Sydney Plastic Surgeon
149 Macquarie Street , Level 6
Sydney, New South Wales 2000 AU

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5 out of 5 stars Body Lift

37 Years Old, 3 Kids, Much Needed Tummy Tuck but Ended Up Doing a Full Body Lift!

After stalking others on real self, I thought I may share my experience belatedly for all the Australian ladies considering surgery. I first decided I needed a tummy tuck right after my first son was born, I hated the way my tummy hung loose at the front and the muffin top you get when wearing pants. I admit, I became addicted to spanx! 2 more kids and 5 years later I managed to gain 20kg...

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

39 YO- 3 Children - Sydney, AU

This site has become my new addiction. I find it very helpful and inspiring to read other women's stories. I have had one consult and a pre- op consult booked in Dec then surgery 6th Jan. I cannot imagine having boobs and a flat tummy. I have stretch marks and an overhang over my c-section scar and I hate it! I never thought I would have the money to do anything about it but post divorce I do....

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

45 Years Old, Mother of One, Needed Abdominoplasty and Breast Augumentation After Baby - Australia, AU

Dr Steve Merten is a truly gifted Plastic Surgeon. I have had several procedures done by Dr Merten over many years and i would not hesitate in recommending him and his team to anyone wishing to have cosmetic proecedures. Not only is his work beautiful, but he is approachable, honest and professional.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Fantastic Surgeon - Sydney, AU

After having two large babies I had stretch marks and muscle separation. No matter how many sit ups I did or how much weight I lost, I could not tighten the muscles or stretched skin. After a friends recommendation I went to see Dr Merten. Dr Merten spent a good 45mins explaining in detail the surgery, the expected outcome, the risks/complications and what to expect after surgery with...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Extremely Happy Customer - Sydney, AU

I couldn't have been more thrilled with dr Steve Merten, he was absolutely perfect from the first appointment untill now after surgery.. I would highly recommend him if you are looking for natural looking breast, minimal scaring &I being extremely well looked after! Thank you so much to dr Merten and the team for making me more confident !

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Breast Augementation 245cc - Great Result - Sydney, AU

As a 22 yr old with an A cup bust, I hated not feeling feminine or womanly. I decided to undergo a breast augmentation with the goal of looking completely natural and proportionate. I did a lot of research into the different breast surgery specialists in Sydney and arrived at my decision with Dr Merten because of his skill in creating natural looking results with minimal scarring. My...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

31yr Old Mother with Deflated Boobs!!! - Sydney, AU

Firstly I want to thank Dr Merten and ALL the staff for being so great and making the experience of my breast augmentation way less scary then it had to be. It overall was an awesome experience and I would do it all again tomorrow and wouldn't change a thing. From the first appointment to going under and waking up. It is the best thing I have ever done for myself. From my very first enquiry...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

18 Year Old. Student - Sydney, AU

I had recently undergone rhinoplasty with Dr Steve Merten. I am extremely happy and satisfied with my results. He had made me feel extremely comfortable and confident with him and his staff were extremely friendly. He had explained the procedure well and after my procedure was complete i had not felt any pain as he stated earlier during the consultations.

Uneven Breast Augmentation? (300cc Mod Profile Implants)

I underwent breast augmentation to fill out clothes better and to make my body more proportionate to what it was before. Now i finally have cleavage!I was a large a /small B cup preoperatively. I am now one month postop. Ive had 300cc mod profile implants inserted and am curious as to what size i will turn out to be approximately? My left breasts seems to be slightly assymetrical too. The left...

4 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Loose skin after major weight loss

I have had a number of surgeries performed by Dr Merten, including a breast reduction, tummy tuck and arm reduction. I always found him professional but able to have a joke, and willing to explain all elements of proposed surgery and I always felt comfortable with him and Dr Ferch in pre op before the surgery. His staff are always friendly and pleasant. I would recommend Dr Merten to anyone...

Personal Statement

With over 20 years experience and a recognised leader in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery, Dr. Steve Merten is an Australian trained Specialist Plastic Surgeon, trained under the esteemed Royal Australian College of Surgeons. Dr Merten specialises in reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery.

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Awards & Recognition

Clinical Senior Lecturer, Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery, Macquarie University, Sydney
RealSelf Top Doctor

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Dr. Merten has hospital affiliations at Macquarie University Hospital, Hunters Hill Private, Concord Hospital, North Shore Specialist Day Surgery.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MBBS, Sydney University, 1991
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Aesthetic Surgery, Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery and Monash University
    Breast Reconstruction, University of British Columbia, Canada

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Tummy Tuck FAQs

Can a Tummy Tuck Make My Stomach Flatter and More Attractive? According to Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Steve Merten a tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is one of the most common types of plastic surgery performed in Australia. Many plastic surgeons offer this procedure, and the plastic surgery reviews are full of comments and ratings for tummy tuck plastic surgery. You may want a tummy tuck because you have had children in the past and you now have a pouch that exercise...

