Cosmetic Surgery

A cosmetic surgeon is a surgeon who specialises in performing surgery with the primary intention of changing a patient’s appearance in the absence of any disease. They may be general surgeonsplastic surgeonsENT surgeons or ophthalmologists who have further specialised in cosmetic surgery.

Medical Conditions

  • None

Specialty Areas of Interest

  • see Procedures

Associated Tests

  • None


  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid surgery)
  • Body Implant (Buttock, calf, pectoral)
  • Breast augmentation (Breast implants / lifts)
  • Breast reduction
  • Browlift
  • Face and neck lifts
  • Facial implants
  • Fat transfer
  • Labiaplasty
  • Liposuction
  • Otoplasty (Ear surgery)
  • Phalloplasty
  • Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping)

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What to expect


Your cosmetic surgeon will ask about what procedure you wish to have, and will usually ask why you want to have it.


Your cosmetic surgeon will examine the area you are concerned about to ensure that it is appropriate to perform surgery on this region, and to determine the best way to achieve an optimal result.

Training and Qualifications

After specialising in another area of surgery, cosmetic surgeons must do further training. There are a number of roads to this, they may complete the ACCS training course (Australasian College of Cosmetic surgery) or alternative international fellowships.



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