About Dr Richard Maxwell FRACS(Plas) – Melbourne Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Richard Maxwell is a third-generation doctor. He graduated in medicine from Monash University in Melbourne in 1981. He trained in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Alfred Hospital, the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Victorian Plastic Surgery Unit in Melbourne. He completed his training in 1989, gaining the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Maxwell spent the next two years in England doing post-Fellowship training in General Plastic Surgery followed by a Fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery in Harley St. London. He concentrated on Cosmetic Breast Surgery, spending time with Madeleine Le Jour and Daniel Marchac in Europe and with G. Patrick Maxwell in Nashville, Tennessee, all major figures in the development of the ‘short horizontal scar’ and ‘vertical scar’ techniques of breast reduction and mastopexy. Dr. Maxwell was one of the first plastic surgeons to use these techniques in Australia.
In 1991, Dr. Maxwell returned to Melbourne and established himself in private practice, at the same time working in the public hospital system at the Alfred Hospital, performing reconstructive surgery on motor vehicle and workplace accident victims and cancer reconstructive surgery. He was a member of the Victorian Melanoma Service from its inception in 1994 until he left public hospital work in 2003 to concentrate on his private practice.
Whilst Dr. Maxwell continues to perform general plastic surgery his main interest is in cosmetic plastic surgery. In addition to the more familiar plastic surgery procedures such as Rhinoplasty, Facelift, Eyelid Surgery, Breast Reduction, Breast Enlargement, Abdominoplasty, and Liposuction, Dr. Maxwell has a particular interest and expertise in Body Contouring including Body-lifting after Massive Weight Loss. He spent time with Drs. Al Aly and Albert Cram in Iowa City, U.S.A, two of the recognised world experts in body contouring surgery following massive weight loss.
In his surgical practice, Dr. Maxwell’s commitment is to achieve the optimal outcome for every patient. Near enough is not good enough. Whilst people may say that cosmetic surgery is merely to satisfy one’s vanity, Dr. Richard Maxwell has many patients whose lives have been ‘turned around’ by their surgery, in particular the improvement in their self-confidence and self-esteem.
Professional Credentials – Specialist Plastic Surgeon
Dr Richard Maxwell is a qualified MEMBER of the following Professional Societies:
- Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
- The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
- The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
- The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS)
About Maxwell Plastic Surgery in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Located in the Melbourne area, our practice offers convenient options for patients to book their personalised consultations with Dr. Richard Maxwell.
Dr. Maxwell’s private rooms are situated at Hawthorn East, with an additional consulting room in Williamstown.
A skilled and experienced plastic surgeon is more than just a doctor – he is also an artist. Dr. Richard Maxwell is one of the most widely respected plastic surgeons in the Melbourne area providing safe and effective treatments for cosmetic enhancement and rejuvenation.
We invite you to schedule a consultation at one of our three Melbourne offices. Dr. Maxwell and his dedicated staff are committed to providing patients with friendly and compassionate care.
Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Procedures by Dr Richard Maxwell
Dr Richard Maxwell continues to perform some general plastic surgery but his main surgical interest is in a number of Cosmetic & Plastic Surgical Procedures.
In addition to Rhinoplasty, Facelift, Eyelid Surgery, Breast Reduction, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Abdominoplasty, and Liposuction, Dr Richard Maxwell has a particular interest and expertise in Body Contouring surgeries. These include Bodylifting (excess skin removal and liposuction) after Significant Weight Loss, such as patients experience after Bariatric gastric surgery or embarking on a complete nutrition and exercise makeover plan.
Dr Maxwell has spent time with Drs. Al Aly and Albert Cram in Iowa City, U.S.A., who are two of highly-recognised world experts in body contouring surgery following significant weight loss. He also spent time with Dr. Constantino Medieta in Florida, a global authority on large-volume fat grafting procedures.
As a Specialist Plastic Surgeon with consulting locations in Hawthorn East and Williamstown, Victoria, Dr Maxwell is highly regarded for his dedication to specialty surgical procedures for men and women including:
Abdominoplasty, sometimes known as a ‘tummy tuck’, is designed to help improve the shape and tone of the abdominal region. The procedure involves the removal of excess sagging fat and skin to improve the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports the fat and skin. This procedure can be cosmetic or reconstructive in nature.
- Arm Lift
Arm lift surgery, (brachioplast), is a procedure that reshapes the upper arms by reducing excess skin, resulting in smoother skin and nicer-proportioned contours of the upper arms.
- Body Contouring
Body contouring surgery is designed to improve the body’s appearance by re-defining its size or shape. Body contouring surgery is most commonly performed on the waist, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, upper body and arms. Surgical procedures range from removal of fat and/or excess skin to implants and lifts to improve skin definition and tone.
- Body Lift
A body lift, or truncoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes large skin folds and fat from outer upper thighs, hips, lower abdomen, and upper buttocks. The procedure is a form of body contouring surgery and is designed to improve the lower body’s appearance by reducing its size or shape.
- Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation, or breast enlargement is a cosmetic procedure or a reconstructive procedure in the case of breast reconstruction surgery. The procedure involves implants being inserted beneath the breasts to enlarge them.
- Breast Lift
Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, is a procedure that raises and firms the breasts. The procedures tightens the surrounding tissue and and skin to reshape and support the new breast contour.
- Breast Reduction
Breast reduction, or mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that reduces the size of overly large, and sometimes heavy breasts.
- Brow Lift
A brow lift, is a surgical procedure that corrects a sagging or deeply furrowed brow.
- Ear Surgery
Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty or pinnaplasty, changes the angle and shape of protruding or uneven ears.
- Eyelid Reduction Surgery
Eyelid reduction surgery, or blepharoplasty, removes excess fatty tissue and/or loose skin around the eyes to give them a more rejuvenated appearance.
- Facelift Surgery
A facelift, also known as meloplasty or rhytidectomy, tightens and removes sagging skin on both the face and neck.
Liposuction, is a surgical procedure that improves the body’s contours by removing excess fat to slim and reshape a number of areas of the body. These common areas include thighs, buttocks, abdomen, arms, neck and chin.
- Nose Surgery
Nose surgery, (rhinoplasty) is designed to reshape or repair the nose by improving the appearance and/or function of the nose.
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