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About Us

Our vision

We want to fulfil every patient’s inner vision by listening to them and using the latest techniques in cosmetic surgery combined with a holistic approach to make sure every patient leaves our practice with a smile.

How are we going to accomplish our promise to you?

Our goal is to provide every customer who walks into our facility with results they can be proud of. Our mission is to be the best cosmetic surgery practice in Australia.

It is our promise to you to listen and care in order to help you through your surgical journey while remaining supportive of your needs.

By learning about your desires, we can fulfil your inner vision. Because of this, the staff and surgeons are dedicated to providing the most modern and best results possible.

Specialist Cosmetic Surgery also values every employee in our line of work. We strive to be a big family where everybody’s voice is heard. We want our employees to look forward to coming to work every day.

We also aim to have the most educated employees in the industry by investing time and effort into their training. We make every effort to listen to our employees and address any concerns as soon as possible.

Dr Bernard Beldholm

Dr Bernard Beldholm founded Specialist Cosmetic Surgery in 2009

Dr. Bernard Beldholm FRACS is a specialist surgeon (read more about Dr Beldholm here) who has enjoyed a long, fulfilling career in cosmetic surgery.

Early on in his profession, he built a busy practice in Sydney’s prestigious eastern suburbs while maintaining a smaller practice in the Hunter Valley and Newcastle region. Over the years, he grew more and more drawn to the area’s beautiful wine country and great people. In 2015, he made the permanent move to The Hunter Region with his wife and three children and hasn’t looked back since.

Today, he continues to enjoy helping patients put their best face forward while also providing them with great results. His passion for learning and being at the top of his field is all for his patients’ benefit.

In his spare time, he has presented at various international medical conferences, appeared on Australian TV numerous times and has published a variety of research articles.

Starting small in 2009 and building practice to now encompass the Hunter Valley and Newcastle

Specialist Cosmetic Surgery was started in 2009 by Dr Beldholm in Mt Pleasant St in Maitland. This was just opposite Maitland Public Hospital where Dr Beldholm worked for many years as a Specialist Surgeon. Initially, Dr Beldholm rented rooms from another local general surgeon but quickly grew out of these premises. The first location for Specialist Cosmetic Surgery was at 120 Mt Pleasant St in Maitland. Starting with one part time secretary and a lease for 12 months this was an exciting time for the practice. Soon, the team was joined by another secretary, then a nurse and a Dermal therapist.

In 2011 it became clear that the practice had grown out of the Mt Pleasant St Practice, and the search was on for a bigger and more permanent location.

Transforming an old heritage house in Lorn into a state of the art Medical facility

2011 was a challenging year for Specialist Cosmetic Surgery. Lorn is a small town outside of Maitland and seem to be the perfect location for a private cosmetic surgery clinic. However, the challenges were big. Although we found the house in the beginning of 2011, there were intense negotiations with council as this was zoned as residential and we needed it to be re-zoned to commercial. The house is in a heritage listed town so we had to abide by strict guidelines. The cement for the driveway that we constructed had to be approved (I think it was called Morpeth mix).  Other challenges were that when the excavators built our driveway, they cut all the telephone lines to the place!! So we had to get Telstra out to fix these.  The house was purchased in June 2011 after assurances from council that we had all the approval that we needed to proceed with all our plans.  We finally made the big move in December 2011 after spending more than $500,000 on the upgrades.

Our finished premises at 30 Belmore Rd, Lorn NSW

Birth of specialist skin solutions in 2012

As we continued to grow and provide great service to the local community, the non surgical branch of Specialist Cosmetic Surgery was formalised into a new company called Specialist Skin Solutions. This business provides a range of non-surgical cosmetic treatments from skin treatments to fillers.

Expansion into Newcastle in 2012

Dr Beldholm at the time was quite happy with running his Sydney practice and providing services to his Hunter Valley patients. As Dr Beldholm had become more prominent in the area, he was approached by the CEO of Hunter Valley Private Lance Wheeldon to join Hunter Valley Private Hospital. At that time, he was the only Cosmetic Surgeon in the hospital. Initially, all consulting was done in the Hospital consulting rooms. However, in 2014, it was clear that the rooms were not adequate in providing for the needs of a modern cosmetic surgery practice and the search was on for a better location in Newcastle.

You’ve probably heard the popular saying, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” While we don’t offer patients flashy rocks and shiny gemstones, we like to think we offer something much better: a diamond service. It’s what truly makes us stand out from the competition. When patients choose Specialist Cosmetic Surgery, they get the ultimate “diamond experience.” Here’s how:

D…Decades of experience
I…Intuitive concepts, latest techniques
A…Always here to help you
M…Modern, state of the art facilities
O…Our philosophy is to fulfill every patient’s inner vision
N…Nurturing staff and friendly service
D…Dedication to ongoing education in our fields of expertise.

What is going to happen in 2017 and beyond?

Many exciting things!!

One thing we can guarantee is that we will be providing you our patients with the best in Cosmetic and plastic surgery.

We are here to help!

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