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Hilal Bahia

Meet Hilal Bahia, our Consultant Plastic & Aesthetic Surgeon


About Hilal

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.

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"I am absolutely  thrilled with the result and wonder why I didn’t do it years ago."


"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."


"After years of discomfort, back pain, shoulder pain, rashes (under each breast) and problems with clothes fitting, I now have the top half of my body in proportion to the bottom half!"


"I am over the moon with the result! thank you Refine for your amazing work, the treatment was first class from start to finish. Mr Bahia I can’t thank you enough, so professional and kind." 


"Quick, speedy recovery and almost unnoticeable scars. Feel so much more confident. Would definitely recommend Mr Bahia."


"My operation went very well and I am over the moon with the results. I really can’t thank Mr Bahia enough."


"I was made to feel at ease at every step of the process and was so well looked after, that the pain was more than bearable."


"5* treatment facilities and the care received from everyone involved second to none. Thank you!!


"Mr Bahia put me at ease, very reassuring, extremely professional and answered any queries. I would definitely recommend Refine Plastic Surgeons and Mr Bahia in particular."


"My life has changed since having the surgery, definitely the best decision going with Refine Plastic Surgeons and Spire."


"My experience with Dr Bahia has been brilliant. I can’t thank him and the hospital staff enough! I would recommend him to anyone."


"I now feel like a different woman who has the confidence to wear jeans and dresses. I would recommend Refine Plastic Surgeons at Spire Murrayfield Hospital to anyone."


"Dr Bahia came highly recommended to me and I can’t thank him enough. Pre- and post-op treatment has been outstanding and I love my new shape!!"


"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."


"My surgeon (Mr Bahia), explained everything in detail and was extremely happy to go ahead with the operation. Throughout the whole process, the care and aftercare was second to none, extremely professional and caring at all times. Thank you."


"I have had a positive experience throughout my treatment. Great communication pre-op and post-op. I am extremely happy with the outcome of my procedure and would highly recommend to everyone."


"I chose Refine Surgeons as I was able to research them and read about each individual surgeon. I was put at ease by my consultant (Mr Bahia) and felt very reassured, with all my questions answered fully. I am very pleased with the results and could not be happier about how I look now."


"I would describe the whole thing as a positive experience, and the recovery was a piece of cake - it was so easy. I found the support that I got before, during and after to be great. I only wish I had done it years ago as it has made a huge difference to my confidence. I am happy to undress in...


"I’m really pleased with the final result and the outcome of the surgery (scars, healing and positioning). The surgeon provided all the key information before the surgery and made me feel at ease throughout the process."


"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."

Do you think Hilal can help you?

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.

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