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 went in for my consultation on March 6, 2015. He wants me to lose 15lbs.

early fifties....getting arm and breast lift

Will have my consult this week, anxious for his recommendations.

5 out of 5 stars Mentor Breast Implants

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

So far, so good! Dr.Vijay has made the process as pain free and relaxing as possible. He even called me the night before the surgery to make sure I was ok.

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

AMAZING!!! He made me feel so comfortable and gave me the best care. His nurses and staff were amazing and I think I've called 20times and their so patient.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Feeling Great! - Corpus Christi, TX

The dr is great very professional and so was the staff. I called the day of and the day after my surgery with questions and I wasn't expecting to speak to him personally but he was immediately put on the phone and answered my questions.

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

3rd consult definitely ended up being the most comforting and thorough!

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...

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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

I'm a 34b & I have very spaced apart breasts with large areoles, I was wondering if a breast lift would be my best option?

Although I would need to evaluate you to confirm, I would probably recommend a lift with implants. A lift alone may not give you the size that you are... 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

Should I gain weight before my BBL? (photos)

No do not gain weight before the BBL. You want to be at your goal weight, so that the results will be maintained. 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

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Vijay K. Bindingnavele, MD, FACS has shared 47 before and after pictures with 1 helpful vote from the RealSelf community.

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