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Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery
253 Wattletree Road
Malvern 3144
Victoria, Australia
Tel: +61 3 9508 9508
Fax:+61 3 9508 9588

Mr. Graeme Southwick OAM MB BS FRACS FACS
Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Southwick Surgeon MelbourneMr. Graeme Southwick graduated in medicine with honors from Monash University in 1970. He then pursued post-graduate studies at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, where he was awarded the Sir Gordon Gordon-Taylor Prize by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1973 for the highest marks in the first part examinations at the college. After completing surgical training, Mr. Southwick was made Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in otorhinolaryngology (ENT Surgery) as well as in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Graeme Southwick studied in London and the United States for two years and was made a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. On return to Australia in 1979, he was appointed consultant plastic surgeon at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute and the Alfred Hospital. Since 1979, Graeme Southwick has been honorary adjunct lecturer in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Monash University and also since 2010 at the Monash Institute of Medical Research, positions that involve both teaching and research.

Graeme Southwick has been in private practice as a plastic surgeon since 1979, and is currently director and chairman of the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery. He has published and lectured widely in Australia and overseas on many aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery, especially in microsurgery, endoscopic (television controlled) surgery for brow rejuvenation, facelift and breast surgery. 

From 1997 to 2004, Graeme Southwick was councilor for the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and elected President from 2002 to 2004. From 2004 until 2013 he  also represented Australia as the National Secretary for Australia for the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is also on the editorial board of the prestigious international journal published from the United States - Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

In June 2004, Graeme Southwick was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia on the Queen’s Birthday Honour List for service through the provision of immediate medical assistance to victims of the Bali bombing, which occurred on the 12th October 2002.

Graeme Southwick is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the British Association of Plastic Surgeons.

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Mr. Morris Ritz MB B.Ch FCS FRACS
Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Ritz Plastic Surgeon MelbourneMr. Morris Ritz graduated from Witwatersrand University in South Africa in 1982 with a degree in medicine and the Sonya Walker Prize in physiology. He went on to pursue post-graduate studies in plastic and reconstructive surgery, gaining a fellowship with honor from The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa in 1990. Mr. Ritz then spent a year at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne as a microsurgery research and hand fellow.

From 1992 to 1995, Morris Ritz headed the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Baragwanath Hospital, while running his own private practice in South Africa. In 1997, Morris was appointed senior registrar at The Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, after receiving a fellowship for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) in plastic surgery.

Morris Ritz has been awarded the Synthes Prize for best publication from the Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Southern Africa and the Phyllis Knocker/Bradlow Award from The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa for the most distinguished graduate in academic excellence. Since then, he has been published and has presented extensively in Australia and overseas. Morris has a special interest in breast reconstruction, aesthetic surgery, microsurgery, hand surgery, and skin cancer surgery.

Morris Ritz is a member of the Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of South Africa, the Society of Hand Surgery of South Africa, the Australian Medical Association, the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

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Mr. Andrew Greensmith M.B.CH.B, F.R.A.C.S.
Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Greensmith Surgeon MelbourneMr. Andrew Greensmith graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 1993 with a degree in medicine and completed postgraduate training in surgery in Christchurch and Auckland, qualifying in plastic and reconstructive surgery FRACS in 2001. As a senior medical student, Andrew spent a four-month elective period in plastic surgery with Professors Fernando Ortiz Monasterio, Antonio Fuente del Campo, and Fernando Molina in Mexico City, Mexico, which further stimulated a longstanding interest in cleft lip and palate, craniofacial surgery, and aesthetic surgery.

Andrew received advanced training in plastic and reconstructive surgery, and in 2002, completed further subspecialty training in both aesthetic and craniofacial surgery in Paris, France with Professor Daniel Marchac. This training included undertaking research into the use of fibrin glue in facelift surgery and long-term outcomes in craniofacial surgery. In Paris, time was also spent focusing on complex ear reconstruction with Dr. Francoise Firmin, while some time in Europe was spent as a consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, England.

