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Tue 26 Sep 2017 12:04 AM
Dr Maurizo Viel

Designation: Plastic surgeon

Country: Italy

Country of residence: Italy

One of the world’s leading cosmetic surgeons, Dr Maurizio Viel set up the Dubai offshoot of the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery in Dubai Healthcare City in 1998, responding to demand from the emirate’s burgeoning – and wealthy – expat community. He set up the London clinic with his identical twin brother Dr Roberto Viel in 1990 and the Italian-born duo established a name for themselves in the fast-growing industry.

It did not take long for Dr Maurizo to cement that reputation in Dubai. With international certifications in cosmetic surgery and memberships of various professional associations, he specialises in pioneering techniques of blepharoplasty, facial rejuvenation, anti-ageing medicine, breast augmentation, penoplasty, and liposelection.

He aims to help Dubai become a leading destination for medical tourism – plastic surgery is a large part of the emirate’s plans to dominate the Middle East medical market.