Breast Surgeons in Melbourne and Sydney

Breast Surgery – Breast Augmentation procedures by Melbourne’s top Plastic Surgeons.

We have a variety of breast surgery options all performed by Specialist Plastic Surgeons who are genuinely qualified with FRACS and ISAPS, ASAPS or ASPS memberships.  Remember, not all Surgeons who perform Breast Surgery are created equal and not all surgery quotes cover the same things.

Advertising can be deceptive. A so-called “cosmetic surgeon” is NOT a Specialist Plastic Surgeon unless they have FRACS and membership in their governing body (ASAPS, ASPS, ASPS-USA, ISAPS).  A cosmetic surgeon could be just a GP who decided to perform breast surgery.

Want to discover the key difference between a Cosmetic Surgeon vs a Specialist Plastic Surgeon?  







Questions to ask when you’re choosing your Surgeon for a cosmetic or plastic surgery procedure.

How much training do you need to become a breast surgeon? Sadly, the answer is that nearly any doctor can perform these surgeries under current laws, but NOT ALL DOCTORS who perform breast augmentation or breast reduction actually have extensive training.

A Plastic Surgeon, however, does. To qualify as a Specialist, they undertake about 14 years of training in Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery (not just a weekend or year long course).

Choose your Surgeon wisely – read 7 Timely Tips for Avoiding a botched plastic surgery disaster.

Click here to READ some of the steps you can take to help avoid having a botched surgery result.

We have numerous guides to help you have a good surgery experience as you move through your plastic cosmetic surgery journey from consultation through to recovery and follow-up appointments.

We also have special ways of treating your scars – read about Tummy Tuck Scars here.

choosing a cosmetic surgeon in Sydney or Melbourne in Australia vs overseas surgeon

Download Our 7 Steps to  Cosmetic Surgery Guide

Not all Surgeons are Specialists in Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery.

Look for FRACS and other Plastic Surgery qualifications as well as the ability to have your surgery in a fully accredited, monitored Private Hospital. (Cosmetic Surgeons often can only operate in their clinic back rooms, not hospitals. Plastic Surgeons tend to have operating rights – ask your Surgeon why there’s a difference and why hospital insurance companies don’t tend to allow cosmetic surgeons to operate in hospital theatres.)

Is your Breast Surgeon ONLY offering a back room clinic operation for your breast augmentation or breast lift or reduction procedure? Chances are, they’re probably not a genuine Plastic Surgeon.

There are benefits to choosing a Plastic vs Cosmetic Surgeon. Be sure you know what they are.

Read the differences between Plastic Surgeons vs Cosmetic Surgeons or Cosmetic Doctors, and how they differ in training, education, qualifications, operating rights and more.

Our Surgeons focus on complex areas of breast, body, face and eyelid surgery.  They are seasoned experts in getting natural looking, long lasting results and they are dedicated to patient education, informed consent and patient safety.

Some Surgeons who perform breast augmentation have intensive training in complex procedures such as asymmetry correction or tuberous breast surgery; others have specific techniques such as under-the-muscle or transaxillary-incision approaches.  Most of all, some use quality implants and others try cheap options that may suffer from less longevity. (Remember, a breast implant is NOT a life time long device – the average life span of an implant is said to be 10 years although many women keep them for longer without any concerns). The key is to have regular visits with your Surgeon to follow up and to consider removal and replacement when you want to alter the size or shape.

Visit our BREAST Surgery pages from the menu. Drop down breast surgery choices including:

Breast Augmentation using Mentor or Motiva Breast Implants

Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty)

Breast UpLift or Breast Lift – including optional nipple reshaping surgery

Breast Lift with Implants including nipple surgery

Breast Augmentation and Implants for thin patients and body builders

Glamorous Large Breast Implants (Pros and Cons)

Breast Implant Removal and Replacement

Tuberous Breast Surgery

Breast Asymmetry and Corrective Breast Surgery

Asian Breast Surgery including Armpit Breast Implant Insertion Options (Transaxillary)

Fat Grafting to Breasts

Tummy Tuck Surgery combined with Breast Surgery such as Implants or a Lift or Breast Reduction (Mummy Makeover)

Download Our Breast Surgery Guides – visit our e-book Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Guides page.

And read our procedure pages (drop down the breast menu and choose the surgery you want more information on, or phone (03) 8849 1444 today. We offer free phone discussions and monthly Patient Events (Free to attend) where you can meet our Surgeons before you have a consultation. Or schedule a confidential assessment and surgery consultation today by sending in an enquiry form.

Be sure to make good use of our breast surgery guide information booklets, including healing and recovery tips.

Want the Breast Augmentation guide?

Why is cosmetic breast surgery using implants so popular?

Breasts are one of a woman’s features that often defines her sense of femininity. 

If you’ve always felt less confident, less sexy or less body-balanced due to out-of-proportion breasts or breasts that were too small, noticeably uneven or asymmetrical, or droopy, our Melbourne Breast Surgeons and Sydney Specialists can help.


