Miss Helen Witherow

Miss Helen Witherow

BDS MB ChB FDS RCS(Eng) FRCS(Eng)

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Overall Rating

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5
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5
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5

Top feedback

“From the moment she introduced herself, Miss Witherow was warm, attentive and sincere. The way she positioned herself throughout our discussion fostered a feeling of mutual cooperation and I quickly felt very comfortable discussing delicate, personal concerns that Miss Witherow addressed with sensitivity, nuance, and compassion. She conveyed an ideal amount of technical detail that gave sufficient weight to the procedures being discussed whilst simultaneously contextualising the information in a way that was accessible and understandable so that a thoroughly informed decision could be reached. Miss Witherow was able to answer every question I had, in as much detail as I wanted, and drew attention to important factors I hadn't previously considered. She was happy to share before and after pictures of procedures she had performed, which were extremely helpful. Miss Witherow's expertise as a leading figure in the spheres of orthognathic and cosmetic surgery was highly evident throughout, and it was clear that she was guided not just by measurements and normative ranges, but had an artistic eye that embraces and uses the pre-existing strengths of a patient's unique facial structure in the planning of any treatments to create the optimal, most harmonious aesthetic outcome. Above all, Miss Witherow's communicative style was remarkably friendly, inclusive, and respectful, which enabled a genuine, 'patient-driven' dialog in which I felt able to properly and easily express my perspectives, preferences, and treatment goals. I left my consultation feeling validated, informed, and optimistic. Her follow-up clinic letter confirmed that Miss Witherow had indeed understood my concerns and objectives exactly, and provided a helpful, concise reiteration of all the options available to me. I would not hesitate to recommend Miss Witherow to other patients, particularly those who are shy, nervous or generally unsure about the specifics of which treatments would be most suitable for their situation. I have no doubt that I will return to Miss Witherow for my surgery in the near future.“
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Subspecialty

  • Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 4007867

Consultation fees

New appointment: £250

Follow-up appointment: £180

Practices worked at

The Face Surgeons

44 Wimpole Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8SA
62 reviews

About

Miss Helen Witherow has dual qualifications in both Medicine and Dentistry. A widely respected Consultant, Miss Witherow is passionate about the importance of training and is the South London Training program director for Maxillofacial surgery. In fact, it should come as no surprise that in 2015, Helen was awarded National Trainer of the Year.

Miss Witherow holds NHS Consultant Maxillofacial posts at St George’s, Ashford/St Peter’s and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where she is a core member of the multidisciplinary Complex Orbitofacial Clinic that sees patients with all aspects of complex facial deformity.

An advocate and supporter of multidisciplinary care, Miss Witherow is highly experienced in all areas of orthognathic surgery is pleased to have an extremely high patient satisfaction rate.

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Medical procedures

  • Craniofacial
  • Surgical dermatology
  • Oral surgery
  • Facial aesthetic surgery
  • Facial trauma
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Special interests

  • Skull base surgery
  • Orthognathic and Rhinoplasty Facial asymmetry,
  • Facial rejuvenation
  • Facial Skin cancer
  • Trauma and secondary deformity from trauma
  • Facial feminization surgery
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Education

Primary Medical Qualification

MB ChB 1993 University of Bristol

Specialist Register entry date

Oral and maxillo-facial surgery From 09 May 2005

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Reviews

Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

From the moment she introduced herself, Miss Witherow was warm, attentive and sincere. The way she positioned herself throughout our discussion fostered a feeling of mutual cooperation and I quickly felt very comfortable discussing delicate, personal concerns that Miss Witherow addressed with sensitivity, nuance, and compassion. She conveyed an ideal amount of technical detail that gave sufficient weight to the procedures being discussed whilst simultaneously contextualising the information in a way that was accessible and understandable so that a thoroughly informed decision could be reached. Miss Witherow was able to answer every question I had, in as much detail as I wanted, and drew attention to important factors I hadn't previously considered. She was happy to share before and after pictures of procedures she had performed, which were extremely helpful. Miss Witherow's expertise as a leading figure in the spheres of orthognathic and cosmetic surgery was highly evident throughout, and it was clear that she was guided not just by measurements and normative ranges, but had an artistic eye that embraces and uses the pre-existing strengths of a patient's unique facial structure in the planning of any treatments to create the optimal, most harmonious aesthetic outcome. Above all, Miss Witherow's communicative style was remarkably friendly, inclusive, and respectful, which enabled a genuine, 'patient-driven' dialog in which I felt able to properly and easily express my perspectives, preferences, and treatment goals. I left my consultation feeling validated, informed, and optimistic. Her follow-up clinic letter confirmed that Miss Witherow had indeed understood my concerns and objectives exactly, and provided a helpful, concise reiteration of all the options available to me. I would not hesitate to recommend Miss Witherow to other patients, particularly those who are shy, nervous or generally unsure about the specifics of which treatments would be most suitable for their situation. I have no doubt that I will return to Miss Witherow for my surgery in the near future.

