About Us

Our mission at Avery Plastic Surgery is to provide honest and professional care, in a safe environment where people will walk through the door because they know their best interests are our first priority.

We take immense pride in everything we do and the most important outcome for all of our procedures is the safety and satisfaction of our patients.

Dr Avery’s expertise in plastic surgery encompasses both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, to the face and body.

Plastic surgery by nature is not limited to any particular part of the body. It requires an integrated understanding of the way the body works, and how changes in certain areas affect the rest of the body. This expansive knowledge can be invaluable, especially when making quick decisions in surgery.

About Dr Gary Avery

About Us

Our mission at Avery Plastic Surgery is to provide honest and professional care, in a safe environment where people will walk through the door because they know their best interests are our first priority.

We take immense pride in everything we do and the most important outcome for all of our procedures is the safety and satisfaction of our patients.

Dr Avery’s expertise in plastic surgery encompasses both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, to the face and body.

Plastic surgery by nature is not limited to any particular part of the body. It requires an integrated understanding of the way the body works, and how changes in certain areas affect the rest of the body. This expansive knowledge can be invaluable, especially when making quick decisions in surgery.

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Dr Gary Avery

Dr Avery has extensive plastic surgery experience in both Australia and New Zealand. His professional memberships include the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS).

Dr Avery graduated from the University of Sydney in Medicine in 2001 and also holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy. He completed his 10 years of specialist plastic surgical training in 2011 and has undertaken fellowships in Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer Surgery and Paediatric Plastic Surgery including Cleft Lip and Palate.

Dr Avery’s first years as a Specialist Plastic Surgeon were spent gaining additional experience in Paediatric Plastic Surgery at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. Dr Avery then spent time in Sydney gaining further experience in managing advanced Head and Neck cancer and its reconstruction as well as hand, nerve and microsurgery. He relocated to Newcastle in 2013 and has been helping patients of the Hunter region and beyond ever since.

Dr Avery decided to embark on a career in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery after training in the burns units of Sydney’s Concord Hospital and the Westmead Children’s Hospital. Caring for patients and families who were faced with the challenge of recovering from significant burns was a humbling and inspiring introduction to the specialty.

Outside of medicine, Gary is the proud father of three boys. He also enjoys basketball, trail running, ultra marathons and the beach. After relocating to Newcastle with his family he cannot imagine living anywhere else and feels privileged to be part of the local community.

Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

During your initial consultation at Avery Plastic Surgery, we will first take into account your relevant medical history. From there, we will determine whether or not it is a safe and appropriate procedure for you to have.

The second important outcome of a consultation is to explain all relevant information to our patients, ensuring they are fully aware of what a procedure may entail and what results they can expect. This enables them to make a fully-informed decision that is the best option for them.

There are certain common procedures that make sense to be performed within the same surgery, reducing the patient’s overall recovery time. Dr Avery will make any decision about combining surgeries on the basis of safety and whether or not it is the most appropriate path for the patient’s health.

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Breast Plastic Surgery

Breast Augmentation

Dr Avery has over a decade of experience in plastic surgery and has been performing breast augmentations in Newcastle for several years. The most common scenario he sees for women wanting a breast augmentation is that the breasts have deflated after childbirth and breastfeeding, and they wish to simply restore the fullness that has been lost and reverse the changes.

Another quite common reason for breast augmentation is for generally younger women who simply haven’t developed a significant breast. There are many different variables to consider regarding a breast augmentation such as implant size, type, and placement. At Avery Plastic Surgery, we tailor a treatment plan to align with each patient’s individual needs and requests.

The usual recovery period for a breast augmentation is 6 weeks and most implants are expected to last at least 10 years before they should be removed and/or replaced. Fortunately, the scar for a breast augmentation generally lies underneath the natural crease below the breast and will usually fade to become minimally visible in a matter of months.

Breast Reduction

In addition to being uncomfortable and inconvenient when wearing clothes, large breasts can cause several health problems such as neck pain, back pain and breathing problems. A breast reduction removes fat, glandular tissue and excess skin from the breasts, leaving them smaller and lighter, consequently sitting higher on the chest.

Breast Lift

A breast lift is performed when the position on the chest of one or both breasts needs to be altered. Problems with breast position usually occur after pregnancy or significant weight loss. There can at times be some crossover with a breast lift and other procedures such as breast augmentation or reduction, to achieve the best result.

Male Breast Reduction

Male breast reduction surgery has become an increasingly common procedure in recent years. This is mainly due to a better general understanding and acceptance of what can cause male breast tissue to overdevelop, which is often due to a condition called gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia occurs when the natural male breast responds to certain hormones, giving the appearance of breast tissue. This can generally be corrected with a tailored male breast reduction leaving minimal scars.

This procedure has made a huge difference to the lives of many men, enabling them to enjoy the simple things like going to the beach, without wearing a shirt or feeling self-conscious.

