Julie graduated with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Nutrition, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics from the University of Otago. She is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and holds membership with the Dietetic Association of Australia. She has also been a member of the British Health Professions Council, British Dietitian Association and New Zealand Dietetic Association.
Dr Anh obtained her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Honours from the University of Melbourne in 2001. She completed her internship and basic surgical training at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne. Dr Anh then obtained a postgraduate diploma in surgical anatomy at the University of Melbourne, whilst teaching anatomy to medical, dental and physiotherapy students.
She commenced her advanced surgical training in general surgery at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, before she moved to Perth to commence specialist training in plastic and reconstructive surgery. She obtained her fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in plastic and reconstructive surgery in 2010.
Dr Kevin Dolan has been the Director and Head of WA Laparoscopic and Obesity Surgery for more than 15 years and has performed over 10,000 weight loss procedures with zero mortality.
Dr Dolan also performs abdominoplasty, brachioplasty and thighplasty for patients who have lost weight.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science Honours in 1977, Dr Robert Goldman commenced medical school at the University of Cape Town RSA in 1978, receiving his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1982.
Dr Goldman received his advanced training in both General and Breast Surgery at Royal Perth Hospital WA, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Fremantle Hospital WA and and was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1997.
Dr Goldman performs cosmetic breast and abdominal surgery, those areas that are part of his specialty of general breast and abdominal surgery. Before commencing cosmetic surgery, Dr Goldman has extensive experience in the areas of breast and abdominal diseases as well as trauma. This also included cancers in addition to the other disease processes.
Dr Patrick Briggs is an internationally trained, Specialist Plastic Surgeon with over 20 years’ experience. Dr Briggs began his general surgery training in London and undertook further training in Plastic Surgery in the USA and Ireland. In 1991 he passed the Intercollegiate Board Examination in Plastic Surgery as administrated by the four Royal Colleges of Surgeons. After graduating as a qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Briggs worked in the Middle East during the Iran, Iraq war where he gained invaluable experience and provided lifesaving treatment to those who had suffered severe burns and war injuries.
Following this, Dr Briggs practiced as a Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Harley Street, London a location known for being the epicentre of superior medical experience and standard.
After 6 years at Harley Street, Dr Briggs immigrated Australia where he opened his private practice and was recognised as a highly skilled Specialist Plastic Surgeon and is well known for his innovative and up-to-date approach in the field. Dr Patrick Briggs is now based in Melbourne Australia.
Dr Carmen Munteanu is a specialist plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgeon, who is committed to excellence in surgical practice, patient care and results. Her complete patient empathy and compassionate approach weaves expertise, professionalism, trust and education.
Dr Carmen continues to develop her surgical techniques and precision, offering a range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.
All treatments are performed in accordance to your individual appearance and treatment desires, which will be discussed during your initial consultation.
Dr 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 honours from the College’s of Medicine of South Africa in 1990. Dr Ritz then spent a year at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne as a Microsurgery research fellow.
From 1992-1995 Dr Morris Ritz headed the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Baragwaneth Hospital, while running his own private practice in South Africa. In 1997 Dr Ritz 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 in Plastic Surgery.
Dr Moncrieff is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).
After working between his practices in Sydney and Newcastle during 2008, he decided to focus on the Hunter Region so relocated with his family in 2009. He consults from his state-of-the-art clinic in Charlestown and operates in various private hospitals.
Dr Moncrieff graduated from the University of New South Wales in Medicine with Honours in 1997 and completed 10 years of specialist surgical training in 2007.
Dr Tim Papadopoulos is a certified cosmetic and plastic surgeon, past president of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), and has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons). One of only two Australians to receive this honour in the past 50 years.
He is also a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). Dr Tim is an International member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr Tim is a member and Board Director of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and an international active member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
In Australia and New Zealand, anyone who has completed a six-year medical degree and has current medical registration is allowed to perform cosmetic surgery. This can make it hard to know if the surgeon you have chosen has the experience and expertise you are looking for. He is the current Head of the Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Westmead Private Hospital
You can be assured that Dr Tim has undertaken 8-12 years of specialist training beyond his basic medical degree. To become a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), the only institution accredited to train surgeons in Australia and New Zealand.
Combining state-of-the-art techniques with the highest level of patient care, Dr Tim is an experienced plastic surgeon who primarily focuses on cosmetic and plastic surgery of the face, breast and body.
