Dr. Kourosh Tavakoli is a renowned Plastic Surgeon who is Fellow of The Australasian College of Surgeons. Dr Tavakoli is a fully qualified Australian trainedPlastic Surgeon specialising in Cosmetic Surgery of the Face, Breast & Body. He is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. These are the societies affiliated and recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for Bona Fide Plastic Surgeons.
A Sydney Grammar School graduate, Dr Tavakoli's 6 years medical training was at the University of NSW. Furthermore, he holds a Master of Surgery (MS) postgraduate research degree in Plastic surgery also received from the University of NSW. The Masters thesis was based on scientific research into Paediatric (children's) Craniofacial Distraction Osteogenesis used in treating kids born with facial deformities. In total after finishing his high school diploma in 1988 Dr Tavakoli spent 16 years becoming a Plastic Surgeon graduating in 2003. Since January 2004 he has been in private cosmetic surgery practice in Sydney, Australia.
In this field expertise is the key to success. Dr Tavakoli believes that the future of Plastic Surgery is "Super-specialisation" in either Cosmetic Surgery or Reconstructive Surgery. Although trained in both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, Dr Tavakoli is one of handful of Plastic Surgeons in Australia that has 100% commitment to the field of Cosmetic Surgery. Significant portion of Dr Tavakoli's practice is devoted to Breast Augmentationand Rhinoplasty.
In addition to his Australian plastic surgery training (10 years in total) in Sydney and Melbourne, Dr Tavakoli has travelled to some of the major European and American Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centres in order to get exposed to the latest surgical techniques:
Read Aimee Tomlin Story:
My story is as follows. I was burnt with boiling water when I was 4years old resulting in 32% of my body having third degree burns. I was burnt mainly on the left hand side of my body which caused great disfigurement to my left breast, this has always been a problem for me the other burns did not bother me but this one was really embarrassing. I was in a relationship for 6years and when that ended I thought who now who could find me sexy, that's when i decided to email a few plastic surgeons to see what they could or if they could do anything for me. Out of 5 surgeons 2 replied, 1 with details of how private health insurance could pay for it and the other from Dr Tavakoli offering me a free consultation. I attended the consultation with Dr Tavakoli having very low hopes but to my amazement he offered to do the surgery pro-bono I was ecstatic to say the least. On the 29/11/2011 Dr Tavakoli changed my life I now have breasts that I am not ashamed of, I have gained so much more confidence in myself. Dr Tavakoli is truly a wonderful human being no-one was willing to help me except for him and his staff who I must say are equally as wonderful. In regards to "a plug for his services" I want to tell everybody what a wonderful job he did because without him I would have always felt that I wasn't beautiful..as I did for 17years.
As a father, Dr Tavakoli is dedicated to the needy causes of Children in Australia and around the World. Proud contributions are made to the Westmead Children's Hospital Spastic Disorders Unit, Australian Cancer Research Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Interplast, Save The Children Relief Fund, World Vision and UNICEF.
Dr Tavakoli works closely with the media as a vehicle to bring plastic surgery into the public domain and patients Australia wide. Dr Tavakoli's articles and work are regularly featured in leading Australian Magazines and newspapers such as: Vogue, Harpers Baazar, Marie Clair, Russh, Cleo, New Woman, Women's Weekly, Women's Day, New Idea, ninemsn, Sunday Telegraph, Sun Herald and Australian Cosmetic Surgery Magazine. Furthermore his work has been show cased by Channel Nine featuring in its highly popular BODY WORK programme and Channel Seven & in 2009 on SBS Channel.
Dr Tavakoli has appeared in the mainstream media discussing the topics of Thailand Plastic Surgery and Post-Baby Restoration. The interviews by Sunday Mail in Brisbane and Sydney's Daily Telegraph plus the TV appearances on Today Tonight and A Current Affair have been posted on this website. More recently, Dr Tavakoli's expert commentary has been featured on wide variety of stories ranging from magic breast lift creams, male cosmetic surgery surge, breast augmentation on an up and coming Aussie model and Navy Breast Implant controversy.
In 2009 Dr Tavakoli was asked to participate in the highly popular SBS programme About Women show casing a young 20 year old undergoing the Breast Augmentation Journey from start to finish. Dr Tavakoli also commented on the rise of fake breast augmentations amongst Australian teenagers by Cowboy surgeons. This topic was widely debated in the media outlets and positively received. Dr Tavakoli's comments on the new In-Vogue procedure labioplasty also caught the attention of the high rating ABC Talk back radio PM.
