Saving Faces is committed to spreading the word about the need for research into facial disease, injury and disfigurement. Browse our featured videos below to learn more about our initiatives, or see our full list of lectures.

Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and keep up to date with all our latest videos. This includes videos from the

TED Talk - Saving Faces

TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.


Channel 4 featured the Saving Faces Art Project, which features one of Professor Iain Hutchison’s patient, Barry, and artist Mark Gilbert.

Revolutions in Facial Surgery - Prof Iain Hutchison

Please login to YouTube to view this lecture.

Eye in the Sky Charity Screening

On Tuesday 12th April 2016, Saving Faces rolled out the red carpet for a preview screening of “Eye in the Sky”, Alan Rickman’s last film before he died.  We were delighted that oscar-winning director, Gavin Hood, could carve time out of his hectic schedule to introduce the film in person. Read the full write up of the event here.

BBC - The Guinea Pig Club

Professor Iain Hutchison features in The Guinea Pig Club documentary on BBC Four.

The ‘Guinea Pigs’ was a social club and support network for British and allied aircrew injured during the World War II. Its membership was made up of patients who had undergone experimental reconstructive plastic surgery including facial reconstruction, which has had a profound impact on modern medicine today.


Saving Faces Art Project

Professor Iain Hutchison fulfilled an ambition when he created The Saving Faces art project by inviting Mark Gilbert to work as an artist in residence and paint his patients. Through this work with Saving Faces, Mark Gilbert has captured the intense physical and emotional journey of facial surgery patients.

5x15 - Prof Iain Hutchison

5×15 is an initiative of Rosie Boycott, Daisy Leitch and Eleanor O’Keeffe, which invites five world leading speakers to speak about their chosen topic for fifteen minutes each.

In fifteen minutes, Professor Iain Hutchison challenges the audience with images and ideas that get to the root of human identity. What is the meaning of the face for a person’s identity? What kind of discrimination confronts people with severe facial disfigurement? What is the psychological and material benefit of having surgery to reconstruct the face? What are the relative benefits of pioneering surgery of the type which Professor Hutchison has developed? What are the other reasons that people become anxious about their identities, such as body dysmorphic disorder? All these questions and more are confronted in this talk, which makes us think about both how we perceive ourselves and how others perceive us.


Hay Levels presents masterclasses for A level students given by some of the world’s greatest academics, writers and thinkers. Professor Iain Hutchison talks about the key attributes of being a doctor.

NNN Lunch Lesson - Prof Iain Hutchison on the importance of the face

Professor Iain Hutchison discusses at his Lunch Lesson at Names Not Numbers onthe functional and psychological importance of the face and the impact of change.

Diseases and Disorders of the Ageing Face - Prof Iain Hutchison

This is a preview of Diseases and Disorders of the Ageing Face by Professor Iain Hutchison at the 2007 Anti-Aging London Conference.


Prof Hutchison talks about the need for research in head and neck conditions and introduces the National Facial and Oral Research Centre.

Patient Stories

Annie's Story

Professor Iain Hutchison treated Annie’s haemangioma (a benign tumour of blood vessels) that was on her forehead. Annie’s mother Helen talks about their experience and the options that were available to her when dealing with the haemangioma.

My Face Is Eating Me Alive - Channel 5 Documentary about Prof Iain Hutchison's patient Tare

My Face Is Eating Me Alive tells an emotional story of Tare, an 18-year-old Zimbabwean girl, who was first brought to Saving Faces’ attention in 2009. She suffers with a very rare tumour, cemento-ossifying fibroma. The surgery in 2009 by Professor Iain Hutchison reduced the size of the tumour and saved Tare’s life.

Richard's Story

In this interview, Richard talks about his journey from diagnosis to his ongoing recovery following his surgery.