Richard is a down to earth person puts you at ease straight away. I have had ugly breasts since I can remember, now I'm proud to look in the mirror. Highly skilled fantastic surgeon would do it again in a heart beat.
I had breast implant surgery with Richard on the 2nd of Feb 2017 so it's been almost 3 months & im extremely happy with the results. After 3 years of breastfeeding 2 children I lost all volume in breast & didn't like the way they sat in both bras & tops. I wanted a conservative size & a natural as possible look. Richard is warm & welcoming along with all the staff at Body Recon. I was nervous I wouldn't achieve the look I was after. I remember Di saying to me "you have to trust Richard". After almost 3 months they have settled & softened & feel & look amazing. The follow up appointments & support are included in the cost & the ongoing care & genuine interest has made this experience extremely comfortable. I would definitely recommend Richard & his team to anyone considering this procedure.
I can't speak more highly of Richard. Very professional. Puts you at easy straight away. Does an amazing shop. Would recommend him to anyone. So nice to finally feel like a women and look totally natural at the same time.
Amazing surgeon, very confident and capable. He is very caring, yet professional and has a great bedside manner. Couldn't be happier with the outcome. Highly recommend.
After being diagnosed with DCIS I had two lumpectomies unfortunately an MRI revealed more cells so my only option was a skin sparing mastectomy, I chose to have immediate reconstruction at the same time, this meant I would need a plastic surgeon. Having had an excellent breast surgeon I assumed the referred plastic surgeon would be equally great, how niave I was, his nurse offered me a discount voucher on a nice Lacey bra when "this" was all over, then the surgeon could not understand why I wanted the less invasive implant reconstruction as opposed and to a more complex and expensive TRAM flap reconstruction "most women would love a tummy tuck" he exclaimed...really !!! I wasn't there like most women to improve and enhance what I already had, I was there to replace what I was about to loose...so the search was on to find another surgeon,. My mastectomy was my secret , I couldn't exactly ask around for Plastic Surgeon recommendations ! so google it was, I found many, one of which was Richard Rahdon, admittedly his reviews were more about happy ladies loving thier new breasts and tummies loving Richard, and lots of before and after pics to prove how great they looked, however I could not find much about reconstruction, I decided to organize a referral just the same, I met with him and he listened to me, he explained all my options , all the risks, he was very honest about the potential outcomes and I appreciated that. Mastectomy is not pretty and it is important to have medical professionals that you are comfortable with and treat you with respect and dignity and a bit of humor thrown in, because sometimes you just have to laugh ! Richard was all of the above and more, prior to the first surgery I asked him if he was confident he looked at me and said he was, I believed him , the surgery went very well and the next equally as well. Post surgery care was excellent , it has been 2 months since the final surgery, recon took six months ( I had an expander) In clothing my breasts look much better than they ever did before the mastectomy side looks a little different compared to the other side without clothing however he got them pretty close.... aaaaand I don't have to wear a bra if I don't want to.. yay!!!! If you are reading this and about to embark upon the mastectomy -reconstructive roller coaster I highly recommend you take Richard Rahdon along for the ride.
After breastfeeding 5 children I had lost my boobs completely, I had always wanted my boobs done and after years of research I chose Richard , from the moment I stepped in for my consult I knew he was extremely professional and took absaloute pride in all his work with great knowledge , I'm now 10 weeks post op and I couldn't be any more satisfied or grateful on the whole procedure from start to finish , the after care has also been absaloutely amazing and he genuinely cares about his patients !
After being unhappy with previous breast augmentation results and scarring I decided to undergo revision surgery but was quite nervous that I wouldn't be able to get the results I wanted. However after a consultation with Dr Rahdon I felt confident and was very impressed with how friendly and professional him and his assistant Di, as well as all the other staff I met at the clinic were. Surgery and recovery was a breeze compared to my first breast augmentation a couple of years ago and I am beyond happy with the results. Couldn't recommend Dr Rahdon enough and a big thank you to him and his wonderful team at Body Recon!
Thursday last week I underwent removal and replacement of my 8 year old breast implants. After 8 years, 2 pregnancies and months of breast feeding my breasts still looked good, but I wanted them to look great. My body had undergone a lot of changes in 8 years and the breasts had 'drifted' apart (I had a really wide cleavage that I was self-conscious about). After consultation with Mr Rahdon, who made me feel like I was in the right hands from the first visit it was agreed we would revise the implants leaving them under the muscle but putting in a larger size to help balance up my body. I went from 350cc to 500cc and I absolutely love them. I was initially worried by the '500cc' suggestion from Mr Rahdon - as I love to run and love working out, so I didn't want large breasts to weigh me down. Well the 'BoobGod" didn't let me down. Mr Rahdon has picked the perfect size and profile for me and I couldn't be happier. Only 4 days post surgery and I have returned to work with minimal discomfort. I will upload some pics to my gallery and happy for friend requests if any one has questions. Thanks Mr Rahdon and the Body Recon team.