There are many reasons why you may consider breast enhancement, reduction or breast and nipple reshaping surgery:

  • Large breasts can be uncomfortable and limit physical activity
  • Small breasts can have a negative emotional effect and can limit clothing choice
  • Saggy breasts that have dropped can result in a feeling of loss of attractiveness
  • Extreme asymmetry (mismatched or uneven breasts) can make it hard to find a well-fitting support bra

The option of breast surgery is available to help improve your breast appearance, size, shape, position, balance or symmetry.  And in modern times, you’ll have more options to get the look you want – options about implants, incisions and size and texture choices too.  Your Surgeon can help provide you with information so you can make the best decision for how you want YOUR breasts to look after healing from surgery.

breast enlargement surgery with implants


Plastic Surgery for Better Breasts – Deciding About Your Best Options

Small breasts can be enhanced with a Breast Augmentation. Large, heavy breasts can be reshaped and uplifted with a Breast Reduction, Breasts that have sagged or dropped after breastfeeding or due to menopause are often suited to a breast profile-lifting known as a Breast Uplift (Mastopexy ‘breast lift’ surgery).

It all comes down to feeling comfortable within yourself.

Our Top Melbourne & Sydney Surgeons can help Personalised Care and Customised Plastic & Cosmetic Breast Enhancement Surgery

Our Melbourne & Sydney Surgeons really listen to your individual needs. They spend time helping you understand which specific procedure (or combined Breast Augmentation procedures) will help you get the results you’re wanting in terms of size, shape, position and nipple appearance.


Breast Surgery Choices and Your Surgeon: You’ll feel calmer knowing you’ve chosen one of the Specialists at Cosmetic Surgery for Women and Men.

Our Melbourne & Sydney Specialist Plastic Surgeons can provide precision planning and technical expertise and scar treatments for Breast Augmentation, Complex Breast Procedures, Breast Lifts, Breast Reductions, Breast Revisions & Breast Implant Removals.

They are focused on your comfort, safety, patient education and healing and recovery – they also take great care to aim to minimise your scars.

(Ask about scars, however, and remember, every patient is different. Some may scar more readily than others).

Don’t be haste in your decision, and trust your intuition and gut. But also, do your cosmetic surgery research.

Plastic Cosmetic Surgery decisions and surgery risks should never be taken lightly.

Choosing  a highly-experienced and hospital-surgery Qualified Plastic Surgeon can make your surgical journey more comfortable (versus back room operations). And having expert information from a highly-experienced professional about which Surgery choices will best suit your appearance aims and existing physique can help to reduce your stress about your surgery decisions.

Our team’s leading MELBOURNE Plastic Surgeons, Dr Craig Rubinstein, Dr Douglas McManamny, Dr Geoff Barnett, Dr Richard Sackelariou, Dr Rebecca Wyten and Dr Richard Maxwell are ALL very highly experienced Specialist Plastic Surgeons for all types of breast procedures.

They are fully qualified Plastic Surgeons who have Hospital Operating privileges, meaning your breast surgery can be performed with patient-safety and post-op conveniences as one of the top priorities.

Our Specialist Surgeons can also assist with complex Breast Reconstruction, Revision Surgery and implant removal and replacement. Several surgeons also specialise in corrective procedures such as Asymmetry, Concave Breasts and Tuberous Breast surgery.

Each of our Breast Surgeons has been performing advanced Plastic Surgery procedures and Breast Surgeries for over twenty years, using a top team of surgical Support Staff, Surgical Nurses & Anaesthetists.

Our leading Team of Surgeons are also renowned for expertise and surgical skills in breast enlargement, breast uplifts, Mummy Makeovers, Breast Reductions (Mastopexy), Augmentation and Mastopexy, and corrective nipple surgery – some can also assist you with Scar Revisions.

Ask a Patient Care Coordinator for details by sending in a Confidential Enquiry form located on this page (see the right side and end sections of this page).


During Clinic Hours, you’re also welcome to phone us at the New Patient Enquiry number (03) 8849 1444.

A consultation with one of Our Specialist Plastic Surgeons on our team will help you discover how we can help you achieve the look that you desire — or even how to help fix an earlier ‘botched’ breast job performed by a less experienced Surgeon, a discount back-room production facility or an overseas ‘tourist-surgery’ outfit.

Our Surgeons operate in fully qualified Australia hospitals in Melbourne using only highly-experienced Anaesthetists and a top Surgical and Patient Support Team.

Plastic Surgeons Cosmetic Surgery for Women and Men

Dr Sackelariou also sees patients at his Sydney Plastic Surgery clinic as well as in Melbourne at Hawthorn East.

For procedure information about specific breast surgeries, including complex breast surgeries, combined plastic surgery or fat transfer procedures, corrective surgeries or breast reconstruction techniques, view the page links listed below.

Want before and after surgery photos?

Our Photo Gallery pages have SAMPLE patient images of different breast enhancement procedures performed by our leading team of MELBOURNE Melbourne Surgeon Plastic Surgeons.  For our Sydney Surgeons, send an Enquiry Form and a Patient Care Coordinator can help provide additional images.

It is important to remember that results vary between patients. Read more information to improve your research into Breast Surgery options in Australia.

