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Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery

A plastic surgeon is a surgeon who performs both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Plastic surgery is a special type of surgery that involves both a person’s appearance and his or her ability to function.

Medical Conditions

  • Trauma and injury
  • Congenital malformations
  • Burns
  • Tumours
  • Skin problems
  • Cosmetic appearance

Specialty Areas of Interest

  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Burns surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Hand surgery

Associated Tests

Depends on the condition being treated.


  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Ear correction
  • Nose surgery
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast augmentation
  • Skin treatments
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Tummy tuck
  • Liposuction
  • Facelift
  • Botulinum toxin (botox) injections
  • Burns surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery

Full list of procedures at: The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons under Surgeon Search → Your Procedure.

What to expect


This will depend a little on the type of plastic surgery you are having. If it is cosmetic surgery your surgeon will spend some time with you going through your expectations, the reality of cosmetic surgery and allowing you to make an informed decision before you proceed.
For other plastic surgery the surgeon will concentrate on the area in question, asking how the problem developed and what problems it is causing before deciding on the best treatment.


The plastic surgeon will concentrate on the area in question, performing a focused examination on this region.

Training and Qualifications