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Mr Patrick Tansley


Mr Patrick Tansley has lived in Australia since 2011 and is an Australian citizen. In Australia, he practises cosmetic (aesthetic) plastic surgery and revisional surgery in Melbourne and Brisbane under specialist registration as a medical practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (MED 0001651716).(1) In the UK, Patrick is also registered on the General Medical Council Specialist Register as a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon.(2)

Patrick obtained the UK’s highest qualification in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (the College), in 2010 and has been on the Specialist Register in the UK since 2011.(2) He was awarded his Master of Science in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery degree with distinction from the University of London in 2013. Patrick is trained, qualified and experienced in all aspects of cosmetic surgery and he has a special passion for:

  • breast procedures including breast augmentation, breast implant removal with total 'en bloc' capsulectomies, breast reduction and mastopexies (breast lift);
  • facial rejuvenation, including facelift, neck lift, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and nasal surgery (rhinoplasty);
  • abdominal procedures such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and liposuction.

In 2015 he co-founded NorthEast Plastic Surgery with Dr Sugitha Seneviratne FRACS (Plast) and has practices in Melbourne and Brisbane.

In Australia, any doctor can practise cosmetic surgery whether or not they have any formal training or qualifications in it. This means choosing a surgeon for cosmetic surgery can be confusing. To assist in making an informed choice, Patrick invites you to consider key elements of his curriculum vitae.



FACCSM Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery 2014

PGDipSurgAnat University of Melbourne 2014

MScAesPlasSurg (Distinction) University of London 2013

FRCS (Plast) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2010

PGDipAesSurg (Distinction) University of London 2009

MD Imperial College, University of London 2006

FRCS (Eng) Royal College of Surgeons of England 1999

MB BChir University of Cambridge 1994

BSc (Hons) Anatomy University of London 1992



British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (overseas,

Royal College of Surgeons of England (

United Kingdom Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (

International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (



Patrick held the Office of President of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine (ACCSM) from 2019-2022, having previously served as Councillor, Censor in Chief and Vice-President.(3) The ACCSM is the only medical College in Australia and New Zealand to offer Fellowship training in cosmetic medicine and surgery and to require ongoing recertification of its Fellows.

After obtaining his medical degree from the prestigious University of Cambridge, Patrick trained in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery in London and the surrounding area. His training units included some of the U.K.'s most well-recognised centres of plastic surgical excellence such as the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead. He went on to obtain post–fellowship experience in aesthetic plastic surgery at the McIndoe Surgical Centre, East Grinstead and oncoplastic microsurgical plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London. Between late 2011 and 2015, he worked at a variety of plastic and reconstructive surgical units in major public hospitals in Melbourne.

Patrick was awarded his Master of Science in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery degree with distinction by the University of London in 2013. This is an advanced qualification in aesthetic surgery, which very few international plastic surgeons have obtained. Part of his degree comprised writing a thesis on advances in facial anatomy in the context of facial rejuvenation. This was undertaken during a fellowship in Melbourne with Bryan Mendelson, internationally renowned Facial Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon.

The College awarded him a prestigious Hunterian Professorship, for which he gave his oration in 2009. This was awarded in recognition of his clinical scientific research under the tutelage of Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, world renowned Cardiothoracic Surgeon. This is a rare award that is offered in honour of John Hunter, recognised as the founder of scientific surgery.

Patrick is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and previously was also an Honorary Associate Specialist Surgeon in the Department of General Surgery. In addition, between 2012 and 2014 he was a Senior Lecturer at the North West Academic Centre of the University of Melbourne.

To date, Patrick has contributed 50 publications, including peer-reviewed scientific articles, to the international literature and has given national and international presentations on more than 40 occasions to date. Patrick has the clinical experience of thousands of plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic procedures.

Patrick serves the Australian public in several clinical leadership roles:

  • From 2016 to date, he has acted as ACCSM’ representative to the Australian Government Department of Health’s Therapeutic Goods Administration Expert Working Group on Breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL);
  • Since 2021 he has been a Clinical Lead to the Australian Breast Device Registry of Monash University;
  • Also in 2021, he represented the ACCSM to the Council of Australian Governments Health Council and later to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry into administration of registration and notifications by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and related entities under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law;
  • In 2022, he was invited to be a member of the Technical Advisory Group to the Independent Review of the Regulation of Health Practitioners in Cosmetic Surgery.

Patrick has published and presented internationally regarding regulation in cosmetic surgery to protect patients and has made numerous associated appearances in the media. The key recommendation of the Independent Review published on 1 September 2022 and accepted by the Medical Board of Australia and AHPRA, reflects the position proposed by Mr Tansley during his Presidency of the ACCSM.



Patrick practices in Melbourne at NorthEast Plastic Surgery in Essendon and Kew To arrange a consultation, please call +61 (0)3 9088 5000 or email

Patrick practises in Brisbane at NorthEast Plastic Surgery at Wickham House, Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill To arrange a consultation, please call +61 (0)7 3180 3400 or email


1 Registration number MED0001651716 (

2 General Medical Council, UK, Registration number 4153720 (

3 ACCSM Website (


Patrick Tansley memberships

Dr Sugitha Seneviratne


Dr Sugitha Seneviratne is an Australian trained Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon. She completed her undergraduate qualifications at Monash University in 1993 and after ten years of Melbourne based post-graduate training, became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2003. She is a registered medical practitioner, specialist plastic surgeon (specialist registration in surgery -plastic surgery) (MED 0001154659).

In 1996, whilst training in surgery Sugitha became a Faculty Member in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Melbourne University and in 1997 was appointed a Junior Faculty Member in the Department of Anatomy at Stanford University in the United States of America. In 2001, she enrolled in a MD degree at Melbourne University examining the neurovascular anatomy of the arm and shoulder girdle. From this work, she has contributed a number of peer-reviewed scientific publications to the international literature.

Sugitha is highly trained and experienced in all aspects of plastic surgery ranging from cosmetic surgery to microsurgery. She is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and was the Head of Plastic, Maxillofacial and Hand Surgery Unit at the Northern Hospital for five years. In addition, Sugitha holds the positions of Honorary Clinical Fellow, Department of Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital and has held the position of Non-Executive Director of Clinical Governance (part time), Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Sugitha has a strong interest in research and education and is actively involved in training plastic surgical trainees at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and formerly at The Northern Hospitals in addition to the Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Sugitha has been in private practice since 2007 and co-founded the formerly very successful Northern Plastic Surgery based in Essendon where she undertook plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. This was in conjunction with her ongoing private practice in Kew, formerly the established practice of Professor Donald Marshall which she had the honour of being asked to take over. In 2015, she co-founded NorthEast Plastic Surgery with Dr Tansley MD FRCS (Plast) and has practices in Melbourne and Brisbane. She operates privately at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Kew, Frances Perry Hospital, John Fawkner Private Hospital and Windsor Private Hospital. She also provides a Consultative service at Melbourne Private Hospital and St Vincent’s Private Hospital in East Melbourne.

From 2008 to 2018, Sugitha was the Plastic Surgical representative to the Medical Advisory Committee at Cotham Private Hospital Kew.

Sugitha has a special interest and significant experience in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery and cosmetic surgery of the face in addition to skin cancer surgery and hand surgery.



Dr Seneviratne has been a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in the sub-specialty of plastic and reconstructive surgery since 2003.


For further information or to arrange a consultation with Sugitha, please call 03 9088 5000.

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