Dr. Vinay Jacob is a qualified and accomplished Senior Plastic Surgeon in India. He achieved his Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) in 1991 from the leading Indian Institute of St. Johns Medical College in Bangalore in 1991, and subsequently his Master in Surgery (MS) from the renowned and internationally acclaimed Tata Memorial Hospital at Mumbai in 1996.
Dr. Jacob has conferred the Honors with Distinction in the degrees of the Magister Chirurgiae (MCh) and the Diplomate of the National Board (DNB) in Plastic Surgery in 2001.
He also addresses issues pertaining to men that include male breast reduction surgeries for gynecomastia, hair transplants for the male pattern of baldness as well as genital enhancement in the male and chest wall implants, and abdominal etching for the six-pack abs look.
A huge amount of this work entailed aesthetic breast surgery which includes the entire gamut of augmentation, reduction, mastopexy or breast lift, breast asymmetry, tuberous breasts, whole breast, and oncoplastic breast reconstructions. Additional procedures commonly undertaken by Dr. Jacob include body contouring surgery such as liposuctions, mini and full tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, wedding preparatory surgeries, and body lifts after Massive Weight Loss.
He is also the first person in India to undertake a Vascularized Epiphyseal Microvascular Transfer, a very special subset of microsurgery that is essential in a growing child for a case of TM Joint Ankylosis (fused jaw). He acknowledges this for his training from another fine innovator of microsurgery, Prof. Marco Innocenti, from Florence, Italy.
For women, asides the breast and body contouring, he has to offer advanced breast surgery, vaginal aesthetic surgery, facial rejuvenation surgery such as the short scar MACS facelift, dark circles, rhinoplasty (nose jobs), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and fat grafting for various deformities
Asides from Aesthetic Surgery, his special interests are in the management of Difficult and Challenging Reconstructions in Plastic Surgery. He provides state-of-the-art solutions for the many Head and Neck/Torso/Extremity defects, including Hand and Tendon-Nerve Surgery, Breast Surgery, Micro Vascular Surgery (Hand/Lower Limb/Trauma/Onco Surgery), Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Burns, Diabetic, Pressure Sores and the complicated and perplexing non-healing and difficult wounds, including Diabetic Ulcers, treatment of skin malignancies and scar revision, Ear Lobe Repairs and the various Non-Surgical Skin Care programs.
In his quest for bringing newer technology in his field to the country, Dr. Jacob proceeded for long-term Advanced Super-Speciality Training in niche Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery sub-specialities for almost seven years under the tutelage of world masters in pioneering and cutting-edge, world-renowned centers of excellence in Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, France, Greece, and the United Kingdom.
Dr. Vinay Jacob took his plastic surgical skills to the next level under his mentor and guide, Prof. Dr. Giorgio De Santis at Modena with two back-to-back Specialized Advanced Micro-vascular Surgery and Lab based Stem Cell Research Full Term Fellowships at the Policlinico di Modena (University Public Hospital of Modena) of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) in Italy.
The Policlinico di Modena of the UNIMORE, in Northern Italy is a world center of Breast Surgery as well as Reconstructive Hand and Micro Surgery. In fact, the symbol of the entire university is a ‘HAND’. It also conducts state-of-the-art Stem Cell Research and works under Prof. Dr. Massimo Domenici, with whose team, Dr. Vinay continues to be involved since 2004-05.
The university is steeped in history and is amongst the oldest universities of the world, founded in 1175 AD and famed for esteemed works of medical importance ranging from that of Gabriele Falloppio, (known for his study and description of many structures inside the ear and neighboring regions as well as the Fallopian Tube). The city itself is renowned for many things including the Balsamic Vinegar, the home of the Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, and the Ducati on their wheels, and the music and tenor of Luciano Pavarotti!
Aesthetic Surgery training needs one to move to specialized centers doing exceptional work and Dr. Jacob has traveled the length and breadth of Europe towards this, spending quality time with proficient masters at various centers in Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Milan, Frankfurt, Berlin, Thessaloniki, Athens, Lyon, Florence, and Pisa.
He then went on to the United Kingdom as the very last recipient of the very highly competitive and acclaimed Royal College of Surgeons International Surgeons Fellowship for the senior surgical cadre. This Fellowship gave him full registration with the General Medical Council of the UK, as well as bequeathed credence to his training at Queen Victoria Hospital at East Grinstead in West Sussex, England.
The Queen Victoria Hospital is a comprehensive plastic surgery facility under one roof and is hailed as a world center for Hand and Breast Surgery, Head and Neck, and Maxillo-Facial Surgery (of Mr. Peter Wardbooth), as well as the first center in the world, to set up a Burns Unit under the guidance of Prof. Archibald Mc Indoe in the Pre-World War II era.