In 2003, Andrew Greensmith began another fellowship in rhinoplasty and cleft lip and palate surgery with Dr. Jean-Claude Talmant in Nantes, France. This was followed by a one year cleft/craniofacial fellowship in Melbourne at the Royal Children's Hospital which included further intensive training in cleft and craniofacial surgery as well as rhinoplasty, ear reconstruction and aesthetic surgery. Andrew continues to work as a consultant at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne with interests in cleft craniofacial surgery, ear reconstruction and general paediatric plastic surgery as well as a consultant appointment at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne as part of the Otology team for complex ear reconstruction and microtia.

Andrew has published on a broad range of topics covering aesthetic facial surgery and paediatric plastic surgery in peer reviewed journals/books. He has special interests in facial aesthetic surgery, including rhinoplasty, reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery, ear deformities, skin cancer and general hand surgery.

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Mr. Damon Thomas M.B.CH.B, F.R.A.C.S.
Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Thomas Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon MelbourneMr Damon Thomas graduated from the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 1996. As a newly graduated doctor Damon developed a passion for the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery, in particular the areas of paediatric hand, adult hand, microvascular and breast surgery. His plastic surgical training was spent in Auckland and Christchurch where these interests were fine tuned, completing his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in plastic and reconstructive surgery in 2005.

Damon obtained a scholarship from the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to undertake a fellowship at the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery in 2006. Expertise in the field of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery was gained including breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast reconstruction, facial aesthetic surgery, abdominoplasty and other aspects of body contouring surgery.

The following year was then spent at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, as the Paediatric Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellow. This provided the opportunity to develop his interest in managing paediatric hand and upper limb conditions including congenital anomalies, cerebral palsy, and acquired conditions such as obstetric brachial plexus palsy.

Damon also performs surgery for hand and facial trauma, microvascular reconstruction, skin cancers, Dupuytren’s disease, hand arthritis, carpal tunnel, sarcoma and salivary control.

Damon is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is appointed as a Paediatric Hand and Microvascular Surgeon at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. Damon also works as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Barwon, Austin and Peninsula Health.

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Edmund Ek MBBS (Hons) DipSurgAnat FRACS (Plas)
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Ek Cosmetic Surgeon MelbourneMr Edmund Ek graduated from Monash University in 2003. After receiving numerous undergraduate prizes he completed medical school with first class honours, graduating as the top student in the class of 2003.

Having decided at an early stage to pursue a career in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Edmund worked at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne where he completed his Basic Surgical Training, being awarded the Sir Gordon Gordon-Taylor Prize in 2005 for the highest mark in the first part surgical examination.

After a year of advanced general surgical training Edmund began his plastic surgical training, spending time at all major plastic surgery centres in Melbourne, including The Alfred Hospital, Royal Melbourne Hospital and The Royal Children’s Hospital. Completing his fellowship training in 2011, Edmund has a special interest in microsurgery, head and neck reconstruction, skin cancer surgery, reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery and hand surgery.

Edmund holds multiple public hospital appointments, working as a consultant plastic surgeon at St Vincent’s Hospital, The Alfred Hospital, Western Health, Northern Health and Barwon Health. He is also tenured at the University of Melbourne as a Senior Lecturer for the Faculty of Medicine, participating in medical student teaching, research and course development.

Edmund has also published numerous articles in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery, presenting his work at several international meetings and having an ongoing interest in clinical research.

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Natalie Ngan M.B.Ch.B,FRACS(Plas)
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Ngan Plastic Surgery MelbourneDr. Natalie Ngan was born and educated in New Zealand. She graduated with a degree in medicine from the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 2000. She developed a passion for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and her advanced Plastic Surgery training was spent in Wellington and Auckland. She became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in May 2010.

Natalie was then appointed as a locum consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Hutt Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand where her primary role was in breast reconstruction and skin cancer surgery. She had two children by this time.