Growing up, I would always compare my breasts to my sisters and friends. Mine were clearly different and made me feel extremely self-conscious and abnormal. I initially called the clinic in November, 2015 upon recommendation of a family friend and spoke with Dr Rahdon's personal assistant, Di, where I gathered information and confided in her my insecurities and suspicion of a condition called tuberous breasts. Di's beautiful manner, patience and understanding saw me book my initial consultation within 1hr of our first chat. Fast forward 1 month to December and my initial consultation with Dr Rahdon. I came to see Dr Rahdon desperate for a solution, where my suspicions of having tuberous breasts were confirmed. Dr Rahdon's beautiful bedside manner, knowledge, understanding of my insecurities and confidence of providing a solution I would be happy with were driving factors for me leaving my appointment, phoning my mum and letting her know "I've found my surgeon". February 18th was the day of my surgery. I arrived at the St. John of God day stay centre at 8am ready for admission. I met with the nurses, Dr Rahdon and the anaesthetist confirming our plan before heading into the operating theatre at 10am. I woke at 12:30pm feeling no more than pressure across my chest. After having a small snack, Dr Rahdon came to check on me before approving my discharge. Recovery was fantastic. I did not require strong pain medication and got by on Panadol for the first few days only. Tasks requiring little assistance in the first few days ranged from showering, getting dressed/undressed and getting up from a chair/bed. Since surgery, I have had numerous complimentary check ups (10 days, 3 months, 6 months and another scheduled for 9 months). From my early communications with Di, meeting Dr Rahdon at his cosmetic clinic, to now, I have been treated with the utmost care, professionalism and genuine bedside manner from Dr Rahdon and all of his amazing staff. I am confident in my choice of carers and am forever grateful for making me feel normal.
I had talked about getting my ears "pinned back" for years, when one day I had one of those "that's it!" moments . . . carpe diem stuff. I did a quick search on the procedure and surgeons in my area - Body Recon's website appeared with a video of an otoplasty procedure, perfect! Dr Richard Rahdon and his staff were very professional from the inital video/website view, booking service to the consult and my procedure on the day. Great raport followed the detailed step by step information that put any queries I had quickly to rest. I arrived at 12 noon in the surgical rooms and by 1:15pm I was walking out with a headscarf wrapped around my new ears with a big goofy grin on my face - not drug induced either! Dr Rahdon showed me my new ears before putting the headscarf on so I could instantly see and appreciate his handiwork - they were and remain perfect now! The recovery process was quite painful once the anaesthetic wore off (yikes!) but I had great pain releif to get me through and each follwing day it became better and better to manage. After about a week I could comfortably sleep normal again, even on my side with an extra pillow to soften the weight on my new lobes. I'm so happy I finally had the procedure done and Dr Rahdon with his lovely team at Body Recon made the process so easy for me. I just wish I had done this years ago! New hairstyles aplenty now! Thanks again Dr Rahdon & Body Recon - true pro's I couldn't reccomend highly enough - love your work!
I had my surgery done by Dr. Richard Rahdon at SJOG Day Surgery in Geelong. The staff there are amazing. I was constantly made to feel both welcomed and comfortable and constantly reassured. Dr. Rahdon's experience, skill and manner is exactly what you are looking for in a surgeon. I would do it again in a heartbeat! A massive thanks to Richard and his team at Body Recon Geelong.
My experience with Richard was absolutely incredible from start to finish. From the moment i walked into the Body Recon rooms i was made to feel comfortable. My initial consultation with Richard was faultless. He asked what i hoped to achieve from the surgery and assured me that he could make that possible. Adele sat in on this meeting and was a great help, having recently gone through the same procedure gave her the ability to answer the many questions i had. I booked my surgery then and there... two months felt like and awful long time to wait as i was so excited! But i had to fit the surgery in with my study schedule and my partners work. The countdown was on. I live 3 hours from Geelong so i travelled down the day prior to surgery, allowing enough time to get comfortable in the hotel and go out for a nice dinner before the nerves kicked in. The following morning i was pacing up and down the hotel room from 6am. I was to be at the hospital by 7am and was first surgery for the day. Richard came and saw me, as did my anaesthetist Paul Bent, both of whom eased my nerves slightly! Next thing i knew i was waking up in bed talking too much... and i had boobs! I wasn't in any pain at all (the drugs were still in full effect) and i felt great. It was around 10.30am by this stage. Richard came to check on me twice, as did Paul. they were both extremely happy with how the surgery went. My partner came to pick me up and i was out of the hospital by 1pm. I was a bit wobbly on my feet so i sent my partner to westfield to get me a big meal from schnitz... i'd heard a lot of girls feel unwell but i was just starving! I then slept all afternoon and most of the night pain free (and had another huge meal!) The following morning i went to see Richard at 8.30am for my check up and everything felt great. Then i faced the 3 hour drive home... obviously i couldn't drive but i couldn't even open my car door! it felt as though i had a 10kg weight on my chest. But i still felt pretty damn good. The painkillers made me slightly nauseous around day four but from there on in it was all smooth sailing. I slept through the nights, and began walking about 2km every day to keep my fitness up. I returned to the gym after about 5 weeks but did not do any upper body workouts for about 12 weeks. This was purely because i didn't feel comfortable doing it any earlier. Everyone is different. Im now six months post op, have had my last appointment with Richard and feeling great. I've had two laser sessions on my scars (free of charge!) but barely needed them as my scars are tiny anyway. Im sleeping on my side (and even my back sometimes) and filling out dresses i could never have pulled off before the surgery. My confidence has improved tenfold. I could not recommend this surgery, Richard, and the whole team at Body Recon any higher. If you are thinking about it, DO IT!