Dr Tavakoli practices as a Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, in Darling Point (Eastern Suburbs) and The Hills Districts (Bella Vista in Norwest Business park) in Sydney, Australia. Our patient age profile ranges from 18 to 68 with majority in their 20s and 30s. In 2012 Clinic Survey, Word of Mouth was the commonest source of referral (69%) with approximately 6000 cosmetic surgery operations performed since 2004.
The clinics encompass a large geographical spread across NSW. Both practices are designed by leading Australian architects and purpose built for the comfort of cosmetic surgery patients. Dr Tavakoli is also the Director of Luxe Medispa.
In order to give utmost privacy to our patients Dr Tavakoli exclusively uses these clinics only for plastic surgery consultations and procedures. Dr Tavakoli's staff have been selected for their high level of professionalism and patient care and work full-time in his two Sydney practices. Furthermore there is an Emergency line available for all his postoperative patients in case of any unexpected event.
Unfortunately any medical doctor with a basic medical degree can perform cosmetic surgery in Australia. In fact Australian law allows any doctor, even your family GP, without having undergone formal surgical training to call themselves â€œcosmetic surgeons.
Dr Tavakoli has trained exclusively in Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery under the auspices of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, which is the only statutory recognized body for training of plastic surgeons in Australia. The letters FRACS (plastic surgery) indicate a full fellowship of the College in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. It reflects years of training (at least an extra 10 years) in a specialised branch of surgery far beyond the medical school period. In fact FRACS is the only recognized surgical qualification in Australia and is the Gold Standard by which all cosmetic surgery practitioners are measured.
Please do your research thoroughly before choosing your Surgeon.
1. Snell, Broughton J.,Tavakoli, Kourosh. Necrotizing Fasciitis Caused by Apophysomyces elegans Complicating Soft-Tissue and Pelvic Injuries in a Tsunami Survivor from Thailand.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 119(1):448-449, January 2007.
2. TAVAKOLI K, Y YU, S SHAHIDI, F BONAR , MD POOLE . EXPRESSION OF GROWTH FACTORS IN DISTRACTION ZONE OF THE MANDIBLE: A sheep study.
British Journal of Plastic Surgery. 1999, 52: 434-439
3. TAVAKOLI K, S RUTKOWSKI , C COPE, M HASSALL, M RICHARDS, R BARNETT, J VANDERVORD. RECURRENCE RATES OF ISCHIAL SORES IN PARA- AND TETRAPLEGICS TREATED WITH HAMSTRING FLAPS: An eight year study.
British Journal of Plastic Surgery. 1999, 52: 476-479.
4. TAVAKOLI K, W WALSH, F BONAR, R SMART, S WULF, MD POOLE , THE ROLE OF LATENCY IN MANDIBULAR OSTEODISTRACTION.
Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery. 1998; 26: 209-19.
5. TAVAKOLI K, K STEWART, MD POOLE. DISTRACTION OSTEOGENESIS IN CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY: A REVIEW.
Annals of Plastic Surgery, 1998; 40 (1): 88-99.
6. TAVAKOLI K, G. CROXSON, M. McGEE-COLLETT. PRIMARY TUMOURS OF THE FACIAL Nerve
Australian Journal of Otolaryngology, 1997; 2(6): 547-53.
7. TAVAKOLI K, D THOMSON. BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS AS AN UNUSUAL PRESENTATION OF LEFT ATRIAL MYXOMA:
A CASE REPORT.
Asia Pacific Heart Journal, 1996; 5(2): 120-1.
8.HODGKINSON DJ, TAVAKOLI K: THE USE OF MIMETIC MUSCULATURE IN FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION..
Australian Journal Of Dermatology- 1995
9. TAVAKOLI K, W WALSH, MD POOLE. MANDIBULAR DISTRACTION OSTEOGENESIS.
Australian and NZ Journal of Surgery, 1998; MAY.
10. BEHAN FC, TAVAKOLI K. A NEW INSTRUMENT- THE SSG SCALPEL BLADE FOR BREAST REDUCTION.
Australian and NZ Journal of Surgery, 2000; MAY.
