Bryan Mendelson, FRACS, FACS

Bryan Mendelson, FRACS, FACS

Melbourne Plastic Surgeon
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109 Mathoura Road, Toorak 3142
Melbourne, Victoria 3142 Australia
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5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Too Young for Hooded Eyes - Toorak, AU

I cant say enough positive things about Dr. Bryan Mendelson and his team. Bryan is truly a caring, inspirational and delightful man. It was clear that Bryan's focus was on achieving the best result for me and not on $$$ which I found incredibly refreshing and it gave me reassurance and confidence in the final result. I found his staff to be super lovely and caring. The after care was meticulous and extended far past the date of the surgery. I received complimentary LED healing treatments every time I came into the surgery, I found this so relaxing and beneficial to the healing process. Appointments were regular and the attention and encouragement I received was great, I always felt happy and uplifted after leaving the clinic even on those difficult days. I received 3 complimentary physio therapy treatments for healing and swelling by Joan Bortolotto. This therapy involved an ultrasound to break down the swelling in my face, I found this so effective I paid for extra treatments. I seriously cant recommend Dr. Bryan Mendelson's practice enough! its been the best decision I have made!

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

25yr Old Lower Lid Blepharoplasty and Hydroxyapatite-cheeks - Toorak, AU

5 out of 5 stars

The Best Surgeon in Australia - Melbourne, AU

Dr Mendelson is an artist with the knife. I waited till a few of my friends had a facelift and decided not to go with their surgeon. Most surgeons I noticed left clearly visible scars. Dr Mendelson takes great pride in leaving no evidence of procedures, along with his caring approach to his patients, great staff and amazing after care support I made the best choice and found the best surgeon. I am very happy with my results.

5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

"49 Year Old Female - Lower Face Lift and Eyelid Surgery" - Melbourne, AU

Dr Bryan Mendelson, "Dr Magnificent" as I call him, is a truly remarkable man. I was comfortable with Dr Mendelson the moment I met him. I watched him as he studied my face, and his comments to me as he did so were delivered in a caring, re-assuring manner. He made me feel very positive about the outcome of the surgery I was undertaking, being able to show me what he intended to do and discussing the surgery with me as I held a hand mirror. I wasn’t apprehensive or anxious anymore, I was now excited. When Dr Magnificent left his consulting room, momentarily, I scanned his room for his credentials and anything I could see at a glance that could tell me about the man I am allowing to alter my face. I was so impressed by what I saw in that room. Dr Mendelson has wonderful staff on-board who display a high level of professionalism, with the same caring nature as he. I felt so enthusiastic each time I knew I had an upcoming appointment with Dr Mendelson or his clinic staff, both before and after surgery. I have gained so much self-confidence from my experience. As I write, I am at the four month post-surgery stage and every day that passes there is marked improvement; it’s great to watch.

