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Body Recon offers a full range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures in addition to a range of non-surgical treatments. We are passionate about providing state of the art medical treatments with the most up-to-date products, procedures and technology available.

Having surgery is a very important decision – you are about to let someone perform a procedure on your body often under a general anaesthetic. It is vital therefore to have absolute trust in your surgeon and their team. Your surgeon needs to be highly qualified and be extremely good at what they does.

Unlike cosmetic doctors (many of whom are not surgeons) who perform procedures in their “clinic” with no back-up, our Plastic Surgeons perform their surgery at state of the art modern facilities at St John of `god Hospital in Geelong, Epworth Hospital Geelong and Barwon Health (Geelong Public Hospital).  Thankfully things rarely go wrong, but if they did, it is important to know that everything can be taken care of. Our Plastic Surgeons use a team of fully qualified, trusted anaesthetists to ensure your surgical experience is safe and comfortable.

From your first contact with us at Body Recon, you can be sure to be put at ease and feel comfortable prior to your appointment with your surgeon. In fact, we can even schedule an appointment free of charge with our very experienced cosmetic nurses if you would just like an informal chat about cosmetic procedures. Our Surgeons see their cosmetic patients at our various locations which are modern and spacious – what you would expect when visiting a plastic surgeon. 

You will be confident and extremely happy with your results. Our surgeons have a folio of recent cases to assist with your informed decision making.  Many of our patients are be happy to be contacted to discuss their experience with you.  

Dr Richard Rahdon is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). He specialises in cosmetic surgery of the breast, face and body and also performs a wide range of reconstructive procedures including breast, hand and skin cancer surgery. In addition to performing many plastic and reconstructive surgeries privately through Body Recon Surgical Practice, he also works at Barwon Health, The Geelong Hospital, covering on-call plastic surgery duties as well as having regular operating lists.

Dr Rahdon is dedicated to providing his patients with the highest quality cosmetic, reconstructive and non-surgical procedures. He is committed to providing innovative techniques and regularly attends conferences and meetings both in Australia and overseas to ensure that he stays up-to-date with the latest advances in technology. All the staff at Body Recon are trained to the highest standards and pride themselves on their care, professionalism and expertise. The Body Recon team provides a caring and compassionate environment to ensure that your experience with Dr Rahdon and his team is second-to-none.

Dr Marion Chan is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).She currently holds both public and private appointments as a qualified (FRACS) Plastic Surgeon. Dr Chan specialises in cosmetic surgery of the breast and also performs routine management of breast cancer patients undergoing reconstruction at Eastern Health through their well established Breast Cancer Centre. In the private sector, she is able to perform cosmetic procedures – such as breast augmentation, mastopexy (lefts), reductions, implant revision procedures and abdominoplasty (tummy tucks).

Dr. Fraser Gilmour performs all types plastic and reconstructive surgery with a special interest in skin. Following biopsy of lesions, if warranted a surgical plan would be made by Dr. Gilmour. This may be done in our rooms under local anaesthetic or you may need admission to hospital. Some excisions require skin flaps or skin grafts for closure. Simple excisions can be done as day cases, larger excisions that require grafts often need you to stay in hospital for a number of days.

Dr. Gilmour also treats other conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, De Quervains, Dupuytrens contracture just to name a few. Treatment and management of hand injuries such as fractures, crush injuries, workplace injuries and injuries following motor vehicle accidents are also treated at by Dr. Gilmour at Body Recon Skin Doctors.

A referral from your local doctor is required to see Dr. Gilmour about these conditions. You will be given an appointment to see Dr. Gilmour to assess your condition and make a treatment plan for surgery. We will also provide you with a written estimate of costs of the surgery.

Unlike doctors (many of whom are not surgeons) who perform procedures in their “clinic” with no back-up, Richard and Fraser perform breast surgery at the modern facilities at St John of God Hospital in Geelong, Epworth Hospital, Waurn Ponds, or at Barwon Health (Geelong Public Hospital). Thankfully things rarely go wrong, but if they did, it’s important to know that everything can be taken care of. Both our surgeons have a team of fully qualified, trusted anaesthetists to ensure your surgical experience is safe and comfortable.

The first step is an initial consultation with your surgeon. This is an opportunity to discuss your options with them and work out together what is best for you. It is also the opportunity to obtain more information about the procedure that you are interested in and how it will work for you. Your surgeon and team will explain every step of the surgery, the risks and potential complications and the desired outcome as well as any other questions you might have. Your consultation will involve some “before” and “after” photographs of previous surgeries to give you an idea of what to expect. 

A comprehensive medical history and clinical photographs will be taken during your consultation. We would then organise a suitable date for your procedure at this stage. A second consultation can be arranged, if required, prior to surgery.

Body Recon has excellent operating facilities in our rooms, where our surgeons are able to perform a range of procedures inclusing carpal tunnel release to more complex surgery including cosmetic procedures such as Otoplasty (pinning back ears), eyelid surgery as well as fat grafting and chemical peels.

For more major surgeries, our surgeons operate at our award winning St John of God Day Surgery Centre and St John of God main theatres as well as Epworth Hospital Geelong and Barwon Health. 

We regard this as a very important part of your care. You will be advised pre-operatively of any limitations to work or regular activities and how often you will need to be reviewed following surgery. Our surgeons need to ensure that you are recovering well and that you are happy with the results of your procedure. Patients will be supported 24/7 by an on-call Plastic Surgeon as well as a nursing contact for cosmetic patients.

Your doctor will see you on the day of your surgery, both before and after your procedure. Once you’re ready to leave hospital, you will be given all the information and medication you need to ensure you are relaxed, comfortable and confident. Depending on the surgery you will usually have a surgical review at one week, six weeks and three months after surgery, but rest assured you can have as many follow-up appointments as you need.


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