Richard Zinn is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with a special interest in breast and cosmetic surgery. He is passionate about and committed to his work. Plastic surgery is a pursuit of excellence and for Richard, training and learning never ends. He regularly attends international congress, symposia and training workshops that allow him to offer his patients the most advanced techniques. He offers the highest level of personalized care, optimizing results while minimizing downtime.
Richard completed undergraduate medical training at the University of Cape town in 2003. It was here, in the early years of medical training, where his passion for plastic surgery was sparked. Postgraduate training included 3 years of general surgery and 4 years of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, qualifying as a Plastic Surgeon in 2013. In 2014, Richard turned his attention to research and completed a Masters degree in Lipodystrophy, an abnormal fat distribution found in certain patients. He completed the prestigious Royal Melbourne International Microsurgery Fellowship in 2015, and Royal Perth fellowship in 2016, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2016.
Richard maintains involvement in both public and private centers. He is actively involved in training junior surgeons, both at the Northern Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. He has an interest in research and regularly publishes in prominent International, Australasian and South African peer reviewed journals.
Even though his focus is breast and cosmetic surgery, Richard’s fascination with all areas of plastic surgery means he offers a broad range of procedures:
- Breast reconstruction (Implant and flap based)
- Cosmetic breast surgery (Augmentation, reduction and breast lift)
- Facial cosmetics including rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, facelift, botulin toxin, facial fillers, fat fills and chemical peels
- Setback otoplasty
- Massive weight loss and body contouring procedures
- Microsurgery (cancer and trauma)
- Hand surgery (trauma and elective)
- Skin cancer
Richard Zinn is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, a college with a proud and rich history in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is also a fellow of the College of Surgeons of South Africa. He is a member of Australian Society of Plastic surgeons (ASPS), the Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons of South Africa (APRSSA) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is also a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS).