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Vijay K. Bindingnavele, MD, FACS

Corpus Christi Plastic Surgeon
5826 Esplanade Dr., Ste. 101
Corpus Christi, Texas 78414 US
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5 out of 5 stars Arm Lift

Early 50's Breast and Arm Lift (no implants)

Dr. Vijay is the best doctor ever and his staff is outstanding. I am so very pleased with the results! He is a true artist and takes every step to give the very best results. Just love his caring nature, makes the patient his priority, less bruising to the body than most doctors and follows up frequently. Love him!!! Lost over 100 pounds years ago. Sagging skin could not be overcome after...

51, 2 Grown Children. Texas, TX

I been waiting for a tummy tuck for 10 years. I'm in a good place where I can afford to pay for my procedure. I have the support of my husband. I was very pleased with the office staff and PS. He just did my niece tummy tuck and she was please with results. PS was out of the country and he called her twice to make sure she was doing ok. I got the ok from work . I'm so excited to be in the...

early fifties....getting arm and breast lift

5'3 165 pounds- Lost over 130 pounds years ago (diet & exercise) and kept it off. Finally scheduled a consultation with a highly recommended PS in Corpus Christi, Dr. Vijay Bindingnavele. I don't expect a super model body, just want to lift all this saggy skin. I can't seem to budge from this point in weight loss because it all turns to more skin. My arms (through genetics and weight loss) are...

5 out of 5 stars Mentor Breast Implants

29 Years Old, No Kids, and Decided It Was Time - Corpus Christi, TX

I finally decided to take the plunge and get boobies! I am 29 years old, 5'5", 137 lbs, no children. I have been flat as a board my whole life (32AA) and wanted larger breasts to fill more proportionate. After meeting with Dr. Vijay, we decided to go with Mentor Silicone 375cc. I wanted a natural look that still allowed me the ability to go horseback riding. =) Dr. Vijay said that going under...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

"32 Yr Old W an 11yr Daughter... Been Waiting That Long to Get This Done" - Corpus Christi, TX

Ok so I'm posting a little late I guess cause I'm 2days post op and feeling great. I have waited for this day to come for a very long time. I Have not showered yet or even been able to see what my stomach looks like so I'm really anxious and nervous about that. Surgery I can't say I remember much just waking up. I'm really scared to shower so any advice ladies will help. Also any tips on...

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Feeling Great! - Corpus Christi, TX

I am 3 days post op and feeling great. I will say the morning on the 2nd day was very uncomfortable but I fixed that quick. With a phone call to the dr which had prescribed my pain meds every 8 hours but said to take them every 4 hours and that has helped tremendously. This morning I drained out my drains which I had not done since the afternoon of the day before and only had about 10cc of...

Doing Top First -Corpus Christi, TX

I originally went in for consult on tummy and walked out with quote for tummy tuck with breast lift and 300 cc saline implants under muscle. Doctor said I had plenty of good breast tissue he recommended saline . Shortly after I started feeling abdominal sensitivity and ended up discovering I need a hysterectomy. Timing totally stinks. Plastic surgeon and ob are going to work together but...

Breast Aug. A Little Less Than a Month to Go - Corpus Christi, TX

I am a 34 yr old, mother of 3 (ages 16,7,and 5). I am 4'11 and weigh 109 lbs. Back on Sept. 19, 2011, I had a gastric sleeve done and for the most part I am satisfied with my wight loss. I was at 196 before surgery. On May 14th of this year I decided to make an appt for a breast Aug. since I have never had boobs. I am currently a 34A and my desire is to be bigger. I want "wow" not "BOOM" lol.....

PO End of Day 4

I am 40 yrs old, 5'3" currently 215 lbs. I wear a size 18/20 in pants and 2x (more for length) in tops. I have lost over 100 lbs in the past 14 months after finally being diagnosed with sleep apnea. In school, I was always a curvy but petite girl but unfortunately most of my friends were just plain tiny. 3 c-sections within a 5 year span, 2 abusive relationships, stressful accountant career...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Never Thought the Day Would Come! - Corpus Christi, TX

Today is day 5 post op of my tummy tuck and Lipo of my back. I am still feeling a little sore and pretty tired today but let me start from the beginning. It finally happened!! I honestly thought the day would never come! Hi I am 27 years old and I have 3 children ages 7, 5, & 1. All three were c-sections. I like most people gained a lot of weight through my 1st two pregnancies. I am...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

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Hospital Privileges

Dr. Bindingnavele has hospital affiliations at Christus Spohn South, Shoreline, Memorial, South Texas Surgical Hospital, Surgicare of Corpus Christi, Doctors Regional, Bay Area Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, David Grant Medical Center
    David Grant Medical Center, University of Southern California
    General Surgery, David Grant Medical Center
    Plastic Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
    Military: United States Air Force

Treatments offered at Corpus Christi Institute of Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery

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5 wks post op mastopexy. Nipple sensitivity?

The complete absence of sensation of the left nipple is worrisome and can mean that it is permanent. The right nipple hypersensitivity should improve.... READ MORE

1 month post-op getting abnormally hungry after Lipo to waist, is this typical?

Lipo has no affect on hunger that has been documented by research. It is most likely related to your being sedentary and it is important to start to... READ MORE

Extended tummy tuck vs Tummy tuck & lipo of flanks

The extended abdominoplasty can be helpful with loose skin on the flanks but depends on the amount of loose skin. Usually abdominoplasty with... READ MORE

I am seeing different answers to this question? How long does fat transfer last?

While there is some loss of the fat transferred there is a dramatic and permanent body shape change after a BBL. The improved waist, flank and back... READ MORE

Is Liposuction Necessary when Having Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty can be performed without liposuction but liposuction may be necessary to obtain optimal results. While abdominoplasty removes excess... READ MORE

Lump under my skin after lipo. What can I do to get rid of it?

The lump may be a collection of fluid that can be aspirated with a syrine and needle. You plastic surgeon will be able take care of it quickly when... READ MORE

Full tummy tuck recovery. What will I need?

It is a good idea to take a hibiclens shower the night before surgery and the morninng of surgery as it minimizes the risk of infection. As for... READ MORE

Are massages necessary after liposuction?

Massages are necessary. I routinely instruct my patients to perform massages 3 times a day for six weeks after surgery. Without massages, the results... READ MORE

What questions should I ask at my consultation on February 7 for Liposuction?

Ask if the liposuction will result in improvement of the loose skin or a worsening, because sometimes if the skin is loose already, then removal of... READ MORE

What should I expect after Liposuction of full back, arms, waist, thighs etc?

You should expect some swelling for 3-6 weeks, some bruising, wearing a compression garments, drains, and regular massages and a good result. READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Bindingnavele

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