Dr Craig Rubinstein, FRACS, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Hawthorn VIC

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Listing Category: Plastic Surgeons and Plastic Surgeons VICListing Tags: Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, and Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

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    Dr Craig Rubinstein is a highly skilled and respected Plastic Surgeon at Cosmetic Surgery for Women in Hawthorn. He is renowned for his skill and precision with breast enhancement procedures and has over 20 years experience in female cosmetic procedures. He has performed over 7,000 breast enhancement procedures including breast augmentation, breast lift and breast reduction.

    His advanced breast reduction technique is unique due to a less invasive approach that the traditional technique and his patients are known to heal quicker, experience less scarring leading to ultimately better results. Dr Rubinstein is also popular because of his thoroughness, attention to detail and empathy he shows for each of his patients. He gives each individual the energy and time they deserve in order to understand their distinctive needs.

    Dr Rubinstein also has an ongoing passion and interest in education and training in his field striving to always provide the latest and best-looking natural results with outstanding patient care.

    A Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons since 1994, Dr Craig Rubinstein’s list of credentials is extensive. Also having spent time training and working in Switzerland, Britain and America for several years, Dr Rubinstein is truly at the top of his field and indeed is published in several prestigious medical journals both in Australia and overseas. He is regularly consulted for his expertise and professional opinion.

    Dr Rubinstein performs his procedures at Melbourne’s top private hospitals and facilities including St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Kew.

    In addition to his formal qualifications, Dr Craig Rubinstein is also affiliated with the following Professional Societies:

    • The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
    • The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
    • The Australian Medical Association (AMA)
    • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
    • The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS)
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  • 20 Reviews on “Dr Craig Rubinstein, FRACS, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Hawthorn VIC”

    1. Kate Dr Craig Rubinstein, FRACS, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Hawthorn VIC

      I am a mum of a young boy and after breast feeding for 15months it was time I looked to correct them. I never really had nice looking breasts, they were a good B cup but set handing with the areola so large it was taking most of the breast area. So not nice. This was a big decision for me as I take any surgery seriously especially when it’s elective. I was recommended to many however Dr Rubinstein was by far the best. But it’s not even just about him, it’s the whole experience. From the moment you enter into the practice the staff greet you with kindness and a smile, not just an other number. The fact is every single patience has their own emotional journey for whatever procedure they are there for and they seam thoughtful of this. I especially loved Kate, Dr Rubinstein’s nurse. I had five star treatment from start to today. Dr Rubinstein is funny, kind and for once I met a surgeon who didn’t make it all about himself. Honestly all other surgeons spoke so much about themselves they hardly took the time to get to know me. From the consultations to the surgery the service remained consistent. He has his own private team at the hospital and you know you are being taken care of. He was open and honest that he was trying to do so much in the one surgery that there was a possibility for a small correction, however it did not bother me one bit, as I appreciated the honesty and desire to get it perfect. My case was not a straight forward one, I wanted a breast lift with NO implants and I wanted them to look beautiful with no assistance per say. One breast was larger than the other etc.. Post surgery, the stitches were internal and so delicate, the incision he made, was simply the straightest neatest cut I’ve ever seen and I was up and about straight away. His team is A+, kind but highly skilled. The next day Kate came to visit with a little pack of peppermint tea, arnica and other kind, thoughtful things for my recovery. I was very impressed! I also received a call after my one night in hospital to find out how my first night at home went etc. Post surgery it’s now been 8 weeks and they are stunning. Honestly I can’t say how happy in am. They are perfect. I’m a little puzzled as to how he achieved this result with no implants etc. The only tiny little thing is that the right nipple and areola may be slightly too high but that specific breast is still a little puffy and needs time to settle, wont be surprised if it just shifted right into place. When I mentioned this to Dr Rubinstein, he agreed and said to give it time. He never once tried to make it out that it wasn’t there or that I was being picky or sensitive. He wants them perfect. He immediately said I can see that too, lets give it some time we may find it settles in just perfectly. Either way I’m honestly not concerned as i know I’m taken care of and I have a feeling being that breast is still healing it will all fall into place nicely. You can’t see it too much it’s only when you’re looking at it intensely. An other plus is that Dr Rubinstein, offers 3x laser scar treatments as a part of the package. I mean the scars are healing so nicely on their own I can’t imagine when i begin my treatments in an other 4 weeks what they will look like. How great is that! OH and I get a facial too. Honestly, I feel strongly women need to know about Dr Rubinstein. I’ve never taken the time to write a review before but as this was important to me and I know other women would be going through something similar it’s important we highlight the good guys in this very fast and sometimes cut throat business, as we’re not just a number. Wishing you all ladies a happy recovery!

