MAFAC Local Faculty

Dr Bryan Mendelson

Dr Bryan Mendelson

Head of Faculty

Dr Mendelson is in private practice in Melbourne Australia. He is a graduate of Monash University, Melbourne, and undertook his Internship at the Alfred Hospital Melbourne. He trained in general surgery and plastic surgery at the Mayo Clinic, USA for six years and is certified by the American Board of Surgery and The American Board of Plastic Surgery. This was followed by a fellowship at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery in New York under Doctors Converse, Rees and Aston.

Dr Mendelson is known for his contributions on the surgical anatomy of the face. This work has led to several important anatomical findings that are published in a series of classic surgical anatomy papers, on the Surgical Anatomy of the Temple, the Retaining Ligaments of the Orbit and Prezygomatic Space, The Surgical Anatomy of the Mid Cheek as well as the Surgical Anatomy of the Premasseter Space and Jowl. The terms Prezygomatic space and Premasseter spaces were introduced as well as the important surgical concept of Facial Spaces, which are becoming appreciated by plastic surgeons who perform Composite Flap Facelifts.

This anatomical based approach to Aesthetic Facial Surgery has led to numerous invitations to teach at Instructional Courses and Congresses Internationally. These include ISAPS Instructional Courses worldwide (12 times), at the Congresses of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery on 10 occasions, including the Vilain Award for the Best Scientific Presentation by a Visiting Physician (4 times). He has been Guest Professor at SOFCEP, the French Aesthetic Society (3 times), Guest Professor of the Japanese Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (3 times)and Guest Professor at the Brazilian Society (2 times), as well as other societies such as BAAPS, British Aesthetic Society and the Canadian Society as well as at renowned Instructional Courses Cutting Edge Symposium New York (3 times), Baker and Gordon in Miami, Dallas Aesthetic Symposium and Planas Course in Barcelona, CAFTAS, Ghent.

Dr Mendelson has performed Live Surgical demonstrations on more than 15 occasions demonstrating the Anatomical approach in Facelifting. The most recent in Brazil, Istanbul, Cologne, Italy, (Milan and Salo) Russia, (Moscow and St Petersburg) and Taiwan between 2011 and 2018.

Dr Mendelson is a Past President of ISAPS, The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In Australia he served on the council of ASAPS and the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for 6 years and delivered the Second ASAPS ORATION in 2007 and has been awarded the prize for the Best Scientific Presentation at the ASAPS Congress on 3 occasions.

Dr Mendelson is a founding member of the Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course and has taught at over 20 Facial Anatomy Dissection Courses.

Prof Mark W Ashton

Prof Mark W Ashton

Course Chairman

Professor Ashton is Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Melbourne and Chair of Plastic Surgery at Epworth Freemasons Hospital. He is the past Head of Plastic Surgery at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Mark is President of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and is an Invited Editor for The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal in America and Editor in Chief of the Australasian Journal of Plastic Surgery. He is an invited Faculty Member of the International Perforator Flap Course in Belgium, Chairman of the Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course and Part of the Organising Committee for the upcoming Breast Masters Symposium.

Mark is Director of the Taylor Research Lab within the Anatomy Department of the University of Melbourne and is a Board Member and past Chair of the Surgical Committee for Interplast, a not for profit charity providing Plastic Surgery to the Asia Pacific. Professor Ashton has published 7 book Chapters and over 200 articles on Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in peer reviewed national and international journals.

Mr Keith Mutimer

Mr Keith Mutimer

Dissection Tutor

Mr Keith Mutimer is a specialist plastic surgeon based in Melbourne, Australia. He operates from Cabrini Brighton Hospital and Brighton Plastic Surgery. Mr Mutimer believes in fully informing his patients in detail about the procedure they are considering and consults personally with all patients.

For thirty years Mr Mutimer has focused on a range of plastic cosmetic techniques, in particular craniofacial and maxillofacial, cleft lip and palate and facial deformities, for both adults and children.