In January 2011, Natalie and her family moved to Toronto, Canada for a one year Breast Reconstruction Fellowship. This highly sort-after position at the University of Toronto was spent working with world experts within the field of breast reconstruction: Dr. John Semple, Dr. Mitchell Brown, Dr. Toni Zhong and Dr. Stefan Hofer. This fellowship provided exposure to all areas of breast surgery including: reconstruction after breast cancer, breast augmentation and mastopexy, breast reduction. Natalie has been broadly trained in breast reconstruction and has the ability to perform reconstruction with autologous tissue with or without microsurgery, as well as with tissue expansion and implant-based reconstruction. Whilst in Canada, Natalie had the opportunity to meet and operate with world-renown Canadian Plastic Surgeons in the fields of breast, aesthetic and micro surgery.

Following the year in Canada, Natalie returned to Australasia in 2012 to undertake a fellowship at the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery where she received a scholarship from the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. This fellowship involved advanced training across all areas of aesthetic Plastic Surgery including: breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast reconstruction, face lift, rhinoplasty, brow lift, blepharoplasty, liposuction, abdominoplasty and other aspects of body contouring surgery.

Natalie has appointments as a consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Austin Hospital, at Western Health and at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Her work at these public hospitals is predominantly in the areas of breast reconstruction, skin cancer and acute hand trauma.

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Catherine Boaden OAM RN
Plastic Surgery Operating Nurse

Catherine Boaden Cosmetic Surgeon MelbourneFor over 26 years, Catherine has shown dedication as a plastic surgery operating nurse for Mr. Graeme Southwick and now brings to the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery first-class operating room skills.

Following successful studies at St Vincent's hospital in Melbourne, Catherine lived in England, where she completed a theatre (operating) course at The Middlesex Hospital, London, before returning to Melbourne to become Charge Nurse in Plastic Surgery at The Avenue Hospital. Since 1985, Catherine has been associated with Interplast, a nonprofit organization providing plastic surgery for the less fortunate in underdeveloped countries in Southeast Asia. Catherine received an OAM for her voluntary work with Interplast, visiting 18 countries in more than 25 trips.

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Denise Staaf RN
Plastic Surgery Nurse Consultant

Dr. Stanford Cosmetic Surgeon Melbourne

Denise has worked alongside Mr Graeme Southwick for over 20 years and brings to the Institute great plastic surgery nursing experience both as a consultant and in perioperative management as well as offering complimentary consultations in the area of cosmetic surgery.

After completing training at St. Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne, Denise worked with several plastic surgeons at the Cotham Clinic and Cabrini Hospital. She then travelled to London and on her return established the plastic surgery ward at The Avenue Hospital as charge nurse. For over eleven years Denise developed the ward into a quality plastic surgery unit whose reputation for patient care was impeccable. Many plastic surgery nurses owe their training to Denise, who has been an active member and president of the Cosmetic and Reconstructive Nurses Association and still has time to be an excellent mother.

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Margaret McLellan RN
Plastic Surgery Nurse

Cosmetic Surgeon Melbourne

Margaret joined the Institute in October 2006 as a plastic surgery nurse, bringing a wealth of knowledge to this position with her diverse nursing background.

In 1974 Margaret graduated from Prince Henry's Hospital, Melbourne. She then proceeded to do her midwifery training at Mercy Maternity Hospital in East Melbourne where, on completion, worked in the post-natal field.

In 1978 she returned to Prince Henry's Hospital to the fields of orthopaedic and plastic & reconstructive surgery nursing. After completing a unit management degree at Lincoln Institute of Nursing, Margaret was in charge of the orthopaedic and plastic & reconstructive surgery unit for 10 years, going into a supervisory position part time which allowed her to work privately with a Melbourne plastic & reconstructive surgeon, both as a dressings nurse and theatre assistant for 10 years.

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Karen Manolitsas RN
Injectables, Laser & Thermage Specialist

Thermage Specialist MelbourneAfter graduating from nursing at Prince Henry’s Hospital Melbourne, Karen went on to complete her midwifery training at the Royal Women’s Hospital. She furthered her career working at St. Bartholomews Hospital London, initially in day surgery and then as nurse
co-ordinator of the I.V.F. Unit.