    2. sarah Dr Craig Rubinstein, FRACS, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Hawthorn VIC

      I am now around 9-10 months post op after deciding to undergo a BA
      with Craig and it remains one of the best decisions I have ever made.
      After being quite self conscious about my breasts for many years, I
      decided that I would go ahead with the BA – after hearing of many
      patient experiences (both good and bad) I knew the one thing that was
      the most important to me was selecting a trusted, professional surgeon
      – Craig was all of this and more (before, during and after surgery).

      After the surgery was done, I received outstanding follow-up care
      which ranged from physical check-ups, phone calls and even scar
      treatment (included). Craig always stressed the importance of quality
      and looking after your new breasts. Craig was honest, open and asked
      me lots of questions (some of which I had not considered) – I felt
      very well informed and confident with each step of the process.

      There are so many positive aspects to my BA experience with Craig and
      his team (too many to list). I would highly recommend Craig to anyone
      who is seeking a BA.

    3. Laurie Dr Craig Rubinstein, FRACS, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Hawthorn VIC

      I had a breast reduction in February and have never been happier!
      Craig is an incredible surgeon; he’s professional, kind, and has a
      wonderful bedside manner. I’m 23 and have wanted to get a reduction
      since I was 16. When I had my consultation, Craig answered every
      question before I could even ask. He put my mind at ease and explained
      the process in very specific detail.
      He took photos of my breasts and drew on the photos to explain what
      would happen, then explained the aftercare process. I was very lucky
      and managed to book surgery for a month after my consultation.
      My surgery took place at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Kew and the staff
      there are all helpful, professional and kind. I was quite nervous
      before the procedure – because I had never had surgery before – but
      Craig constantly reassured me the entire time I was there. He even
      went out of his way to speak to my mum after the surgery to tell her
      that the surgery was a success and that I was good.
      When I woke up, I was not in pain at all. I did feel sick, but that
      was because of the anaesthesia. My breasts did not hurt at all during
      the 3 weeks I took off to recover; it was uncomfortable but not
      painful. No worse than period pain I would say.
      My breasts were bound for one week, and at my one-week appointment the
      wraps were taken off and I got to see my breasts for the first time.
      They were very bruised, but no bleeding, and I did have tears in my
      eyes. I went from a size H to a C/D (I’m in between) – down 5 sizes!!!
      I actually lost 2.5 kilos – that’s how heavy my breasts were before
      As part of the package deal I got with Craig, I received 3 free Fraxal
      (laser) appointments to get rid of the scarring. My scars are almost
      gone now, 6 months later. Craig also offers fantastic deals with
      surgery: you basically pay for the surgery itself, and almost
      everything else is free, including follow up appointments. The office
      even supplies you with free bras and a little hospital bag. His office
      is amazing: all the staff there are lovely, kind people.
      Basically, Craig will be my breast doctor for life, and if he is still
      practising when I begin to have mammograms, I will continue to see
      him. So it’s not just “have the surgery than see you later” – he
      remains involved for many years to come.
      Every time I see Craig, he is super happy to see my progress. He is
      very compassionate and always asks if I have any questions.
      If you are considering having breast reduction surgery, go straight to
      Craig. The reduction can be a scary thing to contemplate – at least it
      was for me – but I had no issues or worries when I was in Craig’s
      hands. He is the best surgeon I have ever come across and I will
      recommend him to everyone!
      If you have any questions, please contact me! Especially for any young
      girls considering this surgery. I’m 23 and can tell you about my
      experience in more detail to put your mind at ease.

    4. Viv Dr Craig Rubinstein, FRACS, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Hawthorn VIC

      I could not be happier to commend Dr Craig Rubinstein as the best in his field
      , the entire team at Cosmetic Surgery for Women make you welcome from
      the first time you arrive at the surgery. Craig’s team especially Kate
      look after you as if you are a member of his family. I can’t thank
      them enough. I love my new look.

    5. Talia Dr Craig Rubinstein, FRACS, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Hawthorn VIC

      Breast Augmentation 8th May 2017 By Doctor Craig Rubinstein.

