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Cosmetic Surgery Expert Second Opinion

Who we are

Mr Patrick Tansley MD FRCS (Plast) and Dr Sugitha Seneviratne FRACS (Plast) provide patients seeking to address difficult cosmetic plastic surgery problems second opinions and corrective revisional surgery.

Routinely undertaking combined consulting and operating sessions, many patients have experienced their combined skills, reflective of their British and Australian training, qualifications and expertise.

Having practised together for over a decade, they have established a tried and tested process to create aesthetic outcomes with corrective surgery. Critical to their work is the support of their dedicated staff in caring for patients both physically and emotionally.

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What to expect

With a special interest in difficult cosmetic plastic surgery cases, the specialist surgeons undertake meticulous consultations, examination and surgical planning. Patients will typically have thorough and informative consultation as often reportedly distinct from their previous experiences.

The process starts with a combined consultation with both surgeons where the aesthetic and function outcomes are established. Patient expectations are managed with openness, transparency and in a realistic manner.

Preparation for surgery is supported by their team of experienced clinical staff and dedicated administrative staff. An experienced mental health clinical social worker provides pre-operative psychological assessment and post-operative support. Experienced nurses undertake vital preoperative preparation to minimise clinical risks, assist during surgery and care postoperatively to facilitate patient recovery. Experienced Dermal Therapists of NorthEast MediClinics also attend preoperative assessment and post operative scar minimisation management.

Patrick and Sugitha about botched cosmetic procedures

Surgery for complex cosmetic plastic surgery problems and revisional surgery is undertaken with both specialist surgeons so that each patient can benefit from the combined expertise of their respective British and Australian training, qualifications and experience. The aim is to achieve the best possible aesthetic outcome.

Over the past decade, Mr Patrick Tansley and Dr Seneviratne have corroboratively corrected numerous outcomes from corrective (or ‘botched’) plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery procedures, both from Australia and overseas. They have endeavored to produce aesthetic outcomes for patients presenting with complex, often serially revised cosmetic plastic surgery operations to improve patient outcomes.


Revisional surgery of this type can be expensive given the factors detailed above. In some instances, Medicare rebates and private health insurance cover may be applicable. Transparent quotations for consultations and treatment costs will be provided. On a case by case basis, the surgeons dedicate resources to undertake selected surgeries on a ‘pro bono’ basis.

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About our surgeons

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Mr Patrick Tansley MScAesPlasSurg MD FRCS (Plast)

Mr Tansley is a University of Cambridge educated British specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeon. In the UK he holds specialist Fellowship in plastic surgery and is a former Hunterian Professor of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. In Australia, he undertakes complex primary and revisional cosmetic plastic surgery under specialist registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (MED 0001651716). He is one of the very few international plastic surgeons to hold a Masters Degree in Aesthetic Surgery (Distinction) from the University of London. He also holds the academic position of Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Department of Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital University of Melbourne.

Mr Tansley has performed thousands of plastic surgery operations and is an experienced reconstructive microsurgeon. Along with primary cosmetic surgery procedures, he performs corrective surgery operations on all regions of the body. These include facelift, necklift, rhinoplasty (nose job), eyelid, breast, abdominal and liposuction surgery.

Since 2015 he has held the positions of Counsellor, Censor in Chief, Vice President and most recently President of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine from 2019 – 2022. In these roles he has advocated for surgical patient safety and has contributed to current reform within the cosmetic industry. This has included meeting with Australian Government Ministers, making submissions and appearing before a Senate Inquiry and Regulatory authorities. He has sat on an expert working group of the Department of Health Therapeutic Goods Administration in relation to BIA-ALCL, is one of the Clinical Leads of the Australian Breast Implant Device Registry and has been one of the experts appointed to the Technical Advisory Group of the recent Independent Review into cosmetic surgeries for the Medical Board of Australia and AHPRA. Further, regarding cosmetic surgeries, Mr Tansley has contributed publications into the scientific medical literature and made regular appearances in Australian media in the newspapers, radio and television.

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Dr Sugitha Seneviratne FRACS (Plast)

Dr Seneviratne is an experienced specialist plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon with over 20 years’ experience in managing complex reconstructive and cosmetic surgery conditions including reconstructive microsurgery.

She is a consultant plastic surgeon at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, former Head of Plastic, Maxillo-facial and Hand Surgery unit at The Northern Hospital and is a trainer of plastic surgery trainees. She holds the academic position of Honorary Clinical Fellow in the Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne and has held the position of Non- executive Director of Clinical Governance, Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Dr Seneviratne was the plastic surgical representative to the Medical Advisory Committee at Cotham Private Hospital for a decade. She currently holds this position at the Northern Private Hospital.

Upon this background, Dr Seneviratne has undertaken thousands of plastic surgery operations and performed numerous corrections for corrective facial, breast, abdominal and labioplasty surgery to create aesthetic outcomes for patients.

Mr Tansley and Dr Seneviratne perform this work for patients through both their NorthEast Plastic Surgery Melbourne and Brisbane practices.

Corrective cosmetic procedures and revisional cases

Before and after images can be viewed at consultation.

Surgical examples include:

Corrective facelift Surgery

Corrective Rhinoplasty Surgery

Corrective Upper Blepharoplasty Surgery

Corrective Otoplasty Surgery

Corrective Bilateral Breast Augmentation (BBA) Surgery

Corrective Bilateral Breast Reduction (BBR) Surgery

Corrective Mastopexy Surgery

Corrective Breast Fat Grafting Surgery

Corrective Gynaecomastia Surgery

Corrective Abdominoplasty Surgery

Corrective Liposuction Surgery

Corrective Arm Lift Surgery

Corrective Thigh Lift Surgery

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What is the next step?

The next step is to book a confidential consultation with a specialist surgeon to discuss your previous procedure and discuss possible corrective outcomes. You can do this by filling in the form on this page, or by calling our Melbourne practice on (03) 9088 5000 or Brisbane practice on (07) 3180 3400 to ask any questions or enquire about other cosmetic procedures.

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contact us

All patient appointments are coordinated via our Essendon practice

E: melbourne@northeastplasticsurgery.com.au
T: (03) 9088 5000
F (03) 9088 5001
P 0411865055
(paging service for after hours emergencies only)


E: brisbane@northeastplasticsurgery.com.au
T (07) 3180 3400
F (07) 3180 3401
P 0411865055
(paging service for after hours emergencies only)

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