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Dr Tavakoli

Dr Tavakoli’s expertise in cosmetic surgery is unrivalled. The Pioneer of the Internal Bra and Fat Grafting in Breast Augmentation Surgery, he has performed over 5000 breast procedures with over 20 years of surgical experience.

Dr Tavakoli is a renowned Australian trained plastic surgeon specialising in cosmetic plastic surgery. He is widely regarded as an expert in breast augmentation and revision surgery and is committed to the education and training of new and established plastic surgeons.

Since going into private practice in 2004, Dr Tavakoli runs one of the busiest cosmetic surgery practices in the country, servicing patients from all over Australia and abroad.  A frequent guest on The Morning Show medical panel, Dr Tavakoli’s opinion and expertise is often sought by the media and medical community.

Dr Tavakoli is also an industry leader in social media, adopting platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat to connect and engage with prospective patients. He has been featured in publications such as The Sydney Morning Herald for “changing the face of cosmetic surgery in Australia”.

"…educated patients are better patients. Access to authentic and unfiltered information regarding cosmetic procedures enables patients to make more informed decisions whilst gaining an insight into the procedures and recovery that has otherwise not been accessible."
 – Dr Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli operating

Achievements & Accolades:

  • Master of Surgery (MS) and Postgraduate Research Degree in Plastic Surgery from UNSW. 
  • Postgraduate thesis on Paediatric (children’s) Craniofacial Distraction Osteogenesis used in treating children with facial deformities.
  • Fellowship in Plastic Surgery from Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
  • Active member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS).
  • Instructor for the Mentor Master Class.
  • At the forefront of new techniques such as fat grafting in breast augmentation, the Internal Bra and the Brazilian butt lift (a procedure Dr Tavakoli pioneered in 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 a handful of Plastic Surgeons in Australia that has 100% commitment to the field of Cosmetic Surgery. A 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
  • 2004 – London, England- Face Lift
  • 2005 – Dallas, Texas- RHINOPLASTY
  • 2006 – Sao Paulo, Brazil- Periareolar mastopexy
  • 2007 – Stuttgart, Germany- RHINOPLASTY
  • 2008 – Melbourne- Breast Augmentation Symposium
  • 2009 – Dallas, Texas- RHINOPLASTY
  • 2010 – Singapore- Dr Charles Randquist, Breast Master Class
  • 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
  • 2015 – NYC, USA – Cutting Edge Symposium
  • 2016 – Miami, USA – Brazilian Butt Lift

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 is Australia's super-specialised Breast Augmentation Surgeon

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.

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.

  • 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.