Mr Vik Vijh is a consultant who performs reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. He recently featured in Extreme Male Beauty on Channel 4 and has worked on many TV programmes such as "10 Years Younger", "Extreme Makeover", "You Are What You Eat", "How Long Have You Got" and "Pineapple Studios" to name but a few.
He has also written for many journals magazines and even a national newspaper. Having been Managing Director of Cosmetic Surgery for a group of 42 UK private hospitals, Mr Vik Vijh is now Managing Director of the West Midlands cosmetic surgery fellowship and Editor in Chief of thebodybible.com. Within the NHS Mr Vijh is The Lead Consultant plastic surgeon at The University Hospital Birmingham.
Mr Vijh received his training in London and passed the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) examination in 1988. After a formal training program in general surgery, he achieved the distinction of becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of both England and Edinburgh in 1992.
Mr Vik Vijh began his career in plastic surgery with a two-and-a-half-year period of research into wound healing and scar management. Following this, Mr Vik Vijh worked as a plastic surgeon in hospitals throughout London as part of a formal and intensive training program. This program was interrupted for six months when Mr Vik Vijh undertook a formal cosmetic surgery fellowship to enhance and augment his skills, and complete his training as a reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgeon. This culminated in his acceptance as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery in September 2002.
Mr Vik Vijh was appointed as a consultant plastic surgeon in the NHS in 2002. He then went on a six-month travelling fellowship and visited some of the most accomplished plastic surgeons around the world to fine tune his surgical skills. Presently, he is Chief Consultant Plastic Surgeon in the NHS, at the University Hospital of Birmingham, covering the Birmingham and West Midland areas, as well as the entire county of Herefordshire.
In the NHS, he specialises in breast surgery, including reconstructive breast surgery, as well as skin cancer surgery and general plastic surgery. In the private sector, plastic surgeon Mr Vik Vijh serves the communities of Worcester, Birmingham, Hereford and London offering all forms of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. In addition to his private practice, he is heavily involved in the training of reconstructive and cosmetic surgeons in both London and beyond.
Treatments and tests offered by Mr Vik Vijh at Nuffield Health
- Mole removal
- Breast uplift (mastopexy)
- Breast reconstruction
- Skin assessment clinic
- Breast augmentation (enlargement)
- Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Reshaping)
- Dermal fillers
- Rhinoplasty (or nose reshaping)
- Hand surgery
- Breast reduction
- Labial reduction (labiaplasty)
- Buttock lift
- Body contouring
- Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
- Eye lift
- Ear pinning cosmetic surgery (Pinnaplasty)
- Arm reduction (Brachioplasty)
- Thigh lift
- Excision of skin lesion
- Chemical peel
- Inverted nipple surgery
- Fat transfer
- Neck lift
- Gynaecomastia surgery (male breast reduction)
- Drooping eyelids (Ptosis correction)
- Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty)
- Brow lift
- British Association of Plastic Surgeons
- British Associations of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
- International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- Independent Healthcare Commission Advisory Board for Cosmetic Surgery
Other posts held
- University Hospital Birmingham
Insurers Mr Vik Vijh works with
Mr Vik Vijh works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Aviva Health
- AXA PPP Healthcare
- AXA PPP International
- Benenden Health
- Bupa On Demand
- CS Healthcare
- Exeter Family Friendly
- Universal Provident
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
Mr Vik Vijh does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Mr Vik Vijh does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Mr Vik Vijh does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.