Meet the Body Recon Team

Dr Richard Rahdon

Dr. Richard Rahdon

Plastic and reconstructive Surgeon

Dr Rahdon is a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon and a follow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).  He is a member of both the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  Dr Rahdon graduated from Melbourne University in 1996 with a bachelor of medicine and surgery.  He was then admitted to the Royal Australian College of Surgeons after 17 years of training.  As part of his experience he studied a bachelor of medical science at the University of Oxford and undertook further fellowship training in plastic and reconstructive surgery both in Oxford and London.  Prior to this he was a Medical Officer in the Royal Australian Airforce.  Dr Rahdon is a consultant Plastic surgeon at Barwon Health as well as Epworth Geelong and St John of God Hospitals in Geelong.

Since opening Body Recon in 2009, Richard has continued to attend specialist meetings and is a highly skilled surgeon specialising in many aspects of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.  He prides himself on Body Recon offering the safest and most advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments available with the highest level of customer service and care. 

Dr. Fraser Gilmour

Dr. Fraser Gilmour

PLASTIC and reconstructive SURGEON

Dr. Fraser Gilmour is a consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (FRACS). Dr Gilmour is based at Skin Cancer PLUS in Belmont and specializes in skin lesions, hand surgery, trauma and skin cancer.

He operates at Epworth Hospital, Geelong and Barwon Health and is a member of both the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr Gilmour completed medical degree at The London Hospital, University of London and also did his basic surgical training in the U.K. He completed five years of plastic surgery training in Victoria in 2016, and was a Registrar at Barwon Health. He is also part of the Epworth Hospital’s on call and trauma rotation- caring for patients in the Geelong and surrounding regions.

Dr Gilmour loves the diversity that his role at Body Recon brings from trauma based surgery to lesion removal and working alongside our other doctors to service Geelong with a full range of skin cancer detection and treatment options.

Marion Chan

Ms Marion Chan

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Marion is a fully qualified Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon working in Melbourne and Geelong. Marion was awarded Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) at Monash university in 2007 and began her surgical career by completing 2 years of intensive accredited General Surgery training in breast surgery, upper gastrointestinal and colorectal surgery. Upon entering formal training with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS) in 2013 and subsequently completed fellowship examinations and was admitted as a Fellow of the College. Marion has had training from many major Plastic Surgery units in Victoria including Alfred Health, St Vincent’s Hospital, Austin Health and the prestigious Victorian Plastic Surgery Unit.

Marion has a keen interest in reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery, and also treats routine skin cancer, general hands, body contouring and trauma reconstructive surgery. Marion is heavily involved in aesthetic breast reconstructions within Eastern Health Breast Service in Victoria and routinely help care for acute and long-term breast cancer patients across the health network.

Shelley

Dr. Shelley Walder

Associate Fellow in Skin Cancer Medicine

Dr Walder graduated from the University of NSW in 1998. After spending 9 years in hospital medicine, in the fields of emergency, ICU and anaesthetics, she entered the field of general practice in 2007. She trained in skin cancer medicine in 2007 and 2008 and continued working in skin cancer medicine and surgery for the following 12 years.

Dr Walder is an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor with the Skin Cancer College of Australasia, and holds an Associate Fellowship with the Australasian College of Cutaneous Oncology.

Dr Walder is experienced in skin cancer diagnosis and dermoscopy, and medical and surgical treatments of skin cancer. She performs surgery on the head and neck, including skin surgical flaps and skin grafts.

Dr. Bianca Forrester​

Dr. Bianca Forrester

GENERAL PRACTITIONER

Bianca Forrester is a General Practitioner specialising in the areas of Dermatology, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Adolescent Health. Led by a passion for disease prevention, population health and wellbeing, she has undertaken extensive upskilling in these areas of interest.

Bianca takes great satisfaction in mapping, identifying and treating skin pathology or providing tracking support using Sequential Digital Imaging technology at Skin Cancer PLUS. She is a clinical educator at both Deakin University and University of Melbourne medical schools, and when not working she can be found chasing “Shuggie” at the ‘dog beach’, cooking with the kids, mountain biking with her husband Mike or playing in her band

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Dr. Muhammad Asif

GENERAL PRACTITIONER

Dr Asif graduated in Medicine in 1989 and arrived in Australia in 2002. He gained his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2004. After working several years as a procedural General Practitioner in rural South Australia, he moved to Geelong in 2005. He has been working in various clinics in the Geelong area since 2005. 

