Melbourne Plastic Surgeon
650 Bridge Road, Level 2
Richmond, Victoria 3121 AU

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

I can't praise Dean Trotter and his team enough.

Following being diagnosed with DCIS, I had to have Bilateral Mastectomy + Diep Flap Reconstruction (Breast reconstruction involving tummy tuck), followed in later months with two separate fat grafting procedures (to top up). Dean's 'workmanship' and before and after care was just fantastic. I feel and look great and natural. I highly recommend Dean Trotter to anyone considering plastic surgery...

5 out of 5 stars Abdominal Etching

What an amazing job

The best surgeon in the world, Dean has made me very happy he fixed me from my botched up job l had from another surgeon, Dean bedside manner just wonderful felt some comfortable from first visit when l first saw my repair he had done for me l just cried it's just an amazing job. Any further work to be done l would never go to anyone else but MY HERO Dean ladies you want an amazing job look no...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

48 year old mother of three

Mr Dean Trotter did an amazing job with my breast augmentation. I had my surgery on the 10th of January 2017 and it has been the best thing I have done for myself in a very long time. I felt comfortable with Mr Dean Trotter from the very first appointment I had with him. I wasn't really sure what size would be best for me so I told him how I would like to look and left it up to him! and the...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

22 YO, No Kids, A Cup, 325 Cc HP - Richmond, AU

My breast augmentation was on the 8th of December 2016. I had 325cc HP smooth, round implants that were placed subfascially (in front of the muscle). The surgery went well and waking up right after I felt quite fine, it was only an after later when I was waiting for discharge that the nausea began. I was quite nauseous and tired for the rest of the evening and only began to feel better after I...

5 out of 5 stars Body Lift

52 Year Old, 45kg Weight Loss, Lower Body Lift

The best operation experience I have ever had my surgeon is amazing. I love my results totally life changing after having 4 babies and loosing 45kg. In my wildest dreams I never thought a surgeon could achieve the results Mr Dean Trotter has for me. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for surgery. Dean, his PA Maree and the rest of the team at ARC Plastics in Richmond Victoria...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

Dean Trotter is an incredible surgeon!

I have just hit over my one year anniversary of having my tuberous breast correction surgery (lift and implants) done by Dean, and to this day I still wake up every morning and am shocked at how perfect they are. Dean is professional and knowledgable yet makes you feel very comfortable and cared for. He goes above and beyond to look after you and was always happy to fit me in for a check up if...

5 out of 5 stars Drainless Tummy Tuck

47yo Massive Weight Loss Lower Body Lift - Melbourne, AU

From the moment I met him, I knew Dean was going to be the chosen one. His no nonsense, honest approach told me exactly what I could hope to achieve. His follow-up care is second to none. I had a couple of minor issues with wound healing as I'm a smoker and he was incredibly responsive and nothing was too much trouble. If I can organise the finances (!) I will definitely be going to him again....

39, 2 Children and Always Wanted Bigger Boobs - Melbourne, AU

I have always been self conscious of my breast size. I have lived in push up bras since I was a teenager and even added extra padding to already padded bikini tops. After having children even extreme padded bras don't give me the appearance of cleavage anymore. I have been thinking about a BA for years now and I finally booked my consultation with Dean Trotter. After reading reviews and seeing...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Breast Augmentation & Upper Eye Lid - Melbourne, AU

I had a Breast Augmentation & an Upper Eye Lid procedure done in August 2016. I can't express how happy I am that I went through with the surgery and the outcome. My eyes are still yet to heal a bit but I can see the end result will be what I hoped for. My breast are AMAZING and I definatley regret not doing this earlier. So little pain, I'd say a small amount of discomfort more than pain....

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty Review - Melbourne, AU

It has been 2 weeks since my rhinoplasty surgery and I have never felt better. I am so happy with the outcome and the help and patience that the team at ARC Plastic Surgery has shown me. They were always polite and got back to any questions I had straight away. I really felt like a no.1 priority to them and would defiantly recommend them to anyone looking to do cosmetic surgery.

Personal Statement

"My aim when I see a patient is to understand exactly what the patient wants and what their expectations are. I then ensure that each patient thoroughly understands their treatment and what it involves with my goal to make the patient’s surgical experience as good as it can be.”

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Free initial consultation.

Awards & Recognition

Professional Recognition:
Executive Member Head & Neck Clinical Institute, Epworth Hospital
Head Breast Plastics Unit, Royal Women's Hospital
Presented at various national and international conferences
Authored publications in key medical journals
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Trotter has hospital affiliations at In addition to his private practice with ARC, Dean has public appointments at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, The Women’s Hospital and The Northern Hospital..


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MBBS, University of Melbourn, 1999
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Microsurgery, St Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, Chelmsford, UK, 2010
    Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Buenos Aires

Treatments offered at ARC Plastic Surgery

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Are There Internal Stitches Used in Breast Augmentation? I Had Mine 6 Days Ago and Felt a Tear but See No Outward Signs.

Usually there is no need for sutures within the implant pocket with a primary breast augmentation. The breast tissue itself and the skin is usually... READ MORE

Reconstructed breasts post breast cancer with Natrelle cohesive gel implants and rippling? Can this be fixed? (Photo)

I think that at only 6 days post-op you need to relax and allow things to settle. It is too early to say if the rippling you notice will persist.... READ MORE

I had stage 1 breast cancer 3 yrs ago. Lumpectomy w/ radiation. Am I a candidate for breast lift/augmentation with fat transfer?

Yes, you most likely are a candidate for breast lift or fat transfer after radiation for breast cancer. You may also be a candidate for breast... READ MORE

Can fat grafting with Brava be used for a women who had diep flap surgery that failed to give enough volume to breasts?

It is highly likely that you can have a fat graft to your DIEP flap to make it larger and reshape into an aesthetic breast form. Most DIEP flaps will... READ MORE

What is a Mastectomy Massage?

I think you are referring to massaging your scar following a mastectomy. This is usually advised to help your recovery from your surgery. Massage will... READ MORE

Benelli or lollipop lift? (photos)

I am sorry that you are unhappy with your results and also that you have developed a capsular contracture. I think that a lollipop lift will provide a... READ MORE

Is this size stomach normal for 9 days post op? (Photo)

Based on your photos I think you're abdomen looks like it should only 9 days after surgery.If you are concerned about pain or swelling though you... READ MORE

Tuberous breasts and implants? Do I need a correction? Can I just have implants? Any advice is appreciated. (Photo)

Without seeing you in person it is difficult to say but I think that most likely you can achieve a good result with a one stage operation. This might... READ MORE

Am I going to be left with these 'love handles' post surgery? (Photo)

Great work on your preparation for your surgery. It definitely makes a difference to your results.Without examining you in person it is hard to say... READ MORE

Can I take Vitamin C straight after a full Face lift and Tummy Tuck?

Yes you can. Provided you take normal doses there is no harm in doing so and probably some benefit, mainly in terms of healing and reduced chance of... READ MORE

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Tummy Tuck or Body Lift? One Doctor's Approach

Live from Vegas at VCS 2016, Dr. Dean Trotter answers questions about tummy tucks and body lifts, and determining which is the best choice for you. WATCH VIDEO

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