Mr Mutimer has been in private practice for over three decades. He performs a range of cosmetic surgery procedures for both men and women. They include full face lift, rhinoplasty, eye lid surgery, breast augmentation, reduction and lifting, liposuction, facial implants including chin implants and cheek implants, neck surgery, endoscopic brow lift, laser resurfacing, ear reduction, thighlift/armlift, wrinkle reduction with fat injections and dermal fillers, and men’s chest surgery.

He has been the past president of the ASPS and was a member of the Council of RACS for nine years where he held the executive roles of Treasurer and Vice President.

For many years Mr Mutimer has worked with Interplast, an organisation which provides expert plastic and reconstructive surgery for people in South Pacific and northern Australian regions. His volunteer work with cleft lip and palate patients has changed the lives of many people in China, Fiji, Tonga, the Philippines, Vanuatu, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. Mr Mutimer is the current President of Interplast.

Mr Mutimer won a Commonwealth Scholarship to Monash University. His early surgical training was at Melbourne’s Prince Henry’s Hospital, Western General Hospital, Victorian Plastic Surgery Unit in Preston and Royal Melbourne Hospital. He obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in plastic surgery in 1986.

He has studied, worked and taught overseas in Oxford, Paris and America. He was a Fellow in Plastic Surgery at Oxford University in England, trained at Harvard University, the Boston Children’s Hospital and was Chief Resident of Plastic Surgery at the Brigham Hospital in Boston. He also trained in Plastic Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He was Locum Chief Surgeon at the Lautoka Hospital in Fiji. He has published papers in plastic and reconstructive surgery, lectures plastic surgeons internationally on invitation and regularly attends conferences and workshops around the world.

Mr Peter Callan

Mr Peter Callan

Dissection Director

Peter Callan is a plastic surgeon in Geelong, Australia.  His initial plastic surgery training was in Melbourne and Brisbane, followed by fellowships at Canniesburn Hospital, The Radcliffe Infirmary, Toronto General Hospital, the Cosmetic Surgery Hospital Toronto, and Southfield Hospital Michigan.

Peter Callan’s active cosmetic plastic surgery practice focuses on the face, nose and breast.  His main teaching passion is running advanced facial anatomy courses for Allergan based on cadaver dissection for plastic surgeons, neurologists, dermatologists and cosmetic practitioners.  He has conducted over 20 of these courses, which concentrate on facial and neck anatomy, with particular emphasis on facial muscles, planes in the face, neck anatomy and eyelid anatomy related to surgery and injectables.

Peter Callan is honoured to be on the faculty for the Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course.

Dr Tim Papadopoulos

Dr Tim Papadopoulos

Dr Tim Papadopoulos is in private practice and has been working as a Plastic Surgeon in Sydney, NSW since 2002. He is the Medical Director at CosmeticCulture Injectable & Laser Clinics and has a special interest in breast surgery, body contouring and rhinoplasty.

Dr Papadopoulos is the current President of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and is on the Education Subcommittee for the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). In Australia he has served on ASAPS Council for 7 years and has won the prize for the Best Scientific Presentation at the ASAPS Annual Meeting in 2012. He is very active in the scientific meetings run by the Societies especially the Non-Surgical Symposia (NSS) and ASAPS Annual Meetings. In addition to his role as a dissection tutor on the MAFAC Faculty, he also tutors at the Cadaver Dissection Workshops for plastic surgeons, cosmetic doctors and nurses concentrating on facial anatomy relevant to non-surgical rejuvenation methods and aging. Dr Papadopoulos was also honoured to be on the faculty for the Aesthetic Meetings in New York in 2013 and San Francisco in 2014 running courses on body contouring on both occasions.

Dr Papadopoulos has published papers in plastic and reconstructive surgery, lectures to plastic surgeons internationally on invitation and regularly attends conferences and workshops from around the world

A/Prof Mark Magnusson

A/Prof Mark Magnusson

Dissection Tutor

Assistant Professor Mark Magnusson is in private practice and has been working as a Plastic Surgeon in Toowoomba, Queensland, since 2001. He has a special interest in the interactions between surgical and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation modalities, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, body contouring, facial skin cancer and microvascular head and neck reconstruction.

