minimally invasive sinus surgery courses and is current Chairman of Facial Plastic Surgery UK, a committee at the Royal College, and is a specialty adviser to National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
The extremely successful textbook, Ear Nose and Throat – Head and Neck Surgery was co-authored by Charles and he has also written chapters in the British national textbook “Scott – Brown’s Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery”. His expert writing on Rhinoplasty, nasal surgery and sinus problems is published regularly and maintains clinical contacts in many countries to keep up-to-date with the latest techniques and treatments from around the world.
He is currently a board member of the Rhinoplasty Society of Europe and an active member of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery.
“Lydia and I started Rhinoplasty London because we wanted to create a very specialised and personal service for the people who need our help. We want to make sure that everyone who comes to see us knows that they are talking to people who really know their stuff.”
Lydia Badia FRCS (ORL-HNS) / Consultant Surgeon in Rhinology & Facial Plastics
Member of FPS-UK, Rhinoplasty Society of Europe, Independent Rhinoplasty Research Society, European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery.
Lydia was born in Spain but has lived and practised in London since 1990. She is one of the most respected specialist rhinoplasty and facial surgeons in the UK. She qualified at Barcelona Medical School and then received her higher surgical training in the North London Teaching Hospitals which included Charing Cross Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital and the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital. She passed the Intercollegiate Board Exam by all four Royal Colleges in 1999. She is accredited by the Specialist Advisory Committee in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and has been awarded her certificate of completion of specialist training by the Specialist Training Authority of the Medical Royal Colleges.
Lydia was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon in the NHS in 2001 at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, the National Postgraduate Teaching Hospital in the UK. She was appointed specialising in rhinology (nose surgery) which she has now done exclusively for the past 12 years. She is an Honorary Senior Lecturer to the Institute of Laryngology and Otology, University College London and is a member of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery. As part of this academic work Lydia regularly lectures at national and international conferences and she has both published papers in her field of expertise and written chapters for text books. She has also undertaken work reviewing and casting her expert eye over scientific papers before publication and she takes on medico-legal work as an expert for septorhinoplasty surgery.
Lydia takes a friendly and honest approach with her patients and enjoys getting to know them on the inside before she helps them improve the way they look on the outside. Many patients appreciate her warm, down-to-earth approach to their care.
“What I love most about my job is it allows me to help make people feel better about their health and feel better about themselves. I like to spend time talking through all the options with everyone who comes to see me and once we decide on the best treatment option, it’s a process that we go through together. I’m still in touch with lots of the people I’ve treated, because to me they are people first and patients second.”
Lydia resigned from the National Health Service in November 2012 to dedicate her time exclusively to private practice.
As an expert in the rhinoplasty and facial surgery fields Lydia has been published frequently and contributed to conferences all over the world.