Consultant Profile

Mr Hilal Bahia

Mr Hilal Bahia MB BCh BAO (NUI), LRCSI/LSRCP, MD, FRCSI(Plast)
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh
  • Cosmetic Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery
      • Cosmetic breast surgery
      • Facial surgery
      • Reconstructive surgery
      • Skin cancer
    Special clinical interests:

    Breast reconstruction
    Breast augmentation
    Breast reduction
    Prominent ear correction
    Cosmetic surgery

    Research interests:

    Imaging breast cancer chromosomes
    Breast cancer

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Plastic Surgeon, St John's Hospital Livingston

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    Fellow of Royal Colleges of Ireland and Edinburgh
    British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (BAPRAS)
    General Medical Council
    Royal College of Surgeons of England training Curriculum reform committee
    Honorary Senior Surgical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0131 316 2459
    Private secretary telephone number:
    0131 316 2459
    Personal email address:
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Hilal Bahia is a UK-trained, fully accredited (GMC) Consultant Plastic Surgeon, working in the Edinburgh plastic surgery unit with a special interest in breast reconstruction, skin cancer and burns. Educated in the UK, he graduated from The Royal college of Surgeons in Ireland in 1991, followed by a year as an Anatomy lecturer before completing his basic surgical training and becoming a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons in 1997.

    He undertook two years of research, gaining an MD degree and has published widely in the medical and plastic surgery journals. He completed his specialist training in Plastic Surgery in Edinburgh, and Glasgow (Canniesburn), and undertook an Oncoplastic/Microsurgical Reconstructive Breast Fellowship in Newcastle. He also completed a Cosmetic Fellowship at the Institute of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery in London, working with Jan Stanek ('10 Years Younger','Plastic Fantastic'), Dai Davis and Nick Percival ('Plastic Surgery School, Extreme Makeover,' Make Me Perfect'), appearing in episodes of Channel 4’s ‘10 Years Younger’ and ‘Embarrassing Bodies’.

    He is a full member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), and has an interest in a wide range of cosmetic and aesthetic procedures including rhinoplasty (nose surgery), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), breast reduction and augmentation, correction of prominent ears as well as facial rejuvenation with Botox and fillers. He is also an Honorary Senior Surgical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.

    Personal profile:

    Outside of medicine, Hilal enjoys playing football, volleyball, electric guitar, saxophone and drums and has a keen interest in photography and fine art.

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    Mr Hilal Bahia

    Mr Hilal Bahia Plastic Surgeon Edinburgh

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