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Hand Surgery, Other Plastic Surgery

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: Hand Surgery and Skin Cancer Removal by Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Barnett

Dr Barnett is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon (FRACS) who performs a number of Cosmetic, Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery procedures in Melbourne hospitals.  He is a skilled hand surgeon for surgical repair of various hand, finger and wrist injuries.  If you have an enquiry about a hand surgery procedure you are needing to have done, contact our Hawthorn Clinic and request a hand surgery consultation with Dr Geoff Barnett.

Read more about Dr Barnett’s hand surgery procedures on the HAND SURGERY procedures page.

Hand Surgery by Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Barnett in Melbourne: Brief Overview

Dr Geoff Barnett can assist patients with the following Hand Surgeries or Finger or Wrist Surgeries.

  • Trigger Finger
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Carpel tunnel release

He also performs hand surgery in Melbourne for:

  • Removal of Ganglions
  • Tendon Repairs
  • Soft Tissue Repairs for Hand Injuries
  • Bone Fractures (depending on severity)


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Skin Cancer Removals by Melbourne Plastic Surgeon Dr Geoff Barnett

If you have a facial skin cancer or other skin cancer, such as a melanoma or basil cell lesion that needs removal, you may want it removed by a Specialist Surgeon in Melbourne. If so, give Dr Barnett’s office a call to schedule a consultation appointment and/or consultation with removal.  He can help to minimise potential scarring or heal the incision after removal of your skin cancer, such as through referring you to his colleagues at Coco Ruby for a Healite II or similar treatment.  There are also collagen induction therapy treatments (CIT) to help reduce or revise some scars in visible areas of the face or body.

It’s a good idea to have a GP referral in order to claim any rebates from your health fund or medicare (and note that new Medicare Item criteria is now in place in relation to skin cancer removals).

Visit Dr Barnett’s skin cancer removal pages for more information or phone our office to schedule an appointment.


Breast Augmentation using Transaxillary Incisions to Minimise Potential Scarring after Breast Implants

Have you always wanted breast enlargement (breast augmentation) but were worried about having visible scars on your chest area?

These scars are usually hidden in the inframammary fold (IMF) and fade a lot the first 12 months after surgery. Dr Barnett is skilled at creating ‘skinny incisions’ which are a great option for breast implant placements when suitable. But you’ll need to follow his post-op recommendations closely for best scar minimisation over time.

For many patients, breast augmentation scars end up being hardly noticeable as these are hidden in the fold or covered by a bra or swimsuit.

There may be another option – armpit incisions or the Trans-axillary incision approach to breast augmentation. This is where the incisions and implants are placed through the armpit area instead of the inframmary fold.  It’s a more complex surgery but might be an option for some patients, especially if they have naturally high levels of melanin (pigment) in their skin, such as seen with Asian skin types.

Cosmetic Breast Procedures including Implants, Enlargement, Breast Reduction or Breast Lift Surgery

Read more about Dr Barnett’s special Breast Augmentation procedures for Asian patients on the Trans-axillary incision and Breast Augmentation pages.  You can also find out more about other cosmetic breast surgery including Breast Reduction, Breast Lift, Breast Implant Removal and Replacement or Breast Enlargement on the breast pages of Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Geoff Barnett.

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Cosmetic Injections and Facial Rejuvenation (Muscle Relaxers and Dermal Fillers)

Dermal fillers and muscle relaxing cosmetic injections are popular ways of enhancing facial surgery.

Sometimes cosmetic injection techniques can be used for several years prior to facelift surgery, comprising a form of ‘liquid facelift’ that helps restore lost facial volume (cheeks, lips, temples) or enhance features (sharpening the jawline or augmenting the chin).  They can be used to reduce some wrinkles, crow’s feet, forehead lines (the infamous elevens) and combat ageing-related atrophy and dark circles under the eyes (tear trough areas).

Dr Barnett works closely with Senior Injection Clinicians at Coco Ruby Skin & Anti-Ageing.  With Canfield Reveal or Vectra imaging, Healite II treatments, Laser Genesis, DOT Therapy, Fraxel, Chemical Skin Peels, Quality Anti Wrinkle Injectables and lip plumping fillers, you can opt for a full face rejuvenation option all from one group – Dr Barnett and his team at Coco Ruby Skin & Anti-Ageing in Hawthorn East.

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About Dr Barnett (FRACS), Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Barnett is a member of one of Australia’s most experienced groups of Specialist Plastic Surgeons.

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You’ll appreciate Dr Barnett’s decades of surgical experience, his empathetic communication style and his stellar approach to best-practice patient care practices – including Rapid Recovery packages and other healing optimisation recommendations for the period immediately after your surgery.

Dr Barnett prides himself on post-surgery patient care excellence and he wants all patients to thoroughly understand the procedures they are seeking; including their surgery choices and their recovery and healing periods.

Whether you want a Facelift, neck lift, rhinoplasty, breast enlargement or transaxillary breast implants – or body contouring/body lift surgery such as an upper arm lift procedure – Dr Barnett will give you the information you require to make an informed decision about your plastic surgery or reconstructive surgery procedure.

Dr Barnett sees breast enlargement surgery patients from all over Victoria in his Hawthorn East Clinic in Melbourne, which is highly convenient to people living in the Kew, Toorak, South Yarra, Balywn, Deepdene, Box Hill, Camperwell, Auburn, Glenferrie, Richmond and East Richmond locations.

Give us a call today on (03) 8849 1467 to get started on your reconstructive, plastic or cosmetic Surgery Journey with a highly experienced, caring Specialist Plastic Surgeon.

Or you can send an enquiry form to arrange a convenient time to get more information on your cosmetic, plastic or reconstructive surgery options by one of Melbourne’s most caring and experienced Specialists.


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