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Dr Raja Sawhney

Specialist Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr Raja Sawhney is a well established and respected Board Certified Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic surgeon. As the Director of Sculpted Clinic on the Gold Coast of Australia, he specialises in Reconstructive surgery including deformities caused by trauma or cancer. His vast experience, skill and knowledge in complex breast surgery including complications of breast augmentation and cancer reconstruction presents a unique opportunity to his patients on the Gold Coast.

He performs a large number of breast reductions using a technique he has modified over many years to enhance results. He has refined and popularised the use of autologous fat transfer in breast surgery in Australia. Besides breast surgery, he has a passion for facial aesthetics, performing Face Lift and Rhinoplasty surgery. Other major interests of his include Nerve Reconstruction and Surgery of the Hand.

Dr Raja Sawhney is the Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Gold Coast University and Robina Hospitals on the Gold Coast of Australia.

He performs most of his cosmetic and private reconstructive surgeries at Gold Coast Private Hospital. He also has admitting rights at Pindara and John Flynn Hospitals, as well as Brisbane Private Hospital.

Training and Qualifications

Dr Raja was born in London, UK where at the age of 17 he started his medical degree at Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospitals, qualifying to be a doctor by the age of 22. He was a demonstrator of Surgical Anatomy at the world renowned Anatomy school of Guy’s Hospital, before moving to Australia in 1998. He gained extensive experience in numerous surgical specialties including general, paediatric, orthopaedic, vascular, transplant and cardiac surgery. Dr Raja worked in several Queensland hospitals, during which he spent three years living on the Gold Coast and decided to make it home. To culminate his experience, he decided on a career in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery which he commenced in 2005.

He was accepted to and commenced advanced training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2007 governed by the Royal Australasian College of Surgery (RACS) and the Australian Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He completed this training and was awarded Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – FRACS (Plast) in 2011. He has been trained by some of the best Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons in Australia to whom he will forever remain grateful and indebted.

Experience and Skills

After his proficient training he started work at Gold Coast & Robina Hospitals where he soon became Director of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. At that stage, the Gold Coast had a rudimentary public hospital service for his specialty. He played a pivotal role in developing a comprehensive unit to service the demand for breast cancer reconstruction, lower limb trauma and complex head and neck cancer reconstruction. He dedicates a majority of his time to complex and challenging reconstructive surgery for patients who have had deformities, either from birth, from abnormal development, or after trauma or cancer. This equips him with an advanced skill set, knowledge and experience to deliver a tailored approach to each individual patient, however simple or complex the need. 

Philosophy

Dr Raja Sawhney believes that utilising surgical and non-surgical techniques, all parts of the body can be corrected, rejuvenated or enhanced. Owing to his vast clinical background in reconstructive plastic surgery, Dr Raja provides each and every one of his patients with unmatched expertise, support and empathy in an ever caring and considerate manner. His exacting, professional and sympathetic care is intertwined with his extensive expertise and experience, which provides immeasurable benefits to his patients.

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