Welcome to The Clinic Plastic Surgery. The Clinic Plastic Surgery aims to provide the highest level of care to all of our Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery patients in a safe, welcoming and professional environment.
At The Clinic Plastic Surgery we understand that the step to undergo surgery can be a difficult one. We take the time to listen and understand your expectations and concerns. We know the importance of our patients being fully informed about their options, being comfortable with their decision, and being confident that their desired result is achievable. Your first consultation will be with our Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr Julian Liew, who will tailor a personalised and bespoke surgical option to optimise your aesthetic and functional outcome.
As a patient, you will have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered before you proceed with any treatment, and you will have the reassurance that your surgery and complete after-care will be guided by your surgeon from beginning to the end of your surgical journey.Get to know us
A qualified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon is fully accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
The difference between a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon is significant. Anyone with a medical degree can call themselves a “cosmetic surgeon” and are not accredited to operate in major private hospitals. A Cosmetic Surgeon is not recognised as a Specialist Surgeon or Specialist Plastic Surgeon by any of the regulating authorities such as Medicare Australia or the Medical Board of Australia. They also cannot register themselves as a Surgeon with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Specialist Plastic Surgeons normally undergo extensive training in aesthetic surgery, maxillofacial surgery, paediatric plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery following trauma, burns or cancer treatment. After completing the mandatory years of training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, many Specialist Plastic Surgeons undertake a fellowship to continue to gain further experience and training in specific branches of the specialty.
Dr Julian Liew is a fully qualified Specialist Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. After completing his medical degree in 2002 at Monash University, Dr Liew trained in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery before completing his Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery training at the beginning of 2015.
During his training, Dr Liew gained extensive experience in aesthetic surgery, maxillofacial surgery and reconstructive surgery following trauma, burns and cancer treatment. After successfully gaining his Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship from the the Royal College of Surgeons, Dr Liew completed a further fellowship overseas in Microsurgery and Breast Reconstructive Surgery at the world-renowned Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, United Kingdom, which is world famous for its pioneering burns and plastic surgery.
As a skilled Microsurgeon and Specialist Plastic Surgeon his attention to detail is only paralleled by his passion for the patient-centric experience and his complete involvement along with his talented team, through the patient’s entire surgical journey.
In 2017, Dr Liew realised his vision of combining surgical excellence with an enhanced patient journey by establishing his boutique plastic and reconstructive surgery practice, The Clinic Plastic Surgery, in East Melbourne.
Your qualified Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr Julian Liew, will guide you through your patient journey from beginning to end. Dr Liew will see you at your first consultation, and personally guide you through your post-surgical course. At The Clinic Plastic Surgery, we feel that a close relationship with your surgeon ensures a smooth and satisfying experience.
The Clinic aims to see all referrals within 2 weeks.
For more urgent referrals, your general practitioner or specialist can contact us directly and you will be seen within 1 week.
If you are wishing to time your appointments or surgery around certain events or dates, please mention this at the time of your appointment to our friendly team. We will work hard to tailor your surgical journey around your lifestyle and commitments.
A medical referral is not required to make an appointment. However, having a referral allows you to claim a small rebate from Medicare at your initial consultation.
All non-cosmetic patients are encouraged to have a GP referral at initial consultation, as this will allow you to receive a rebate on the day of your appointment.
Your initial consultation will be with your Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Liew. He will listen to your concerns and expectations, take your medical history and examine you. Clinical photographs will also be taken during this appointment.
Dr Liew will outline the various surgical and non-surgical options suitable for you and tailor a management plan specifically for you. He will also inform you of the potential risks and complications of a procedure, and you will have time to have all of your questions answered.
If surgery is required, you will also receive a quotation outlining expected costs.
At the time of your consultation, you will be given a detailed quotation for your procedure that will include the surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist’s fee, surgical assistant fees and the hospital’s fees.
Please consult your health insurance provider to ensure that you have adequate coverage for your procedure.
Most cosmetic procedures are not covered by Medicare and as a result you are unlikely to receive a rebate or subsidy for these procedures.