Mr Hilal Bahia

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

MB BCh, BAO (NUI), LRCSI/LSRCP, MD, FRCSI (Plast)


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I am 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, I graduated from The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1991, followed by a year as an Anatomy lecturer before completing my basic surgical training and becoming a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons in 1997.

I undertook two years of research, gaining an MD degree and have published widely in the medical and plastic surgery journals. I completed my specialist training in Plastic Surgery in Edinburgh, and Glasgow (Canniesburn), and undertook an Oncoplastic/Microsurgical Reconstructive Breast Fellowship in Newcastle. I 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’.

I am a full member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), and have 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. I am also an Honorary Senior Surgical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Hilal Bahia at Spire include:

Cosmetic surgery

Plastic surgery

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Clinical interests

Breast surgery
Cosmetic breast surgery
Cosmetic surgery
Plastic surgery
Reconstructive surgery
Rhinology
Skin cancer

Special clinical interests: Breast reconstruction; Breast augmentation; Breast reduction; Prominent ear correction, Abdominoplasty; Cosmetic surgery.

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

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

Research and publications

Imaging breast cancer chromosomes

Breast cancer

Current NHS posts

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, St John's Hospital Livingston.

Personal profile

Outside of medicine, I enjoy playing football, volleyball, electric guitar, saxophone and drums and have a keen interest in photography and fine art.

Contact information

Telephone 0131 316 2507
Email info@refinesurgeons.co.uk
Website http://www.refinesurgeons.co.uk
Private secretary 0131 316 2459