      Getting your breast done is a big move, well to some one that was an 8A for a good 10 years and couldnt even fathom what big breasts would look like on a frame like mine. I was recommended by my close friend who recently had her BA done by Dr Rubinstein. Dr Rubinstein is absolutely lovely he makes you feel comfortable and really helps you with your decisions, he also gives his best advice on what size is best for you. Communication with Craig and Nurse Kate was 10/10 .

      After surgery i was in the lowest pain you could imagine Craig and the team makes sure your pain rate never goes higher than a 3/10 , they provide you with such support i was overwhelmed by how kind and wonderful a team can be.

      They provided me with everything i needed and more, i really thank Dr Craig and Nurse Kate for helping with my decisions and taking my thoughts into consideration, i would recommend Dr Rubinstein to anybody that is wanting a Breast Augmentation xx

    6. Kardia Dr Craig Rubinstein, FRACS, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Hawthorn VIC

      Dr Craig Rubinstein performed my breast augmentation surgery and I
      could not recommend him more highly!

      He did a fantastic job and went above and beyond, as a patient you
      could not ask for more in a doctor. It’s not only his knowledge and
      experience in the field but the care he has for his patients is
      remarkable, he does everything in his power to make sure you are taken
      care of and happy and I could not have had a better experience thanks
      to Craig! He is the best, thank you so much!

    7. Alexandra Dr Craig Rubinstein, FRACS, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Hawthorn VIC

      Craig did surgery for my asymmetrical breasts. The job he has done is
      second to none. My breasts look amazing, I have body confidence back
      and I had the most amazing experience with him as my surgeon. He is
      genuine, caring, personable and has a distinct eye for aesthetics.
      Craig will find a solution you are happy and comfortable with. He
      could have easily given me a more complicated alternative that I
      didn’t need but he opted for the most natural, cost affordable and
      perfect option that I have been left extremely happy with. I thank
      you Craig for you work! And I do not hesitate to recommend Craig to
      anyone because he truly loves his work and cares for each individual
      patient. You will not regret choosing him as your surgeon.

    8. Kayla Burton Dr Craig Rubinstein, FRACS, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Hawthorn VIC

      Hi my names Kayla and since I was about 15 I was always self conscious about my breasts my left side was an A cup and my right was a B cup I would never wear tight tops because of the size difference. I finally decided to do something about it and went to see Dr Craig Rubinstein. He was amazing he made me feel so comfortable and always so caring. Now I am 8 weeks post op and I couldn’t be happier thanks to Dr Craig Ruberstein I would definitely recommend him to anyone!

    9. Nadia Dr Craig Rubinstein, FRACS, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Hawthorn VIC

      In my opinion Craig Rubinstein is an absolute genius. I’m now 8 weeks
      post abdominoplasty and I never ever imagined the results to be this
      breathtaking. He has changed my life physically and emotionally and
      I’ll be forever so grateful for his incredible work

    10. Nadia Tsaikos Dr Craig Rubinstein, FRACS, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Hawthorn VIC

      In my opinion Craig Rubinstein is an absolute genius. I’m now 8 weeks post abdominoplasty and I never ever imagined the results to be this breathtaking. He has changed my life physically and emotionally and I’ll be forever so grateful for his incredible work

    11. Deb Dr Craig Rubinstein, FRACS, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Hawthorn VIC

      I cannot speak more highly of Dr Craig Rubinstein. My entire
      experience with him from start to finish was fantastic. Craig was
      extremely kind, yet honest, about the realistic expectations of my
      surgery, educating me on the facts rather than telling me what I
      wanted to hear. His team are absolutely brilliant and made me feel so
      comfortable. Prior to going into surgery I was naturally very nervous
      however as I was wheeled into theater I was introduced to every member
      of his team. They were so welcoming and the anesthetist even asked
      what music I wanted to have played. It was such a small and simple
      gesture yet it made me so comfortable. I cannot thank the Craig and
      his team enough for such a positive experience. I am over the moon
      with the results and would recommend anyone considering breast
      augmentation to go and see Craig, you won’t regret it.

