Mr Michael Weymouth is a fully qualified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, holding a fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) since 2008. He is also a current member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS). Michael is also a member of the Australian and New Zealand Burns Association (ANZBA), is a qualified instructor of the Emergency Management of Severe Burns course (EMSB) and a member of the Victorian Hand Surgery Society (VHSS).
Originally completing his medical degree at the University of Adelaide in 1997, Michael went on to enrol in surgical training at the Alfred Hospital, prior to being selected to enter specialist plastic surgery training in Victoria and Tasmania. Michael has trained in most of the major tertiary centres including; The Alfred, Austin Hospital, Royal Hobart, Royal Children’s, Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute and St. Vincent’s Hospital.
Currently, he is a visiting plastic surgeon at The Alfred hospital and Austin health, where he has been a supervisor of training for over ten years.
He is heavily involved in the Victorian Melanoma Service, based at The Alfred, and has previously been a skin cancer specialist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute.
Also at The Alfred, he is one of the foundation plastic surgeons establishing the Oncoplastic Breast Reconstruction Unit, performing many breast cancer reconstruction surgeries each ear.
In addition, he is a member of the Victorian Adult Burns Service, at The Alfred hospital, and was one of the principal surgeons involved in the now infamous Black Saturday bushfires. He continues to be involved in secondary burns reconstruction.
Michael is one of the pioneering surgeons in nerve transfers for patients with spinal cord injuries and is internationally regarded. He has several international publications in this field and is involved in the Austin Health Upper Limb Program, as well as conducting clinics in Adelaide.
His special interests include breast surgery (both reconstructive and cosmetic, as well as gynaecomastia correction), skin cancer and melanoma surgery, secondary burn reconstructive surgery, as well as aesthetic surgery.
He has private consulting rooms in Collins St Melbourne, Melbourne CBD and Camberwell. Michael offers private surgery at Epworth Richmond and Hawthorn, as well as at the Victorian Plastic Surgery Unit at St Vincent’s Private, East Melbourne.
Why a Mr? Only doctors who have trained to become surgeons and are recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons are afforded the title of Mr. It distinguishes them as more highly trained and the most qualified and respected members of the surgical fraternity. It takes five years of full-time purely plastic surgery training, with a stringent exit examination, to earn the qualification of FRACS (Plastic and Reconstructive).