M.Ch., D.N.B., M.S.
Aesthetic & Cosmetic Plastic, Laser, Reconstructive Surgeon
Medical Director – DHI India, Medical Director – CPLSS
He always saw himself becoming a best surgeon. Even as a child growing up in Mumbai, India, Dr. Viral Desai always dreamt of becoming a doctor. He grew up in a family of doctors – all specialists in their respective fields. His father, Dr. Ramesh Desai, was a Radiologist and Sonologist; Dr. Sarla Desai, his mother, is a Gynaecologist and Obstetrician.
Dr. Desai charted his dream and graduated from medical school (MBBS) from L.T.M.M. College, Sion. He then joined residency in General Surgery and Oncosurgery at Tata Hospital, KEM Hospital and Cooper Hospital. Soon thereafter, he took up the Super-Speciality in Plastic Surgery (M.S.) course at Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, for the sheer gratification of beautifying lives through aesthetic surgery and “promptly visible results” offered by plastic surgery.
With a desire to be on par with the world’s best, Dr. Desai completed a fellowship in Advanced Cosmetic and Aesthetic Surgery and Laser Training at Singapore with Dr. Woffles Wu – a teaching faculty with the International Aesthetic Surgery Society and the inventor of the Stealth Incision for breast implant. Dr. Wu is renowned for refining various surgical procedures such as liposuction, chin implants, nose jobs, lip sculpting and eyelid surgeries and has invented over ten cosmetic surgery procedures. Dr. Desai took up a fellowship in the Cosmetic Surgery Department at Singapore General Hospital, where he worked with nine cosmetic surgeons and gained from their vast experience.
While working with Dr. Wu, Dr. Desai has fine-tuned the art of various surgical procedures such as Liposculpting, Breast Implants, Eyelid Surgeries, Nose Jobs, Chin Implants, etc. Dr. Viral Desai is today an advanced BOTOX and Fillers user and trainer in India, and has the distinction of performing the maximum number of Botox and Fillers procedures over the latest few years. He also is the pioneer of Non-Surgical Facelift (WAPTOS), Threadlift (APTOS) in India. Dr. Desai has conducted various training workshops in Advanced Botox and Fillers for doctors and has been a faculty for lectures at various medical and non-medical fraternity gatherings.
Dr. Desai is known for communicating with his patients to understand their real needs. “I talk to them at length to get a grasp of what they want”. He likes to screen his patients for “realistic expectations”, and is being prompt to tell patients if their expectations are unrealistic. He believes in giving his patients accurate and complete information of the procedures. Dr. Desai developed his sense of aesthetic surgery as a natural extension of his interest in art and drawing – having done Elementary and Intermediate courses in Art. Most important in a plastic surgeon, he feels, are “common sense and a good artistic inclination”.Dr. Desai is the Medical Director of CPLSS Mumbai and the founder, promoter and Medical Director of DHI in India. All DHI doctors in India are trained and certified by Dr. Desai. He is also the Director of Sarla Hospital and ICU and of Desai Hospitals Pvt. Ltd. In recognition of his achievements in the field of plastic and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Desai was awarded the Icon of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in India Award in 2010 at the national level.
Dr. Desai is a board-certified surgeon, M.Ch. (Masters Super-speciality Degree) and D.N.B. (Diplomate of National Board) in Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. These are the highest level of education degrees in the medical field. The D.N.B. qualification is recognized across all Commonwealth nations.
Dr. Desai is member of International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSI), Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (IAAPS), CSI, Maharashtra Association of Plastic Surgeons, Consultants Association of India, Indian Medical Association (IMA), Santacruz Medical Association, General Practitioners Association and other associations.