Mr William Van Niekerk

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic, and Burn Surgeon

  • MB ChB – University of Pretoria (1996)
  • MSc – University of Oxford (2000)
  • MRCS- Royal College of Surgery (2002)
  • FRCS (Plast)- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (2010)
  • FCMI
  • RAF (qs)

GMC Number: 4362791

Mr William Van Niekerk, Consultant Plastic Surgeon
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About Mr William Van Niekerk

Mr William Van Niekerk is best known for his exceptional brazillian tummy tuck results. He performs a wide range of techniques including full tummy tuck, brazillian tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck and extended tummy tuck. He is also known for his expertise in breast surgery, particularly with breast uplift, breast reduction, breast asymmetry correction and tuberous breast surgery.

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Mr William Van Niekerk also specialises in labiaplasty procedures and advanced breast surgery.

Consultant plastic, reconstructive, aesthetic, and burn surgeon, Mr Van Niekerk has over 20 years of medical experience. He trained and qualified as a medical doctor in Pretoria (South Africa) in 1996. 

Mr Van Niekerk then went on to complete his surgical training and postgraduate research training in Anatomy and Craniofacial Surgery at the University of Oxford. Serving as an officer in the Royal Air Force for 14 years, he 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.

Mr Van Niekerk’s clinical interest is in all aspects of Cosmetic Surgery as well as in Complex Military Trauma Surgery, Reconstructive Microsurgery, and Burn Surgery.

Mr Van Niekerk’s passion for perfection is reflected in his uncompromising results and his reputation amongst his peers and patients.

Mr William Van Nierkerk was recently named as Top Body Surgeon in Tatler’s Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide 2023. Find out more.

Mr William Van Niekerk consults from our London Harley Street clinic.


“I had a Brazilian abdominoplasty done with The Private Clinic in Harley street. I have to say the operation went very well and the care and the team was fantastic. Most of all the surgeon Mr William Van Niekerk was brilliant. I never had any pain after the op and I highly recommend The Private Clinic. My review is a bit delayed as I had this a year ago but am still over the moon with the results. And it has totally changed my life! I am so much happier now.”

– Michelle, Patient of Mr William Van Niekerk.

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Treatments performed by Mr William Van Niekerk

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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

A tummy tuck can help patients to achieve a flatter, firmer abdomen. Mr William Van Nierkerk specialises in the Brazillian Tummy Tuck procedure.

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Male Chest Reduction

Gynecomastia or gynaecomastia is more commonly known as man boobs – affects around 15% of adult men in the UK and is caused when excess fat develops in a man’s breast area.



We treat women who are concerned about the shape and size of their labia, whether it is a result of natural childbirth, age, or even weight loss.

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Tuberous Breast Correction

The surgical technique used to correct the appearance of Tuberous Breast Correction will depend on the severity of your tubular breasts but usually involves a specialised procedure to release the constricted breast tissue.

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Breast Uplift

Breast uplift, Breast lift or Mastopexy surgery can offer you a great way to regain your body confidence, giving you fuller-looking breasts and correcting their positioning on your body for a more uplifted appearance.

Breast Asymmetry Correction

Breast Asymmetry Correction

Asymmetric breast correction is usually a combination of surgical techniques such as breast lift, reduction and implants to help improve their appearance.

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Breast Reduction Surgery

If your breasts are causing you health or cosmetic problems, Surgical Breast Reduction (Mammoplasty) might be the best option for you.