Dr Richard Sackelariou, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr Richard Sackelariou Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Melbourne or SydneyDr Richard Sackelariou, MBBS, FRACS/FRCS, is a leading Australian Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon who is now available in Melbourne as well as Sydney. Dr Sackelariou offers patients extensive experience in attaining natural-looking, excellent surgical results for patients of all ages. 

Specialist Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr Richard Sackelariou

We are pleased that our leading Group of Plastic Surgeons in Melbourne offers cosmetic procedures by Dr Richard Sackelariou, a Specialist Plastic Surgeon with over 20 years experience.

One of Dr Sackelariou’s surgery focus areas is surgical reduction of excess skin after weight loss.

These body shaping/skin reduction procedures are commonly known as body contouring procedures.  They are commonly sought after weight loss, including after Bariatric weight loss surgery.

Body contouring surgery options include abdominoplasty surgery, circumferential abdominoplasty surgery or belt lipectomy, back lift surgery, breast lift surgery, arm reduction/arm lift surgery (Brachioplasty) and thigh lift procedures.

Body Contouring & Body Lifting Techniques vary depending on the current condition and the goals of each patient.

Skin reduction surgery helps reduce the typical problems that occur in relation to sagging skin folds after weight loss.

Common complaints that plastic surgery helps reduce are: skin irritations or chaffing, foul odours from trapped perspiration, and ‘skin flapping’ sounds during movement.

  • These surgeries often involve several areas of the body, such as the arms, the upper or lower back, the abdomen and thighs. Dr Sackelariou can develop a sequential surgery plan to help individuals who are suffering from excess skin folds and residual body bulges after achieving weight loss.
  • These surgeries help individuals restore their natural contours so they can resume an active lifestyle.
  • When excess folds of skin are surgically reduced, people can live a much healthier lifestyle with fewer skin complaints.

Dr Richard Sackelariou also has extensive expertise in breast surgery (breast augmentation and breast uplift) as well as advanced Breast Procedures including complex Breast Revision Surgery & Reconstruction. He is also skilled in complex Facial Rejuvenation surgeries, Eyelid Surgeries and Nose Reshaping Surgery (Rhinoplasty). He regularly performs Rhinoplasty Surgery (nose reshaping procedures) to help harmonise the face and complement surrounding facial features, providing patients with a pleasing, natural looking result.

Choosing Dr Richard Sackelariou can help you feel calmer throughout your Surgery experience

Dr Sackelariou has a very calming, caring and honest patient care ethic.

He is dedicated to getting patients the best result possible to meet their appearance refinement and facial rejuvenation aims.

Dr Sackelariou has a primary surgical focus of helping patients to get an aesthetically beautiful result that is also long-lasting and natural looking.

An excellent communicator, Dr Sackelariou will help you understand what a specific surgery procedure can — and cannot — accomplish, and what combinations of surgical and non-surgical techniques can assist you to get the look you’re wanting.  Plus, you’ll feel confident you’ve chosen a highly skilled Specialist Plastic Surgeon, one of the most highly trained practitioners in Sydney and in Melbourne.


When you choose an experienced and highly-skilled Surgeon such as Dr Sackelariou, you can feel more confident and calm about your plastic surgery procedure and your choice of an expert Surgeon.

Feeling calmer about your decisions for your Surgery AND your Plastic Surgeon can even help you to recover just a bit faster than you would if you felt stressed about your surgery decisions. That’s why choosing such a highly-experienced Plastic Surgeon is not only a great idea in terms of the excellent surgical care you’ll receive, but it can help you feel more confident throughout your journey. And that includes the ever important preparation and post-surgery after-care.

Why choose Dr Richard Sackelariou as your Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon

Do you want a Plastic Surgeon you can count on to give you individualised care and the best possible outcomes from your procedure choices, as well as help you to remain calm throughout your surgical journey?

Choose Dr Richard Sackelariou for precision surgery skills and patient care excellence. He offers you an approachable nature with excellent communication, high quality surgical ethics and an unwavering devotion to getting you the best results possible from your selected procedures.