5 out of 5 stars

Ken Bell, Age 67, 12 Years out from Surgery, Dr Bryan Mendelson - Melbourne, AU

Bryan Mendelson Surgeon There are surgeons and surgeons and much like religion everyone is convinced they have the right one. I sincerely believe I have to best face surgeon in Bryan Mendelson, not that I would decry the work of others. I think they are all gifted. What sets Bryan apart though is his “coral” (Hydroxyapatite) cheek augmentation and proper upper eye lid surgery using the tarsal fixation technique that looks as if you were born with beautiful eyes and upper cheeks and lasts. I have included in the following some important notes your about face and what’s behind it, your surgery if you are contemplating it, together with some things Bryan has taught me about probably out greatest asset, our face. In his book, “In Your Face, The Hidden History of Plastic Surgery and Why Looks Matter”, he says in his Introduction: “Of all the surgeries, it’s truly about people.” He goes on to say of cosmetic face surgery that it “deals with the very soul of a patient which is why it is called ‘surgery of the psyche’. When a person chooses to have surgery, they’re making a decisive statement about their life and how they feel about their identity”. My life has been substantially changed because of Bryan Mendelson. It’s only now as I’m writing this piece I realise what he’s done for me personally and what an incredible opportunity he has given me at living life and participating in business for the long term. I know this may sound like the emotional Oscars; it’s not. While I leave it to you to be the judge, it is important is to be aware that my first face surgery was done 12 years ago. Good cosmetic face surgery lasts, requiring only freshening as the next decade rolls on. Bryan does not deal in the quick fix: he’s “in your face” for the long term. This is important because if your surgery “melts” after a few years, your heart, how you feel in your innermost part of you, will tend to follow. Bryan’s work is age-appropriate surgery. It is vital you come out looking like who you are at your age. I have found in Bryan a person with a wonderful aesthetic touch, with care for and understanding of the individual patient with the depth of experience to take the quality of surgery to a different level, as compared to well done surgery. This together with his care and professionalism makes it more than worthwhile to place him high on your list of surgeons to be considered before making this critical step involving your face. I was living in Melbourne at the time when one day I literally got up and set about to “correct” my entire self. I found myself in Bryan Mendelson’s waiting room along with I might add some fabulously looking and beautifully dressed women. I had been recommended to him as the top face surgeon and his name seemed to come up whenever cosmetic face surgery was mentioned. Making the appointment was like coming home after a long journey. I am property developer for most of my days, but I am a design architect by profession, so beauty and the pursuit of it is paramount in my life. Beauty has little to do with “good looks” and how I appear to others. Beauty is order and discipline that goes together to make harmony of form. My face had dropped well below what was to me was an acceptable beauty threshold and worried me daily. I felt anything but fresh and I clung to the dream that I could somehow have it corrected. Added to that, my face no longer reflected my internal sharpness. I was sharp on the inside and dull on the out. I have an impeccable diet and weight train almost daily. My body was in good shape, so as you can see how my face was letting me down badly. Hence my expectations upon arriving on Bryan’s doorstep were well crystallised. I knew exactly what I wanted. I wanted, in short, a brilliant, almost movie star look that would match my expectations I held of myself and how it in turn related to others and my environment. I met with Bryan. It was a great moment of relief for me. He explained what he intended he would do, never pushing his ideas onto me; he explained to me how he would do my upper and lower face, my forehead, and most importantly, my eyes. As I have mentioned, Bryan is the master of “coral” (Hydroxyapatite) cheek augmentation and upper lid surgery. Hydroxyapatite is coral welded to the cheek bone just under the eye which produces that high cheek and in so doing not only gives you that movie star look but also drags with it all the those creases and wrinkles upward so that they disappear in the process. If you get to see Bryan, the effect can be quickly mimicked by injecting your upper cheek. Ask him. It’s truly amazing to have this done to you. I have found the man always the gentleman, a scholar, thoroughly approachable, professional in every way, one of the world’s great face Surgeons, and of utmost importance he brings with it all the aesthetic touch. It is this that sets him apart. His rooms are beautiful and understated, quiet and respectful. If you’re embarrassed you can enter discretely. All the staff members are polite, almost reverential, and well aware of the enormous step you are taking. Together with Bryan they provide wonderful aftercare, seeing you every second day to check on you, discussing carefully every aspect of your surgery and comfort. It’s a wonderful time of rebirth and a sudden spurt to life which all together is thoroughly memorable. I love walking from his rooms in post care. I hit the street...its Hollywood.

5 out of 5 stars

26 Yo Premature Ageing and Tired Looking. Melbourne, AU

Hydroxyapatite cheeks, bilateral bleph and canthopexy One of the greatest decisions I have made in my life. Due to the unfortunate family eye hooding I inherited I looked in the mirror one day and noticed how sad, tired and old I looked as a woman in her 20s. I'd always had down turned eyes and avoided wearing eye makeup to point out he obvious but this moment made me realise I needed to do something more. I was determined that , if I was going to outlay money and time for recovery that I was going to ensure the best possible result. At the same time I was terrified of looking like I had work done and also if the many scary pulled and over exaggerated featured faces I have seen on TV who I did not want to look like. I also was aware this can be an industry of hype and marketing. I can assure you that every single thing I wanted I found in dr Mendelson. I cannot speak highly enough about his technical ability, sincerity, integrity, aesthetic eye and trustworthiness. I am medical and needle phobic and was completely at ease going into theatre with a my face in the hands of a master and a team of people that I can only describe as a second family. If you want a natural, classically beautiful result I would recommend dr Mendelson and his team. Not a day goes by where I'm not grateful for his work. I now enjoy wearing eye makeup, in fact I don't really need that much makeup anymore and I frequently get comments about people being surprised that I am much older than I look.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