A/Prof Mark Magnusson has been the Chairman of Education for the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery since 2012. In this role he convenes scientific meetings run by the Society including Non-Surgical Symposia and Aesthetic Surgical Meetings. In addition to his role on the MAFAC Faculty A/Prof Magnusson also runs Facial Anatomy Injecting and Cadaver Dissection Workshops for plastic surgeons, cosmetic doctors and nurses concentrating on anatomy relevant to non-surgical rejuvenation methods and aging.

A/Prof Mark Magnusson is also the current President of the Queensland Chapter of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Mr Howard Webster

Mr Howard Webster

Dissection Tutor

MBBS Hons FRACS (Plas) MBA.

Mr Howard Webster is a specialist plastic surgeon. He consults in Melbourne, Shepparton and Albury. With over 20 years’ experience in private practice, he focuses on face and nose aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, as well as body and breast aesthetic surgery.

Howard trained in Melbourne and Brisbane, and subsequently spent three post graduate years overseas training in the UK and the USApredominantly in complex facial and craniofacial surgery.

Howard is a past president of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, the peak Australian professional body for plastic surgeons. He served for nine years on the ASPS Council. Howard was the founding Chairman of the Australasian Plastic Surgery Education and Research Foundation, and over the years has co-authored five chapters in plastic surgery texts. He has presented at many national and international plastic surgery meetings and was on the teaching faculty for the IPRAS World Congress in Plastic Surgery in Vancouver, 2011. More recently, Howard was the Scientific Convenor for the 2013 Australian National Plastic Surgery Congress.

Passionate about the quality of patient care, Howard has spent his career actively seeking and advocating for improvements in patient safety standards. He has served on the Avant (Insurance) Medical Advisory Council, whose role is to continually develop standards, reduce surgical risks and improve safety of practice.

Howard is constantly keeping up to date with the latest clinical developments and research, and fosters ongoing improvement, communication and excellence in his surgical team.

Howard is available for consultation in Richmond, the Melbourne CBD, GV Specialist Centre in Shepparton, and in Albury.

Dr Dan Kennedy

Dr Dan Kennedy

Dissection Tutor

Dr Kennedy attended Medical School at the University of Queensland from 1979 completing his M.B.B.S. in 1984.

He did his internship and Junior House Officer jobs at Princess Alexandra Hospital before spending a year as a Senior House Officer at the Frenchay Plastic Surgery Unit in Bristol. He returned to Australia performing a year of General Surgery before beginning advanced training in Plastic Surgery at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Royal Brisbane Hospital and Royal Children’s Hospital.

He finished his training with a year in London at Mount Vernon in 1992. As a Senior Registrar in a busy plastic surgical unit he covered the full gamut of plastic surgery procedures but specially focussed on facial reanimation surgery.

Dr Kennedy went on to do a Cosmetic Fellowship at the Wellington Hospital in London before returning to Australia to set up private practice in mid 1993. Since that time, he has worked as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Mater Adults Hospital in Brisbane and run a successful private practice specialising in the areas of facial and breast surgery.

Dr Kennedy is an examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Director of Medical Services and CEO at Pacific Day Surgery and the Head of Unit at the Mater Adults Hospital in Brisbane.

Mr Matthew Hansen

Mr Matthew Hansen

Dissection Tutor

President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Craniomaxillofacial surgery and Head of Department of Plastic Surgery at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.

Matthew Hansen attended the University of Western Australia and completed medical school in 1982. Following this he worked in the West Australian public hospital system doing General Surgery and then Plastic Surgery training, completing FRACS in Plastic Surgery in 1991. Following completion of Plastic Surgical training he went on to do another 3 years of Fellowship in Cranio-Facial, Head & Neck and Skull Base surgery initially in Oxford in the United Kingdom, then at Harvard Medical School in Boston Massachusetts and finally with Ian Jackson in Michigan.