I am so happy! Richard amazingly has two of the most important qualities of a good plastic surgeon- wonderful skill and a lovely bedside manner. My breasts are fabulous and I owe it all to him. The ladies at the clinic (Di and Adele) are also so friendly and polite that you just feel so at home and at ease with the whole process. I was made to feel very comfortable by the staff at St John of God Hospital (anaesthetist Dr Mark and all the nurses) and again, they made me feel so much more at ease and excited for the procedure. It was just such an amazing experience which can only be due to the fact that I had the most wonderful team of professionals around me, and most importantly Richard. I cannot recommend him highly enough and ladies you will NOT be disappointed in the slightest bit I can guarantee you that! I definitely feel blessed to have picked such a great plastic surgeon, especially with all of the horror stories you hear about lack of care, bedside manner, and sub-optimal results. Thank you Richard and staff!
The entire process of my Breast Augmentation surgery with Dr Rahdon was faultless. From my initial consultation I felt at ease with Dr Rahdon, he had a wealth of knowledge and experience and had a variety of different surgical techniques he could tailor for each individual patient. I appreciated he personally took the time to consult with me and go through a detailed surgical plan, I was more than just a name on the list to him which I really appreciated. His surgical team and the facilities at St John Of God Day Surgery were outstanding. My surgery was a very routine case and I woke up comfortably. His follow up care with his reception staff and his clinic nurse was fabulous. To know you are in good hands is one thing but to be looked after post op is also a great service Dr Rahdon offers. I also received complimentary laser for my scars which really helped to fade them quicker although they were great in the beginning anyway! I absolutely love my breasts. The size, shape and proportion of them is just perfect for me. I am so happy with the service I received with Dr Rahdon at Body Recon that I am also going to be having another surgery with him this year.
I'm 5'3 and was over 125kg by my early 20s. I'd been obese since my earliest childhood memory and stayed that way until 2010. Something finally clicked and I lost 60kg through fitness and nutrition, but I was left with a large pouch of loose skin on my tummy, flabby thighs, as well as a fatty mons pubis. I ignored it at first, but it started to get me down because I could never fully escape my years of obesity. It began to weigh me down both physically and mentally... Once I finished uni and got a job, I finally made the decision to go for a tummy tuck and lipo. There were three plastic surgeons in my area who could do the job, so I met with the first one who came highly recommended, Dr Richard Rahdon. From the moment I met him, I felt completely at ease. He was a true gentleman, his nurse was so lovely and gentle and his staff were welcoming. I felt totally comfortable with him as he explained the procedure in depth and answered all of my questions. I instantly trusted him. He appreciated my effort to lose the weight and gave me realistic options for fixing my tummy pouch and other areas. I asked him about a thigh lift and he didn't think it'd be worth it. I agreed because they weren't too bad. He suggested lipo which would get rid of some bulky inner thigh mass. I had no doubts in my mind - this man was going to be the surgeon I wanted to operate on me. I didn't even want to meet the other surgeons in my area. After this consult, I booked myself in for a December operation. I could hardly wait! On the day at 7am, I checked into St John of God private hospital, received my ID tags, then moved into the anaesthetic room. My wonderful surgeon met me in there and I wasn't nervous at all. He drew the markings on me and explained that he'd be making it look flat, proportionate and slimmer! I couldn't stop smiling. Dr Rahdon is so gentle and reassuring. I laid on the bed pre-op feeling completely relaxed. The anaethetist Dr Andrew Patrick was also very informative and kind, one minute we were talking about history and then next moment I woke up at 2.20pm! I was in my compression garment in a private room, very comfortable and assisted by attentive nurses. Dr Rahdon tightened everywhere. I couldn't believe my eyes! Every time I look down, I cry. He removed 1.6kg of skin and fat and sculpted it all beautifully. I spent 4 nights in hospital and Dr Rahdon checked on me at least 2-3 times a day. I have never received such genuine and dedicated care from a doctor before. He is truly an outstanding individual that goes above and beyond his duties to ensure that I was happy and healthy. I cannot recommend him highly enough!