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Board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in Corpus Christi, Texas for the past 10 years

Meet Dr. Vijay

Dr. Vijay Bindingnavele is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing in Corpus Christi, Texas for the past 10 years.

Vijay K. Bindingnavele, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Vijay, as he is commonly and affectionately known, is very approachable, and truly enjoys plastic surgery and interacting with his patients. This joy comes through in his excellent results and the care and concern that he shows each patient, who is always treated like family by him and his staff. His goal is to provide top quality cosmetic and plastic surgery care in Corpus Christi, Texas.

His practice includes both cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, with an expertise in breast and body rejuvenation/sculpting and facial rejuvenation. He has a special interest in minimally invasive techniques, which include injectables and non-surgical methods, to deliver excellent results at a great value. One of his pioneering techniques involves using modern techniques of pain control that make the post-surgical period much more comfortable. His goal is to deliver excellent results by both meticulous surgical technique and current pain control modalities to minimize the need for pain medications after surgery.

His 10-year experience with trauma surgery in the United States Air Force, including combat situations, has instilled in him a desire to continue to provide compassionate, timely, safe and individualized care. This experience in the United States Air Force showed him how plastic surgery improves form and function, transforming the lives of those he can help. After those 10 years in the United States Air Force, he has continued to serve the community. He is a past president of the Nueces County Medical Society, currently serves as chief of plastic surgery at Christus Spohn and in various capacities in the local community, including as past chairman of the School Health Advisory Committee for Corpus Christi Independent School District.

In his quest to provide top quality cosmetic and plastic surgery care, Dr. Vijay has a state-of-the-art operating suite in his office that is fully accredited by the AAAASF, which is a national agency that certifies only those facilities that meet their high standards. He also ensures that he maintains care by fulfilling the strict requirements to continue to be a board-certified plastic surgeon and a fellow of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Vijay has a very caring office staff that maintains current certifications and shares his philosophy of treating the patient like family and providing quality compassionate care.

His interests outside of the office and plastic surgery include tennis; yoga; traveling; swimming and, most importantly, spending time with his children and family.

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Dr. Vijay Bindingnavele went to high school just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and then went to college at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York. He went on to medical school at Albany Medical College, where he graduated with honors. He immediately joined the United States Air Force, and over the next 10 years, he finished his general surgical training and served in South Korea, Germany, and the Middle East. While deployed to Qatar at the Al Udeid Air Force Base, he was chief of surgery at the base hospital. After his 10 years in the Air Force, he joined the prestigious Plastic Surgery Training Program at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He finished his training in 2008 and brought his expertise from Southern California and Beverly Hills to Corpus Christi, Texas. He loves Texas, the close community and his new home in Corpus Christi. He wasn’t born in Texas, but he came here as soon as he could.

Dr. Vijay has also presented his research at multiple national meetings, and his research has been published in national and international journals. He also takes and enjoys medical mission trips around the world, where he gets to help patients who may not otherwise be able to have access to medical care.

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Dr. Vijay is very thankful for the support provided by his wife, family, patients, staff, and the community of Corpus Christi as well as the surrounding area for allowing him the privilege of being a busy, successful plastic surgeon in this community.

Certifications and Facilities

To ensure that we are providing world-class modern plastic surgical care while upholding the strictest safety standards at a good value in Corpus Christi, our physicians maintain current certifications and facilities. Dr. Vijay is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, member of the The Aesthetic Society and his state-of-the-art operating facility certified by the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF).  In addition to maintaining and fulfilling the requirements set by the above organizations, Dr. Vijay is continually educating himself in the latest advances in Plastic Surgery.

Why Choose Dr. Vijay?

Of all the plastic surgeons to choose from, why Dr. Vijay?  Honesty, concern, and skill- These are the main reasons why patients travel from all around the world and trust Dr. Vijay Bindingnavele with their own plastic surgical needs.

Because these same patients receive great service from Dr. Vijay they send their friends and family members to us for their plastic surgery needs. He is known for being incredibly honest in his evaluations and letting you know what is required to get you the results you are looking for. He is also known to let you know if it is best not to have anything done. He truly enjoys meeting and talking with patients and performing plastic surgery procedures in our in house, state of the art operating room, and in the hospital.

When you meet Dr. Vijay he will do his best to understand you first, your desires, and your individual situation. He believes that the best results are obtained only through a collaboration between his patient and himself, the Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. It is very important to feel comfortable and connect with your plastic surgeon, and Dr. Vijays’ patients do so to a high degree. This is a reason that most of their patients send their good friends and family members to him for plastic surgery care. He understands that persons seeking plastic surgery are not looking to change into someone else or fit some standard “cookie-cutter” concept of beauty. He understands that their patients want their external image to more closely match the image they have of themselves so that the person looking back at them from the mirror is the same as the person looking in the mirror. When this happens, it brings out the inner joy and confidence that we all have. Dr. Vijay considers being a part of the patient’s journey and transformation an honor, and this brings him great joy.