He returned to Perth in 1995, commencing private practice in West Perth and public practice at Royal Perth Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital. He was Head of Department of Plastic Surgery at Royal Perth Hospital from 2003 to 2006 before focusing his public hospital work on cranio-facial surgery at Princess Margaret Hospital where he continues to work today.

Matt is a founding member of the Australian Society of Cranio-Maxillo Facial Surgeons and is currently Vice-President of that society. He is also a founding member of the Australian and New Zealand Head & Neck Society. He was President of the West Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2009 and 2010 and was the West Australian representative of the Board of Training for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons for the Royal Australian College of Surgeons from 1997 to 2003. He continues to be involved with the training of Plastic Surgeons both through Princess Margaret Hospital and in the private system. He supports and is involved in overseas aid programmes via the Rafiki Programme in Africa and Interplast as well as supporting Operation Rainbow.

Dr Scott Ingram

Dr Scott Ingram

Dissection Tutor

Dr Scott Ingram is a highly accomplished specialist plastic surgeon. He first commenced specialist practice in 1997, and established the Form & Function Clinic in Brisbane, Australia in 2003. Dr Ingram has specialist qualifications from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and General Surgery. He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr Ingram has almost 20 years’ experience as a specialist plastic surgeon and prides himself on providing his clients cutting edge treatments across the spectrum of plastic surgery, including skin cancer management, hand surgery, breast reconstruction, and microsurgery. Given his extensive experience, his practice is now also extremely highly regarded for the outcomes he achieves in aesthetic surgery of the face, body and breast. Dr Ingram also offers his clients a comprehensive range of non-surgical treatments including laser/IPL, cryolipolysis, injectable treatments and skin care.

As well as delivering outstanding results for his clients, Dr Ingram is passionate about educating other medical professionals, trainees and students, and the public alike. He is also committed to his own ongoing education and regularly attends conferences in Australia and overseas. Dr Ingram has a number of research interests, holds two international patents and is collaborating with the CSIRO in developing a novel UV filter for the use in sunscreen.

Dr Ingram is immediate past president of the Australasian Society of Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and has served on ASAPS council for the past 10 years. Dr Ingram also generously gives his time to philanthropic organisations such as Chicks in Pink, the Cancer Councils of Queensland and South Australia, and the Beat Cancer Tour.

Dr Ingram holds the unique dual distinction of being not only the best looking, but also the most skilful plastic surgeon in Australia with the initials SI. He’s also just a good bloke.

Dr Ingram can be contacted via his website at www.ffclinic.com.au or by telephone on +61 7 3010 3300.

Dr Jeremy Wilson

Dr Jeremy Wilson

Dissection Tutor

Dr. Wilson is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at The Royal Melbourne Hospital in Parkville, Australia with a special clinical interest in Facial Aesthetic Surgery, Facial Reconstruction, and Head and Neck Microsurgery. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Wilson is currently a Clinical Senior Lecturer within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Dr. Wilson’s research interests include the Applied Vascular Anatomy of the Face, Soft Tissue Mechanobiology, and the Mechanical Regulation of Fat Graft Outcomes.
After graduating from The University of Melbourne in 1994, Dr. Wilson undertook his internship and residency at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne. He completed his training in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery in Melbourne in 2004. At the conclusion of his training he undertook a Microsurgical Research Fellowship at The Bernard O’Brien Institute from 2004 to 2007. During this period his research focused on Functional Adipose Tissue Engineering and Stem Cell Mechanobiology.