I Got Back 10 Years – Melbourne, AU

An absolutely amazing surgeon When I decided it was time for facial plastic surgery, it was the biggest decision of my life. I was scared and put a lot of effort into finding the best facial plastic surgeon in Australia. From my first meeting through to the one year follow-up with Dr Bryan Mendelson and his amazing team, I felt I was in the best possible hands. I had extensive facial work done which wasn’t easy but the difference it made was absolutely incredible. Dr Mendelson is the most skillful, approachable and uniquely talented surgeon. From the front desk to the follow-up my experience was one of being REALLY impressed. He was professional and caring and I can never thank him and his team enough for giving me my youthful looks back, it has changed my life forever.” I highly recommend him. Perla

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Best Decision I Have Ever Made - Toorak - Melbourne, AU

Dr Mendelson listened attentively as I spoke and made me feel entirely comfortable which I did not expect as my previous experiences with cosmetic surgeons were not as encouraging and left me feeling flat and uncertain. From that very first consultation I knew Bryan was the surgeon for me and I felt relieved that I had finally made contact with such a wonderful man who had the skill, passion and empathy to want to help this young man regain his life back, or better still, give him a life he had not known and only ever dreamt of living. I wish to make it emphatically clear, that at no time did Bryan take advantage of my situation, nor did he exploit my situation as a means for self indulgence or professional gain. Bryan is a professional of the utmost calibre with a skill for absolute excellence and that is evident to all who engage him, I believe. I first underwent the mid face lift, neck lift, application of hydroxyapatite to my cheek and jaw bones and a softening of the brow and nose in 2009. In 2011, I again had scar revision surgery in correlation with a further application of hydroxyapatite underneath my nasolabial folds to soften the crease and between ones eyes to lightly build up that particular area of my face which was lacking in density. I remain in continued consultation with Dr Mendelson and cannot recommend him or his wonderful team highly enough. If it's the best you're after, then Bryan Mendelson is the surgeon for you! - Ryan

About Bryan Mendelson, FRACS, FACS

Bryan Mendelson, FRACS, FACS practices in Melbourne at The Centre for Facial Plastic Surgery as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Mendelson began participating on RealSelf in 2014, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 27 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS) and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). Dr. Mendelson has hospital affiliations at Toorak Cosmetic Surgery Centre, Epworth Cliveden, East Melbourne.

Consultation Fee

The fee for surgical consultation with Dr. Mendelson is $320. With a current doctor’s referral you are entitled to claim a Medicare rebate of approximately $70.

Treatments offered at The Centre for Facial Plastic Surgery

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The importance of Precision in blepharoplasty. (Upper eyelid surgery)

People of discerning taste know that the eyes are the one area of the face that require the most attention to detail with make up. Correctly made up eyes not only enhance the look of the eyes but enhance the attractiveness of the face overall. It is similar with eyelid surgery. A quality surgical result is like wearing make up in the sense that well done eyelid surgery has the benefit of this enhanced look. It's as if wearing eye make up all the time, purely from the surgery alone.It...

Education / Training

Undergraduate: Wesley College, Melbourne, Australia
Medical: MBBS, Monash University Medical School Clayton, Victoria, Australia, 1968
Internship: Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1969
Residencies:
Anatomy Demonstrator, Monash University Department of Anatomy 1970
General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 1971 to 75
Plastic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 1975 to 77
Fellowship: Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery New York University Medical Center, Manhatten New York 1978

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