Plastic Surgeon, Dr Jeremy Hunt’s full title is Dr Jeremy A. Hunt MBBS FRACS. It takes six to 10 years to earn those two acronyms at the end of your name – in Dr Jeremy Hunt’s case, graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine degree from Sydney University in 1990 (the MB part), followed by further study for his Bachelor of Surgery (BS) and yet more study to attain his status as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (yep, FRACS) and member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Still not satisfied, Dr Jeremy Hunt went on to hone his skills even further by completing a Fellowship at the prestigious University of Texas in the United States, where he learnt from some of the world’s very best plastic surgeons.
Dr Drielsma is an Australian trained fully qualified plastic and reconstructive surgeon specialising in cosmetic surgery of the face, breasts and body.
His basic medical degree was completed at the University of Sydney in 1982. During this time he also completed a Bachelor of Science degree. Plastic Cosmetic Surgeon Dr Drielsma underwent a further 14 years training following medical school before commencing private practice.
Dr. Dilip Gahankari is a specialist Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon in Australia, with the experience and commitment to safety, necessary for consistent, successful outcomes in Plastic Surgery. With 21 years of experience as a Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Gahankari pursues the highest standards for surgical techniques and quality patient care.
Dr. Gahankari received his M.B.B.S., Masters degrees in General Surgery & Plastic Surgery from the University of Bombay. Upon completion, he underwent advanced training at the prestigious Canniesburn and Glasgow Royal Infirmary Hospitals, Scotland as a British Association Plastic Surgical Fellow. The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh conferred upon him, the FRCS fellowship in General Surgery in 1999.
Dr. Gahankari, in 1999, was invited to join as a Hand Surgery Fellow at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and underwent further training as a Head and Neck and Burns Fellow at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. In 2003, he was awarded the FRACS, fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, in Plastic Surgery.
Dr Craig Layt is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). ASPS members hold a specialist qualification from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) which is the only College for specialist surgical training accredited by both Australian and New Zealand Governments through the Australian Medical Council (AMC) and New Zealand Medical Council (NZMC), respectively. Members of ASPS have undertaken a minimum of 12 years medical and surgical education, including at least five years of specialist postgraduate training, and are Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).
A/Prof Magnusson has been a fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Toowoomba since 2000 and now on the Gold Coast since 2016. He is recognised in Australia and internationally for his contributions to plastic surgery education and research. He is a past president of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and has a practice specialising in surgery of the breast and body.
A combination of training, experience, quality and caring provides the best environment to make very personal and important decisions about your care.
Dr Ingram is a specialist plastic surgeon with over two decades of experience as a specialist. His comprehensive training and experience in reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery is world-class and second to none.
Dr Ingram is a graduate of the University of Queensland School of Medicine (MBBS) and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), achieving full specialist qualifications with the RACS in two specialties, general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr Ingram is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and thus holds three specialist surgical qualifications. In addition, Dr Ingram has undertaken further intensive training in reconstructive and aesthetic surgery and other cosmetic treatments in Australia and abroad. Dr Ingram’s training could not be more comprehensive.
Dr Justin Perron is a Canadian born, Australian-trained Plastic and Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon. He studied Chemistry and Biochemistry in Calgary Canada at the University of Calgary before moving to Australia to pursue his medical training in 2000. After growing up in a medically oriented family where his father is also a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr Perron decided to continue the tradition, and pursued a career in medicine. Dr Perron completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia before moving to Queensland in 2003.
For 20 years, Solutions with Food has been providing dietetic advice to clients in South East Queensland. What originally began in Principal Dietitian’s home in Wavell Heights has grown to clinics from Bribie Island to Ipswich. As a team of expert dietitians we can show you how to enjoy eating no matter your nutritional need. We can introduce you to a range of delicious foods and easy to prepare meals that assist in achieving your health targets.
Dr Nicholas Moncrieff is an experienced Specialist Plastic Surgeon and an expert on post massive weight-loss surgery. His depth of experience in breast and body transformations means he focuses exclusively on breast reductions, breast lifts, breast augmentation, tummy tucks and body lifts. He is one of only a handful of Plastic Surgeons across Australia with this sole breast and body focus. Dr Moncrieff is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).