Ask your Surgeon what you are aiming for and what to expect in terms of realistic outcomes for your particular appearance goals and body shape. And remember this page is general in nature; your Surgeon will cover details, your suitability as a patient for breast surgery or implants, risks, recovery times, costs of cosmetic surgery and price differences and hospital options, what’s included in a quote, scars, and more!

You can read more about the procedure, recovery, risks and outcome expectations on our procedure pages.  

Please note that this information is of a general nature and that for information specifically related to you and your appearance goals, you will want to visit with one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons.


Our approach to recovery is simple. We do whatever we can to get you back to your normal life as soon as possible, including offering Healite II, Rapid Recovery Packages and Fraxel Scar Minimisation to our patients as part of their surgical care.

Plastic Surgeons – Melbourne

Your choice of several of Melbourne’s most experienced Plastic Surgeons for Breast Surgery are located in Melbourne, Sydney, Berwick and Williamstown (Consultation locations can vary)

Dr Craig Rubinstein – Plastic Surgeon, Hawthorn East (Melbourne)
Dr Douglas McManamny – Plastic Surgeon, Hawthorn East (Melbourne)
Dr Geoff Barnett – Plastic Surgeon, Hawthorn East (Melbourne)

Dr Richard Sackelariou – Plastic Surgeon (Sydney, Melbourne)

Dr Rebecca Wyten – Plastic Surgeon, Hawthorn East (Melbourne) and Berwick (St John of Gods Hospital)

Dr Richard Maxwell – Plastic Surgeon, Hawthorn East (Melbourne)

Our Top Melbourne Surgeon Consultation Locations for Breast Surgery discussions including Augmentation and Breast Lift or Breast Reduction:

  • Hawthorn East (Convenient to Melbourne CBD, Port Melbourne, South Melbourne, South Yarra, Kew, Hawthorn, Balwyn, Richmond, Brighton, Glen Iris, Toorak, Camberwell, Bayside suburbs)

  • Berwick (Convenient to South Eastern Suburbs, the Mornington Peninsula, Berwick, Frankston, Cranbourne, Sorrento or Gippsland)

  • Williamstown (Convenient to Point Cook, Ballarat, and other western Melbourne suburbs as well as western regional Victoria).

  • Sydney in Double Bay (Dr Richard Sackelariou)

Our Sydney Breast Surgeons (Specialist Plastic Surgeons) are conveniently located near Sydney including the Double Bay or North Sydney area.

Visit Our Surgeons page for more information about the high level of qualifications and training of Specialist Plastic Surgeons for Breast Enhancement.

Do you know the difference between types of Surgeons?

  • Read our Top-10 Ranked BLOG articles on Plastic Surgery on different types of Surgeons – Plastic Surgeons, which make up our Specialist Team, often have the highest qualifications & cosmetic & reconstructive surgery training.
  • They also can belong to certain Plastic Surgical industry bodies that do not accept memberships from other types of surgeons such as General Surgeons or Cosmetic Surgeons.

Top Surgeons, Accredited Hospitals: Fully Qualified Plastic Surgeons (no Juniors)

  • Our Melbourne Specialist Plastic Surgeon are all fully qualified to operate at accredited major Hospitals in Australia (not back rooms).
  • They use only highly experienced Anaesthetists and a top Surgical Support Team to ensure optimal patient care experiences.
  • Plus, we pride ourselves on having NO junior Plastic Surgeons – ours all have demonstrated experience – over decades – in helping people get the BREASTS they always wanted, or used to have but lost due to pregnancy, earlier surgery, cancer treatments, ageing or menopause.

Learn more – your next steps to getting more shapely breasts from our Top Surgeons in Melbourne & Sydney*

If you live outside of Melbourne or Sydney, and want a Melbourne Surgeon or Revision Surgery expert, contact us using the form below or visit our Interstate & Overseas Surgery Patient page to find out how we can help you.*

NEXT STEP: Book your Initial Consultation

How to Book your Initial Consultation

  • Email us below or Call on (03) 8849 1444 to arrange your surgeon consultation appointment OR
  • Book a FREE 15-minute Phone Chat with our Patient Liaison Manager.  Click here.
  • A Referral from your GP or from your Specialist is helpful but NOT essential – you can have a consultation without a GP Referral although no rebates are claimable without one.
  • Schedule a confidential consultation with your selected Specialist Surgeon by paying the $200 booking fee.

Want more information before scheduling your Surgeon consultation?

  • Request more information – DOWNLOAD A GUIDE about the procedure or contact us
  • Book a Complimentary Consultation with a Nurse.
  • Organise a phone call with Patient Coordinator (FREE)  Click here.
  • Attend our Regular Practice FREE Events and hear from our Plastic Surgeons along with their top support team.
  • Speak with a past patient that has had the procedure you want – call or contact us

What to Bring to your Surgeon Consultation

  • Bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices
  • Take lots of notes and read the documents provided thoroughly
  • You may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes

Please contact us using the form below to arrange a consultation with one of our expert Specialist Plastic Surgeons or to speak with our Patient Care Team on (03) 8849 1444.



You’ll feel at ease knowing you’ve chosen one of Melbourne’s most established, skilled and highly reputable Surgery teams.