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

Please see my earlier comments. General Nurse feedback was "your Dr takes care to do everything perfectly and takes his time". He took 45 mins just for the tip of my nose. I am looking forward to seeing him again in 6 days to get stitches out and then again a week later for splint removal. He comes across as so precise and calm and organised. Of course I can't see my nose yet but very happy with my abdominoplasty.

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

Dr James Southwell-Keely is a surgeon of the highest level. He is genuine, honest, professional, friendly and he performs his procedures with skilled hands and he gets it right. He is quietly confident his ego doesn't walk in the room before he does. There is no false bravado or theatrical performances that can be experienced by some surgeons. The biggest thing for anyone to overcome going in is a fear that something may go wrong or you won't get what you paid for. Dr Southwell-Keely can be trusted to get it right. Don't waste your time with anyone else. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything James you are an outstanding surgeon as well as a person.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

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

He was amazing. Listened, mage me so comfortable, his consulting rooms are lovely. His assistant Susan was great. Highly recommend

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

34yr Old Breast Reduction and Implants - Sydney, AU

I felt very comfortable with Dr.Southwell-Keely right from the beginning. Its quite confronting talking about how unhappy I was with my body but Dr.Southwell-Keely was reassuring, considerate and very professional. Im so very pleased with my new perkier and smaller breasts. I would highly recommend Dr.Southwell-Keely if you were seeking surgery. His Practice Manager- Sue was most helpful to thru out the process as well.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

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

Dr James Southwell Keely is a skilled, caring and thoughtful surgeon, who recently performed my breast augmentation. I ca honestly say throughout the entire process I was treated with great care and respect. I took some two years to consider whether to have the surgery and throughout this time both Dr SK and his Practice Staff ( noteably the Practice Manager) were patient and kind at all times. I was made to feel completely comfortable in all of my consultations prior to my surgery. Every aspect was thoroughly explained to me and I felt well informed. I felt confident and positively skipped unto the Operation Theatre!!!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Replacement of Old Implants. Darling Point, AU

From my first meeting to the last I found James to be very easy to talk to. His knowledge, care and genuine interest made the decision to go ahead with him as my surgeon quite easy. He covered all my concerns with honesty and confidence. My results have been fabulous. A very talented surgeon. Thank you James.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction Revision

Left Breast Reconstruction - Sydney, AU

A wonderful, caring doctor.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

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

Dr James Southwell-Keely was awesome. Through out the entire 8 month process, he always made me feel in control. He gently guided my decisions to maximize the outcome, without me ever feeling removed from the process. A 5 star experience by any measure. The outcome is better than I ever could have expected.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Excellent Experience - from First Consultation to Last. Darling Point

Dr Southwell-Keely is brilliant! He made me feel so incredibly welcome, comfortable and safe in his hands. He listened to exactly what I wanted, gave me his professional opinion on what he thought would be best for my frame and why, and was very transparent with every question my partner and I had for him. I only needed one consultation with Dr Southwell-Keely to trust him and know that I wanted him to do this procedure on me. I felt continuous support throughout the entire process, even weeks after the operation. I would recommend Dr Southwell-Keely to anyone thinking about any kind of cosmetic surgery. Thank you Dr!!!

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

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

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

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