CLATUU Treats 4 Major Areas of Stubborn Fat

We all have a few areas on our abdomen, the inside of our thighs and under our arms that could use some toning. Watching what you eat and long hours of exercise just can’t seem to get rid of these stubborn areas of fat, no matter how hard we try. Our clients at Pure Aesthetics know that we always offer the trending cosmetic solutions for these sensitive body issues, which is why we now offer the latest fat blasting treatment that is taking the cosmetic industry by storm—CLATUU. ...

Asymmetric Breasts FAQ: What it is and How it is Fixed

Women’s breasts are never be completely identical. One is usually slightly bigger than the other, they may sit at slightly different angles and have different traits. This is completely normal. We aren’t made to be perfectly symmetrical in every way. For some women, however, breast symmetry is so far from the norm that it may affect self esteem and day to day life. This is what is called “breast asymmetry” – when one breast is significantly different in shape, size and/or positioni...

Feeling Fabulous with a Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery is performed to increase the size of your breasts or restore the volume lost due to weight loss or after pregnancy. Augmentation is done through the use of implants. Breast augmentation surgery will improve the appearance of your figure, making it more balanced, adds projection and fullness to the breasts, and can restore self-confidence. Breast Augmentation with Implants There are different types of implants used in breast augmentation surgery...

Refresh Your Look for Summer

Did you know that not all cosmetic procedures are based around surgery? It is possible to refresh your appearance and deal with wrinkles, blemishes and the natural loss of volume around the face using non-surgical treatments, such as soft-tissue fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. These procedures are popular with both men and women. Soft Tissue Fillers Also referred to as dermal fillers, soft-tissue fillers help to fill out or enhance contours in a way that will...

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2 yrs ago, went from 12C size 8 to now 14E size 12. Now breasts are too big, sag, and hurt my back. What are my options? (photo)

You could take 2 approaches: 1. Remove your implants and let your breast recover, and then later have a skin reduction. 2. Do them both together,... READ MORE

I am currently using a Flutiform (fluticasone propionate) puffer for asthma. Is it OK to continue using it before surgery?

This is no problem. You would be much worse off if your asthma was bad at the time of surgery, so you should continue your preventative medication,... READ MORE

Removal and replacement a day surgery procedure? Really?

This surgery is usually done as day surgery. Modern anaesthesia and surgical techniques have improved a lot since your first operation. If you are... READ MORE

Breast lift with or without implants? (Photos)

Hi, given the photo showing what you want, you will definitely need implants. You may also need a lift, mainly because of your bigger and drooping... READ MORE

What is the percentege of someone's body rejecting a silicone breast implant?

0%. Rejection is an immunological repsonse and does not happen with silicone, which surfaces most breast implants. There are a range of other... READ MORE

Can patients request breast surgery revision at the doctors cost if a doctor's mistakes or errors cause issues for the patient?

Most doctors should try to do any revision surgery at minimal or no cost, if there is an unexpected error, but some complications just happen, despite... READ MORE

Under gland or muscle, what is the better option?

Hi, I disagree with the advice you were given. Behind the muscle breast implants usually look MORE natural, as the implant is less noticeable and the... READ MORE

Breast implants for a wide chest wall/ barrel chest? (Photo)

Your surgeon needs to measure the width of your chest and breasts to determine what implant size to use, but what you are hoping for sounds achievable... READ MORE

41, 3 kids, currently 100 kg. Is a body lift or tummy tuck a better option? (Photo)

You should wait until you have lost weight after your lap band surgery, and after the weight is reduced, then I think it is likely you will need a... READ MORE

Am I too fat for Tummy Tuck?

If you are struggling with a flap or "apron" that is hanging, then a tummy tuck os likely to help and make exercise easier for you. Then you can try... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Merten

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See This Rhinoplasty Before & After Created by Using Morphing Technology

Using morphing technology, Dr. Steve Merten shows before and after results of a woman who underwent a rhinoplasty procedure. WATCH VIDEO

See These Before and After Results Using Morphing Technology

Using morphing technology, Dr. Steve Merten shows before and after results of a woman who underwent a tummy tuck procedure, also commonly known as an abdominoplasty. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Reduction: See Morphed Images Before & After

View the results of a breast reduction surgery performed by Dr. Steven Merten using a short-scar technique. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Lift With Implants: See This Woman's Before & After Transformation

Using morphing technology, Dr. Steve Merten shows before and after results of a woman who underwent a breast augmentation with a lift. WATCH VIDEO

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