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Choosing Your Surgeon

In Australia, anyone with a medical degree is entitled to perform “cosmetic” surgery. Some ‘cosmetic surgeons’ are really GP’s who have only taken brief courses to learn certain procedures.

Our view is that “cosmetic” surgery is real surgery and is definitely associated with risk. It should therefore only be performed by doctors who at the very least, have a senior qualification in surgery! Cosmetic surgery should also only be performed in an accredited hospital with a high standard of surgical and anaesthetic care.

At Avenue Plastic Surgery we have surgeons who are members of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and have undertaken the further training necessary to qualify as a Plastic Surgeon. This training involves an additional 8 years of practical instruction (on top of a medical degree) to master the specialist skills required to perform plastic surgical procedures.

We also endorse surgeons who have qualified in the USA and the UK.

Dr Allan Kalus is an experienced Plastic and Reconstructive and has extensive experience in the subspecialty of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

In addition to being a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Dr Kalus is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is also a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and has served as Honorary Secretary of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

With over 30 years’ experience, Dr Kalus has outstanding technical skills and is committed to the highest ethical standards. He is a sensitive and compassionate doctor.

We are also fortunate to have close working relationships with certain selected Melbourne surgeons who are leaders in their field and work as part of our team. These skilled and experienced surgeons include:-

Dr David Ross

Dr Tim Brown

Dr Carmen Munteano

Dr Sugitha Seneviratne

Dr Angie Taras