Prof Mark Ashton

Research Biography

Professor Ashton specialises in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery and facial aesthetic surgery.  As former Head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (2001-2016), Mark enjoys a reputation as one of Australia’s most respected and internationally renowned plastic surgeons.

He is a perfectionist and recognised for producing naturally beautiful results with minimal scaring.

Upon completion of the Australian Plastic Surgical training program, Professor Ashton undertook a Post Graduate Travelling Fellowship in Breast Surgery working throughout the USA in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale/ Miami and Boston.

Professor Ashton is Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Melbourne and former President of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. As an Invited Editor to the Editorial Board for The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal in America and Director of the Taylor Research Lab within the Anatomy Department of the University of Melbourne, he is at the forefront of the latest trends and techniques in Plastic Surgery. Professor Ashton has published 6 book chapters and over 200 articles on Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in peer reviewed national and international journals.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and is a member of:

  • The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

Professor Ashton is the Course Chairman of the Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course ( MAFAC ) which teaches facial anatomy to Plastic Surgeons.

He is on Council for the Australian Society of Plastic Surgery, and is a past Council member of The Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Professor Ashton specialises in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery (such as breast augmentation surgery and revisionbreast reconstruction surgery following cancer surgery and breast reductionabdominoplasty, and facial aesthetic surgery.

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