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

Dr Grinsell was proffessional, took time to explain every step of the procedure and what to expect - financially, pre-op, when in hospital, post op and follow up. He was easy to talk to, he listened to how I felt and what concerns I had, and he was very understanding. The office has a family feel to it making you feel welcome from the moment you enter the door. The follow up appointments for the dressings were run by wonderful nurses, who could answer all of my annoying questions. Through out the whole experience I was well informed, comfortable and fully suported in my decision process. I am so happy with the results.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Self-esteem and Well-being - Melbourne, AU

Doctor Grinsall was extremely professional in his care, from my initial consultation to the minor corrective procedure of smoothing out some pleats that bookended my scar. I didn't need to email him for anything but if I had questions regarding appointments, I always could ring his staff and get the support/advice I needed. The surgery is professionally run, courteous and friendly staff support the whole process. Equally the stay in hospital was a very positive experience and the regular aftercare provided by Doctor Grinsall ensured I had a smooth and complication free recovery. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Doctor Grinsall and his surgery for the care, compassion and support provided to me :) I have had friends who have had the very same procedure/surgery through other surgeons and I can safely safe my scar has healed beautifully, is very smooth and Doctor Grinsall's workmanship is second to none. My results were instantaneous, I'm one very happy lady. My thanks and gratitude to Doctor Grinsall and his teams (surgical and office). Maria Gate

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

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

Damien Grinsell placed a tissue expander during my initial surgery. I had every faith in him for my further DIEP breast reconstruction. He is empathetic and very professional. I'm very happy with the outcome and would highly recommend him and his team to any person seeking any plastic surgery.

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

I cannot thank Damien and his team enough for their care and attention. After a double mastectomy I really didn't realise how important the reconstruction was until Damien led me through the process. My recommendation to anyone needing reconstruction work is not to rely too much on the internet. It is extremely important that you personally see your own specialist to find out exactly what will be best for you and listen to them carefully as they want to make sure you get a great outcome. I highly recommend you see Damien. What he did for me was truly amazing and I will be eternally grateful.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

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

I will be forever thankful to Damien Grinsell for the amazing surgery he performed on me.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

30 Year Old Whose Life Has Changed for the Better

dr Damien was caring, understanding and gentle with all of his interactions with me. I was a young woman having a large surgery- my first time to ever have a surgery. I experienced a panic attack the night following my op, dr Grinsell was at my bedside at 8am the following morning checking in with me. After the first surgery, I was happy but dr Grinsell was such a perfectionist; he scheduled a second surgery to improve my breast reduction even more . I had very poor skin elasticity and as a result the initial lift had dropped slightly- I had a 'sling' and further lift for a second surgery - the result is overwhelming, I could not be more impressed and happy!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Great service - great results!

Damien is a very professional surgeon. I was treated respectfully and considerately at all times. His work is excellent , I am 100% satisfied with my surgery and would recommend Damien to any prospective client. His practice employees were also extremely helpful and guided my through the process and the documentation to make my life easy! The wound nurses for your "after care" are absolutely...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Life changing experience

After meeting Damien I knew straight away he was the perfect surgeon for me! I was so nervous even at my initial consultation I was a shaking mess but Damien made me feel comfortable and was honest about what to expect - he really is a true gentleman. He recommended a horizontal reduction with no vertical scar and while I was nervous about this as I couldn't find much information about it I...

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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

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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

Interested in professional opinions regarding the size of implant best suited to me and how to correct inverted nipples? (photo)

Hi TessFor the most natural look you are best with an anatomical implant under the muscle. You asymmetry is mild and within normal limits.  It is st... READ MORE

Please Help! Droopy side of face & crooked nose (Photo)

Hi SDKMost people have mild degrees of asymmetry to their face which is normal.  Whilst I cant see the whole  of your face it does seem like you h... READ MORE

Follow-up Question: Can my nose be narrowed and what procedure? And what could be the estimated cost of the treatment? (photos)

Hi Your nose looks good to me. If you are worried about the width of the base of the nose then an ala base reduction is what is required and the... READ MORE

Can my nose be made narrower? (Photo)

Hi Dee. Without a full set if photos it is difficult to give you specific advice. However the short answer is yes and there are a number of ... READ MORE

Need a bit of help! 350cc or 400cc? 36 years old, no kids. (photos)

HiBasically the bigger (ie more projecting) you go the less natural the look that can be achieved and the more fake the breasts will look.  So size i... READ MORE

I want to achieve this cleavage. Should I go with moderate plus? Or high profile?

Hi Evie.I cant see a picture attached so the advice I give is understandably generic.  If you want the biggest volume possible then a higher ... READ MORE

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