The word ‘plastic’ in Plastic Surgery is derived from the Greek word ‘plastikos’ which means to mould or give form. It refers to the way in which one can reshape the tissues of the body to restore form and function. Since its foundation, Plastic Surgery has encompassed both cosmetic (aesthetic) and reconstructive surgery. Historical evidence of these types of procedures date back more than four thousand years.
Today, the medical specialty of Plastic Surgery encapsulates a comprehensive and diverse set of subspecialty disciplines. Fully qualified surgeons who perform Plastic Surgery are known as Specialist Plastic Surgeons. They are integral to the public hospital system, and contribute extensively to the advancement of medical science through research, education and training.
The team at Coastal Plastic Surgery Centre provide high quality Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and Allied health Services to patients as its number one priority.
We offer the surgical management of Plastic Surgery issues ranging from complex congenital deformities, hand surgery, skin cancer surgery, major reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, as well as non-surgical aesthetic solutions.
Our doctors are fully trained Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons who have fellowships of Australasian Specialist Colleges; they are all members of the relevant Australian Speciality associations and societies. They have trained and published works internationally.
Our surgeons teach medical students studying surgery at Monash University, junior doctors at Peninsula Health, and advanced trainees in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.