Hi there! I’m Marion Chan, a fully qualified Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Melbourne, Australia. I was awarded a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) at Monash University in 2007, and subsequently received training as a junior doctor in a diverse range of medical and surgical fields prior to commencing formal specialist surgical training.
I initially began my surgical career by completing two years of intensive accredited General Surgery training in breast surgery, upper gastrointestinal and colorectal surgery. Upon entering formal training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) in 2013, I subsequently completed my fellowship examinations and was admitted as a Fellow of the College.
I currently hold both public and private appointments as a fully qualified (FRACS) Plastic Surgeon. My main interest lies in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, and I am heavily involved every week with routine management of breast cancer patients undergoing reconstruction at Eastern Health through their well established Breast Cancer Centre. In the private sector I am able to perform cosmetic procedures – such as breast augmentation, mastopexy (lifts), reductions, implant revision procedures and abdominoplasty (tummy tucks).
Fortunately for my patients I’m fluent in both English and Cantonese – and currently learning Arabic to expand on my linguistic abilities and be able to natively communicate with more of my patients. My approach to my patients, like you, is to always show kindness and empathy. I truly understand that surgery is a significant journey that you’ll be going through and I also understand that your culture and personal considerations can have a great influence on your life.
I pride myself on my ability to solve problems in an intuitive and compassionate manner. I strive to go above and beyond to ensure that my patients, you, are always comfortable and have a voice in your treatment. Because after all, this is your body and your journey. I’m here to help you get through it.
I’m widely accessible throughout Melbourne, where I treat patients at my public hospital appointments including Austin Health, Northern Health and Eastern Health. My private consulting rooms are located in Hawthorn.
I have always been a very creative person since a very young age. Which is likely what drew me towards a career in plastic surgery. Because it is, to me, a mix of science and art. It takes creativity, originality and finesse, combined with precision and skill to give my patients the outcome that they’re hoping for.
It’s problem solving to the next level – every fracture, every wound problem, every reconstruction case, is literally a “problem” that needs to be solved. And I love being able to come up with ways to solve it by marrying function with aesthetics.
I love having the privilege of being able to treat and help a diverse range of people. From young children to our older generation in both cosmetic procedures that make them more confident to reconstructive procedures that help give people back something they’ve lost.
I am all about ensuring that the next generation of doctors remain healthy and well trained. I am passionate about teaching them this precise art form as well as engaging self health awareness and well being, and also ensuring that the workplace environment is a pleasant place for all involved. Training doesn’t stop at junior surgical trainees but also extends to nursing and allied staff members. There’s a lot of stuff on the media these days about burnout – it’s very real and I want to be part of making surgeons realise that it’s not all just about our work. To ensure we give the absolute best to our patients, we need to be 100% in both our body and our mind.
I’m also passionate about ensuring that every patient – in public or private – is well looked after, and gets the best possible result. I understand that a hospital can be a daunting place for you at times, and I want to ensure that your journey is as stress-free as possible for you and your family members.
I currently treat patients both publically and privately in a number of public and private hospitals within Melbourne.
Book a consultation to discuss the outcome you’re hoping for from your surgical journey.