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Selecting a Surgeon

Under Australia law, anyone with a medical degree is able to perform ‘cosmetic’ surgery. It’s important to understand the difference between a ‘cosmetic surgeon’ and a qualified Plastic Surgeon.

Cosmetic surgeons may have only taken brief courses to learn certain procedures, where as a FRACS qualified Plastic Surgeon is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons ASPS, who has undertaken the highly specialised further 8 years of in depth practical instruction and training (on top of their medical degree) needed to qualify as a Plastic Surgeon.

Dr. Richard Hamilton MB, BS. (Adelaide), FRACS has over 20 year experience as a Plastic Surgeon, and trained at prestigious units in Sweden, New Zealand, Melbourne and Adelaide. He is undoubtedly one of the most experienced plastic surgeons in Adelaide. As a Registered Specialist Plastic Surgeon, he’s passionate about taking the time to provide detailed one-on-one consultations to provide you with as much knowledge and information as possible, to ensure you’re able to make a well-informed and accurate decision about your surgery, and the results you can expect. In conjunction with his contemporary skills and procedural expertise, Dr. Hamilton believes the best results are achieved when working together with his patients, to provide compassionate, individualised care.


In Dr. Hamilton’s care you will

  • Have your surgery performed by a Registered FRACS Specialist Plastic Surgeon, who is also a member of AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency), The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and a member of ASAPS (Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery).
  • Be made to feel comfortable and assured, have all your questions answered (no matter how seemingly trivial), and any complications or risks clearly explained to you so that you can make an educated and informed decision.
  • Be given options as to the kinds of treatment best suited to you and your lifestyle, and be assured that an expert level of care will continue after surgery and right through your recovery period.