    12. christine Dr Craig Rubinstein, FRACS, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Hawthorn VIC

      I feel the same about Craig as everyone else that has put a review here, he is amazing and not like a lot of specialists, he has great bedside manner, is kind and makes you feel very comfortable with the procedure you are going to have and makes sure you understand exactly what you will be in for.
      I am a 56 year old with 7 children and had wanted to have a tummy tuck since after my last child 17 years ago. I had lost about 25 kilos and my belly was just hanging, so I decided it was time. I went to another plastic surgeon first but did not feel comfortable he was confident about how much he could take away, so went away to think about it.
      I was lucky enough to have an appointment with a vein specialist Dr Louizou who recommended Dr Rubinstein and told me he was the best in the business and he was right.
      From the moment I met Dr Rubinstein I felt confident he was going to be able to look after me from the start of this journey to the end and that he would do everything to make sure I achieved the best possible out come and it was all covered in the original cost even if I had to have a second surgery to finish the procedure .
      It has been 4months since and was a long healing time (which he had warned me about) with muscles that had to be repaired and a little bit of healing issues that he addressed immediately with regular laser therapy twice a week for about 5 weeks and all costs were covered and now I am having scar treatment and laser for some extra weight I have on my abdomen which again is all covered. I am so amazed with the care I have been given by Dr Rubinstein and his assistant Kate (she is amazing ) I can not recommend them and their practice highly enough. they have changed my life, I have more confidence and feel 10 years younger, I still can not believe how I look everyday.

    13. Anna Dr Craig Rubinstein, FRACS, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Hawthorn VIC

      I decided to get my implants removed after having them for 13 years and having health complaints, (recovering from Lyme disease) I felt it was time to have them removed for my body to heal. I re-visited the surgeon who put them in (not Dr Rubinstein) and I was kind of in shock not only with his bedside manner, but also told me I would need a mastopexy and removal of capsule all in the one procedure (as well as suspecting a rupture he sent me off for a mammogram, and actually never got back to me to see what the conclusion was!!) I was in shock for about a month, and it didn’t feel right that I go back to see this Dr, and thought there must be a breast specialist I can see.

      After googling, I found Dr Rubinstein. I absolutely knew after one consultation that he was the man I felt safe to take out these implants, and booked the procedure straight away. He has such a kind and honest man and is unwavering in the support he gave me, not only in the procedure, but the before and after care, and the whole team, including his assistant Kate. He gave me new bras after the procedure, and even a facial to make me feel better. Plus appointments after 8 weeks and 6 months, no charge! He even heavily reduced the cost for me knowing I had some financial difficulties due to health things. Not that I want to advertise this fact, but point being he leads with his heart, not his back pocket. I have to emphasise he is more than just an amazing plastic surgeon, but he is such a kind and decent man, I say if you are thinking of getting something done, you must see Dr Rubinstein and see for yourself. So in short, him and his team FAR exceeded my expectations, and sincere gratitude fills my heart. Thank you Dr Rubinstein!!

    14. Carly Dr Craig Rubinstein, FRACS, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Hawthorn VIC

      I am a 36 year old mum with 3 children. My wish was always after my 3rd child to have a tummy tuck so now my children are a little older I decided it was time to do something for myself & finally get the tummy tuck I had always wanted. After much research & visits to different surgeons I decided to have my surgery with Dr. Craig Rubinstein, I’m so glad I took my time in deciding who was the right surgeon for me as my results exceeded my expectations. His expertise, kindness & overall service that was provided is second to none & something no other surgeon offered, from fraxel laser treatments, facial treatment & take home gift packs which included a heap of supplements to help with recovery, I could not have been happier with my experience & can not recommend him anymore highly.

    15. skye ramsay Dr Craig Rubinstein, FRACS, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Hawthorn VIC

      What an absolute pleasure my journey has been. Dr rubinstein is a down to earth and easy to talk to. The whole team at cosmetic surgery for women has gone above and beyond. I would highly recommend dr craig rubinstein to anyone considering surgery.
      tummy tuck

    16. Michelle Dr Craig Rubinstein, FRACS, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Hawthorn VIC

      Dr Craig Rubinstein did my reduction/lift only 6months ago and it’s the best thing I have ever done. No more back or neck pain and honestly I feel so good about my breasts. Many yrs I had ongoing issues with them and meeting Craig is a gift and he truly is amazing surgeon and also a genuine person who cares about you. I recommend Craig all the way. It’s truly a life changing decision only wished I did it earlier. He is awesome 🙂

      1. Anna Dr Craig Rubinstein, FRACS, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Hawthorn VIC

        I had the surgery done at St Vincent’s Kew
        Amazing is all I can say. I would highly recommend Dr. Craig Rubinstein. He is absolutely amazing very professional. His work is EXCELLENT I am more than happy I would say very confidently the best in the business. Very professional very informative talks you through whole process, the whole team is great well informed and friendly always available to you for questions. After care was great also. Craig’s work is the best I have seen and he is great at his job I would never see anyone else. If your thinking about any procedure do not look any where else. Craig is the best.
        Cost $14,500

    17. Margaret Dr Craig Rubinstein, FRACS, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Hawthorn VIC

      I recently had a breast reduction with Mr Craig Rubinstein who works at Cosmetic Surgery for Women at Burwood and it’s one of the best things I’ve done. Mr Rubinstein was recommended to me by another surgeon who informed me he is one of the best, very welcoming and his patients are always incredibly happy. He was spot on!

