Hilal Bahia is a UK-trained, fully accredited (GMC) Consultant Plastics and Cosmetic Surgeon, consulting at the Spire Murrayfield Hospital in Edinburgh as well as the Plastic Surgery Unit based at St John’s Hospital and the Edinburgh Breast Unit at The Western General Hospital.

He has a special interest in a wide range of cosmetic procedures including breast reduction, augmentation, symmetrisation (and reconstruction), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), correction of prominent ears, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), removal of skin moles, cysts, skin cancers, improvement of scars, as well as non-surgical facial rejuvenation.

Educated in the UK, he graduated from The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1991 (MB BCh, BAO, LRCSI, LRCPI), followed by a year as an Anatomy lecturer before completing his basic surgical training and becoming a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) 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) passing the Plastic Surgery specialist exam FRCS(plast), after which he 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 also an Honorary Senior Surgical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and an on-line tutor for the Edinburgh Surgical Sciences Qualification with The Royal College of Surgeons. Hilal was awarded an honorary FRCS from the Edinburgh College in 2010.

Hilal has over 20 years of experience in Plastic Surgery. He has lived and worked in Edinburgh and the Lothians since 2001.

Hilal also undertakes medicolegal work.

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