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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck
I meet with Richard Bloom in regards to a Tummy Tuck after loosing over 65kg. Richard was extremely helpful advising me on my best options. All of the staff at ARC are extremely helpful and don't make me feel even worst than I already do. With their help, I am starting to like what I see in the mirror, unlike before. I would have friends say to me I must be happy with my weight lost. ...
5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift
Dr Richard Bloom, is patient, realistic and a true master of his craft. I couldn't fault him and his team and have already recommend him to many.
5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover
Richard explained all of the procedures to me and what to expect at each stage of recovery. We had 2 visits prior to surgery. He visited me every day while in hospital, and was happy to answer any questions along the way. I am ecstatic with the result.
5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants
Dr Richard Bloom was fantastic, I was anxious about choosing the right size! I ended up going 3 x as I couldn't decide and Dr Bloom was so patient and understanding. He answered all my questions and put me at ease. The surgery went perfectly and the post surgery consult went well. I'm feeling fantastic and the post surgery pain is way better than I anticipated! So i'm really happy with the look and how I feel post surgery and would highly recommend Dr Bloom to everyone!
5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation
Dr Richard bloom was perfect. He made me feel comfortable and explained everything in great detail, as well as asking all the questions I had pre prepared. I also brought in my partner to ask questions to make sure nothing was missed and Richard was able to answer all our questions and not make me feel rushed out for the next client. I also sent through questions following the consultation but prior to surgery which were all answered. The day of surgery he came in to see me for a chat first and again chatting to me when I was about to go under always making me feel at ease. After the surgery he came in to check on me and again was fantastic. I had a couple of follow ups after the surgery and I couldn't have faulted him. Very kind and attentive. Would recommend (and have recommended) to anyone wanting a breast augmentation. I honestly don't have any negative comments to say about my entire experience with arc. Kristy Lee (assistant), arc nurses who took photos, and assisted with care care (ie suture care and healing) as well as the beautiful nurse at the hospital who cared for me and Richard were all kind caring and provided me with a wonderful experience. Thankyou so much X
5 out of 5 stars Body Lift
Richard Bloom, what can I say? He's caring. A fantastic bedside manner and listens intently on what it is you are actually trying to achieve. He will be straight up if he feels you are overachieving or feels a type of surgery may be unsuitable. His staff are amazing and should you have any qualms whatsoever, they are always contactable and approachable. Thanks Richard for making me feel so wonderful every day :-)
5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants
Richard Bloom performed my surgery and I couldn't recommend him to anyone looking into this procedure more! He has done a fantastic job (I think) which is down to his expertise, guiding me to select the correct size for my body shape / what I wanted the outcome to be. He was very professional but always making me feel comfortable and also very friendly. He was/ is always available to answer any questions I had. Richard was recommended to me by a friend, and was my first and only consultation, I chose to trust Richard without having to seek other options. Being 2 weeks post op I am 110% happy with the results so far, and the process has been better than I anticipated. Choosing a surgeon that is right for you is the most important thing. Therefore I highly recommend Mr Bloom if you are considering this procedure. Huge thanks to Richard Bloom and staff for being so lovely. :)
5 out of 5 stars Male Tummy Tuck
I was recommended to Dr. Bloom by my previous Cosmetic Surgeon (Liposuction). Dr. Bloom is well known for his work in re-constructive surgery and body sculpting. He is also the National Board Chairman in Plastic Surgery for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons - which gives me confidence in his practice, skills and capability. I met with 2 other surgeons and felt Dr. Bloom was the most professional and had a far more personal touch. Dr. Bloom put in the time to really explain everything in detail and I was always made to feel welcome in his suites and no question was a 'silly question'. The support staff at ARC Plastic Surgery have been excellent to deal with, they are knowledgeable of the procedures, understanding of the process and always willing to take the time to talk things through.
5 out of 5 stars Body Lift
Richard Bloom is an Amazing, Skilled Surgeon. I have had 2 separate surgeries and couldn't be happier with his workmanship. Richard's wonderful staff have been caring from the first time I walked into Arc Surgery and have made my procedures so much more pleasurable. I feel honored to be one of Richard's clients.
5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction
Richard is an artist! His work is brilliant. He goes above and beyond in caring for his clients, and his bedside manner is both gentle and informative. I would not hesitate in recommending him to my family and friends.
"I believe strongly in a women’s right to be part of her breast augmentation approach. Whilst some surgeons may dictate the type of surgery that is best for you, my approach is to listen to your needs and with you, tailor your operation to best achieve your desired outcome".
Awards & Recognition
Past Victorian Chair of Training, Australian plastic surgery community
Past Australasian Chairman of training for Australia and New Zealand, Australian plastic surgery community.
Council for the Australian Society of Plastic Surgery
RealSelf Top 500 Doctor 2015
RealSelf Top 500 Doctor 2016
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolMedical: MBBS, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 1992
Post-Medical School TrainingFellowship: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2002
Treatments offered at Re. Plastic Surgery
Blog Posts and Articles
It’s Not All About PlasticBy Jacques Ma Whilst hurrying after doctors in the Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong, I was startled to see a patient with known obstructive sleep apnoea being prepped for upper gastrointestinal surgery. With no bowel obstruction, perforated ulcer or known cancers, I did not understand why this morbidly obese patient was having anything except airway-opening surgery that he obviously needed. The mystery was solved by scurrying after a doctor into theatre:...
Most popular answers from Richard Bloom, MBBS (Hons), FRACS
Hi there and thanks for postingFirstly well done on your weight loss!!!! Based on your photos I would suggest you are a better candidate for a body ... READ MORE
Hi there,This is an elective procedure and your safety must be a priority.I think there are 2 issues.1. Your Hb is low and this increases your risk ... READ MORE
Hi there and thanks for posting.The loss of sensation as a whole and loss of sexual sensation can be different.There is certainly a small risk of both... READ MORE
Hi there Fiona and thanks for sharing,I assume you have had a significant amount of weight loss, as your photos are fairly typical for that group of... READ MORE
Hi there Foxy,The scarring from a tummy tuck is generally very well tolerated and is generally a very good scar. The key point is to keep it as low as... READ MORE
My view is you have a very nice nose and side profile. Based on the photos you have provided, I think it would be unwise for you to undergo surgery.Y... READ MORE
This is one of the most common questions that comes up on RS.I would disagree with your PS, I think your nipple appears to be either at or just below... READ MORE
Hi there and thanks for your question. In short, I don't think you would benefit from breast surgery. You have an attractive breast shape and volume,... READ MORE
Hi there Routine blood tests are not mandatory prior to a procedure such as a tummy tuck and breast augmentation.Most of what we need to know will be... READ MORE
Hi there Alicia,You look to have an excellent early result. It is a nice natural shape and .I cant see any signs of a double bubble.Your right breast... READ MORE
Before and After Photos by Dr. Bloom
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Live from Vegas at VCS 2016, Dr. Richard Bloom answers questions about recovering from a tummy tuck. WATCH VIDEO
Dr. Richard Bloom demonstrates the use of the Keller Funnel to insert silicone breast implants during breast augmentation surgery. WATCH VIDEO
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