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Dr Bernard Beldholm M.B.B.S B.Sc(Med), FRACS, FACCS expert in Cosmetic Surgery
Plastic surgeon, Cosmetic surgeon, Specialist surgeon, Specialist general surgeon, Specialist plastic surgeon, Specialist surgeon doing cosmetic surgery......CONFUSED?
As cosmetic surgery is not a recognised speciality there are many ways for doctors and surgeons to gain the necessary experience to perform this surgery. RACS (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) training is the only recognised training path to become a specialist surgeon in Australia. A specialist surgeon has FRACS (fellow of the Australasian College of surgeons) after their name. Above and beyond RACS training there are different paths of gaining the necessary experience in cosmetic surgery. This does not mean that one way is better than the other it just means they are different. The infographic below shows Dr Beldholm’s training in detail.
(Note: each individual surgeons experience and training varies as do patient results. *See our disclaimer)
“The beauty is in the detail”
If you’re looking for a cosmetic surgeon passionate about helping women achieve their best bodies, then look no further than Dr. Beldholm.
Dr. Bernard Beldholm is a FRACS qualified surgeon focusing on cosmetic surgeries within 4 main areas:
- Helping women restore their bodies after having children
- Helping women tighten and smooth their bodies after losing weight
- Helping women to achieve a more youthful look with age
- Helping women enhance their bodies
It is his dedication to honing his craft that makes him a cosmetic surgeon worth your time in your search for the perfect practice.
“What I have realised over the last few years, focusing on these 4 areas, is that there is beauty in detail and great satisfaction in being able to provide predictable results for patients.
By focusing on a limited range of surgeries I’m able concentrate on refining every aspect of each operation. I can stay up to date with new developments within these areas.
The other major shift that I have had in the last few years is the ability to focus on the results. I’m not just doing an operation for you, I’m guiding you through the surgical journey where the final goal is for you to leave my practice with a smile.
I focus on tummy and breast operation and I do hundreds of these each year. I focus on refining these operations. Each operation has hundreds of steps and each step has lots of variations. That is why I say that the beauty is in the detail. It’s my lifelong commitment to refine each and every step of these operations to achieve the best possible result for each and every patient that I see.
The key thing with experience is the ability to get predictable results and see what is possible and not possible. “
Training & Qualifications
Dr. Beldholm is a fully qualified general surgeon with the experience you need in performing cosmetic procedures.
“Training and qualifications are important. However it is important I think to realise that the surgical training itself is only a part of a specialist surgeons experience.
RACS specialty training lasts for 5 years in addition to this I did 2 years of additional training to learn a variety of cosmetic surgery operations.
However compare this to close to 10 years that I have been in private practice performing many thousands of operations and focusing on the above 4 areas. Refining, learning and gaining the necessary experience to be confident in providing you with a great result.”
What is FRACS and what is a specialist surgeon?
“RACS Surgeons are highly qualified and up-to-date with the latest developments in their area of skill. They have considerable knowledge and give the best possible care to their patients.
FRACS stands for Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, a qualification awarded only to those doctors who have successfully completed several years of rigorous surgical training.
With a proven commitment to lifelong learning and the highest standards of professionalism, Fellows of the College offer you and your family safe and comprehensive surgical care.”
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“I’m proud to be a qualified FRACS General surgeon. I feel that the training that I have received have given me the tools and ability to provide my patients specialised surgical care with great results. I’m eternally grateful for RACS providing me with this opportunity.”
What is general surgery?
“General Surgery is the basic core specialty within the discipline of surgery and is the broadest of the surgical specialties. The General Surgeon is a surgical specialist engaged in the comprehensive care of surgical patients and in some situations the General Surgeon may require knowledge of the whole field of surgery. The General Surgeon is frequently the one first confronted with the acutely ill or injured person and is responsible for the early investigation of the obscure surgical illness.”
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There is no guarantee of specific results and the results can vary from patient to patient. The photos shown have not been altered, other than removing identifiable marks such as tattoos and birthmarks at the request of the patient. If any such alteration has been done then it has been done equally on both before and after photos and there is a notation under the photo stating what alteration has been done.
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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.