A specialist plastic surgeon is a doctor who specialises in invasive cosmetic (aesthetic, or appearance-related) and reconstructive surgery.
- Reconstructive surgery
- Cosmetic surgery, such as:
- Wrinkle reduction
- Ear correction
- Nose surgery
- Facial implants
- Lip enhancement
- Tummy tuck
- Breast enlargement
- Breast reduction
You need a referral from a doctor to see a specialist plastic surgeon.
RegulationAustralian Health Practitioner Agency
RegistrationSpecialist plastic surgeons must be registered through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), with the Medical Board of Australia.
Minimum qualificationsThe minimum education requirement for a specialist plastic surgeon is Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Shortlist at least two surgeons for your initial consultation.
- Get a full explanation of the anticipated results and think carefully about your expectations.
- Make sure that you have been fully informed about the risks of the procedure you plan to have.