Dr. Esta Bovill is Internationally Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by both the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, and the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for women. Based in Vancouver, Dr. Bovill’s practice focuses on providing individualized and compassionate care with exceptional, natural surgical results.
Dr. Bovill’s practice philosophy is to provide state of the art knowledge, information and expertise to enable patients to make the best decisions about their bodies. Regardless of whether surgery is cosmetic or reconstructive, Dr. Bovill’s practice is centered on providing beautiful, natural and long-lasting results of the breasts, body and face. To read more about Dr. Esta Bovill's philosophy and research click here.
Trained in Canada and the United Kingdom, Dr. Bovill graduated from University of London Medical School (M.D.) and subsequently was awarded a PhD in microsurgery prior to completing general and plastic surgical residency in Oxford and the South West of England. She moved to Vancouver to complete her Fellowship in Breast Surgery and Reconstruction, and was subsequently appointed on Faculty at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Bovill is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS Plast) and was most recently designated a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC).
As part of the world renowned UBC Breast Reconstruction Program, her specialist reconstructive interest lies in caring especially for breast cancer patients. Dr. Bovill offers women the latest techniques in breast cancer reconstruction including using sophisticated microsurgical techniques to reconstruct the breast using the body’s own tissue, avoiding sacrifice of major muscles of the body.
Dr. Bovill and her teams additionally offer the option of nipple-sparing mastectomy and immediate single-stage breast implant reconstruction where appropriate.
A mother of two children herself, Dr. Bovill specializes in “Mommy make-overs” to rejuvenate the breasts, abdomen and body of women who have had children and who wish to regain their pre-pregnancy form. She has particular interest and experience in cosmetic breast surgery, including breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction and complex revision breast surgery.
An invited guest speaker at meetings on both sides of the Atlantic, Dr. Bovill is passionate about access to reconstructive surgery for all suitable patients and has trained surgeons in the UK, Canada, and Uganda. She has published book chapters on plastic surgery, presented clinical papers at national and international scientific meetings, and has won several research awards.
Outside of surgery, Dr. Bovill pursues physical fitness and is a competitive cyclist and runner. She completed the "Marathon des Sables", the Toughest Footrace on Earth (Discovery Channel) running for the CBCF.
She encourages all her patients to become physically active before surgery, and to strive toward their weight loss and fitness goals prior to undergoing any major surgery. She lives in Vancouver with her husband and two young children.
Dr. Bovill strengths include her meticulous surgical technique and judgment, her innate artistic and creative ability, her genuine and compassionate nature and extensive surgical experience.
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