1. TAVAKOLI K, KOHUT M, YEE G: ELECTRICAL and RADIATION BURNS- CHAPTER IN OXFORD TEXTBOOK OF TRAUMA, 2003.
2. 2001- YEAR BOOK OF PLASTIC, RECONSTRUCTIVE and AESTHETIC SURGERY
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: STEPHEN H. MILLER, MD, MPH
NOVEMBER 1995: HEAD and NECK ONCOLOGY: AN UPDATE
TEMPORAL BONE/ FACIAL NERVE ANATOMY and DISSECTION COURSE
St.Vincent's Hospital, Sydney,
NOVEMBER 1997: MICROVASCULAR ANASTOMOSIS WORKSHOP
Bernard O'Brien's Institute of Microsurgery, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne
JUNE 2002: MATHYS-SYNTHES AO MAXILLOFACIAL PLATING COURSE
Airport Sheraton, Sydney, Australia
NOVEMBER 2002: ASPS CONFERENCE, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, USA
*PRIMARY RHINOPLASTY- DR BAHMAN GUYURON
*MODERN REFINEMENTS IN FACELIFT- DR JAMES STUZIN
AUGUST 2003: IPRAS CONFERENCE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
* SECONDARY RHINOPLASTY- DR BAHMAN GUYURON
*FACIAL TIPS- DR ROBERT FLOWERS
*BREAST RECONSTRUCTION- DR PATRICK MAXWELL
*FOREHEAD PLASTY- DR DAVID KNIZE
*PTOSIS REPAIR- DR RICHARD SEIGEL
*MIGRAINE and ANTI WRINKLE INJECTIONS - DR BAHMAN GUYURON
MARCH 2004: AESTHETC SURGERY WORKSHOP- 2004, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
* SECONDARY RHINOPLASTY- DR EGLE MUTI
*MASTOPEXY- DR EGLE MUTI
*MEDIAL PEDICLE BREAST REDUCTION- DR ELIZABETH HALL-FINDLAY
MARCH 2005: 22nd Dallas rhinoplasty Symposium
*DALLAS RHINOPLASTY DISSECTION COURSE- DR JACK GUNTER, DR BAHMAN GUYURON
INSTITUTE OF RECONSTRUCTIVE PLASTIC SURGERY
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, NEW YORK CITY, USA.
CONVENOR: JOSEPH MCCARTHY
OCTOBER 2002: PERIORBITAL PLASTIC SURGERY SYMPOSIA
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, USA
CONVENOR: GLEN JELKS
NOVEMBER 2002: AMERICAN PLASTIC SURGERY ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, USA
AUGUST 2003: THE 13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFEDERATION OF PLASTIC, RECONSTRUCTIVE and AESTHETIC SURGERY (IPRAS)
MARCH 2005: THE 22ND INTERNATIONAL RHINOPLASTY SYMPOSIUM
DALLAS, TEXAS, USA
JUNE 2006: ISAPS Postgraduate Instructional Course- Venice, Italy
AUGUST 2006:ISAPS 18th World Congress- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
FEBRUARY 2007: 12TH Advaced Aesthetic Surgery Workshop, Melbourne, Australia
JUNE 2007:15th Stuttgart International Course for Functional and Aesthetic Rhinoplasty, Germany
JUNE 2007: The 14th International Congress of the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS) Berlin, Germany
PRIZES/ AWARDS (POSTGRADUATE YEARS)
SEPTEMBER 1998: WINNER OF THE JOHNSON and JOHNSON
SPECIAL MEDICAL PRIZE FOR THE BEST PRESENTATION.
NSW REGISTRAR'S PAPER DAY; ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, SYDNEY
MARCH 2001: WINNER OF THE NATIONAL JUNIOR PLASTIC SURGERY REGISTRAR EXAM
NATIONAL PLASTIC SURGERY CONFERENCE- BRISBANE
APRIL 2002: WINNER OF THE MCGHAN BREAST PROSTHESIS (DEVICE TECHNOLOGIES) AWARD
NATIONAL PLASTIC SURGERY CONFERENCE- PERTH
MAY 2002: FINALIST IN NSW DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE AWARD- BAXTER:
ESTABLISHMENT OF COMBINED SPINAL-PLASTICS OUTPATIENT CLINIC (SPOC) AT ROYAL NORTH SHORE HOSPITAL, NORTHERN AREA HEALTH SERVICE.