Nipple Reshape

The most prevalent reason for nipple reshaping surgery is inverted nipples. Inverted nipples are a relatively common phenomena, which can be caused by a number of factors including breastfeeding. This is where the milk ducts can become damaged and retract, pulling the nipple inwards.

One very important thing to consider is that breastfeeding after nipple surgery can be compromised. For some people, a nipple reshaping operation may be for more cosmetic reasons, such as a reduction in nipple size, which is quite a straightforward procedure.

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Body Plastic Surgery

Liposuction

Liposuction is a form of surgery that aims to physically remove fat from the body, while leaving the overlying skin intact. This is generally more effective for younger people with good quality skin, due to the skin’s natural elasticity and recoil properties. If the skin has been stretched beyond repair, a liposuction operation may work in terms of removing the fat, but unfortunately may not produce the desired result.

Tummy Tuck

An abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck” surgery deals with the removal of loose skin around the lower abdomen, usually caused by multiple pregnancies, drastic weight loss or liposuction. This excess skin can not only be unsightly but also uncomfortable and cause hygiene issues.

Quite often excess skin occurs alongside the separation of abdominal muscles, which are corrected during the abdominoplasty. This correction can have additional benefits such as relieving back pain or addressing bladder incontinence issues.

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Anti Wrinkle Injections

Anti wrinkle injections involves the injection into facial muscles of a temporary nerve paralysing medication. This medication can eliminate wrinkles around common areas of concern, including in between the eyebrows, “crow’s feet” and frown lines.

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Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is unfortunately very prolific here in Australia, especially in sunny coastal towns like Newcastle. There are three standard types of skin cancer, commonly referred to as BCC, SCC and melanoma.

Skin cancer is often quite treatable if noticed early and it is the most common surgery that we perform here. At Avery Plastic Surgery, we operate on patients of any age, with any type of skin cancer on any part of the body.

After being referred by their doctor and making an appointment, our patients will usually be in and out of skin cancer surgery within a day.

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Face and Neck Plastic Surgery

Nose

Patients may require rhinoplasty to improve either the function or the appearance of the nose, or both. Being such an important facial feature in terms of breathing function and physical appearance, rhinoplasty can be a life-changing operation for many people. Our goal for our rhinoplasty patients is to create a nose that not only looks appropriate for the person’s face, but also works appropriately.

Brow Lift

Brow lifts aim to address a combination of changes that often appear with age, when the brow tends to become heavy and can potentially affect vision. A brow lift is often a consideration when a patient is contemplating eyelid surgery, as the two procedures can commonly be done hand-in-hand.

For most patients, the procedure is relatively simple removal of excess skin from the forehead, with the scar hidden beneath the eyebrow or the hairline.

Upper Eyelid

Upper blepharoplasty or upper eyelid surgery removes excess skin from the eyelid, which can cause problems such as impaired vision, eyelid infections and headaches. This operation can also have the added benefit of leaving the patient with a less tired, more youthful-looking face.

Face and Neck Lift

A face and/or neck lift addresses excess skin in the lower part of the face, from the cheeks and extending into the neck. This loose, excess skin is often simply a result of the ageing process, which can be exaggerated by weight loss. Face or neck lifting surgery aims to produce a natural-looking reversal of the ageing process, with very subtle scars hidden behind and in front of the ears.

Neck Liposuction

Much like liposuction on other areas of the body, neck liposuction aims to remove excess fat underneath the superficial layer of the skin. This procedure can be done solely to address an issue with the neck, or can often be performed in conjunction with a neck or facelift, with skin being tailored around the ears to hide the incisions.

Facial Implants

Occasionally some areas of the facial skeleton can be deficient and appear out of balance with other facial features. A relatively common and simple facial implant procedure is the chin implant, where a small incision is made and an implant is inserted to augment the natural shape of the skeleton.

Earlobe Reconstruction

repairing damage to the soft earlobe tissue. This damage can be caused by wearing large spacers or heavy earrings, or the trauma of an earring becoming caught on something and tearing the earlobe. An earlobe reconstruction aims to restore the natural look of the ear, which can eventually be re-pierced if desired.

Ear Surgery

The most prevalent reason for ear surgery is to address the issue of prominent ears which stick out from the sides of the head. A relatively common operation in children and young adults, ear surgery is usually chosen to improve the appearance of the ears, giving a more subtle, natural look.

My Avery Journey

My Avery Journey

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Australian Medical Association New South Wales Member
Member Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
Australian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

Contact

Dr Gary Avery
FRACS (Plast Surg) Plastic, Cosmetic, and Reconstructive Surgeon

Call 02 4002 4150
Fax 02 4002 4160
Suite1, Ground Floor
31-33 Watt Street, Newcastle 2300
PO Box 625 Newcastle 2300

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