What is Plastic surgery?
Plastic surgery is a branch of surgery. The plastic surgeon makes changes to organs or the external body silhouette for functional or aesthetic-cosmetic reasons.
Aesthetic surgery is, in turn, a branch of plastic surgery. This includes all interventions that are not carried out due to illness, but only to improve the external appearance. The field of plastic surgery covers four areas:
- Aesthetic surgery
- Reconstructive surgery
- Burn surgery
- Hand surgery
The term “plastic” describes the surgical possibilities of restoring, reshaping or replacing damaged and defaced body parts. This change in shape, damage or disfigurement of body parts can be congenital or acquired through accidents, tumors and diseases. It is therefore the basic task of plastic surgery to restore or improve body shape or impaired body functions through surgical interventions.
What does a plastic surgeon do?
Plastic surgeons perform surgical procedures to improve a patient’s external appearance. The word plastic comes from the Greek language and literally means “by kneading”. In ancient times, this meant sculpture or the fine arts of a clay model.
Aesthetic or plastic surgery is colloquially also called cosmetic surgery and is always concerned with changes or optimizations of the appearance or the external appearance of a person in all their different facets.
Everyone wants to be beautiful, that is also quite normal. But despite exercise, a healthy diet or specific cosmetic applications, it is of course not possible to change or model all parts of the body in such a way that a person could be permanently satisfied with them.
Of course, specialists in plastic and aesthetic surgery also take care of patients who suffer from a congenital or acquired disease and who can then remedy this with the help of aesthetic surgery.
Typical surgical interventions in the field of plastic surgery would be, for example, breast reduction, breast enlargement, breast lift, liposuction or the repair of gynecomastia, i.e. an unnatural expression of female breast shapes in men.
If you find yourself to be in a situation where finding the best Canberra Plastic Surgeon gets difficult, then we are here to help you out with this. Below is a list of the Top Plastic Surgeon in Canberra. To help you find the Best Plastic Surgeon Canberra located near to you, we put together our own list based on patient reviews.
This article is updated every 1-2 months.
⇒ Dr Tony Tonks
Dr Tony Tonks is a specialist Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS) and is also a member of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) and the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr Tonks is credentialled to operate locally in Canberra at Calvary John James Hospital, Barton Private Hospital and Calvary Bruce Private.
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
⇒ Dr Ross Farhadieh
Dr Ross Farhadieh is a leading, internationally recognised, Australian trained and qualified plastic surgeon. He is a former recipient of the prestigious Royal Australasian College of Surgeons ‘Surgeon Scientist’ scholarship. Since completing his plastic surgery training, he has rapidly developed an international reputation as a leader in his field. Mr Farhadieh is among the best trained and highest qualified plastic surgeons in Australia and internationally.
- Cosmetic Plastic & Reconstructive surgery
Phone: 1300 030 371
⇒ Dr. Pedro Valente
Dr. Pedro Valente is a highly experienced and qualified cosmetic surgeon, and has worked and trained extensively in Australia and overseas. Dr Pedro Valente has completed several years’ surgical training in Accredited General Surgery and Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
- cosmetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Aesthetic Surgery
⇒ Dr. Bernard Beldholm
Dr. Bernard Beldholm is a qualified surgeon with an extensive career in cosmetic procedures. He has a particular interest in the areas of Breast Augmentations, Breasts Lifts, Breast Reductions, Body Sculpting and Facial Rejuvenation. Dr Beldholm studied a Bachelor of Medicine at the University of New South Wales in 1994; and in the years following his education, he underwent intensive surgical training – completing surgical training with the RACS (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) and the ACCS (Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery).
- Breast Augmentations, Breasts Lifts
- Breast Reductions, Body Sculpting and Facial Rejuvenation
Phone: 1300 588 494
⇒ Dr. Christopher Lee
Dr. Christopher Lee is the Medical Director of Cosmos Clinic Canberra. With an extensive background in Critical Care Medicine, Surgery and Internal Medicine, Dr Lee is able to integrate mainstream medicine into the delivery of safe and advanced cosmetic medicine.
- Liposuction, Buttock Augmentation and Injectables
- ethical cosmetic treatments