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What to look for when choosing a cosmetic doctor in Melbourne

Choosing the right doctor for your cosmetic procedure in Melbourne is an important decision. An experienced doctor is more likely to produce a positive result, resulting in years of happiness and boosted confidence. Choosing an inappropriate doctor, however, may result in a less than desirable outcome.

To choose the best cosmetic physician in Melbourne for your needs, you must shop around, and assess various physicians’ qualifications, skill, reputation, after-care – and finally, your gut feeling, which includes how comfortable you feel with the physician and if you feel you could trust them. Let’s take a look at these points in finer detail.

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Qualifications & skill

  • Are they qualified to perform the procedure in question?
  • How did they train for the procedure you would like performed?
  • How many patients have they treated previously for this cosmetic procedure?
  • Look at the doctor’s work: do you share the same aesthetic sensibilities as the doctor?

Your emotional response or ‘gut feeling’

  • Is the physician happy to spend time with you and treat any questions?
  • Do you feel comfortable with the physician?
  • Do you feel that you could trust the physician?


  • Have I heard or read positive/negative reviews about the doctor?

Customer service and after-care

  • Are all the prices given to me upfront?
  • What kind of after-care is available?
  • Am I given instructions on follow-up care after the surgical procedure?
  • Is the doctor happy for you to “shop around” and asked for opinions from other doctors?
Doctor Joni Feldman – Cosmetic Surgeon

  • Experienced – Dr Feldman commenced her injectable practice in 1991. Her cosmetic practice focus on  dermal fillers & anti-wrinkle injections) .
  • For many women, it’s comforting and less threatening to talk to a female physician. As a woman herself, she knows firsthand the vulnerabilities and insecurities many women experience.
  • Always spends a long time with her clients, answering any questions until the client is happy to go ahead with the procedure.
  •  Joni was also one of the first in Australia to acknowledge the scientific benefits of Retin-A, prompting “60 Minutes” to interview her exclusively on their program.
  • Dr Feldman started performing liposuction after 2 years of understudy guidance and completing the fellowship of lipoplasty (FACCSM). She commenced her lipsuction practice in the year 2000.
  • She will always ask you to seek the opinion of another physician before you decide to proceed with any suggested procedures.

Dr Feldman’s qualifications

  • Fellow of the Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine
  • Fellow of Lipoplasty Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery.
  • Founding Members of the Cosmetic Physician Society of Australasia.

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