Aesthetica Image Centre
At Aesthetica, we believe in providing the utmost care and privacy to our clients. We treat you with the respect and friendliness that you would expect from a close friend or family member. Your journey with us begins with a complimentary consultation, where our experienced Surgeons, Doctors, or clinicians will be there to guide you every step of the way.
Throughout the entire process, from considering your options to the post-operative visits, we prioritize your well-being and ensure your comfort. With over 25 years of experience, Aesthetica has been offering exceptional surgical and non-surgical solutions. Our fully trained and experienced practitioners perform medical cosmetic procedures and always provide the best options available. If we believe that your concerns require a specialist’s expertise, we will refer you to someone with the relevant experience.
What sets us apart is our passion for what we do and our personalized, caring approach to your well-being. We understand the value of self-confidence and are dedicated to helping it grow throughout your journey with us.
Understanding the Difference:
Cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery are often used interchangeably, but they are distinct. Cosmetic procedures aim to change or improve the appearance of normal, healthy structures of the body, enhancing self-esteem. On the other hand, plastic surgery is a specialized field that requires extensive training and is performed to improve function or repair appearance impaired by congenital defects, disease, or trauma.
Plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and general practitioners are not specifically trained in cosmetic surgery. Additional training is required to be competent in aesthetic cosmetic procedures. The Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine (ACCSM) is the only recognized body that acknowledges the training and experience of practitioners. The College includes plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and general practitioners on its register.
Choosing the Right Practitioner for You:
When selecting a medical cosmetic doctor or surgeon, it’s essential to consider their relevant education, training, experience, and proven competence in the specific procedure you are considering. Don’t hesitate to ask tough questions to ensure you make an informed decision.
At Aesthetica, we want to get to know you so we can honestly advise and offer options to address your concerns.
We conduct extensive medical history assessments and, if necessary, organize further tests to ensure your well-being and suitability for the procedure and recovery. We recognize that your body and skin are unique, and we work closely with you to understand and appreciate your concerns. This ensures that your options for surgery, medical procedures, or non-surgical treatment plans are tailored specifically to your needs.
ACCSM Aesthetica is proud to have a team of highly qualified and experienced doctors, cosmetic and medical practitioners who are at the forefront of cosmetic surgery in Melbourne for over 30 years. With a track record of over 20,000 procedures, our doctors are passionate about various areas such as labiaplasty, vaginal tightening, blepharoplasty, facial rejuvenation, liposuction, and breast enhancement.
They are friendly, empathetic, and dedicated to making you feel comfortable while addressing your most personal and embarrassing concerns. Our doctors are members of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and other relevant organizations.
DR KISHEN NARA
DR KISHEN NARA MBBS FACCSM(Surg)
Dr Kishen Nara is a highly skilled registered medical practitioner registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Agency (AHPRA) MED0001201549, with 18 years of experience in both public and private healthcare sectors. Graduating from Monash University, Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery, 2006,
Dr Nara has dedicated his career to providing exceptional medical and surgical care to patients.
He has also completed formal training in cosmetic surgery with the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine (ACCSM), where he received world-class training and gained extensive aesthetic skills at private institutes in Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Melbourne.
Dr. Nara enjoys being actively involved in the surgical community having completed surgical rotations in a variety of surgical disciplines namely general surgery, orthopedics, vascular, neurosurgery, and cosmetic surgery. Pertinent to this was the teamwork collaboration between the surgical units, intensive care, anaesthetics, and medical teams at major trauma units such as the Alfred Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, and Nambour Hospital. He undertook a one-year fellowship, Master of Surgery at Monash University in 2009.
Dr. Nara’s patient-centered approach means that he takes the time to understand the unique needs and goals of each patient. He offers a comprehensive assessment to develop a personalized treatment plan that will help achieve the desired aesthetic outcome. Dr. Nara believes that communication and collaboration with his patients are essential to achieving the best possible results. He takes pride in helping his patients feel confident and informed throughout their aesthetic journey.
Dr. Nara’s dedication to his patients, combined with his extensive medical and surgical experience, make him a sought-after healthcare professional in the field of cosmetic surgery
DR. TONY PROCHAZKA
Dr. Tony Prochazka, MBBS (Melb), FACCSM (Med), FCPCA, APHRA registration MED0001181976 is a renowned cosmetic practitioner highly regarded within the Australian medical community. His practice extends across three prominent cities, including Melbourne, Sydney, and Shanghai. Dr. Prochazka has many years experience in a wide array of cosmetic procedures with a particular focus on cosmetic breast and facial surgery, encompassing breast augmentation, breast lift, face and neck lift, eyelid surgery, and fat grafting procedures.
After successfully completing his medical degree at the prestigious University of Melbourne, Dr. Prochazka pursued advanced training in both general and cosmetic surgery. His dedication and expertise were recognised with the award of Fellowship from the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine (ACCSM) in 2002. In 2009, he achieved Board Certification in Cosmetic Surgery from the International Board of Cosmetic Surgery.