After starting a family in London, Karen returned to Australia where she worked as a medical practice nurse.

Karen has now expanded her skills to include many non-surgical treatments, including Vbeam Laser, various injectables and Thermage treatments.

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Richelle Poswell RN
Cosmetic Nurse Injector and Laser Specialist

Laser Specialist MelbourneIn 1991 Richelle graduated from Nursing at Latrobe University where she continued her career as a Registered Nurse in various hospitals around Melbourne.

After starting a family in 1996, Richelle returned to nursing in 1998 working as a nurse consultant for Lifescreen Australia, gathering health related information for life insurance companies.

Since 2000 Richelle has worked in the cosmetic industry, expanding her knowledge and skills by maintaining her nursing abilities in pre and post surgical care to including and specializing in many non surgical treatments, mainly various cosmetic injectables and laser treatments.

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Danielle Ellett
Dermal Clinician BHSc

Dermal Filler Clinics MelbourneDanielle Ellett successfully completed her Bachelor Degree in Health Science (Clinical Dermal Therapies)” at Victoria University and was honored with winning the “Most Outstanding Student” award in 2008. Previous to her Bachelor Degree, Danielle earned her advanced Diploma of Beauty therapy at the Australian College of Hair and Beauty and practiced beauty therapy in Melbourne before furthering her studies at the International Dermal Institute, also in Melbourne. Danielle has achieved accreditation in all aspects of skin physiology, technology, and advanced treatments in skin and body therapies. In addition to her post-graduate studies in beauty therapy, Danielle is certified in paramedical aesthetics, which incorporates advanced tuition in paramedical camouflage, skin peeling, exfoliation techniques, advanced skin analysis, and cosmetic chemistry.

There are a multitude of potions and lotions thrust at people through clever marketing, but only some are scientifically proven to have positive benefits. At the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery, we have researched various skincare products and will recommend only products that may be beneficial to improving skin health, while decreasing the effects of sun damage and aging. A consultation with Danielle will ensure the correct delivery of safe, quality skin care and corrective make-up, resulting in a skin care program tailored to your individual needs.

Danielle’s services include makeup (including camouflage) advice; and initiation and supervision of skin care programs including skin management, microdermabrasion, peels (including green peels, glycolic peels, TCA peels and jesna peels), AHA washes. As a qualified laser technician, Danielle also performs laser treatments including fraxel, pixel, IPL, and laser hair removal.

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Christopher Apostolou

Dermal Therapies MelbourneChristopher has been working in the para-medical aesthetic industry for 10 years. He holds a diploma of Health Science Medical Technology studied at R.M.I.T, a diploma of Beauty Therapy earned at Victoria University and is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Health Science Dermal Therapies at Victoria University.

Throughout Christopher’s career he has developed advanced knowledge in aesthetic procedures, cosmetic chemistry, phototherapies including IPL and LASER, chemical peeling and skin and body treatments. He is also a clinical educator and registered practitioner for LASER and IPL.

Christopher believes in complimentary modalities to provide the best possible outcome. To achieve the best possible outcome a simple yet effective skin care routine to normalise the function and differentiation of skin at a cellular level is required.

Christopher has extensive experience with a broad range of therapies with a specific interest in compounding Cosmeceuticals, chemical peels, and the treatment of acne and acne scarring.