He is an experienced general practitioner with a particular interest in diagnosis and management of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. He is experienced in performing various surgical procedures required for management of skin cancers, digital dermatoscopy and performs skin checks. He regularly undertakes upskilling in area of skin cancer medicine and surgery. 

He has been an examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners since 2007 and he is also an examiner for the Deakin University Medical School. Outside of work, Dr Asif enjoys spending time with family, loves travelling, fishing and plays badminton.

Adele Bartram Goodall​

Adele Bartram Goodall

CLINIC MANAGER

Adele is the Clinic Manager of Body Recon Cosmetic Clinic. Adele has a Diploma of Business Management and enjoys ensuring clients and patients of BR are given the highest level of care with the best treatments available.

Adele is also one of our senior therapists and has a passion for skin therapies and specialises in dermatological laser therapies and skin rejuvenation procedures. She has spent the last 10 years working closely with medical professionals to formulate treatments for different dermatological conditions including vascular and pigmented lesions and conditions, scarring and benign skin lesions.

She is a Laser and Health Academy educator and presents at international congress regularly, specifically the LAHA symposium, APACS conference, DASIL and the Australian Fotona Conference. She has had articles and case studies published in the European Aesthetics Guide and the Laser and Health Academy Journal. She is considered an industry leader in advancements in medical laser therapies.

She enjoys developing new protocols and procedures utilising our medical laser systems to ensure our patients at Body Recon have the most effective and safest treatments available.

Dianne Bartram

SURGICAL PRACTICE MANAGER

Di is our Surgical Practice Manager and Personal Assistant to Dr Rahdon. Di has many years experience in the field of plastic surgery and has been with Dr Rahdon since he commenced his practice, Body Recon Plastic Surgery, in Geelong in 2009.

Prior to this Di has worked with other surgeons at St John of God Hospital and in healthcare management and reception duties for over 35 years.

She has excellent management skills and is always considered to be thorough, caring and compassionate. She is one of the first people you will encounter at Body Recon and is happy to answer all your questions, make appointments and make your experience as stress free as possible.

Amy Pedler

Clinic Manager

Amy is the Clinic Manager of Body Recon Clinic Epworth and one of our Senior Dermal Therapists. She specializes in skin rejuvenation treatments such as chemical peels, ablative and non-ablative skin rejuvenation, laser tattoo removal, pigmented and vascular conditions.

Amy has a Bachelor of Health Science Degree in Dermal Therapies from Victoria University and has over 10 years experience in the industry. Amy is an industry leader in laser therapies and has been involved in developing protocols with Fotona laser devices, which are used worldwide.

She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Body Recon and is highly driven and passionate about delivering the best results possible for her patients.

Angie Mawson

Practice Manager

Angie is the Practice Manager and Personal Assistant to Dr Fraser Gilmour who is based at our Body Recon Clinic Epworth.  Angie has over 20 years experience in surgical private practice, most of this in Plastic & Reconstructive and Orthopaedic surgery. She has worked alongside Dr Gilmour since he joined us at Body Recon.  Angie is also the Practice Manager of our Skin Cancer PLUS Clinic. Angie enjoys the pace and diversity of the two clinics and is proud of the service that can be offered at Body Recon from GP skin checks and diagnosis through to surgical intervention and hospital admission with our Plastic Surgeons. 

Angie also supports our Dermal Therapists and Cosmetic Nurses who are based at our Epworth clinic and oversees our nurses and administration team at Skin Cancer PLUS. She is an exceptional team leader, leading by example and prides herself in excellent customer service, ensuring all patients and clients that come into Body Recon Epworth and Skin Cancer PLUS are given a friendly and informative point of contact.

Megan James

COSMETIC NURSE

Megan is one of our highly skilled Cosmetic Nurses. She performs anti-wrinkle injectables and Swedish dermal filler treatments.

Megan has had many years of nursing experience as a Registered Nurse and has been based on the Bellarine Peninsular for the past 18 years in General Practice and Community Health.