Dr. Wilson has published numerous textbook chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has been invited to speak at a number of international and local meetings on subjects relating to Facial Anatomy, Aesthetics and Reconstruction. Dr. Wilson described both the Superior Thyroid Artery Perforator (STAP) Flap for Head and Neck Reconstruction, and The Facial Artery Advancement Rotation Myomucocutaneous (FARM) Flap for aesthetic functional reconstruction of total lower lip defects. He is the recipient of numerous awards and competitive scholarships, including The University of Melbourne Melville Hughes Scholarship (2006), The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Surgeon Scientist Award (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008), The University of Melbourne Faculty Medical Research Scholarship (2004, 2005), and the St Vincent’s Health Research Scholarship (2004, 2005). Dr. Wilson received the Best Free Paper Award at the 19th Congress of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) in 2008.

Dr. Wilson is in private practice in Melbourne with a special interest in Facial Aesthetic Surgery and Reconstruction, and Head and Neck Microsurgery. He is honoured to be part of the MAFAC faculty.

Dr Lennert Minelli

Dr Lennert Minelli

MAFAC Research Fellow

Dr Minelli is a Belgian plastic surgery resident. After graduating from the University of Antwerp in 2017, he commenced his plastic surgery training at the KU Leuven. His main interests are facial aesthetic surgery and head & neck reconstruction. After discontinuing the plastic surgery training program in 2019 he pursued the clarification of facial anatomy.

In 2019, Dr Minelli was invited by Dr Mendelson to attend the MAFAC 2019 course in Brisbane featuring Andrew Jacono and Sam Hamra. He spent time with Dr Mendelson in Melbourne to discuss possible research projects.

Dr Minelli passed the Australian Medical Council exam in February 2020 and was appointed the first Research Fellow of MAFAC in March 2020. He is currently working with the MAFAC faculty on a theory on the facial retaining system, prevention of recurrent platysmal banding and improving facelift outcomes on the corner of the mouth and the nasolabial fold.

Clin A/Prof Christopher Coombs

Clin A/Prof Christopher Coombs

Associate Chairman

Retired from MAFAC Faculty 2017

Christopher Coombs trained in Melbourne in plastic and reconstructive surgery after completing his medical degree through Monash University graduating with Honours. He completed training in Plastic Surgery in 1992 and then was the craniofacial fellow at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. Following this he did further postgraduate studies at Harvard University in Boston and Toronto Sick Kids in the field of paediatric hand and microvascular surgery. He has particular interests in aesthetic surgery, facial palsy, paediatric hand surgery and microsurgery, ear reconstruction, and congenital genital anomalies.

He has published over 30 papers in peer review journals on a variety of plastic surgery topics and has been invited to be a member of numerous panel discussions at both local and international society meetings particularly in the fields of facial palsy reconstruction and ear reconstruction and otoplasty utilizing his anatomical subunit approach.

He currently is Chief of Hand and Microvascular Surgery and Head of the Microtia clinic at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Victorian Board of Plastic Surgery and immediate past Deputy Chairman of the Australasian Board of Plastic Surgery for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He also is a member of the Victorian Dept. of Health Leadership Group for the Paediatric Clinical Network which is looking at the delivery of Child Health services for the State of Victoria.

Mr Ian Carlisle

Mr Ian Carlisle

Dissection Tutor

Mr Ian Carlisle has undergraduate degrees in Dental Science (University of Queensland) and Medicine (Melbourne University).

Post Graduate training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Melbourne and Perth as well as Clinical Fellow at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto and the Brigham and Children’s Hospital, Boston.

Ian has held Consultant appointments at The Royal Children’s Hospital (Melbourne), The Royal Melbourne Hospital, The Victorian Plastic Surgery Unit, and The Alfred Hospital Melbourne.

He has been involved with Interplast since its inception in1983 and has been on more than 40 missions. He currently sits on the Board of Interplast Australia, is a member of the Surgical Committee (Chair 1997 – 2011) and is Country Coordinator for Indonesia.

He was awarded the International Medal, Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 2012.

He has been invited on numerous occasions in Australia and overseas to present his experience in non-surgical rejuvenation techniques, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.

He is currently in private practice at Cabrini Hospital, Melbourne and is Medical Director at Erase Aesthetic Services in Melbourne.