His depth of experience in breast and body surgery means he focuses exclusively on breast reductions, breast lifts, breast augmentation, tummy tucks and body lifts.
He is one of only a handful of Specialist Plastic Surgeons across Australia with this sole breast and body focus.
Dr Nicholas Moncrieff has performed thousands of surgical procedures over more than three decades in medicine. Over 20,000 of these procedures have been in Newcastle, NSW.
Dr Moncrieff is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).
After working between his practices in Sydney and Newcastle during 2008, he decided to focus only on the Hunter Region so relocated with his family in 2009. He consults from his state-of-the-art clinic in Charlestown and operates in various private hospitals.
Dr Moncrieff graduated from the University of New South Wales in Medicine with Honours in 1997 and completed 10 years of specialist surgical training in 2007.
Dr Moncrieff is a regular speaker at industry conferences including being asked to present on breast augmentation at 2023 Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon's conference on the Gold Coast.
He has been published in medical literature and regularly presents at medical forums around the country.
Examples include Dr Moncrieff co-authoring a paper on the functional benefits of tummy tucks which was published in the internationally acclaimed Plastic and Reconstructive Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In 2019 that paper won the best new author award.
In 2020 he took on a role as a peer reviewer of papers submitted to the Australasian Journal of Plastic Surgery, helping ensure high quality research and insights are published by fellow surgeons.
Dr Moncrieff is an Australian surgical adviser on the International Mentor Global Scientific Advisory Board. He provides input on safety, patient preferences and education in the field of breast surgery. In 2022 he hosted a number of other Plastic Surgeons in his clinic and operating theatre to share his expertise in breast surgery.
His work has also been recognised with awards from his colleague and industry experts. These include the Australasian Surgical Body Makeover of the Year for the second year in a row awarded at the 2020 Global MyFaceMyBody Awards.
Dr Moncrieff is a senior member of the Charlestown Private Hospital Medical Advisory Committee. He regularly presents to nursing and medical teams in local hospitals on plastic surgery and patient care.
Outside his practice, Dr Moncrieff is a proud father of three boys, including twins, and a patient fisherman. What do those interests mean for you? That he can multi-task, stays very calm under pressure and remains focused for hours – nice traits to have in a surgeon!
Concerningly, more and more people are calling themselves ‘cosmetic surgeons’ as they are attracted to the potential growth in demand for cosmetic surgery – always without the rigorous training and examinations Plastic Surgeons have had to complete.
Currently in NSW there is no legislation which stops medical professionals who have not undergone formal surgical training from calling themselves a ‘cosmetic surgeon’.
Your safeguard is to look for a fully qualified Plastic Surgeon as reflected by the letters FRACS (Plast Surg) under a doctor’s name and check that they are affiliated with the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). These titles and memberships are only available to fully qualified Plastic Surgeons who have undergone many years of training and exams in surgery beyond basic medical school training.
Dr Nicholas Moncrieff
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