Dr Geoff Barnett is one of Melbourne’s most experienced Plastic Surgeons for Post-Weight Loss Body Surgery – Body LIft, Arm Lift and Thigh Lift. A dedicated and experienced Surgeon, Dr Barnett is renowned for providing aesthetically pleasing, natural-looking results. You’ll appreciate his approachable nature and his dedication to exceptional pre-surgery and post-operative care. Dr Barnett has practised in Hawthorn for over 35 years and assisted more than 5000 patients to achieve life-changing surgical outcomes. He is an exceptionally caring Surgeon with a passion for providing the right information and dedicated care for all of his patients. Visit www.cocoruby.com.au for more information.
Clare is a passionate Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD). She loves empowering people with good nutrition information so they can make the best decisions for their long-term health. She is able to help you with a broad range of nutrition concerns from managing diabetes or cardiovascular disease to gastrointestinal complaints and discomfort. She loves food and the role that it plays in our lives, both as a provider of nutrients and as an expression of our social and cultural environments. It was this interest that ultimately drew her to the study of food and it’s impact on our bodies. While studying she also discovered a passion for understanding the role of nutrition in the prevention and management of disease.
Dr Andrew Kiyingi is Specialist Weight-loss and General Surgeon with advanced training in minimally invasive surgery. He is also a Surgical Trainer for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Dr Andrew Kiyingi was schooled in Sydney, graduated from the University of Otago (NZ) and was awarded the University Gold Medal in General Practice and Distinction in Surgery. He completed surgical training at St Vincents Hospital Melbourne and was awarded Fellowship (FRACS) under the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 2014.
Dr Meaghan Heckenberg has been performing liposuction procedures for The Alia Clinic Sydney and Crows Nest Cosmetic and Vein Clinic since 2008. Her speciality is tumescent liposculpture performed under local anaesthetic and she has performed many hundreds of procedures.
“Be Sculptured” was born from her desire to concentrate on one cosmetic procedure, that being liposculpture. Meaghan has a fellowship from The Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and is a full member of The Cosmetic Physician’s Society of Australasia.
Dr David Joseph has provided a comprehensive service for Bariatric patients for the last 10 years, and performs Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve), Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y and Single Loop) surgery, and complex Revision Bariatric Surgery for the management of obesity problems. He is a highly trained Laparoscopic and Hepatobiliary Surgeon specialising in benign and malignant conditions of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract, including the Liver, Stomach, and Pancreas.
Mr Ramez Bassari is a specialist General Surgeon with sub-specialist training and qualifications in Bariatric (weight loss) and Upper Gastrointestinal surgery. He is also GESA-accredited to perform gastroscopy and colonoscopy. He completed medical school in 2004 and became a specialist surgeon in 2012. Following this he spent a further 4 years of sub-specialist surgical training in Australia and New Zealand.
He has private consulting suites at Epworth Richmond, Melbourne NorthWest Surgical, Seymour District Memorial Hospital and Sunbury Specialist Centre. He holds public appointments at Western Health (Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown hospitals), and Seymour District Memorial hospital.
Dr Michael McCleave is currently a Senior Consultant at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre and Repatriation General Hospital. He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer within the School of Medicine at the University of Adelaide. He is actively involved in the teaching of surgical registrars and has an ongoing research interest. He is currently the President of the South Australian Hand Surgery Society.
He has an interest in all plastic and reconstructive surgery with a particular interest in skin cancers, hand surgery, cosmetic surgery, paediatric plastic surgery, microsurgery, nerve surgery, abdominal wall surgery and post-weight loss surgery. His personal approach is to give patients honest and clear advice on the treatment options so they can make an informed decision about the option best suited to them. Cosmetic procedures use the latest short scar minimally invasive techniques and he only uses FDA approved implants.
Dr Tim Proudman completed his medical degree in 1986 at the University of Adelaide. He trained in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Adelaide and Brisbane and in 1996 became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. In 1996 he undertook fellowship in the UK at St James’ Hospital in Leeds. In 1998 he was awarded Master of Surgery by the University of Adelaide. He is currently Head of Unit of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Dr. Darrell Perkins is a Plastic Surgeon based in Sydney, New South Wales. For years he has used specialised expertise in plastic surgery to help his patients realise their cosmetic goals. Dr. Perkins specialises in body contouring, facial procedures including rhinoplasty, and all types of aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery. Two Locations – Miranda & Kogarah NSW.
Dr Jeremy Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 15 year career and is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading plastic surgeons. He is a Spokesperson for the Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.
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