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Endorsed by

Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Australian society of plastic surgeons
New Zealand Association of plastic surgeons

Invitation to Participate

21-23 February 2020, Crown Conference Centre Melbourne

Endorsed by the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons (NZAPS), and approved by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), the plastic surgeons of The Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery have great pleasure in inviting you to attend the 24th Advanced Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Workshop (AAPSW) to be held at the Crown Conference Centre from 21st – 23rd February 2020.


The 2020 workshop’s extensive program will provide an in-depth study of the most up to date advanced techniques in body contouring and aesthetic breast surgery. The program will incorporate an update on the latest information regarding Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma of the breast, approaches to primary and revisional breast augmentation surgery, as well as covering augmentation mastopexy. The workshop will also explore the role of fat grafting in breast augmentation along with advanced techniques in body sculpting and body contouring.


Our faculty of local experts will be joined by our four invited international guests to ensure that the 24th Advanced Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Workshop provides another year of strong educational content to all attending.


The aim of this year’s workshop is to comprehensively explore and educate on the many aspects of aesthetic breast surgery and body contouring along with raising the standards of management for the betterment of our specialty and to improve patient outcomes.


The 2020 workshop will commence on the morning of Friday 21 February and will conclude at lunchtime, on Sunday 23 February. It will include didactic teaching, video presentations of topical surgical procedures along with discussion panels and audience Q&A opportunities. Interaction with our international guests by all attendees is openly encouraged.


We encourage you to not only support this meeting, which has become a permanent highlight in our yearly plastic surgery calendar, but to also become involved with your fellow attendees to help us continue to make this a valuable meeting to the great benefit of all plastic surgeons, plastic surgery trainees, dedicated plastic surgery nurses and the industry sponsors involved.


As has become tradition, the workshop is once again being held at the Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne, Australia. The Crown complex is a landmark of this remarkable city and located at the heart of the action in Melbourne’s vibrant Southbank entertainment precinct. The Conference centre sits adjacent to the Crown Entertainment Complex, Promenade, Metropol and Crown Towers hotels, is only a short walk to the CBD and only moments from the city’s world renowned arts and sporting precincts.

Scientific Program 

Important Dates

21 – 23 February 2020

24th Advanced Aesthetic

Plastic Surgery Workshop

21 – 23 February 2020

AAPSW Cocktail Reception


International key note speaker

Dr. Chiara Botti - Italy

Dr. Chiara Botti is Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeon. During the years of her training, she travelled extensively throughout Europe, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, the United States, and Japan, where she deepened her knowledge of some of the most respected plastic surgeons in the world. Chiara has joined her father in surgical practice since the first year of enrolment in the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Chiara studied and worked as an endocrinologist researcher at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Dr. Chiara Botti is a member of AICPE (Italian Association of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery) and of ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgery). For more than 10 years she has been regularly invited as a speaker at Plastic Surgery congresses on all continents. Often, on such occasions, also performs demonstrative surgical interventions in the direct videoconference. She is the author and co-author of many scientific articles published by international magazines. She also collaborated with her father in the drafting of surgical texts, adopted by many schools of specialisation in Plastic Surgery, both in Italy and abroad.

Patrick Mallucci - UK

Patrick Mallucci graduated in 1989 from medical school to embark upon his surgical training. In 1993 he became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Having completed his general surgery, he undertook his training in Plastic Surgery both in the UK and abroad – London, Oxford, Stoke Mandeville, Australia and Paris.


In 1996 he was awarded the higher post graduate degree of Doctorate in Medicine (MD) having spent two years at University College London developing the concept of scarless wound healing. He was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery, FRCS(Plast) in 1998.


Mr Mallucci is entered into the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery. He is a full member of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). He is also an Honorary Consultant Plastic Surgeon at The Royal Free and University College London Hospitals.


He is the founder of Mallucci London a highly prestigious practice in Knightsbridge, London where he is now based full time in private practice. This is a multidisciplinary clinic encompassing both non-surgical and surgical treatments. Mr Mallucci has assembled a group of internationally renowned clinicians, experts in their individual fields to be able to deliver the highest standards of care to patients.


Mr Mallucci has published extensively within the Plastic Surgery Literature throughout his career and is frequently invited to present his work worldwide at Plastic Surgery Conferences and education forums. He is most renowned for his innovative research into “The Perfect Breast” a defining series of papers that have been published globally setting new standards in aesthetic breast surgery. In 2015 his population study of the perfect beast was awarded best international publication in the American Journal Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. His most recent publication ‘the ICE principle’ has been adopted internationally as a new concept in breast augmentation. He is actively involved in teaching both at undergraduate and post-graduate level including leading international masterclasses in aesthetic breast surgery.


He has also been highly represented in the media throughout his career having partaken in numerous television documentaries and news items as well as the mainstream written press where his opinion on current matters in Plastic Surgery is often sought.

Dr Nina Schwaiger - Germany

After completing her studies at the University of Vienna, Nina started her training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Clinic in Graz, Austria in 2006.

Before starting plastic surgery, she finished her general medicine training in Austria.


Nina relocated to Germany to complete the plastic surgery training program in Hannover and Cologne. During her training, she spent time in Sydney, Australia and worked as a medical research officer to investigate a new anastomosis device in microsurgery in 2005.


Since 2010, Dr Schwaiger has been employed at Dreifaltigkeits-Hospital, Wesseling, Germany, where she works under the lead of Dr Dirk Richter, the current President of ISAPS.

Nina passed her board exams in Germany in 2013. Her main interests include reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of the face and body, especially periorbital surgery.


In 2015 and 2016 Dr Schwaiger had the opportunity to do a fellowship with Dr Bryan Mendelson in Melbourne, Australia.


Nina has co-authored several papers and book chapters about body contouring and periorbital/facial surgery over the past few years.


Nina is a consultant plastic surgeon at the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit at the Dreifaltigkeits-Hospital, Wesseling, Germany, but is currently on maternity leave for her twin boys.