Megan has always had a strong interest in beauty and aesthetics, which enabled her to excel in injectable treatments and cosmetic nursing. Her aesthetic style is to enhance her client’s beauty by creating natural results that highlight and contour which improves the overall appearance for each client. Megan has a keen eye for symmetry and aims to bring both balance and harmony to the face.

Megan’s role at Body Recon is very diverse; she works across all of our four sites. As well as her work with cosmetic injecting she is also heavily involved within the surgical components of BR.

She assists our plastic surgeons with minor procedures in the rooms and with consulting and is also our on call nurse for patients following cosmetic surgery. Megan is also the Practice Nurse at Body Recon Clinic Epworth and Skin Cancer PLUS, assisting in minor procedures, post operative after care and wound management.

Danielle Tartaglia

REGISTERED NURSE

Danielle is a one of our Registered Nurses. She has worked in many different areas of nursing and has a certificate in Critical Care Emergency nursing and has always had an interest in the aesthetic industry and cosmetic nursing.

Dani performs our injectable treatments including anti-wrinkle injectables and Swedish dermal filler and believes that the knowledge of facial muscles and skeletal anatomy is vital to achieving the best results. She likes to ensure that clients receive a detailed, individualized consultation that formulates an achievable treatment plan. Her aim is to enhance the natural underlying features and soften areas of concern while maintaining natural expression.

Dani always remains upskilled with regular training with industry leaders in cosmetic injectables and enhancement.

Jess Stevenson

DERMAL THERAPIST

Jess is one of our Dermal Therapists and has a BHS Degree in Dermal Science. She specializes in skin rejuvenation treatments such as medical grade chemical peels, ablative and non-ablative skin rejuvenation, laser tattoo removal, medical laser hair removal and vascular conditions. Her passion is to help educate patients about skin health and achieve their desired results, specifically treating skin problems with a focus on helping patients with acne and rosacea.

Jess has completed her Bachelor of Health Science in Dermal Therapies at Victoria University. She brings extensive knowledge and passion to Body Recon and is highly driven about delivering the best results possible for her patients. Jess is located at both Body Recon Cosmetic Clinic and Body Recon Clinic Epworth.

Lauren Childe

Dermal Therapist

Lauren is one of our Dermal Therapists; she completed a Bachelor of Health Science, specializing in Dermal Therapies at Victoria University in 2013. Lauren has over 15 years experience within the aesthetics industry and over this time has worked to perfect these skills.

Lauren has a keen interest in the treatment of dermatological conditions such as acne and rosacea using the light-based therapies, cosmeceutical grade skincare products and medical expertise exclusive to Body Recon clinics. Lauren is skilled in all laser modalities ranging from skin rejuvenation, laser hair reduction and tattoo removal. Lauren works at both Body Recon Cosmetic Clinic and Body Recon Clinic Epworth.

Lauren’s ethos when treating is about delivering exceptional results while maintaining a calming and quiet experience for her clients, a process they can truly enjoy and feel comfortable in her ability driven by experience and knowledge.

Melinda

Melinda Grundell

Registered Nurse

Melinda is a registered nurse and part of the team at SC+. Melinda enjoys the change the clinic gives her from ward nursing and has a great knowledge of wound care. Melinda is a lovely member of our team, always polite and courteous and warm with our patients and other staff. She enjoys working alongside our GPs.

Michaela Clayton

Marketing Manager

Michaela is our Marketing Manager for Body Recon and Skin Cancer Plus Clinics. She joined Body Recon in November 2019 when she moved to Geelong from Johannesburg, South Africa.

Michaela has completed her undergraduate degree in Marketing Communication and Postgraduate degree in Strategic Communication at the University of Johannesburg.
Michaela is a Marketing Communications specialist with over 10 years’ experience in through the line communication.

She manages all integrated marketing plans across the business and brings extensive knowledge and expertise to Body Recon and is passionate about achieving results. Michaela is located at the Body Recon Geelong clinic.

Rosie Mazzitelli

Beauty Therapist

Rosie is one of our senior therapists at Body Recon who specializes in laser hair removal and specialized skin treatments such as medifacials, advanced chemical peels, CIT therapy and rejuvenation procedures.

Having extensive experience at some of the most prestigious beauty and allied health businesses across Victoria for over 20 years, Rosie brings a strong focus on premium results driven by client care. She has maintained her high level of expertise by undergoing regular upskilling and training with the most knowledgeable and experienced educators.

