Department of Cosmetic &
The future of health is here
The Department of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery seeks to establish excellence in patient care, research, innovation and education. Under the leadership of Associate Professor Anand Deva, the faculty at Macquarie are recognised as surgeons and leaders in the field. They are also dedicated in training the next generation of plastic surgery leaders and advancing the practice of cosmetic and plastic surgery through research and education.
Our faculty is committed to delivering optimal patient care using evidence-based medicine. We aim to provide the best for our patients in both the art and science of cosmetic and plastic surgery.
The Department has been established in the Macquarie University medical precinct with access to some of the most advanced technologies and facilities in the country. The department offers services in three core areas: cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery and microsurgery.
Cosmetic surgery seeks to enhance and improve anatomically deficient areas to restore balance and symmetry. It also seeks to reverse the changes associated with ageing. Reconstructive surgery seeks to restore what is missing either through congenital or acquired illness such as cancer of the skin and breast or from serious injury. Microsurgery is a highly skilled and technically challenging area involving the repair of nerves, arteries and veins to allow the transfer of tissue across the body in reconstruction.
While all surgeons have broad capability across several areas, each of the Department members has developed specific skills in sub-specialised areas of cosmetic and plastic surgery. Patients thus have access to recognised leaders in tertiary-level surgery. Additionally, patients with complex problems have the benefit of being treated by a multi-disciplinary team of surgeons and medical professionals who are available to provide complete care.
All surgeons with the Department of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery are faculty members of the Australian School of Advanced Medicine and are involved in training and research. Many of the department’s members have also spent time abroad, working in world-leading centres of cosmetic and plastic surgery. With this, they bring their specific skills and experience to the team at the hospital.
With links to ASAM, teaching and research form an integral part of the department’s approach to its work. This academic environment ensures that all surgeons work as part of a team, with a collegiality that seeks to support best practice. Latest innovations including the use of fat transfer, improvements in breast implant technology and wound healing enhancement are translated directly from the laboratories to the benefit of our patients.
The department is located within the Macquarie University Hospital precinct, giving it access to state of the art surgical equipment, operating microscopes, imaging and the latest technology in the operating room. The department also interfaces with many other areas of clinical practice, including radiography, oncology, vascular surgery and allied health support.
We look forward to welcoming you into our practice.