      I went to Mr Rubinstein’s rooms for a consultation and was welcomed by a very professional and friendly surgeon as well as all the staff that work with him. I myself am in the medical profession and have worked with many surgeons and have immense praise for Craig. He listened to everything I said in the consultation and answered my questions thoroughly as well as giving me excellent advice. Craig always made me feel so comfortable, he is so friendly and even if there is something that you are nervous about, he will put you at ease knowing you are in very good hands. He is honest and will never do something he doesn’t believe will be good for the particular patient. He treats each patient individually and to their specific needs.

      My expectations for the result of my breast reduction were very high and Craig exceeded any expectations I had. He did such a brilliant job and I couldn’t be happier. His skills are one of a kind and there is no doubt i would recommend anyone to go to Craig and have complete trust in him and his work. He looked after me so well after surgery and it’s easy to see that he is so genuine and always has his patients best interests first and foremost. He is brilliant, articulate and a perfectionist which is what you want when looking for a top surgeon.

      The staff at Dr Rubinstein’s office, especially his nurses Kate and Hannah are extremely professional and lovely. They make you feel very comfortable and they really do everything they can to look after you and make you feel at ease.

      My entire experience with Craig from beginning to end has been nothing less than perfect and I would strongly and confidently recommend him to anyone who is looking for a surgeon with top skills, who achieves brilliant outcomes and who you can trust that you’re in good hands. He is not just a fantastic surgeon with so many years of experience, knowledge and skill, he is a lovely man who cares so much for each and every patient.

    18. Dee Dr Craig Rubinstein, FRACS, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Hawthorn VIC

      Back in 2013 I was struck down with Bronchitis, whilst training for a full marathon in November. This was the beginning of a plunge into darkness health wise, and it would take 2 years for me to get diagnosed with ruptured PIP implants.

      On the 29th January I returned from a painful run to discover that my left breast had started to swell. I had been diagnosed with liver lesions and a compacted bowel 3 months earlier and somehow thought this was related.

      My GP had been treating me for the past two years, and ordered a mammogram and ultrasound. He had also conducted several autoimmune tests on me, with no results.

      His request for a mammogram had me searching on Google when I first recognised my symptoms against an article on ruptured implants.

      I am eternally grateful to the staff and Dr Craig Rubinstein at http://www.cosmeticsurgeryforwomen.com.au for promptly diagnosing, organising surgery, and complete after ops care.

      It has been only a week since the surgery but I already feel like I have been given a second chance at life.

      After two years of misdiagnosis by GP I am so grateful to be in Dr Rubinstein’s hands. The man is an artist. My chest was so disfigured pre surgery due to encapsulation on left side, and disintegration on the right. It has been a week post op and my breasts look amazing.

    19. Charlotte Dr Craig Rubinstein, FRACS, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Hawthorn VIC

      Absolutely love Craig and his team at Cosmetic Surgery For Women, would give 10000 stars if I could. I have full faith in Craig with his expertise and could not be happier with how my breast argumentation turned out. Felt so comfortable in my first consultation with Craig and he took extra care in understanding exactly what I was after which resulted in a perfect result. His team at St Vincent’s where amazing, I was not nervous one bit on the day as they all looked after me with exceptional care and experienced minimal pain during recovery and was back to normal at work 1 week later. I would recommend Craig/Cosmetic Surgery for Women to absolutely everyone and wouldn’t go anywhere else as I had the best possible experience with them and am absolutely in love with my new boobs. Thankyou Craig and the team xx

    20. Val Dr Craig Rubinstein, FRACS, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Hawthorn VIC

      I was so impressed with Doctor Craig Rubinstein after my consultation that I decided to go ahead with my dream to have my breast reduction done with someone that made me feel at ease and gave me confidence that I’d be in sound, professional hands.

      My husband and I would like to thank all the care and professionalism from all involved.. Everything went so smoothly. Highly recommend.

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