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Malvern Hand Therapy

Hand Therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb – shoulder to hand. Hand therapy involves evaluation and testing to assess the injured limb from which a specific therapy program can be designed. A variety of specialised treatment techniques are used in therapy. Common conditions treated are:

  • Burns
  • Dupuytren’s Disease
  • Tendon transfers
  • Tendon lacerations
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Mallet finger injury
  • Finger amputation
  • Nerve Palsy’s
  • Scar management
  • DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Nerve lacerations
  • Crush injuries
  • Carpal tunnel decompression
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Complex regional pain syndrome

Common therapy interventions used to regain / enhance use of the Upper Limb are:

  • Splinting – static and dynamic
  • Wound management
  • Scar management
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Desensitisation
  • Oedema management
  • Functional retraining

Our therapists are:

Melissa Hirth
B App Sci (OT), M Sc (OT – Hand & Upper Limb Rehabilitation), Accredited Occupational Therapist (AccOT)

Melissa graduated from La Trobe University in 1994 with an undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy and in 2001 she completed her Masters Degree in Hand Therapy with her thesis topic investigating Dupuytren’s Disease. She has worked in the area of Hand Therapy for the past 10 years and has an interest in Hand Trauma and Sports Injuries. Currently a Senior Therapist at the Austin Hospital, Melissa is also an Honorary Affiliate of La Trobe University and a sessional tutor there.

Orleigh Ritz
BSc. Physiotherapy, M Physiotherapy – Upper Limb Rehabilitation

Orleigh graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in 1981 at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Initially she worked as a physiotherapist for 12 years in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Intensive Care Units. Orleigh then worked in Orthopaedic Physiotherapy and developed a special interest in Hand Therapy. Orleigh has been working in hand therapy for the past 13 years. She obtained a Masters of Physiotherapy in Upper Limb Rehabilitation at Melbourne University in 2000.

Kate Bennett
B OT, Accredited Occupational Therapist (AccOT)

Kate graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from La Trobe University in 1998. Kate also works at the Austin Hospital and has been working in the area of hand therapy for the last 6 years. Kate has an interest in splinting, hand trauma and pain management.

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Michael Shen
Remedial Massage Therapist

Cosmetic Surgery MelbourneMichael Shen is a professional remedial massage therapist and studied remedial massage in China before entering clinical practice. Michael worked with a Chinese herbal medicine company for ten years before coming to Australia in 1989 to work as a massage therapist. He is a member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists and is recognised for WorkCover and private insurance providers.

Michael’s special interest professional courses have included Reiki (2000) utilising energy release to aid healing, a nutrition and health course at Monash University (2001), Pilates (2002 and 2003), and postgraduate studies focusing on massage skills.

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Ronna Moore
Manual Lymph Drainage Massage

Cosmetic Surgery MelbourneRonna trained in relaxation and remedial massage and achieved her Diploma of Remedial Massage in NSW in 1985. Since then she has worked in both private practice and with the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery since its inception. She has along the way expanded her knowledge and skill set to include myofascial release, Bowen technique and Hot Stone therapy and more recently, has commenced study in the new field of oncology massage. Her special interest however is Manual Lymphatic Drainage, particularly as it applies to post-operative care for cosmetic and reconstructive surgical patients and in lympoedema management. MLD is particularly beneficial to surgical patients as it reduces swelling, promotes healing and provides pain relief. It is in this context that Ronna sees her main role at MIPS, attending our clients in hospital, in the rooms here or in home visits.
Ronna is a certified Vodder MLD/CDT practitioner, a member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists, the Australasian Vodder Therapists Association and the Australasian Lymphology Association.

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Suzanne Rennison
Micro Pigmentation Practitioner

Dr Rennison Cosmetic Surgeon MelbourneThe Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery is delighted to offer the services of Suzanne Rennison, who has been in the beauty industry for over 25 years and was a pioneer of micro pigmentation (cosmetic tattoo) in Australia and New Zealand in 1986.

Suzanne is Australia's most respected micro pigmentation practitioner, performing treatments both nationally and internationally. She is the author of Design and Perform Cosmetic Tattooing/Micro Pigmentation Procedures, included in the national beauty training package for students in cosmetic tattoo, an HBIA board member, APAA member, and a member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetics USA.

Suzanne provides a broad range of micro pigmentation applications including cosmetic camouflage and paramedical treatments, which incorporate disguising birth marks, scars, burns, vitiligo, alopecia, halo nevia, and repigmentation of the areola and nipple after breast surgery. In addition, Suzanne is a specialist in cosmetic tattoos including eyebrows, eyeliners, lip line, lip blend, full lip color, and beauty spots.

