Dr Richard Maxwell – Plastic Surgeon

Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Richard Maxwell, sees patients in Melbourne

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Hawthorn East – Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery Clinic for Body Contouring, Face Surgery (Facelift, Eyelid Lift) and Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

Mr Richard Maxwell is a third-generation doctor and a highly respected Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon consulting with cosmetic surgery patients in Melbourne and Williamstown. Convenient for men and women seeking cosmetic surgery procedures, these top Clinic locations are highly convenient to patients living or working in the Melbourne CBD area, inner eastern suburbs including Kew, Toorak, Balwyn, Bentleigh and Malvern, outer eastern suburbs and Western Melbourne suburbs near Altona and Geelong.

Dr Maxwell is highly experienced in all forms of cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures.

After graduating in medicine from Monash University in Melbourne (1981), he trained in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Alfred Hospital, the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Victorian Plastic Surgery Unit in Melbourne.

Over 27 Years of Experience as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Having completed his training in 1989, Dr Maxwell then gained Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a fully qualified and Board Certified Specialist Plastic Surgeon (FRACS), having undertaken rigorous training and advanced education in aesthetic procedures. He offers patients over 20 years experience in custom  Arm Lift/Upper Arm Reduction Surgery, Thigh Lift procedures, Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) surgery, Body Contouring after weight loss or bariatric procedures, Facelift surgery, Eyelid Rejuvenation/Blepharoplasty and Nose Jobs (reshaping the nose through Rhinoplasty).

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Specialty Training & Qualifications in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Dr Richard Maxwell spent the next two years in England doing post-Fellowship training in General Plastic Surgery.

During his Fellowship Training, he gained extensive experience in Hand Surgery, Burns, Paediatric Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery following cancer removal and following motor vehicle and industrial trauma. He then moved into a Fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery in Harley Street in London, UK.

Whilst training in London, Dr Maxwell concentrated on Plastic Surgery. He got to spend time with Madeleine Le Jour & Daniel Marchac in Europe as well as with G. Patrick Maxwell in Nashville, Tennessee — all major Surgeons involved in the development of the ‘short horizontal scar’ and ‘vertical scar’ techniques.

Dr Maxwell remains a sought-after Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon for his Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) surgery procedures.

After completing extensive Fellowships, Dr Maxwell returned to Melbourne in 1991. He established himself in private practice at that time, whilst also working in the public hospital system at the Alfred Hospital. At the Alfred Hospital, he performed reconstructive surgery on motor vehicle and workplace accident victims and cancer reconstructive surgery.  He was a member of the Victorian Melanoma Service from the Service’s inception in 1994 until he left the public hospital in 2003 in order to concentrate more fully on his private Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery practice.

Dr Richard Maxwell Body Surgery After Weight LossCurrent Specialties in Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery

Dr Richard Maxwell continues to perform some general plastic surgery and hand surgery, but his main surgical interest is in Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery procedures.

In addition to Rhinoplasty, Facelift, Eyelid Surgery, Abdominoplasty, and Liposuction, Dr Richard Maxwell has a particular interest and expertise in Body Contouring surgeries. These include Bodylifting (excess skin removal and liposuction) after Significant Weight Loss, such as patients experience after Bariatric gastric surgery or embarking on a complete nutrition and exercise makeover plan.

Dr Maxwell has spent time with Drs. Al Aly and Albert Cram in Iowa City, U.S.A., who are two of highly-recognised world experts in body contouring surgery following significant weight loss. He also spent time with Dr Constantino Medieta in Florida, a global authority on large-volume fat grafting procedures.

As a Specialist Plastic Surgeon consulting with patients in Melbourne and Williamstown, Dr Maxwell is highly regarded for his dedication to speciality surgical procedures for men and women including:

Body Contouring & Body Lift Procedures


Facial Surgery & Facial Rejuvenation

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Professional Credentials – Plastic Surgeon

Dr Richard Maxwell is a qualified MEMBER of the following Professional Societies:



PLEASE NOTE: Plastic Surgeons are the most qualified surgeons in Australia for Cosmetic and Aesthetic Surgery.

They undertake far more training and are more extensively qualified than Cosmetic Surgeons and Cosmetic Physicians.

For safety and patient care reasons, our Team also emphasises the importance of always choosing a highly-experienced Plastic Surgeon who is also qualified to operate in a fully accredited Australian hospital.

Ethics, Precision and Patient Care Excellence: Choose Dr Maxwell for his dedication and expertise in getting a natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting surgery result

You’ll appreciate Dr Richard Maxwell’s unwavering commitment to achieving optimal patient outcomes for every patient and every procedure.

“Near enough is not good enough,” he states – affirming that cosmetic surgery is rarely in relation to vanity, but that many patients’ lives “have been ‘turned completely around” by having Plastic Surgery.

How to book a Consultation with Specialist Dr Richard Maxwell in Melbourne (Hawthorn East) or Williamstown

Please send a Confidential Enquiry form below to arrange to meet with Dr Richard Maxwell in either Williamstown (convenient to cosmetic surgery patients from Geelong and Altona) or in our Hawthorn East Clinic location (highly convenient for plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery patients from Melbourne CBD, Kew, South Yarra, Toorak and Richmond).

You are also welcome to attend one of our FREE Hawthorn East Practice Events to meet our leading Surgeon’s and their teams, as well as to ask important questions about different procedure options to best meet your particular concerns.

Visit our EVENTS page for more information about registering for an INFORMATION evening, and ask which event dates Dr Maxwell will be attending.

In addition to sending an enquiry form for more information, you are also welcome to phone us during Clinic Hours on (03) 8849 1444 if you are wanting to schedule a Consultation or ask specific questions of one of our Patient Care Coordinators.



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