Mr Howard Webster is a specialist plastic surgeon at ARC Plastic Surgery. He consults in Melbourne, Shepparton and Albury. With over 20 years experience in private practice, he focuses on face and nose, breast and body cosmetic surgery. Howard trained in Melbourne and Brisbane, followed by three post graduate years training overseas in the UK and the USA.
Howard is a past president of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, and served for nine years on the ASPS Council. Howard was the founding Chairman of the new Australasian Plastic Surgery Education and Research Foundation, is an honorary senior lecturer in Surgery with the Melbourne University Rural Clinical School, and over the years has co-authored five chapters in plastic surgery texts. He has presented at many national and international plastic surgery meetings and was on the teaching faculty for the IPRAS World Congress in Plastic Surgery in Vancouver, 2011, More recently, Howard was the Scientific Convenor on the Organising Committee for the 2013 Plastics Surgery Congress.
Passionate about the quality of patient care, Howard has spent his career actively seeking and advocating for improvements in patient safety standards. He has served on the Avant (Insurance) Medical Advisory Council, whose role is to continually develop standards, reduce surgical risks and improve safety of practice.
Howard established and co-owns the Linley Clinic Private Hospital, a small, fully accredited centre of excellence focusing on the surgical care of plastic surgery patients, which has now treated over 20,000 patients in its 10 year history with an impeccable record of patient safety.
Howard is constantly keeping up to date with the latest clinical developments and research, and fosters ongoing improvement, communication and excellence in his surgical team.
ARC Plastic Surgery is a training practice for Plastic Surgery Specialists, having frequent local and overseas Fellows. This increases the quality of care offered by the practice, as teaching improves quality and standards within it.
Howard is available for consultation at ARC Plastic Surgery in Richmondt, GV Specialist Centre in Shepparton, and the Gardens Medical Centre in Albury.