Kate Gibson

Beauty Therapist

Kate is one of our Beauty Therapists. She specializes in Brow Sculpting using a stencil technique. She has a keen eye for detail and is a perfectionist, which is why she is our resident brow queen.

Kate has been in the industry for 16 years and has a dedicated and loyal following of clients. She has advanced her skills since starting at Body Recon and now also specializes in advanced chemical peels and skin care prescriptions

Katharine Rahdon

HR MANAGER

Kath is our HR and Accounts Manager. She is one of the many people behind the scenes that makes Body Recon run like a well-oiled machine. Organizing different projects for staff and generally keeping everyone on task.

Having trained and worked as a physiotherapist in various hospitals including Barwon Health, her kind nature has seen Kath move into our HR Manager role, which involves supporting, motivating and assisting our staff.

She’s involved in all accounts and business management.

Karen Chapman

administration assistant

Karen is a medical receptionist and provides a range of administrative and patient care functions across our three clinics, supporting the medical, nursing and reception teams.

Karen is a customer service specialist, bringing more than 25 years’ health sector experience to the team, including 15 years’ experience as Reception Team Leader and three as Practice Accounts Manager. Karen loves being part of the team and seeing the positive impact Body Recon has on people’s lives.

Claire Martinez

MICRO PIGMENTATION SPECIALIST

Claire is our Micro Pigmentation Specialist who performs our Cosmetic Tattooing at Body Recon. She is an exceptionally skilled and highly sought after Micro Pigmentation Practitioner. She has worked at Medical Practices and Paramedical Clinic’s over Victoria and is very experienced in all forms of cosmetic tattooing.

Her procedures bring balance and harmony using Cosmetic and Paramedical Tattooing. Replacing colour, and definition in areas of hair loss, natural pigment damage, scarring and cosmetic enhancements.

Areas that Claire commonly treats with Micro Pigmentation are lips, eyebrows, eye liner, nipples and scars. She favours a modern treatment using a variety of application methods, which uses natural enhancement of clients features.

To make an appointment with Claire, or to find out more information, please visit her website: https://www.clairemartinez.com.au

Belinda

Belinda Czerniawski

Registered Nurse

Belinda has recently joined the SC+ team, first as a receptionist prior to completing her Bachelor of nursing in 2019 and is now employed as a Registered Nurse. Belinda has many years in medical admin experience and Aged care as a PCA. With her knowledge she is able to step into role required at Skin Cancer Plus. Belinda is friendly and the perfect fit for our lovely patients at SC+.

Ebony Fantini

Registered Nurse

Ebony joined the Skin Cancer Plus team in July 2019. Ebony assists our GP’s in minor procedures, oversees patients post op after care.

Ebony specializes in wound management and completes all nursing tasks at Skin Cancer Plus. She has been a registered nurse for 12 years working in an acute hospital. Ebony is a pleasure to have at our SC+ clinic.

Abbie Avery

Registered Nurse

Abbie brings to Body Recon a wealth of experience and expertise, having worked alongside cosmetic surgeons and doctors in this industry since 2012. She has completed her registered nursing at Federation University as well as the Advanced Dermal Filler & Anti-wrinkle Injection Training Course, through Derma Medical. Beginning as a “skin therapist”, she went on to complete further study to become a cosmetic nurse to pursue her passion and dream job.

Abbie has a passion for this field as she loves to make people feel good about themselves and to give them the self-confidence they deserve.

She enjoys the artistic side of injecting and the way it can enhance a patients natural features.

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Sally Winter

RECEPTIONIST

Sally is the Receptionist at Skin Cancer Plus. Sally joined us in October 2018 and is a perfect fit for our busy skin clinic. Sally is warm, caring and welcoming to all our skin patients. Sally has exceptional customer service with over 30 years in the customer service industry. Sally is involved in many community groups and is an asset to the SC+/BR team.

She’s involved in all accounts and business management.

Claire

Claire Mawson

Receptionist/Nursing Student

Claire is currently studying nursing at Deakin University. Claire works part time at both Skin Cancer Plus and our surgical clinic at Epworth. Claire is an asset to our team, her knowledge of all reception duties and her nursing interest makes her a great all-rounder. Claire is pleasant and courteous to all patients and enjoys the change BR and SC+ offer her between both clinics.


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