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Dr Tavakoli


Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon

MBBS, BSc (Med), MS (UNSW), FRACS (Plast.)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2004 – Present
Member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2004 – Present
Member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Member of the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

DIPLOMA
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons FRACS – (Plastic
and Reconstructive Surgery), 1994-2003

UNIVERSITY QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Science (Medicine) – UNSW, Sydney Australia
Bachelor of Medicine – UNSW, Sydney Australia
Bachelor of Surgery – UNSW, Sydney Australia, 1988 – 1993
Master of Surgery – UNSW, Sydney Australia, 1997 – 1999

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli - head image

Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon
MBBS, BSc (Med), MS (UNSW), FRACS (Plast.)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2004 – Present
Member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2004 – Present
Member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Member of the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

DIPLOMA
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons FRACS – (Plastic
and Reconstructive Surgery), 1994-2003

UNIVERSITY QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Science (Medicine) – UNSW, Sydney Australia
Bachelor of Medicine – UNSW, Sydney Australia
Bachelor of Surgery – UNSW, Sydney Australia, 1988 – 1993
Master of Surgery – UNSW, Sydney Australia, 1997 – 1999

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli operating

Brief Biography and Specialty Profile

Plastic Surgery Qualifications

Dr. Kourosh Tavakoli is a renowned Plastic Surgeon who is a Fellow of The Australasian College of Surgeons. Dr Tavakoli is a fully qualified Australian trained Plastic 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. Dr Tavakoli’s Clinic is one of the busiest in Australia servicing patients from all over Australia.

Cosmetic Surgery Experience & Conferences

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 Augmentation, Mummy Makeovers and 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:

  • 2004 – Rome, Italy with Professor Marco Gasparotti at Villa Salaria: LIPOSCULPTURE (superficial)
  • 2004 – Barcelona, Spain, Planas Clinica BREAST AUGMENTATION (Implants)
  • 2004 – London, England- Face Lift
  • 2005 – Dallas, Texas- RHINOPLASTY
  • 2006 – Sao Paulo, Brazil- Periareolar MASTOPEXY (Breast lift)
  • 2007 – Stuttgart, Germany- RHINOPLASTY
  • 2008- Melbourne- Breast Augmentation Symposium
  • 2009 – Dallas, Texas- RHINOPLASTY
  • 2010- Singapore- Dr Charles Randquist, BREAST AUGMENTATION UPDATE
  • 2011- Melbourne, Rhinoplasty Symposium
  • 2011- Sydney, Dr Per Heden Breast Augmentation Symposium
  • 2012- Melbourne, Eyelid surgery Symposium and Workshop
  • 2012- Stuttgart, Germany- Rhinoplasty Workshop
  • 2012- Melbourne- Upper Eyelid Surgery Workshop
  • 2012- Melbourne- Facelift Anatomy & Techniques
  • 2013- Stockholm, Sweden- Breast & Weight Loss surgery
  • 2014- Melbourne- Abdominoplasty & Buttock Fat Grafting
  • 2015 – Stuttgart, Germany- Rhinoplasty Workshop
  • 2015- Milan, Italy – Rhinoplasty Masterclass

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Dr Tavakoli has a commitment to attend and participate in meetings to provide a continuing high level of expertise in his surgical practice. Dr Tavakoli has always participated in the CME & CPD programs established by the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS).

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli in surgical attire

Pro Bono Work

Dr Tavakoli does perform Plastic and Reconstructive surgery free of charge on patients born with congenital disfigurement or victims of trauma who have genuine financial constraints. Please note that this generous work does not extend to patients wanting free cosmetic surgery. The stories will be treated with utmost confidentiality.

Read Aimee Tomlin’s Story:

My story is as follows. I was burnt with boiling water when I was 4 years 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 6 years 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 17 years.

Read Candice’s Story:

My name is Candice and I was born with a cleft lip which also affected my nose. Correction of cleft lip nasal deformity is a unique challenge for the surgeon. cleft can be severely asymmetric as was mine making correction difficult, I have also been subjected to many operations over the years with different surgeons since I was a child which lead to a lot of scar tissue in the nose and lip area. I phoned Dr. Tavakoli with one last hope to see if he could help me with the appearance of my nose and my breathing. After many operations with different surgeons to correct my cleft and nose I decided to give it one last shot as I was so conscious and unhappy with my appearance of my nose which caused me a lot of self confidence issues. I had had Rhinoplasty done with another surgeon which was very conservative. Growing up was hard. I struggled on the inside with my appearance. I was constantly reminded about my crooked nostrils, the shape of my nose and the scar on my lip.Dr Tavakoli was confident in his approach and said he could help me not only that he offered to do my surgery at no charge! Not only did Dr Tavakoli correct my nose he offered me to have my cheek deformity corrected and after surgery to make the finishing touches he even offered to make my lips look fuller and evened out my upper lip. Amazing!!!! I will never be able to express my thanks and appreciation enough in words. Dr Tavakoli improved the appearance of my nose greatly and face. He changed my whole face shape and profile! People have actually told me I am beautiful, and I believe them. I am so thrilled and grateful to have had the chance for you to help me. Your sincerity, generosity and your amazing skills has changed my life. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

Favourite Charities

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 Sydney Children’s Hospital Silver Party, Westmead Children’s Hospital Spastic Disorders Unit, Australian Cancer Research Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Interplast, Save The Children Relief Fund, World Vision and UNICEF.

Media Work and Press releases

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’s Clinic

Dr Tavakoli practices as a Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, in Double Bay (Eastern Suburbs) in Sydney, Australia. Our patient age profile ranges from 18 to 68 with majority in their 20s and 30s. In our 2012 Clinic Survey, Word of Mouth was the most common source of referral (82%) with approximately 7000 cosmetic surgery operations performed since 2004. The Double Bay Practice is designed by leading Australian architects and purpose built for the comfort of cosmetic surgery patients.

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 Sydney practice. Furthermore, there is an Emergency line available for all his postoperative patients in case of any unexpected event.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

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 cosmetic 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.

  • Scientific Publications
    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.
  • Book Chapters
    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
  • CME - Workshops
    • 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
  • International Conferences
    • NOVEMBER 1998: CRANIOFACIAL DISTRACTION : THE NEXT DECADE, 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)
      QUADRENNIAL CONGRESS
      SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

    • 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 Advanced 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.