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Jo Rosenow
Hair Stylist

Cosmetic Surgery Center MelbourneThe Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery is fortunate to have Jo Rosenow as part of its team of specialists. Jo provides a complete post-operative hair service and has been working closely alongside plastic surgeons for many years. This experience has given her the compassion to empathise with the post-operative needs of both male and female patients.

Jo specialises in hair coloring, highlighting, and tinting treatments, providing patients with everything from a subtle change to a complete makeover, complementing the patient's new look.

A highly experienced hairdresser, Jo considers patients' privacy paramount and, with her knowledge of plastic surgery post-operative care, her individual service is sure to be a comfort to all patients.

Jo's personal and caring services are available exclusively at the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery, in hospital or at patients' homes.

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About the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery

Established in 1997 in Victoria, Australia, the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery is a modern facility that combines plastic surgery with ancillary disciplines in an effort to increase service to our patients. We have been successful in this effort thanks to our dedicated team of plastic surgeons, plastic surgery-trained nursing staff, and other support staff who are committed to providing patients with the best possible care and unparalleled results. Confidentiality is of course paramount at our Institute, and a private entrance is available for our patients; this can prove especially useful after surgery.

The Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery is associated with Stonnington Day Surgery - a fully equipped, registered, and accredited state-of-the-art operating complex. We also have a strong association with Monash University and private hospitals, such as Cabrini Hospital and The Avenue Hospital, as well as the public hospital system, which assists with the achievement of high standards of excellence at the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery. In addition to our hospital associations that promote teaching and research, we are proud of our strong fellowship program, established several years ago. Our fellowship program has allowed surgeons from many countries to study with us. We are committed to ongoing research into new techniques and treatments.

We have also initiated advanced aesthetic surgery workshops, held annually for over ten years. These workshops allow plastic surgeons from Australia, New Zealand, and other Southeast Asian countries to focus on and learn new technology, as well as advance our regional standards.

We are proud to have established our Institute in Melbourne, Victoria for plastic surgery. We take great pride in the high reputation that we are accomplishing locally, interstate, and overseas.

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Amongst the many facilities available at the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery is a fully equipped auditorium. The Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery Auditorium is utilised for medical training sessions and educational seminars about the many services provided at the Institute.

The Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery Auditorium has capacity for approximately 60 people. We welcome you to speak to us should you be interested in hiring the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery Auditorium for your own function. We are fully equipped for any style of presentation and can provide you with assistance in the areas of staffing, catering, etc.

Should you be interested in hearing more about any of the services we offer, please contact us via our enquiries page and we will make sure you are invited to our next seminar dealing with the area of your choice.

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Stonnington Day Surgery

Motto: Embracing Life

Mission Statement: To serve the needs of our patients in a practical and sensitive way; to recognise their concerns; to convey an understanding of procedures and outcomes and to restore health and well-being using best practice, in a safe and caring environment.

Our surgeons, highly skilled nurses, and dedicated support staff are privileged to serve you in a unique, state-of-the-art operating complex. Stonnington Day Surgery especially caters for surgical specialists in plastic and reconstructive surgery, aesthetic surgery, maxillofacial surgery, dental surgery, and urology.

We strive for the perfect balance of restoring health and well-being in a safe and caring environment, whilst at the same time delivering personalised attention and respect for your privacy.

The Stonnington Day Surgery is a modern facility situated in the inner southeastern suburb of Malvern, about 20 minutes from downtown Melbourne, with ample basement car parking and lift access.

Confidentiality is, of course, paramount at Stonnington Day Surgery and you will find our service to be quietly efficient and discreet.

Contact Details

Stonnington Day Surgery
Level 1, 253 Wattletree Rd
Malvern Victoria Australia 3144

Telephone: +61 3 9508 9509

Facsimile: ++61 3 9508 9599


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The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

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