Dr Ilias Kotronakis

Dr Ilias Kotronakis is a specialist plastic surgeon at Southern Aesthetic. He has special interests in reconstructive surgery, including skin cancer, head and neck cancer, hand surgery and facial surgery.

All patients have a right to the highest standards of understanding, advice, ethics and technique. This starts with me giving every patient my focussed attention, and listening to his or her goals and concerns. This might be a cosmetic treatment they have been considering for a long time, or an ailment that has arisen suddenly. Either way what most patients want is a natural result that means they can put the concern that brought them to me behind them.

My role is to advise patients on what options they have, and the pros and cons of each. My philosophy is to give patients the same advice I would give family and friends. At times Plastic Surgery is not the right answer. When it is a good answer it is my responsibility to ensure patients are fully informed, and have confidence that I will take good care of them. Only safe treatments are ever offered. I use my training and experience to ensure treatment is performed with the best, most sophisticated techniques.

My commitment continues after surgery. Patients are fully supported during their recovery, so they can come away from their treatment satisfied that they have had the best care and a beautiful result.


Dr Ilias Kotronakis is a fully qualified Australian trained Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He is a native of Sydney, and received his medical degree with first class Honours from the University of Sydney. He went on to complete his internship, residency and registrarship at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Dr Kotronakis undertook intensive training in general and Plastic Surgery in Sydney for ten years. After he attained his full qualifications he underwent further training in microsurgery at Charing Cross Hospital in London, in association with the Imperial College of Medicine.


Dr Kotronakis has trained to the highest standards attainable, so you can be sure of his qualifications. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons specialising in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (FRACS Plast). FRACS is the standard qualification required in Australia to perform surgery in private and public hospitals, and is the only plastic surgery qualification recognised by the Australian Medical Council. Dr Kotronakis is also a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). ASPS in the peak Plastic Surgery body in Australia. He is also an International Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

The qualifications that Dr Kotronakis holds mean that he is well trained and has passed rigorous assessment and examination processes. They also mean that he has a commitment to continued education and training. Attending local, national and international conferences and workshops multiple times each year ensures his continued professional development. This means he can advise you of the safest and best treatment available.


Dr Kotronakis has extensive experience in sophisticated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is appointed as a specialist surgeon at Royal Prince Alfred and St George Hospitals. Both are major teaching hospitals. Dr Kotronakis trains registrars in Plastic Surgery at these Hospitals. He is also appointed as a specialist Plastic Surgeon at St George Private Hospital, Kareena Private Hospital and a number of other fully accredited Hospitals. This means that your care is always undertaken in the safest and most comfortable environment.

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More information on choosing a surgeon

Choosing the right doctor is one of the most important decisions you can make when considering surgery. Your family doctor can usually give you good advice. Make sure your plastic surgeon has the only specialist surgical qualification recognized by the Australian Medical Council, a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons specifically in plastic surgery (FRACS Plast).