Mr William Van Niekerk MB ChB, MSc, MRCS, FCMI, FRCS (Plast)

Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon / GMC: 4362791

Mr. William Van Niekerk is a consultant plastic, reconstructive, aesthetic, and burn surgeon with over 20 years of medical experience. He was born in Africa to a violinist and a world-renowned wine connoisseur, and was educated in Pretoria, Oxford, London, Glasgow, and Texas. He undertook his plastic surgical specialist training in two of the busiest and most reputable plastic surgery centres in Europe, and his subspecialty expertise includes cosmetic surgery, burn surgery, reconstructive microsurgery, and major trauma surgery.

Mr Van Niekerk served as officer in the Royal Air Force for 14 years, and was one of the handful of Armed Forces surgeons responsible for treating all British service personnel as part of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine – initially at Selly Oak Hospital and later the New Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. In support of the recent campaign in Afghanistan, Wing Commander Van Niekerk deployed to the field hospital in Camp Bastion (in the Helmand province) in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Mr. William Van Niekerk

Within the subspecialty of cosmetic surgery, Mr Van Niekerk’s specific focus lies with the following areas:

  • All aspects of cosmetic breast surgery, including breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, correction of breast asymmetry, correction of tuberous breasts, nipple and areola reduction, correction of inverted nipples, and correction of gynecomastia in men;
  • Cosmetic surgery of the trunk and limbs, including abdominoplasty, mini abdominoplasty, Brazilian abdominoplasty, Brazilian mini abdominoplasty, correction of split abdominal muscles, thigh lift, and arm lift;
  • Surgery after large weight loss, including body lift, buttock lift, arm lift, and thigh lift;
  • Body sculpting through liposuction and where applicable, fat transfer;
  • Female genital cosmetic surgery, including labiaplasty;
  • Facial cosmetic surgery, including blepharoplasty and otoplasty. 

A large part of Mr Van Niekerk’s current practice centres around the management of skin lesions, including the treatment of skin cancers and the revision of suboptimal scars. In this regard, he works closely with his dermatology colleagues to offer a bespoke and comprehensive service.

Mr Van Niekerk is the recipient of a number of awards including The Dooley Prize in Anatomy and twice won the University of Oxford Trinity College Graduate Prize. Mr Van Niekerk’s passion for perfection is reflected in his uncompromising results and his reputation amongst his peers and patients.


  • Full registration with the General Medical Council with a license to practice and an entry on the Specialist Register as Plastic Surgeon
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • Full member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
  • Member of the Combined Services Plastic Surgery Society (CSPSS)
  • Member of the British Burn Association (BBA)
  • Member of the European Burn Association (EBA)
  • Member of the Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons’ Indemnity Scheme (PRASIS)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)



Mr. William Van Niekerk Results

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Specialist Treatments


"I can't thank Mr. Van Niekerk enough for the way he treated me, it has really felt like a personal service and I couldn't have asked to be treated any better. William was wonderful, and I know I made the right choice in choosing him to be my surgeon. I'm extremely happy with the results and it has changed my life. I don't regret having surgery one bit"



"I would just like to thank you, Mr Van Niekerk for the amazing care and support I received while in your care. You have all looked after me so well & I am over the moon with my results. I would definitely recommend you to anyone in the future. Thanking you again."



"I wanted to drop you a quick note with some feedback from my recent breast surgery with William Van Niekerk. He was incredible. He spent a lot of time answering my questions, alleviating my concerns around having surgery and I felt like I was in the hands of a real expert. He took a lot of time to recommend the right solution for me, and I’m really happy with the results. I would recommend him to a friend which I think for a procedure like this goes a long way."



"I recently had a breasts uplift done by Mr Van Niekerk and I just wanted to say how happy I am. My overall experience was outstanding. As a surgeon, I am amazed with the level of care I received from him. I had a few other consultations before meeting Mr Van Niekerk, and was certainly the best in explaining everything thoroughly and his level of care and precision. He did a fantastic job on my new breasts and I would recommend him to anybody. I wanted to say a massive thank you"



"I had wanted breast reduction surgery for a few years. When the time was right for me I started to make enquiries. I contacted a few Consultants, but after meeting Mr van Niekerk and researching his background my decision was made immediately. Mr van Niekerk answered all my queries and reassured me of my fears and I personally just felt safe in his hands. When I first saw my breasts after the surgery (approx. 2 days later) I was totally amazed at how good they looked! To be honest I expected them to be badly bruised (black and blue) and not look very nice at all but I had such a pleasant surprise, there were perhaps one or two small yellowish bruises and that was it! Mr van Niekerk had obviously been very gentle and careful during the surgery and I couldn’t believe how good they looked. Of course, I expected scarring but it was not as bad as I thought it would be and now one year on I can barely see them. All I can say is that when you make your decision just feel comfortable around your surgeon and the staff. This is a very personal time of your life and you need to feel happy and reassured and have all your questions and fears answered. I am so happy I decided to have this procedure done and would like to say a huge thank you to Mr van Niekerk and the staff for looking after me."



"I recently had a breast augmentation with William Van Niekerk and I wanted to let you know how impressed I have been with the whole experience so far. I have been thinking of having this procedure for a couple of years and had researched extensively before deciding to have a consultation with him. I was extremely nervous and still unsure when I arrived for my first consultation, but Mr Van Niekerk was extremely professional, warm, and friendly I knew straight away that I wanted to go ahead with the procedure with him. The staff at clinic were delightful, friendly, caring and I couldn’t have wished for better care. I’m also extremely happy with the results!"



"I had wanted a Labiaplasty for some time, but living and working abroad made it difficult to fit into my schedule. Thankfully, the Patient Advisors at the Cadogan Clinic were very accommodating, making every effort to fit me in at short notice at a time that suited me. The staff at the clinic provided an excellent service throughout the whole process. I was apprehensive about general anesthesia, but the anesthetist was really reassuring, explaining the process thoroughly and made me feel completely at ease. The facilities were great and the nurses were very caring and helpful. I also wanted to give a special mention to my surgeon, Mr. Van Niekerk. He was extremely thorough, explaining everything and answering all my questions. I found him to be very experienced and I felt that I was in safe hands right from the first consultation. He was sensitive in his approach and very understanding towards my concerns. I am very happy with the finished result and would recommend both him and the Cadogan Clinic to my friends. "



"I had my implant exchange with Mr Van Niekerk earlier this year and would like to sing his praises. Right from the first phone call, to the consultation and through to the procedure, the team were amazing. My consultation was not rushed at all and all my questions were answered in depth, Mr Van Niekerk was a complete professional and I had no hesitance at all in deciding he was the man to do my surgery. This is my third BA after a ruptured pip implant, and I can honestly say the care I have received has been second to none. 100 times better than my previous experiences. Your team honestly went above and beyond to make sure that my surgery was as straightforward and hassle free as possible whilst all the time remaining true professionals. A big thanks to Mr Van Niekerk for my amazing new breasts!"



"In April I underwent a breast augmentation with Mr Van Niekerk and I cannot explain how happy I am. He is a genius"

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My tolerance for imperfection is very, very low. I have exacting standards and strive to deliver results that surpass expectations.”

Mr. William Van Niekerk