Richard Huggins completed his Medical degree through Monash University obtaining first class honours along with Dentistry at the University of Queensland. He also completed additional tertiary degrees in Science and Anatomy through Monash University and the University of Melbourne. Dr Huggins completed advanced surgical training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Victoria, rotating throughout the major teaching hospitals.
Upon completion of his surgical training, he then undertook a 2 year full time subspeciality fellowship in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of the face. This was completed under his long-term mentor Dr Bryan C. Mendelson widely regarded as one of the key pioneering and internationally renowned aesthetic plastic surgeons.
This provided extensive and comprehensive training in facelift, brow and temporal lift, blepharoplasty along with fat grafting and augmentation of the facial bones.
Dr Huggins has presented at multiple international conferences in the area of facial aesthetics and facial aging and continues research and publications in this field. He has a particular interest in soft tissue and bony correction of facial aesthetics and the applied surgical techniques.
He has private practices in both Toorak and Bendigo and holds public consultant positions at the Austin Hospital and Western Health.