“Surgery is an art and should be directed at you personally for the best and most natural outcomes.” Dr Lisa Friederich – a female plastic surgeon and fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Australia (FRACS).
Dr Friederich offers valuable insight into surgical options for both men and women. She approaches surgery as an art; and believes it should be tailored for you personally in order to achieve the best and most natural outcomes.
Before commencing medical studies, Dr Friederich studied Art and Photography and has had her work exhibited in the Art Gallery of WA. It was this artistic drive that attracted her to plastic surgery. Her innate appreciation and understanding of aesthetics is invaluable in her planning and practice in plastic surgery, whether it is a minor skin cancer removal or a major cosmetic procedure.
She did her Internship at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, and then worked as a resident in a wide range of surgical specialties, intensive care, and anaesthesia whilst completing her Basic Surgical Training. She then worked as a registrar in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic surgery, Orthopaedic surgery, and Plastic Surgery before commencing Advanced (Specialist) training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery through the Royal College of Surgeons in 2008.
Dr Friederich trained initially in Perth, working in adult and paediatric plastic surgery for 3 years before moving to Melbourne, where she worked in the plastic surgery unit at Royal Melbourne Hospital for 6 months before a final move to Sydney, where she completed her training in plastic surgery at Royal North Shore Hospital.
Her training in Sydney included a 6 month rotation in cosmetic surgery with the Macquarie Cosmetic and plastic surgery unit, and an additional 6 months in the Hand Surgery unit at Royal North Shore Hospital.