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James Southwell-Keely, MD, FRACS

Sydney Plastic Surgeon
132 Edgecliff Rd.
Woollahra, NSW 2025 AU
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5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Rhino and Abdominoplasty / Scar Revision

I only ever consulted one Dr which was Dr James Southwell Kelly. He came across as calm, professional, well educated and very detailed and likes to do things properly and thoroughly. I checked into St. Luke's private hospital at 6.30am which was seamless I was first to be done and I remember talking to anaesthetic nurse and anaesthetist (what a doll she was!) no pain on inserting canula - ...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Amazing plastic surgeon :)

I am extremely happy with my recent breast lift and revision surgery. My bew breasts look actually how i expected and waned them to look after surgery. recommend dr James Southwell Keely to anyone . He is a Miracle surgeon. You will not be disappointed. He completely listened to my concerns and the outcome I wanted with my new breasts. He fixed up the horrible, botched breast implants from my...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

SMAS Facelift, Lower Blepharoplasty with Septal Reset, Abdominoplasty with Lipo , Fat Transfer, Nasal Tip, Upper Lip Lift

My husband and I first met Dr Southwell-Keely and his wonderful medical receptionist Sue in may, 2015. From the time we walked into his consulting rooms we were made to feel welcome. I had always struggled with confidence and my self worth as a person was very low. These feelings were compounded by the fact that I was going through menopause. After having three wonderful daughters my body left...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

41 Years Old Reconstruct After 11 Years Previous Too Small Augmentation - Darlinghurst, AU

I was thinner 10 years ago and when I had them done, my surgeon explained that because I literally had no breast tissue he would only go as big as he could fit. I had breast fed 2 kids and they literally disappeared over night. I had hanging nipples. It was depressing. So after they were done, they were quite small but at least I had something. I was happy for the first 5 years but as I got...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

34yr Old Breast Reduction and Implants - Sydney, AU

What motivated me to have a breast augmentation was that I was very unhappy with size and shape of my breasts. They were too large and droopy for me. I'm not very tall, recently lost 15kilos and haven't had children. Dr.Southwell-Keely and I discussed the options for me and we agreed that reducing the my breast size and changing the shape of them with implants was the way to go.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

My Experience with Dr James Southwell Keely - Darling Point, AU

To say I am pleased with the results is an understatement. Not a day has gone by without my being complimented by friends and colleagues. The entire experience was positive for me. The pain was minimal and I am ecstatic with the results! I haven't stopped smiling since my surgery and that's all thanks to Dr S K.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Replacement of Old Implants. Darling Point, AU

After 18 years my breast implants needed replacing. Following a consultation with Dr James I felt confident with the decision to go ahead with the removal of the old implants, new implants with breast lift. The op went exactly as discussed with little to no pain following. I am now 6 months post op and my recovery has been exceptional. Very happy with the result.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction Revision

Left Breast Reconstruction - Sydney, AU

During 2012, I had a left breast mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. Needing revision, my G.P. highly recommended Doctor Southwell–Keely. From the initial consultation to the final post-care visit, I was impressed with his honesty, caring manner and professionalism. Throughout the reconstruction process, which lasted several months, he was patient and understanding. He reconstructed...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

44 Yr Old Breast Cancer Surviver. Left Reconstruction, Right Breast Lift - Sydney, AU

Once the cancer fight was over, I knew that moving on for me meant being put back together. The whole process (3 operations over 8 months) was amazing. My left breast was reconstructed using my stomach, while my right was lifted. Finished product looks wonderful. I don't think I have ever looked or felt better.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Excellent Experience - from First Consultation to Last. Darling Point

I wanted this to feel good and fill out summer dresses, bikinis etc. I wanted a good size, but the most important thing for me was that they looked natural. Dr Southwell- Keely gave me exactly what I asked for, I feel so good in everything I through on and love going to the beach now! I really couldn't be happier with the result!

Consultation Fee

$300. All consultations are with Dr JSK and if referred by your GP, a Medicare rebate applies.

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Southwell-Keely has hospital affiliations at St Vincents, St Vincent's Private, St Luke's Private Hospital, Bankstown-Lidcomb Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (Hons), University of Sydney, 2000
    Master of Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Sydney, 2007
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Orthopaedics, General Medicine, Emergency Royal North Shore Hospital, 2001
    Residency: Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Intensive Care & Emergency, Royal North Shore Hospital, 2002
    Fellowship: Microsurgery, Royal Marsden Hospital, UK

    Memberships: Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Can I get a good result with breast augmentation alone (no lift)? (Photo)

Hi there,Judging from your profile photos, your nipples are located well above your beast crease, so I would strongly advise against lift. That said,... READ MORE

I'm thinking of getting a Fat Transfer from my abdomen to my breasts, has anyone had this done? What should I expect? (photo)

Nrvs32A I would concur with my colleagues who advise caution with this procedure.Fat grafting for breast augmentation has yet to gain wide spread... READ MORE

When I Lay on my Back Implants Go Up?

To me, your desciption suggests a discrepency between pocket size and implant size, in addition to poor implant adherence. Best to revisit your... READ MORE

Should my seroma be removed surgically? (photos)

Hi there mis_tee75,Yours is a tough problem. Seromas usually respond to the aspirations you describe. Recurrent, recalcitrant seromas present a more... READ MORE

I have wide set splayed breasts. To correct this, would I need a lift and breast augmentation to correct this? (Photo)

Hi there, and thanks for your question.A simple breast augmentation will improve your cleavage but beware, increasing the volume of your breasts will... READ MORE

What are my options for fixing this? I have seen two surgeons and both gave very different opinions. (Photo)

Hi there, and thank you for your question.Different opinions from different experts is the norm, not the exception. There is usually more than one way... READ MORE

Does this bruising look normal after Breast Lift & Augmentation? (Photo)

Hi there,Best advice I can offer is see your surgeon, he/she will be able to determine whether the discolouration represents bruising or hematoma.... READ MORE

Is this swelling or fluid under implant? (Photo)

Hi there,I suggest visiting your plastic surgeon so they can examine you fully. Your photos don't do justice to your concerns. If required, an... READ MORE

Im 45 yrs old, 205 lbs. Am I a candidate for a abdominoplasty and lipo? (photos)

Hi there Maritza,Yes you would make a great candidate for an abdominoplasty and lipo but you will receive the greatest benefit from the surgery in... READ MORE

I'm still swollen one month post-op. Will my belly button look normal? (Photo)

Hi there,One month is still very early days post-op. Your deep tissue swelling should pass by the 6 month mark. As to your belly button, its... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Southwell-Keely

James Southwell-Keely, MD, FRACS has shared 8 before and after pictures with 49 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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