About Dr Lisa Friederich

Dr Lisa Friederich is a female plastic surgeon and fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Australia. Plastic surgery is an art to Dr Friederich, who has worked both overseas and in Australia throughout her medical career.

Before commencing medical studies, Dr Friederich studied Art and Photography and has had her work exhibited in the Art Gallery of Western Australia. It was this artistic drive that attracted her to plastic surgery. Her innate appreciation and understanding of aesthetics is invaluable in her planning and practice in plastic surgery, whether it be a minor skin cancer removal or a major cosmetic procedure.

As a woman, Dr Friederich can offer valuable insight into surgical options for both men and women. Besides body and face procedures, Dr Friedrich specialises in gender reassignment surgery.

Training

Dr Friederich did her Internship at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, and then worked as a resident in a wide range of surgical specialties, intensive care, and anaesthesia whilst completing her Basic Surgical Training. She then worked as a registrar in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic surgery, Orthopaedic surgery, and Plastic Surgery before commencing Advanced (Specialist) training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery through the Royal College of Surgeons in 2008.

After initially training in Perth working in adult and paediatric plastic surgery for 3 years, Dr Friederich moved to Melbourne, where she worked in the plastic surgery unit at Royal Melbourne Hospital for 6 months before a final move to Sydney, where she completed her training in plastic surgery at Royal North Shore Hospital.

Her training in Sydney included a 6-month rotation in cosmetic surgery with the Maquarie Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery unit, and an additional 6 months in the Hand Surgery unit at Royal North Shore Hospital.

Qualifications

Dr Friederich is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). FRACS is the standard qualification required in Australia to perform surgery in private and public hospitals, and is the only plastic surgery qualification recognised by the Australian Medical Council.