Dr Tijion (“TJ”) Esho has two Cosmetic Medicine clinics in the UK, one in London and one – where he first made his name as a cosmetic doctor – in Newcastle; he also has one in Dubai.
His upbringing in a poor and tough North London council estate, the challenges overcome with relentless energy, a core strength and an inner positivity makes an inspirational story of his success in becoming, first and for 15 years, an NHS doctor and later, a cosmetic doctor. He credits much of his drive to the tough love of his West African parents, both of whom have had serious encounters with cancer in recent years, resulting in a refocusing of his priorities. TJ is also very active on issues around race, which he brings into his work, in a way that differentiates him from most in his field. He is a founder of the Black Aesthetics Advisory Board.
TJ wanted to become an artist when he was young; he brings an exceptionally precise and refined aesthetic sensibility to his work. He will not undertake work that he feels will distort a person’s look away from what is naturally right for them. He also refuses work (routinely) where he feels the person seeking cosmetic change is suffering from body dysmorphia.
Aside from his NHS volunteer work during the Covid crisis, he undertakes a great deal of pro-bono work, especially helping trauma victims who need aesthetic work to recover.
He has received the following awards: Good Surgeon Guide, Best Clinic Award 2015/2016; Good Surgeon Guide, Best Cosmetic Doctor 2015/2016; Safety in Beauty, Best Cosmetic Doctor 2017; NE Best Clinice 2018/2019; Alternative Doctors, Best Doctor Award 2018; 4T Medical, Avant Garde Achievement in Aesthetics 2017; Global World, Top 100 Practitioners 2019; Tatler, Best Doctor 2019; Harper’s Bazaar, Best Doctor 2020; Forbes, One To Watch 2020.