Furthermore, Dr. Prochazka holds the distinguished title of Fellow at the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) and has served in significant roles such as a former Board Member of the Asian Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), a former Vice-President of the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA), and a former Secretary and Councillor of ACCSM. Notably, he was the inaugural Dean of the ACCSM Faculty of Medicine.
As an educator, Dr. Prochazka is sought after both nationally and internationally. He has shared his extensive knowledge and experience through lectures and presentations at numerous international conferences and workshops held in various countries, including Australia, New Zealand, the USA, South America, China, Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore. His presentations cover a wide range of topics, from laser safety to facial thread lifting, breast augmentation, and Asian facial aesthetics.
Dr. Prochazka’s influence extends beyond borders, as he was the first Western cosmetic doctor to reside and practice in China for an extended period. He continues to make regular visits to China to perform surgeries. His proficiency extends to language and culture, as he is married to a Chinese wife and converses fluently in Mandarin.
In addition to his exceptional medical career, Dr. Prochazka is an accomplished cellist, having showcased his musical talents on stages across five continents.
Dr. Prochazka’s remarkable contributions to the field of cosmetic surgery have earned him the esteemed title of “One of the World’s Top 100 Cosmetic Surgeons” by the International Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr SRI (DASH) DARSHN – MBBS Cosmetic Doctor
Dr. Darshn is a medical practitioner registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Agency (AHPRA) MED0001198494. With a decade of experience, he has undergone rigorous training in elite surgical techniques, specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has gained expertise through his work in prestigious hospitals across Australia, including The Royal Prince Alfred, Prince of Wales, St George, and The Royal Hobart Hospital.
Recognised for his exceptional skills and successful outcomes, Dr. Darshn has been invited to lead and lecture at various surgical teaching programs and workshops. Having performed over 5000 cosmetic procedures, he has gained a wealth of skill and knowledge about cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Darshn’s approach is providing his patients with professional and transparent information. During your consultation, he will take the time to understand your cosmetic goals, enabling you to make informed decisions with confidence. His ultimate objective is to offer cosmetic solutions that empower his patients, allowing them to embrace their true potential and become the best versions of themselves.
Emily Crimmons, Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Dermal Therapies from Victoria University,
Our senior dermal clinician has over 8 years of experience at Aesthetica. Emily specializes in treating aging and sun-damaged skin, acne, and acne scarring. She works closely with our doctors to formulate personalized treatment plans, incorporating surgical and non-surgical options to meet your needs. With expertise in various treatments like Ultherapy, Radio Frequency, Pixel fractional Radio Frequency skin resurfacing, IPL, and skin rebuilding treatments, Emily is one of the most experienced Ultherapy clinicians in Australia.
Julie Plumley, our patient advisor, has over 20 years of experience and has worked alongside top surgeons in Melbourne. Julie is dedicated to patient care and ensuring that you are well informed about your surgery or medical procedure. Her consultations are casual conversations that don’t require an examination, allowing her to share her wealth of knowledge and address any concerns or questions you may have.
Jessie White, our clinical coordinator, has over 10 years of experience in cosmetic medicine. She ensures that each patient’s daily requirements are managed effortlessly, maintaining confidentiality and providing unwavering support. Whether you contact us over the phone or visit our clinic, Jessie will greet you with a smile and assist you with any inquiries.
At Aesthetica, our caring team of doctors, nurses, and dermal clinicians will be with you every step of the way.
Amendments in AHPRA regulations
Effective July1, 2023
It has been a number of years since the regulations were updated.
These updates are always important because the main reason is to protect you, the patient.
Cosmetic surgery has become increasingly popular in Australia, with per capita rates now surpassing those in the USA. With this rise in popularity, it is crucial that our country maintains the highest standards in medicine to ensure your safety and well-being.
To uphold these standards, we have implemented a new requirement: a GP referral for a cosmetic surgery consultation. This ensures that you receive proper medical guidance and evaluation before considering any cosmetic procedures.
We understand that researching and gathering information is an important part of your decision-making process. Therefore, we encourage you to utilize the power of the internet and explore resources such as professional bodies like the Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery and the Medical Board website. These sources can provide valuable insights into the latest guidelines and best practices in cosmetic surgery.
When selecting a cosmetic surgeon, it is vital to choose someone experienced in performing procedures and offering a range of options to address your specific concerns safely. Your well-being is our utmost priority, and we want you to feel confident in your decision.
To assist you further, we have created a comprehensive post on cosmetic research. This post aims to help you navigate the complexities of cosmetic surgery by providing answers to the challenging questions you may encounter during your consultations. We believe that arming yourself with knowledge will empower you to make informed decisions about your cosmetic journey.
Thank you for visiting our website, and we look forward to being a valuable resource for you as you explore the world of cosmetic surgery.
Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.
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It is important to understand that any surgical, medical procedure or proven non-surgical treatment carries risks.
Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.