Dr Aggarwal grew up in Sydney and graduated as Dux of James Ruse Agricultural High School. He completed his Bachelor of Science and Medical degrees from UNSW, where he was awarded prizes for first place in Anatomy, Practical Anatomy and Medical Pharmacology. His passion and aptitude for anatomy, as well as his interest in art led him to pursue a career in Plastic Surgery. He undertook a year of General Surgery training, followed by 5 years of training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery under the auspices of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), resulting in his award of FRACS(Plast).
Dr Aggarwal excelled in his years of training, receiving the John Lowenthal medal in 2010 when he completed a Master of Surgery through the University of Sydney. He was also awarded the Gordon Gordon-Taylor Medal for first place in Australia and New Zealand in the RACS Surgical Primary exams. In addition, Dr Aggarwal was awarded the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) Prize on 2 occasions for the best aesthetic essay in 2013 and 2014.
After completion of his Australian training, Dr Aggarwal undertook further subspecialty training in highly sought fellowships abroad. He completed a fellowship in breast reconstruction & aesthetic/cosmetic surgery of the breast, face & body with Dr Mitchell Brown and Dr John Semple at the University of Toronto, Canada. He subsequently completed a Microsurgery Fellowship (via the competitive microsurgery match system) at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, where he worked alongside world-renowned surgeons Dr Joseph Serletti, Dr Liza Wu, Dr Scott Levin and performed a high volume of microsurgical reconstructions (free flaps) of the breast, head & neck, upper and lower limb as primary operator.
Dr Aggarwal’s knowledge, and experience from high volume, low morbidity centres of excellence have been invaluable in delivery of a high quality surgical service to his patients in Sydney. His professional and personable nature result in excellent patient satisfaction both with their surgical results and patient journey.
He continues to be involved in teaching and education. For two years Dr Aggarwal was a representative of trainees on the National Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He continues to be involved in the training of future plastic surgeons through his positions at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital & Royal Hospital for Women. He teaches medical students from the University of Sydney at both RPA and Sydney Adventist Hospitals, and students from University of New South Wales at the Prince of Wales campus. Dr Aggarwal regularly collaborates with his colleagues in Australia and North America to further plastic surgery research.
Dr Aggarwal’s sub specialty interests include aesthetic surgery of the breast, body and face. He has special interest in breast implant revision and breast reconstruction. Dr Aggarwal consults from his main rooms at Gordon, and other practice locations at Camperdown, Hunters Hill & Hornsby.