Mr Charles East
Mr Charles East MB FRCS is the co-founder of Rhinoplasty London and one of the world’s leading surgeons in the aesthetic and functional plastic surgery of the nose. Charles graduated from the University of London in 1980 and continued his training in ENT at Oxford, London and Seattle. Backed by over 33 years’ experience, a wealth of academic writing including a leading textbook and numerous authoritative journal articles, a course directorship and Associate Clinical Professor position at University College London where he ran the Plastic Surgery of the Nose and Techniques in Facial Plastic Surgery courses, and as the former Chair of Facial Plastic Surgery UK (a committee of the Royal College), there are few – if any – who can hold a candle to Charles’ experience and expertise in the field.
Charles founded Rhinoplasty London with fellow expert surgeon, Lydia Badia, to provide a very specialised personal service for people who need their help. The goal is always to “get it right” first time and Charles’ ability to deliver on this goal earned him the title 'Best for Noses' for six years running in the Tatler Beauty and Cosmetic Surgery Guide.
BAAPS - British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Charles has an incredibly distinguished CV. 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 at 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 Associate Clinical Professor at University College London and he has directed the University’s Plastic Surgery of the Nose and Techniques in Facial Plastic Surgery courses, which attract an audience from around the world. 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 writings on rhinoplasty, nasal surgery and sinus problems are published regularly and he maintains clinical contacts in many countries to keep up-to-date with the latest techniques and treatments from around the world. His group, the Independent Rhinoplasty Research Group, has pioneered many of the modern innovations prevalent in rhinoplasty surgery today.
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). He is currently a board member and Vice President of the Rhinoplasty Society of Europe and an active member of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery.
Charles has 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 his years of experience and, like everyone in the Rhinoplasty London team, he 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. The clinic prides themselves 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.