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Damien Grinsell, MBBS, FRACS (Plas)

Melbourne Plastic Surgeon
19 Winifred Street
Essendon, Victoria 3040 AU
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5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

47 Yrs Old Abdoplasty, Lipo to Inner Thighs and Bilat Subglandular Breast Augmentation (Supra-arelor) - Melbourne, AU

To say I am happy with Dr Grinsells work is an understatement. With extreme professionalism and a down to earth manner Dr Grinsell (and his staff) made the experience of reconstructive surgery may I say ‘a breeze’? I felt supported, well advised and safe at all times. I highly recommend Dr Grinsell and so would my friends who also use Dr Grinsell as their preferred plastic surgeon. My gra...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

45 Yr Old -large Apron Due to Weigh Loss - Essendon, AU

After loosing 60kg I was self concious about my large apron. Being a nurse/midwife I was embaarrassed about my look, and on occasion, was asked if I was pregnant!. The excoriation, rashes, and constant need to wash the skin under the apron led to depression, lack of sexual desire (that affected my relationship) and a life of hiding away at home,too ashamed to go out and socialise.I...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Self-esteem and Well-being - Melbourne, AU

After having two caesarean section and a hysterectomy, my tummy looked like a disaster area. I hated looking at myself and despite 10 years of gym work, I couldn't get rid of the extra skin. I saved and made the decision to have a tummy tuck. My results were instantaneous , I immediately loved the new me ;) I've just returned from Thailand! I wore a bikini for the first time in over 20...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Grease Cancer Diagnosis at Age 38 - Breast Reconstruction After a Mastectomy - Australia, AU

I was strongly advised to have a breast reconstruction due to my young age. My concerns for opting for a DIEP was the long recovery time and losing abdominal function. I chose to have the DIEP surgery as it has a more natural outcome. The recovery was not so bad, and the outcome is fantastic. My breast looks very natural. I went on to have a nipple transfer reconstruction too and it...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

29 Yr Old Prophylactic Double Mastectomy with Recon. Essendon, AU

Dr Damien and his team have made a very difficult situation and procedure so much easier with their professionalism and support. The result has been greater than I could have hoped for, my reconstruction is virtually unnoticeable. Throughout the process Dr Damien has set my mind at ease at times when I felt unsure, and I have felt confident taking his advise. I have happily recommended...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Amazing Reconstruction Work - Essendon, AU

After losing and aunt and grandmother to breast cancer and finding my genetic susceptibility along with having the occasional lumps being removed I decided to stop stressing all the time and go ahead and have a double mastectomy followed by a bilateral free DIEP flap reconstruction. I was really only concerned with reducing my risk of cancer so I wasn't that worried about what my breasts...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

44 Yo BRCA1+ Prophylactic Double Mastectomy with Reconstructive Surgery - Melbourne, AU

I am 44 years of age and just after my 39th birthday I was diagnosed with breast cancer (grade 3). Had a lumpectomy and axillary clearance, following by 6 months of chemo and then radio. Was then tested for the BRCA gene and came up BRCA1 positive. My breast surgeon, Caroline Baker (who, by the way is amazing!) recommended I proceed with a prophylactic double mastectomy. Initially I was...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

If you're looking for a perfectionist....

Damien is a perfectionist with an caring approach. He's clear about what your options are, what to expect and encourages you to ask as many questions as you need so that you're comfortable with the decisions you make. I had a double mastectomy + DIEP (with nipple sparing) in March 2016 and have a beautiful, realistic result.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

39 year old breast augmentation-breast lift-tummy tuck-liposuction-anti wrinkles melbourne

I had seen a number of surgeons over the years and procrastinated time & time again.Its not like you are having surgery and the doctor operates on you and you come out feeling better,this is cosmetic surgery,you are altering your body,you can look at all the before and after shots but your body is yours and its unique,so you want to have full trust in your surgeon and have a clear...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

I love my results

I had rinoplasty and cartilage reconstruction Would recommend Damien to everyone He made me feel so safe and comfortable and tried to make my healing process as easy as possible! He is very considerate and caring. I love the work he has done

Personal Statement

Damien prides himself on giving personalised sound expert advice for all patients. Over 10 years he has performed thousands of procedures and has developed a special interest in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast and face.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the Medical Board of Australia - Surgery - Plastic Surgery


Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

Free. All consultations free if you mention Realself

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Grinsell has hospital affiliations at St Vincents Private East Melbourne, John Fawkner Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MBBS, University of Queensland 1995
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Fellowship: Surgical, FRACS, Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons

Treatments offered at Horizon Plastic Surgery

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Enough breast tissue for over the muscle placement and will my nipple still point out? (Photos)

Hi Dianne.You can go over the which will avoid the animation deformity to which you refer.  If you are going to take this approach I would recommend ... READ MORE

Is it possible to achieve this "close-together" cleavage/implant look going off my small starting point? (Photo)

Hi Jess.Breast implants are designed to produce volume and shape changes in the breast but surgeons must work within the anatomical confines of each... READ MORE

Deflated breasts, want to avoid a lift due to hypertrophic scarring, can I get fullness with Breast Implants alone? (photos)

Hi.  I don't believe you would get a good result from an implant alone.  From your photos it looks like you have adequate volume and I would likely re... READ MORE

Can't decide between High Profile or Moderate Profile?! Natrelle Implants. (photos)

Hi. It sounds like you have settled on the volume you would like and now are worried about projection. I dont think there will be any difference... READ MORE

Are my implants too far apart? What can I do? (Photos)

Hi. Your implants do seem to be a bit widely spaced which may either be due to technical factors with the initial augmentation or the muscular... READ MORE

Breast lift with or without implants? (Photos)

Hi. My advice is to wait until you have had kids before surgery. At that stage you are likely to just need a minimal scar breast lift with no implant... READ MORE

Will I need a lift? (Photos)

Hi. For an optimal result you should have a lift which will not only lift the nipple but importantly tighten the lower pole of the breast. A big ... READ MORE

I have uneven nostrils (one higher/wider than the other, which splay unattractively when smiling with my teeth. (Photos)

Hi. If it is just the dynamic aspect of the smile that bothers you then this can be softened with botox injections however it can change the shape of... READ MORE

How to prevent blood clots in full tummy tuck operation?

Hi.  Your concerns are warranted. A tummy tuck is a very good operation with a low complication rate.  However one complication that we dread (... READ MORE

Will I survive a training course 3 weeks post op BA? How can I ensure quick recovery?

Hi.  I don't believe 3 weeks is enough time. I would defer one of them.  I advise my patients that they can do light exercise at 4 weeks - power w... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Grinsell

Damien Grinsell, MBBS, FRACS (Plas) has shared 35 before and after pictures with 13 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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