Sophie

Dr Sophie Ricketts is a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at ARC Plastic Surgery with a focus on the face, breast and body. Sophie has a strong commitment to trauma and microsurgical cancer reconstruction as well as skin cancer and hand surgery and currently holds public hospital appointments at The Alfred and St Vincent’s Hospitals in Melbourne.
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Biography

Dr Sophie Ricketts is a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at ARC Plastic Surgery with a focus on the face, breast and body. Sophie has a strong commitment to trauma and microsurgical cancer reconstruction as well as skin cancer and hand surgery and currently holds public hospital appointments at The Alfred and St Vincent’s Hospitals in Melbourne.

Sophie completed her medical degree at the University of Tasmania in 2001. After graduating, she undertook training in General Surgery, followed by Plastic Surgery in Melbourne. After completing this specialist training, which included reconstructive, microsurgical and aesthetic plastic surgery, Sophie then undertook a Fellowship in Craniofacial and Cosmetic Facial Surgery in Toronto, Canada.

During the Melbourne phase of her training, notable highlights include working with the plastic surgery teams responsible for separation of conjoined twins “Trishna and Krishna” at the Royal Children’s Hospital as well as the first hand transplant in Australia at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. Prior to her  overseas Fellowship, Sophie worked as a specialist at The Alfred and St Vincent’s Hospitals as well as the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute and enjoyed a country private practice in Shepparton, Victoria. During her Clinical Research Fellowship overseas, Sophie worked primarily in facial trauma, oncological facial and cranial vault reconstruction, oculoplastics  and rhinoplasty (cosmetic, post-traumatic and cleft). The unrivalled scope of experience in Canada’s largest facial trauma centre means that she is now qualified to treat patients with complex facial trauma and post-traumatic facial deformity, as well as those patients requiring oncological facial and cranial vault reconstruction and complex rhinoplasty.

Whilst surgical skills, aesthetic judgement, sense of beauty and ability to visualise the end results are basic requirements for plastic surgery, it is Sophie’s personalised care and foremost concern for patient safety and comfort that characterises her approach to the speciality.

Outside of her clinical practice and research pursuits, Sophie has developed a passion for road cycling and is a member of St Kilda Cycling Club. She enjoys travel overseas primarily to Europe for cycling tours and other riding pursuits and North America for down-hill and back-country skiing.

Sophie is available for consultation at Richmond, Werribee and Shepparton.