Our Team

Meet the Body Recon Team
The passionate professionals behind our state-of-the-art medical treatments and cosmetic procedures.
Dr Richard Rahdon

Dr. Richard Rahdon

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon (AHPRA Registered MED0001165539)

Dr Rahdon is a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon and a fellow 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.

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.

Adele Bartram

Clinic Manager & Senior Therapist

Adele is our Clinic Manager and also a Senior Therapist. She is considered an industry leader in Australia’s advancements in medical laser therapies Adele graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science, majoring in Infection and Immunity at Deakin University. She also has a Diploma in Business Management. As the Clinic Manager she enjoys ensuring our clients and patients are given the highest level of care with the best treatments available.

Adele specialises in dermatological laser therapies and skin rejuvenation procedures. She has spent the last 14 years working closely with medical professionals to formulate treatments for different dermatological conditions, including vascular and pigmented lesions, scarring and benign skin lesions. She is a Laser and Health Academy educator and presents at their international congress regularly, specifically the LAHA symposium, IFW conference, APACS conference, DASIL and the Australian Fotona Conference.

She has been published in medical journal articles and case studies in the European Aesthetics Guide and the Laser and Health Academy Journal. 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.

Dr. Shelley Walder

Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor (FRACGP)

Dr. Shelley Walder has 18 years experience in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer. She is an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor with the Skin Cancer College of Australia, where she also tutors other GPs on how to diagnose skin cancer.

She teaches at skin cancer workshops around Australia, hosted by the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners. We are honoured to have Dr. Shelley's expertise in our team.

Dr. Shelley runs our Skin Check Clinic every Thursday, and is available to all Body Recon clients who would like to book their routine Full Body Skin Checks with her.

Danielle McLean

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.

Bridget Laird

Registered Nurse

With a Bachelor of Health Science in Nursing from Victoria University, Bridget has been working for many years as a Registered Nurse both in a hospital ward environment, and delivering pre and post-operative care in clinic, for plastic surgery patients. She has been working as a Registered Nurse in a Cosmetic Clinic environment since 2006, crafting her skills and expertise in a range of injectables and other facial treatments.

Bridget sees cosmetic nursing as an art as well as a science. Experienced in anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers, she has a special interest in the use of dermal fillers to rejuvenate the face.

Bridget also worked as a Cosmetic Clinic Manager in a previous clinic, but has now had a sea/tree change, moving from Melbourne to lovely Geelong. She’s a natural leader, hugely capable and knowledgeable, and we’re so grateful and excited to bring her expertise into the Body Recon team.

Miranda Cortorillo

Registered Nurse

Miranda is a seasoned Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Nursing degree since 2008, complemented by a post-graduate degree in Critical Care Nursing. Her skill set is bolstered by certifications including Training and Assessment as well as Anti-Wrinkle and Dermal Filler Injections obtained in 2018.

Coming from a prominent Melbourne cosmetic clinic, Miranda is adept at crafting personalized aesthetic plans for clients. Her unique proficiency lies in integrating various skin treatments, laser procedures, and cosmetic interventions to deliver comprehensive results.

Miranda has an unwavering passion for cosmetic injectables. Her technical finesse, combined with an artistic vision, enables her to achieve remarkable outcomes that empower clients with newfound confidence. Miranda is passionate about professional development, staying current with industry advancements and ensuring clients receive state-of-the-art treatments that align with their goals. Miranda's extensive expertise, backed by a solid education and cosmetic nursing experience, positions her as a valuable asset here at Body Recon.

Amy Jackson

Senior Dermal Therapist

Amy is 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 12 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.

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 and specialises in the treatment of skin conditions such as acne and rosacea. She believes in a holistic approach to treating these conditions, beginning with topical cosmeceutical grade skincare products, medical chemical peels and light-based therapies. She is highly regarded in the industry both with referring doctors and her adoring clients.

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.

Natalie Mifsud

Dermal Therapist

Natalie is one of our Dermal Therapists, specializing in advanced skin treatments and laser hair removal.

Natalie completed her Bachelor of Dermal Science at Victoria University in 2021 and a Diploma of Beauty Therapy in 2016. Natalie brings expertise in skin management, has exceptional skin knowledge and is passionate about result driven treatment plans. She has worked in the aesthetics’ industry for the past 6 years and has a passion for skin treatments and post-operative care. She specialises in medical skin procedures, chemical peels and laser therapies. Natalie believes in creating exceptional treatment plans for her clients that are both enjoyable but deliver the best and safest results.

Rosie Mazzitelli

Skin 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 and skin needling.

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.

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

Aimee Pain

Administration Manager

Aimee is in charge of client relations. She began her career as a skin therapist, and this in-depth knowledge and expertise of our treatments makes her the perfect person to provide advice and care to our clients; both in clinic and on the phones. She has a Diploma in Beauty Therapy, and has undertaken further study in advanced cosmeceuticals, medical laser and skin science.

She also owned her own Aesthetic Clinic in Melbourne before joining Body Recon, where she worked alongside some of the leading cosmetic doctors in Victoria. Aimee is also highly skilled in offering advanced medical laser treatments specialising in skin rejuvenation and vascular modalities. Her friendly nature and desire to create the best experience for all of our clients and patients make her an instrumental part of our team.

Emily Larkin

Marketing Specialist

Emily has a diploma of Graphic Design specialising in Marketing and Multimedia. She comes to Body Recon with a wealth of experience and knowledge and believes in offering an exceptional experience for our patients and clients. Emily prides herself on developing beautiful aesthetics with our marketing and promotional material. She has been instrumental in development of our visual internal marketing communications and social media platforms.

Katharine Rahdon

HR Manager

Kath is our Human Resources and Accounts Manager. She is one of the many people behind the scenes that makes Body Recon function

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.

Jo Ellen Blacklock

Administrative Specialist

Jo Ellen is one of our treasured Administrative Specialists who keeps us organised. She is highly skilled in client relations, creating appointments and managing accounts. Jo has worked in medical administration for some of the most prestigious practices, supporting reception and assisting in minor procedures.

Jo has a keen interest in aesthetics having completed a diploma of makeup services, certificates in beauty therapy courses and also a laser safety certificate. She has also worked intensively as a Dental Assistant for 8 years in both Australia and London. She has a passion for both the medical and cosmetic industry and loves being part of the Body Recon team.

Interested in learning more? Book a consultation today.

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