Dean

Mr Dean Trotter, Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon consults from ARC Richmond, Eastlink Surgical & Specialist Centre, and Northpark Private in Bundoora. Mr Trotter regularly operates at Epworth Private Hospital, Richmond, and Northpark Private Hospital in Bundoora.  Read Mr Trotter’s full biography. Read More

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Biography

Mr Dean Trotter is a specialist Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon at ARC Plastic Surgery. Dean completed his MBBS at the University of Melbourne in 1999.  After training at major plastic surgery centres in Melbourne including The Alfred Hospital, The Royal Children’s Hospital, and St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dean was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2009.

In 2010, Dean completed a 12 month microsurgical fellowship at St Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, Chelmsford, UK.  During this fellowship, Dean focused on microsurgery, particularly breast reconstruction, working with world renowned expert Mr Venkat Ramakrishnan. While in the UK, Dean also received fellowship training in aesthetic plastic surgery, skin cancer surgery and cosmetic breast surgery including congenital breast asymmetry reconstruction.  He completed additional fellowship training in Buenos Aires, focusing on aesthetic plastic surgery and the use of cosmetic fat grafting.

Dean has undergone further training in several areas including hand trauma, skin cancer surgery, burn surgery, lower limb and facial trauma.  He has also undertaken research in several areas including microsurgical breast reconstruction, flap reconstruction, skin grafting, hand injuries, and outcomes following surgery.  He has presented his research at national and international conferences and has authored publications in key medical journals.

“My aim when I see a patient is to understand exactly what the patient wants and what their expectations are.  I then ensure that each patient thoroughly understands their treatment and what it involves.   By this process, and through diligent surgery, my goal is to make the patient’s surgical experience as good as it can be.”

As a surgeon, Dean’s primary interests are in reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, including microsurgery, breast reconstruction, cosmetic breast surgery, hand surgery, skin cancer surgery and trauma.

The highest level of patient care, professionalism and achieving the best possible outcome for his patients are the cornerstones of Dean’s practice.

In addition to his private practice with ARC, Dean has public appointments at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, The Women’s Hospital and The Northern Hospital.

Dean is Head of the Breast Plastics Unit at The Women’s Hospital and an Executive Member of the Epworth Head & Neck Clinical Unit in Melbourne. He is also a Member of the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery.

In his free time, Dean enjoys fishing, mountain biking, travelling and practicing his Spanish.

Dean is available for consultation at ARC Richmond, Eastlink Surgical & Specialist Centre and at Northpark Private Hospital.