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Mr Richard Ross

MBBS, BSc (Hons), PhD, FRACS

Mr Richard Ross

Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery

Dr Richard Ross is a fully qualified plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon, Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. Richard has gained fellowship training in complex skin cancer surgery and reconstruction of head and neck defects at one of the highest volume centres in the world. Richard has also undertaken clinical observerships in rhinoplasty and was accepted for fellowship training in aesthetic rhinoplasty at a world-renowned centre in Italy.

Richard attained his PhD in surgical anatomy from the University of Melbourne in 2016. He described the anatomical basis for new locoregional techniques in head and neck reconstruction and collaborated on widely cited research into the surgical anatomy for facial aesthetic procedures. He has published numerous academic works in highly regarded international journals, including The Lancet and is a reviewer for Head and Neck and Annals of Plastic Surgery journals.

Richard has a broad field of plastic surgery training, with a firm belief that both aesthetic and reconstructive principles must co-exist to achieve the best results for patients. His particular clinical interest is in reconstructive head and neck surgery and facial aesthetic surgery, and post-weight loss body contouring. He is an active member of multidisciplinary head and neck and skin cancer teams and complex case conferences.
Richard maintains that fostering an open and honest approach with patients, listening to their aims and forming a collaborative relationship with colleagues leads to better outcomes. Richard is available for GP advice and discussion and will facilitate appointments and surgery at short notice for clinically urgent cases.


  •  Skin cancer surgery and reconstruction
  •  Facial aesthetic surgery and rhinoplasty
  •  Head and neck reconstruction including revisional surgery
  •  Facial reanimation
  •  Body contouring surgery, including abdominoplasty and post-weight loss surgery
  •  Hand surgery
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John Fawkner Private Hospital


275 Moreland Road, Coburg 3058