How find the best/top platic surgeons in sydney - 2 procedures

Hi, Im brand new to this forum and would be very great full for any and all help i can recieve. Im sure this question has been asked many times but im asking so i can get the best and most current answer. I was wondering how to find and choose the best quality plastic surgeon or surgeons in sydney, nsw. Apart from word of mouth (i dont actually have any people close to me to ask), reading thousands of reviews on line and of course having multiple consultations before deciding on who to choose, are there any kind of government specialist ranking information available? Also are there any government or specialist award programs that are awarded to practices, like awards that are given to best small businesses, best insurance company of the year ect? Im currently 54 kilos and have always been thin and have 2 problem areas. I have over the last couple years developed substantial "love handles" that no amount of dieting, exercise (every kind available) that will make even a small difference. I think after i turned 21 my body shape changed from being properly preportioned to what i refer to as getting "birthing hips" lol which is very unhelpful as i do not plan on having children. And yes i know in the way of life problems this is a very small and unimportant problem but still it is a problem that makes me uncomfortable with my body, as my waist is very small and even buying clothes that fit properly has become very difficult ( i also have no "bum" so i cant rock the curvey look) and tho i am a size 8 because of my hips in the wrong outfit i can look 2 sizes bigger. My second issue is i would like to fix is the extra arm skin or migrated breat tissue i have that has made it impossible to find a good fitting bra. Im not sure what the best was is to describe it, i think people say "armpit fat" or "armpit skin creases"? Sorry for the long comment, all help will be very much appreciated. Blue

Bluey24 September 6th, 2016 NSW

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     Robert Drielsma

    Robert Drielsma

    191 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    New South Wales, Australia

    Thanks for your questions.  The first place to start is the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons which has a list of all fully qualified plastic surgeons in Australia.  A plastic surgeon has a minimum of 12 years of training to qualify as a plastic surgeon.  Any doctor in Australia can call themselves “cosmetic surgeons” and may have little or no actual surgical training or qualification.  There is no such thing as the "best/top plastic surgeons", regardless of what the fancy advertising /social media would try to convince you of.   First of all, disregard advertising.  Its a good idea to choose your surgeon based on their skills, experience and qualifications.  Shopping around for the cheapest deal often leads to disappointing results.  Call a few practices and talk with their teams about your concerns and goals - this will give you an insight into the practice.  Its important you have a comfortable rapport with your surgeon so that you feel happy to discuss any questions or concerns throughout your journey.  Without any photographs to review, its difficult to offer you accurate advice regarding which procedure may be best for you to help address your concerns.  Its possible that you are a candidate for some localised liposuction to help treat those areas that haven’t responded to diet and exercise.  Your best step is to arrange a consultation to discuss further.