Doctor Warwick Harper is a fully qualified surgeon with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and is a specialist cosmetic and plastic surgeon with over 35 years of dedicated surgical experience.
Dr Harper is a highly qualified cosmetic and plastic surgeon committed to putting the needs of his patients first. He has been performing plastic and cosmetic surgery since 1978 (both internationally and in Australia) and operates at several private hospitals and day surgery facilities on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and on the NSW South Coast. In addition he performs plastic surgery in the public hospitals of the Manly Warringah and Shoalhaven areas.
World Renowned Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon
Dr. Warwick Harper MB BS FRACS
Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery – Know the Difference
Cosmetic and Plastic surgery serve two distinct and very different functions. Knowing the difference between both forms of surgery is the first step in a patient’s quest to find the surgeon best qualified to meet their individual needs and requirements.
What is Plastic Surgery? – a Professional Definition
Plastic surgery is reconstructive surgery to correct and repair defects and deformities following trauma, skin cancer, accidents, excision, burns and scars. Plastic surgery is directed and indicated by the surgeon.
Plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery are closely interwoven in technique and skills.
What is Cosmetic Surgery? – a Professional Definition
The aim of cosmetic surgery is to naturally enhance and improve the patient’s appearance. The best cosmetic surgery should be undetectable by others and should provide an increased sense of well being and confidence in the patient.
Cosmetic surgery is unlike other surgery in that it is requested by the patient, and is thus a matter of personal choice.
How to Choose a Cosmetic or Plastic Surgeon
Before contemplating surgery, it is vitally important to understand the difference between a Cosmetic Surgeon and a Plastic Surgeon.
In Australia any doctor can call themselves a cosmetic surgeon. No formal surgical training is required. At present there is no legislation to prohibit this practice.
Dr. Harper graduated in Medicine in 1968, and, after 10 years of extensive surgical training both in Australia and overseas, commenced practice in 1978 as a plastic and cosmetic surgeon.
The Royal Australian College of Surgeons (R.A.C.S) is the only accredited and legislated professional body in Australia that trains surgeons to a set standard. This is the recognized benchmark for surgical training.
The Royal Australian College of Surgeons officially recognises 10 years of post-graduate dedicated surgical training and allows the letters F.R.A.C.S to be used in recognition of this achievement. These letters are your safeguard when choosing a qualified surgeon in Australia.