Dr Richard Maxwell – Plastic Surgeon

Dr Richard Maxwell – Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Melbourne

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Mr Richard Maxwell is a third-generation doctor and a highly respected Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon consulting with cosmetic surgery patients in Melbourne and Williamstown.

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.

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:

  • Skin Surgery, hand Surgery
  • Medicolegal Reports
  • Body Contouring & Body Lift Procedures
  • Facial Surgery & Facial Rejuvenation

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.

Do you know the difference between a Cosmetic Surgeon versus a Specialist Plastic Surgeon?


Do you know the difference between a Cosmetic Surgeon versus a Specialist Plastic Surgeon?

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.



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What to do next?

Our Patient Liaison Team can assist with any questions you may have when considering a procedure. You can send in an enquiry form below or call our Melbourne Clinic between 9 am – 5 pm Monday to Friday.

Phone 1300 264 811, Email us: enquiries@cocoruby.com.au or Book a FREE 15-minute Phone Chat with our Patient Liaison Manager or a Virtual Consultation with a Surgeon.

Disclaimer: Results depend on individual patient circumstances and can vary significantly. Results may also be impacted by a variety of factors including your lifestyle, weight, nutritional intake and overall health. Consult your Specialist Plastic Surgeon for details. This information is general in nature and is not intended to be medical advice nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Surgery risks and complications will be covered in detail during a consultation with your Surgeon.