Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon
Dr Tom Robbins has more than 30 years experience as a Plastic Surgeon and Cosmetic Surgeon. Attaining his MBBS from the University of Melbourne in 1963, he progressed to become a junior and then senior resident at The Royal Melbourne Hospital (1964-66). Dr Robbins was co-opted during this time to many Plastic Surgical Units up until 1971.
From there Dr Robbins continued his plastic surgical training at the South Wales Plastic Surgical Centre (1971-72) and then as a surgical registrar at the West of Scotland Plastic Surgical Unit (1972-73). Both of these posts covered all aspects of plastic surgery including paediatric plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, ophthalmic plastic surgery, hand surgery, cleft lip and palate, and cranio-facial surgery.
Since 1972, Dr Robbins has held several positions in London (England) and Melbourne (Victoria) including his appointment as Consultant Plastic Surgeon to Sandringham and District Memorial Hospital (1976), a position he retained for 18 years. Dr Robbins currently holds an appointment as Consultant Plastic Surgeon to Frankston Hospital.
During his career he has published many papers and presentations on Plastic Surgery, including Reduction mammaplasty by the inferior pedicle technique. The “Robbins” technique, which carries his name, remains one of the most commonly used breast reduction surgical techniques in the world.
Dr Robbins is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons , a member of theAustralian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and a correspondence member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr Tom Robbins performs all the following procedures:
- Breast Augmentation
- Face-lift, contour thread lift
- Breast Reduction
- Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
- Breast uplift
- Otoplasty (ear pinning)
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
- Breast implant removal/replacement
- Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)
- Gynaecomastia (male breast reduction)
- Chin implants
- Inverted nipple correction
- General reconstruction
- Hand surgery
- Scar revision
- Skin cancer surgery
- Tendon repair