How to choose your plastic 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).

We also recommend that you carefully consider your choice of surgeon. Unfortunately doctors without surgical qualifications beyond their medical degree are allowed to perform surgery.

Your surgeon should be appropriately qualified with at least a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), which means that they have specialist surgical training. FRACS is the standard qualification required in Australia to perform surgery in private and public hospitals. Members of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons have a FRACS qualification and specialised training in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Our surgeons, Dr Amira Sanki and Dr Ilias Kotronakis, are fully qualified Plastic Surgeons and both received Honours degrees in their Sydney medical schools. They both have FRACS qualifications as Specialist Surgeons in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and are members of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.

They both have extensive experience and use the most advanced and up to date techniques and are committed to giving their patients the safest and best treatment available.