Consultation options

At the Victorian Cosmetic Institute, we can provide consultations and treatments to address your cosmetic (both surgical and non-surgical) and skin concerns.

You can arrange your consultation online or phone our Customer Care Team on 1300 863 824.

Cosmetic Doctor Consultations

Our cosmetic doctors have experience across a wide variety of cosmetic procedures and skin treatments for non-surgical cosmetic treatment that include the use of anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and laser.

What to expect in your consultation:

  • A detailed case history, relevant to your presenting concern.
  • Your cosmetic doctor will perform a thorough assessment and examination to identify the underlying causes and determine the best treatments available.
  • Most consultations are one hour.
  • A tailored treatment program will be made for you inclusive of costings.

What concerns can a cosmetic doctor help me with?

Our experienced team of cosmetic doctors have extensive training in all areas of non-surgical cosmetic procedures utilising the latest techniques with dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle injections, and lasers. Their focus is to improve your appearance through injectable treatments, addressing skin pigmentation, wrinkles and lines, and improving facial proportions and volume.

  • Facial proportions – utilising dermal fillers to help balance facial proportions
  • Volume loss – utilising dermal fillers to help replenish facial volume lost with ageing or weight loss
  • Wrinkles – using a combination of skin lasers, dermal fillers, and anti-wrinkle injections.
  • Jawline slimming using anti-wrinkle injections.
  • Non-surgical rhinoplasty using dermal fillers.
  • Lip enhancement with dermal fillers
  • Migraines, excessive sweating, teeth grinding and bruxism treatment using anti-wrinkle injections.
  • Lasers treatment for skin tightening, texture and tone and wrinkle reduction.

When and where can I book?

Appointments are available in all of our clinics, Lower Templestowe, Berwick, Beaumaris and Toorak.

You can arrange your consultation online or phone our Customer Care Team on 1300 863 824.

Who are our Cosmetic Doctors?

You can read about our Cosmetic Doctor team here.

Our team of surgeons, Dr. Gavin Chan, Dr. Bruce Heideman, and Dr. David Topchian each have many years of experience. They are specialists in liposuction, fat transfer and breast augmentation.

What to expect in your consultation:

  • A thorough medical case history, examination, and assessment of your concerns.
  • A detailed discussion regarding your treatment options and details about the procedures.
  • A balanced opinion on the possible risks and benefits for you.
  • A quotation of the costs involved.

What happens if you want to book your procedure:

If you decide you want to book in to have the surgery your Surgeon will direct you to their surgical bookings coordinator. Things that may be part of your surgery information forms:

  • Pre and post-procedure care instructions.
  • Preoperative appointment with one of our nurses.
  • Date, time and location details for your procedure.
  • Postoperative appointments with surgeon, and nurses.
  • Scripts for pre and/or post procedure medications.

What concerns can each surgeon help me with?

Each of our surgeons have various specialisations when it comes to surgical procedures.

Dr. Gavin Chan:

  • Liposuction
  • Fat transfer
  • Brazilian Butt Lifts
  • Gynaecomastia
  • High level CO2 resurfacing

Dr. Bruce Heideman:

  • Liposuction
  • Fat transfer
  • Brazilian Butt Lifts
  • Gynaecomastia

Dr. David Topchian:

  • Breast Augmentation (including implants, reductions and lifts using the rapid recovery technique)
  • Liposuction
  • Fat transfer
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Labioplasty
  • Blepharoplasty

Read more on our surgeons here. 

When and where can I book?

Appointments are available in our Lower Templestowe and Berwick clinics with procedures being performed in our day surgeries located in Lower Templestowe and Berwick.

You can arrange your consultation online or phone our Customer Care Team on 1300 863 824.

Our cosmetic nurses have experience across a wide variety of cosmetic procedures and skin treatments for non-surgical cosmetic treatment that include the use of anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and laser.

What to expect in your consultation:

  • A detailed case history relevant to your presenting concern.
  • Your cosmetic nurse will perform a thorough assessment and examination to identify the underlying causes and determine the best treatments available.
  • Most consultations are one hour.
  • A tailored treatment program will be made for you inclusive of costings.

What concerns can a cosmetic nurse help me with?

Our experienced team of cosmetic nurses have extensive training in all areas of non-surgical cosmetic procedures utilising the latest techniques with dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle injections, and lasers. Their focus is to improve your appearance through injectable treatments, addressing skin pigmentation, wrinkles and lines, skin laxity, acne scarring, and improving facial proportions and volume.

  • Facial proportions – utilising dermal fillers to help balance facial proportions
  • Volume loss – utilising dermal fillers to help replenish facial volume lost with ageing or weight loss
  • Wrinkles – using a combination of skin lasers, dermal fillers, and anti-wrinkle injections.
  • Jawline slimming using anti-wrinkle injections
  • Non-surgical rhinoplasty using dermal fillers.
  • Lip enhancement with dermal fillers
  • Migraines, excessive sweating, teeth grinding and bruxism using anti-wrinkle injections.
  • Lasers treatment for skin tightening, texture and tone and wrinkle reduction.
  • Radiofrequency mole removal
  • Skin tightening using Ulthera
  • Acne scarring treatments including the use of our fractional carbon dioxide laser and cortisone

When and where can I book?

Appointments are available in all of our clinics, Lower Templestowe, Berwick, Beaumaris and Toorak.

You can arrange your consultation online or phone our Customer Care Team on 1300 863 824.

Who are our cosmetic nurses?

You can read about our cosmetic nursing team here.

Skin Consultations at Victorian Cosmetic Institute are designed to provide a thorough assessment of all areas of your skin, determine the underlying causes of skin conditions and provide treatment plans.

What to expect in your consultation:

  • A thorough consultation and photographs to track your progress
  • Your consultation assesses your skin including a complete history and current product regime review.
  • Your face will be cleansed for deep analysis of your skin using touch, natural light assessment and devices to reveal conditions hidden to the naked eye.
  • The categories of your skin assessment include, but are not limited to, texture, tone, pores, pigmentation, oiliness, breakouts, acne, congestion, dryness, redness, ageing, volume, thickened skin, dehydration, dark spots, sun damage and more.
  • Your therapist will identify your concerns and causes. They will tailor an individual skincare plan to suit your needs which can include at-home skin treatment regimes, in-clinic treatment plans and pricing breakdowns in a take-home quote.

What concerns can a skin therapist help me with?

The skin therapists at Victorian Cosmetic Institute have extensive dermal knowledge and can address many conditions of the skin, to highlight common concerns they consult and treat on a daily basis:

  • Acne, congestion, breakouts
  • Dehydrated skin, dryness, dermatitis, thickened skin, flaking skin
  • Milia, blackheads
  • Rosacea
  • At-home skin care regimes
  • In-clinic skin treatment plans

When and where can I book?

You can arrange your consultation online or phone our Customer Care Team on 1300 863 824.

Who are our skin therapists?

You can read about our Skin Therapist team here.

Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

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