Dr Van Nguyen
— Cosmetic Surgeon
It is a team effort – between me, you and what your body will allow us to do. It is my job to help you fully understand the journey you are about to embark on, so that you can walk into and out of surgery confident that you have made the best possible decision. There is often more than one option. My approach is to always put the patient’s best interest at heart, even if it means saying no. The goal is to empower you to feel differently about yourself. If you believe you look better, then you will feel better. And that helps you do and achieve more.
Dr. Van Nguyen is a highly experienced and respected Cosmetic Surgeon.
After graduating from the University of Queensland in 1993 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Dr. Van worked within the Queensland Public Hospital System for eight years as a surgical registrar in a wide range of surgical specialties, including: General surgery, Vascular Surgery, Urology, ENT, cardiothoracic, orthopaedics and plastics.
In 2005 he developed a special interest in the removal and treatment of skin cancer, helping to restore the skin and improve the lives of thousands of patients.
He has also worked as a Medical Officer in several Private Hospital Emergency Departments for more than 10 years.
While working in a Private Hospital Emergency Department on the Gold Coast, Dr. Van became increasingly concerned about the large number of women who, after travelling overseas for breast augmentation, were suffering serious complications. He was concerned that women felt the need to travel overseas to access affordable surgery, and having maintained his surgical skills was given the opportunity to be part of the solution.
Since then, Dr. Van has received specialised training in cosmetic surgery and performed more than 1500 breast augmentations for women across Australia.
A recent study in America showed that 50% of Plastic Surgeons perform less than 50 breast augmentations per year. Dr Van typically performs up to ten times that number, which puts him in the top 0.5 % of specialists by volume (if he was based in America – there are no published figures for Australia).
He continues to maintain his exceptionally precise surgical skills by conducting skin cancer surgery, and assisting a Gold Coast plastic surgeon in complicated reconstructive and revision surgeries.
He attends regular meetings and conducts a Journal Club with his colleagues to keep everyone up-to-date with the latest information and techniques.
Having worked with thousands of patients in many surgical capacities, he is extremely skilled in surgical decision making and proficiency.
Dr. Van is passionate about working closely with his patients to ensure complete openness and transparency, and treats every new procedure as a team effort between the patient, the surgical team and himself.
He is always more than happy to answer any questions about the surgery and knows that no two patients are the same. He offers a completely personalised approach each and every time.
Dr. Van firmly believes that surgery is a journey; one where he makes decisions with his clients, never for them.
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