"After years of discomfort, I eventually made the decision to have a breast reduction. This has been the best decision of my life. I have a new lease of life and feel better about my shape."
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'.
Hilal also frequently undertakes medicolegal work.
Having never had surgery or general anaesthetic before I was very nervous, however Mr Bahia listened to my concerns and was extremely reassuring.
The surgery went exactly as explained to me, the scars healed quickly and are very neat. Aftercare was excellent too and I cannot recommend Mr Bahia and the staff at Refine Plastic Surgeons highly enough.
If you’re interested in plastic surgery and would like to speak to Hilal, please book a consultation either at our Edinburgh or Inverness hospital. Alternatively, we can arrange a Facetime or Skype consultation for those patients who are unable to travel.