09-04-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Where do i start, When i was younger i had permanent filler ( bio alcamid ) to be exact and it was fine at the start but then started to migrate, and look very weird. Also i was never happy with my prominent forehead and hairline, but being a male and wanting to continue being a male i knew this surgery was used for FFS surgery, so i was apprehensive on what people would think, why does he want women's eyes etc? So i new i wanted a female surgeon as normally females are more caring and understanding, I always new it would look better softer, so i researched online and found the face surgeons! Which i am very glad i did, i then booked a consultation with miss Helen withdrew, as soon as i walked in the room i knew this lovely looking smiling woman was the surgeon for me! I then explained the points above stating i am happy being a man , but i wanted softer eyes and to remove the horrible permanent filler i had, she is very clear about the risks which i understood and accepted, i then had another meeting with her and another surgeon called Caroline mills, the meeting went fine, and i was referred to see a phycologist to make sure i accepted the risks etc, which was very good that they wanted to see i was fully fit for this major operation instead of just saying yes we will do the surgery, this shows they are truly good surgeons. So after that Helen ( my main surgeon) agreed to do the surgery and booked me in Parkside hospital on the 21st sept, The Surgery went extremely well the operation was 9 hours! After the operation my mother was trying to call with no avail and Helen came to ask for her number from me and she called her. I am writing this 3 weeks post op and i am feeling great! Helen is an amazing surgeon but not only that she's a warm hearted lovely person who i felt completely comfortable with all the way through meeting her to the operation day and beyond. I would give her 10 stars if i could i would and will highly recommend her.

26-10-2017
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5
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5
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5

Thank you Helen and the team for helping me get better, you made my time in hospital fun! I especially loved the secret garden and "jennabean". had to dress up as a hero for school and I went as a doctor. Thank you again!!

05-09-2017
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5
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5
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5

Cannot thank Helen and the team enough for going the extra mile with everything they did for me. So nice to be reassured and looked after so well through what was a very traumatic time for me.

05-09-2017
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5
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5
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5

Thank you for your kindness and brilliant operation

05-09-2017
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5
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5
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5

I am so pleased with the results - thank you so much for all you have done for me, I am very lucky indeed!

05-09-2017
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5
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5
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5

Helen and the maxillofacial team have improved my quality of life.

05-09-2017
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5
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5
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5

Thank you so much for coming to check on my scar, Helen- it is thoroughly appreciated and I am very grateful!

05-09-2017
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5
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5
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5

The best and most caring maxillofacial consultant and surgeon London has to offer.

05-09-2017
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5
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5
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5

Thank you so much for all your care. I truly appreciate how much you really care. You are a truly lovely human!

04-09-2017
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5
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5
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5

Thank you so much for the care you have given me during my recent "wisdom episode", Helen. I felt so supported by her and really appreciated her professionalism and expertise. I felt so safe in her hands despite being somewhat daunted by the procedure!

04-09-2017
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5
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5
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5

Thank you for all your help and support. I really appreciate all you have done for me.

04-09-2017
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5
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5
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5

Thank you for the kindness and expertise that you have show me.

04-09-2017
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5
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5
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5

Thank you for going that extra mile with everything you did for me. It's nice to be reassured and looked after so well through what has been a very traumatic time for me. Thanks again.

04-09-2017
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5
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5
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5

Thank you so much for everything you have done for me. I am so please with the result. I am very lucky indeed!

01-09-2017
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5
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5
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5

The best and most caring maxillofacial consultant and surgeon London has to offer

31-08-2017
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5
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5
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5

I truly appreciate how you really care....you are a wonderful human!

31-08-2017
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5
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5
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5

I'm so pleased with the result!

03-08-2017
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5
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5
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5

I had a brilliant operation, thank you!

03-08-2017
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5
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5
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5

Helen saw me without any paperwork and fitted me into her busy operative list. Highly recommended

03-08-2017
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5
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5
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5

Thank you so much for the care you have given me, I have felt so supported by you and really appreciate everything you have done for me. Thank you for your professionalism and expertise.

01-08-2017
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5
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5
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5

Felt so safe in your hands despite being somewhat daunted by the procedure!

01-08-2017
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5
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5
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5

I am very happy with the outcomes of my surgery with Helen Witherow. She is a lovely and pleasant surgeon. The service I received from her office was excellent and I highly recommend Helen and The Face Surgeons clinic.

05-07-2017

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