Dr Chaithan Reddy

Plastic Surgeon, Dr Chaithan Reddy is proud to serve Sydney’s North Shore, Norwest and Westmead regions with a comprehensive range of surgical and non-surgical procedures.

Dr Reddy is not only a Cosmetic Surgeon, but also a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS); the only internationally recognised institute in Australia able to grant this qualification.

Dr Reddy is a consultant Plastic Surgeon at three major teaching hospitals in Sydney where he performs complex reconstructive surgery for trauma and cancer victims. He is also involved in the training of future Plastic Surgeons and has published extensively in the Plastic Surgery literature,  along with speaking at various International Plastic Surgery Conferences.

Prior to spending the last 10 years of his career performing cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, Dr Reddy also received his qualification in dentistry. He is one of only a handful of Plastic Surgeons in the country to hold dual qualifications. This has allowed him to comprehensively appreciate the intricacies of the facial anatomy and proportions.

Dr Reddy prides himself on tailoring his techniques to your particular features to achieve the most desired and natural result. He places a strong emphasis on short-scar techniques and a tailored post-operative treatment plan to optimise your results.

“ My approach to my patients is to offer them the most up to date and consistent procedures that will marry both their desires and my skills.”

Dr Reddy believes the relationship he develops with his patients is just as important as his surgical skills. Creating a consultation process that is relaxed, confidential and offers patients the time to make a well-informed decision, forms the core of his approach.

“I believe it is crucial and very important that I spend time with my patients to truly define their goals, and provide the results they are looking for in the safest possible manner.”

Highlights of Dr Reddy’s Career

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons PSF International Scholar – the first and only Australian Plastic Surgeon to achieve this to date. Only a handful of plastic surgeons through out the world are offered this privilege.
  • Emmett Prize in Plastic Surgery
  • John Lowenthal Medal recipient in Surgery
  • John Brooke-Moore prize in Surgery
  • Medical Foundation (Myee Codrington) Microsurgery Prize
  • Awarded a Master of Surgery
  • Involved in the training of future plastic surgeons in 3 major Sydney teaching hospitals
  • Stephen O’Henley Medal
  • J McCarthy prize
  • Golden Key National Honour Society
  • Scientific Convenor of the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Microsurgery workshop for trainees across Australia

International publications

Article Title Publication Date of Publication
Microvascular Anastomosis using the Vascular Closure Device in Free Flap Reconstructive Surgery: A 13-year experience. Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Feb 2012
‘Tip of the iceberg : Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw’ Journal of Craniofacial Surgery Jan 2010
Looking at bariatric surgery with a different mind European Journal of Plastic Surgery 2009
‘Versajet: A novel approach to debridement’ ANZ Journal of Surgery 2007
‘Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans’ Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery 2008
‘Laparoscopic appendicectomy’ ANZ Journal of Surgery 2007
Tube Thoracostomy’ ANZ Journal of Surgery 2007
‘Versajet managed Wounds Austrauma 2007 Trauma & Critical Care Conference Handbook 2008
‘Splenic Preservation: An additional Haemostatic measure during mesh splenorrhaphy’ ANZ Journal of Surgery July 2004
‘Functional assessment of pollicisation for congenital thumb hypoplasia or aplasia’ Australian Hand Surgery Society Handbook March 2002

National and International lectures

Title Name of Meeting Date of Presentation
Microvascular Anastomosis using the Vascular Closure Device in Free Flap Reconstructive Surgery: A 13-year experience. Annual Scientific Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Meeting July 2011
Paediatric burns Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Nurses Association Meeting June 2011
Microvascular Anastomosis using the Vascular Closure Device in Free Flap Reconstructive Surgery Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Registrar’s Conference March 2011
Versajet Austrauma,Sydney February 2007
‘Benign Liver Conditions’ Johnson & Johnson Education Institute, Sydney (RACS) April 2006
‘Tube Thoracostomy’ Annual Scientific Meeting (RACS) Canberra November 2005
‘Pollicisation‘ Queen Mary Hospital, Orthopaedic Unit Meeting Hong Kong November 2003
Aspects of Pollicisation for Congenital Thumb Hypoplasia’ Asian Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the HandSeol, Korea March 2002
‘Functional assessment of pollicisation for congenital thumb hypoplasia or aplasia’ Australian Hand Surgery Society Gold Coast March 2002

Surgical presentations

2014 : Rhinoplasty seminar

2013 : Breast Augmentation seminar
Breast Reconstruction seminar

2011 : Lower Face & Neck lift
Rhinoplasty Complicatoins and their management
Peri-operative Brachial Plexus Injury
Paediatric Burns
Craniosynostoses
Neurofibromatosis and Fibrous Dysplasia
Facial dysostoses
Cleft lip and palate
Encephaloceles
Eyelid Reconstruction

2010 : Fat grafting
Composite tissue allotransplantation

2009 : Perineal reconstruction
Anatomy of the lymphatics of the hand
Management of ring avulsion injuries
Hand manifestations of SLE

2008 : Management of Gynecomastia
Brow lift procedures
Surgical lip augmentation
Lower lid Blepharoplasty

2007 : Donor Leukocyte transfusion in achieving transplant tolerance

2006 : Geriatric trauma (Westmead Hospital)

2005 : ‘Blunt trauma in Children’ (Children’s Hospital Westmead)

2004 : Morbidity & Mortality – Surgery Audit presentations (The Canberra Hospital)
‘Angiographic intervention for peripheral vascular disease’– teaching to Allied Health staff (The Canberra Hospital)
Levosimenden (Westmead Hospital)
‘Boerhaave’s Syndrome (Westmead Hospital)