Patients report they feel more relaxed about Surgery when they are in the care of such a highly experienced and precision-focused Specialist Plastic Surgeon, once who brings decades of surgery experience helping patients get a look they love for a lifetime.*

Dr Sackelariou’s Areas of Expertise: Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

Sydney Best Plastic Surgery Results for Breast Enlargement, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction

Specialist for Plastic, Aesthetic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery in Sydney

Dr Sackelariou is a Plastic Surgery Specialist with over two decades of experience in Body Contouring, Abdominoplasty, Belt Lipectomy, Breast enhancement and breast and nipple reconstruction procedures. His expertise includes:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift (with or without implants)
  • Breast Implant Removal and Replacement
  • Revisional & Corrective Breast Surgery
  • Breast Reduction
  • Nipple Surgery/Nipple Corrections
  • Nose Reshaping Surgery
  • Facial Rejuvenation Surgery

His other Specialty areas of surgical focus include:

  • Body Contouring and Skin Reduction after Weight Loss Surgery
  • Liposuction and Liposculpture
  • Abdominal Surgeries including Tummy Tuck
  • Male Breast Reduction to treat Gynaecomastia
  • Additional complementary cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures for men and women

Professional Memberships & Qualifications

Dr Sackelariou is a fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon. He is affiliated with our elite group of extensively-experienced Plastic Surgeons in Melbourne & Sydney.

Being qualified as a Plastic Surgeon means Dr Richard Sackelariou has had extensive training and surgical experience in Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive procedures.

After obtaining Advanced Qualifications in Plastic Surgery in Sydney, Australia, he trained in numerous places throughout the world including Paris, France.

Dr Sackelariou is a respected member in the following organisations:

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
  • Member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS)
  • International Society Of Aesthetic Surgery (ISAPS)
  • International Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS)
fracsInternational Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Memberaspsasapsisaps

Education:  Over 20 Years – FRACS

If you want a highly experienced Surgeon Specialist, you’ll be glad to know that Dr Sackelariou has over 30 years Surgical experience and over 23 years experience as a Specialist Plastic Surgeon.

In terms of training and education, Dr Richard Sackelariou completed his Medical Degree in 1979 at the University of Sydney, NSW. He then trained in general surgery before becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 1986 and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS England) in 1988.

Advanced Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (Sydney) for over two decades

Dr Sackelariou then undertook Advanced Training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Sydney, Qualifying in 1993. He also undertook further training in Cosmetic Surgery in Paris at the Clinique Turin in 1994.

Education Summary

  • M.B.,B.S. (Sydney University) 1978
  • F.R.C.S. (England) 1988 (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England)
  • F.R.A.C.S. (Plastic Surgery) 1994 (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Australasia)
  • M.Arch (University of N.S.W.) 2000 (Master of Architecture)


  • Julian Ashton Art School 1973 – 1978
  • Advanced Surgical Training Princess Alexandra Hospital Brisbane 1983-1986
  • New East Surrey Hospital UK 1987-1988
  • Microsurgery Training Prince of Wales Hospital Sydney 1989
  • Trauma Fellow Westmead Hospital Sydney 1990
  • Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery Training Sydney 1991-1993
  • Cosmetic Surgery Training Clinique Turin & Hopital Lariboisiere Paris France 1994
  • Bruder Krankenhaus Frankfurt Ger 1995 June-July
  • Dallas Facelift Course Dallas Texas 1996 July
  • Liposculpture Rome Italy 2000 July
  • Supervisor Advanced Training in Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery 2000

Plastic Surgery Media

  • Today Tonight on Breast enhancement 16 May 2008

To book an appointment with Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Sackelariou, phone us today or send an enquiry form.

Please send an Enquiry form or Phone (03) 8849 1444 during Clinic Hours and ask for a Patient Care Coordinator.

*Disclaimer: Individual results can vary significantly from patient to patient.