Biography

A/Prof Gianoutsos graduated from The University of Sydney with Honours in Medicine and Surgery. He attained a number of prizes and awards in Medicine, Paediatrics and Surgery during this time. He initially trained at The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Surgery in General before being offered a position as an Advanced Trainee in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Plastic Surgical Training took him initially to Melbourne under the mentorship of Professor G. Ian Taylor. He undertook clinical training in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgery, as well as devoting three years to completing a Doctorate in Medicine (a research degree, similar to a PhD) at The University of Melbourne investigating the neurovascular territories (nerve and blood supply) of the skin and muscles. His final year of training was at the Prince of Wales and Sydney Children’s Hospitals, where he was Senior Registrar. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Plastic Surgery) in 1995 and also attained a number of scholarships, prizes and awards during this time.

Upon completion of his Fellowship, he undertook a Postgraduate Fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital and then a Postgraduate Fellowship at New York University Hospital in the Institute for Reconstructive Plastic Surgery under the mentorship of Professor Joseph G McCarthy. He was Craniofacial and Cosmetic Surgery Fellow for this time as well as having a laboratory research position.

Upon returning to Sydney, he took up Visiting Medical Officer positions at The Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney Children’s Hospital (of which he is Head of Department) and the Royal Hospital for Women, as well as beginning his private practice. He was awarded the title of Associate Professor, conjoint with the University of New South Wales

He was appointed as an examiner in Plastic Surgery for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2011 and in 2016 was elected Deputy Senior Examiner.

He is also the Director of The Craniofacial and Plastic Surgery Research Unit at The Prince of Wales and University of New South Wales and has had a string of Research Fellows and students whom he has supervised since 1996, both from Australia and abroad, who themselves have been awarded a number of higher degrees including PhD and Masters of Surgery.

A/Prof Gianoutsos has been involved in Interplast Australia and its charitable surgical missions to Indonesia and the Philippines.

Our Philosophy

The philosophy of the practice is to treat patients as we would wish to be treated ourselves – with expertise, care, professionalism, respect and discretion. This is reflected in delivering what our patients want and expect – the best, individualised care available.

Plastic Surgery, whether general, reconstructive or cosmetic is a significant, widely recognised and serious surgical specialty. Cosmetic surgery in particular continues to be treated with considerable frivolity in the media. For any patient considering cosmetic surgery it is a momentous decision, one sometimes contemplated for years before embarking upon a course of fact finding and surgery. Much of the material claiming to be informative creates unrealistic views with respect to cosmetic surgical procedures.

All patients need to feel confident that they are going to receive considered and individualised advice. Mostly, that advice will be that their wishes are reasonable. They also require the details of what the actual operation entails for them, what they should expect around and after the operation, as well as what the potential downsides, or complications, may be. On occasion, the best service I can give a patient is to explain that the operation they are seeking is not in their best interests.

Different patients may require different approaches to very similar conditions. It is vital that the plastic surgeon has a broad knowledge and wide scope of procedures available, so that patients may be treated individually. This demands a broad training and the judgement gained with experience over time.

Any individual undertakes or contemplates cosmetic surgery for a variety of personal reasons. Generally it is that they wish to feel good about themselves for themselves. I believe that this, rather than being motivated by the wishes or perceptions of others, is a healthy starting point for consideration of a cosmetic procedure.

It is important that a patient knows that he or she is going to be treated with great expertise, care, professionalism, respect and discretion by the surgeon and all members of the team.

Qualifications

  • 1987 – Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Honours,  The University of Sydney

  • 1994 – Doctorate in Medicine, The University of Melbourne, Research Degree

  • 1995 – Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery

Memberships

  • The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • International Member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS)
  • International Society of Craniofacial Surgery
  • The Australian & New Zealand Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons
  • NSW Hand Surgery Association
  • The Converse Society, New York University Medical Center
  • GIT Microsurgical Society
  • Australian Medical Association
  • Australian Association of Surgeons

Positions Held

  • Associate Professor, Conjoint, University of New South Wales from 2002
  • Examiner in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons from 2011
  • Deputy Senior Examiner in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons from 2017
  • Consultant Plastic Surgeon to The Prince of Wales Private Hospital.  Plastic Surgery representative on the Medical Advisory Council from 1998
  • Consultant Plastic Surgeon from 1996 and Head of Department from 2002 of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick
  • Head of Sydney Craniofacial Unit at the Sydney Children’s Hospital from 1996
  • Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Prince of Wales Public Hospital from 1996
  • Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Royal Hospital for Women from 1998
  • Head of Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery Research Units at The University of New South Wales, Sydney Children’s and Prince of Wales Hospitals from 1996
  • Consultant Plastic Surgeon to St Luke’s Private Hospital from 1996
  • Medical Advisory Committee St Luke’s Private Hospital from 2016
  • Supervisor of Advanced Surgical Training (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) for The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons at Sydney Children’s Hospital from 2002 to 2008
  • Member of Board of NSW Regional Training Subcommittee – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons from 1997 to 2008
  • Supervisor of Undergraduate Training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of New South Wales from 1996 – 2012
  • Member – Interplast Australia Development Committee from 1999 – 2006
  • Subcommittee Chairman, International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS) in 2003

Awards

1985

Nestle Paediatric Prize

1986

Hinder Memorial Prize for Surgery and Clinical Surgery

1986

William Henry and Eliza Sharp Prize for Surgery and Clinical Surgery

1986

Walker Prize for Dux of Final Year at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

 

1991

Noel Newton Medal. Presented by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons N.S.W. State Committee

1991

The Wakefield Prize. Presented by The Victorian Plastic Surgery Unit

1993

First Prize – Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons’ Annual Scholarship Contest, March 1993

 

1993

First Prize – 14th Annual Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Trainees Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, March 1993

1994

First Prize – 15th Annual Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Trainees Conference, Adelaide, March 1994.

1994

Winner of the Howmedica International Prize to present winning paper at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

 

1994

Noel Newton Medal. Presented by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons N.S.W. State Committee

1995

James Barrett Brown Award, American Association of Plastic Surgeons

1995

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Travelling Fellowship

2002

President’s Award, Eastern Suburbs Medical Association

Scientific Publications

Analysis Of The Cephalometric Changes In The First 3 Months After Spring-Assisted Cranioplasty For Scaphocephaly
Ou Yang O, Marucci DD, Gates RJ, Rahman M, Hunt J, Gianoutsos MP, Walsh WR.
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2017 Jan 9. pii: S1748-6815(17)30003-7. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2016.12.004. [Epub ahead of print]

Structural Failure Mechanisms Of Common Flexor Tendon Repairs.
Peltz TS, Haddad R, Scougall PJ, Nicklin S, Gianoutsos MP, Oliver R, Walsh WR.
Hand Surg. 2015 Oct;20(3):369-79. doi: 10.1142/S0218810415400092.

The Rib Graft Rhinoplasty: Anchoring The Extended Columellar Strut.
Moon DJ, Hunt J, Gianoutsos MP.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jun;135(6):1072e-1073e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000001231. No abstract available.

Performance Of A Knotless Four-Strand Flexor Tendon Repair With A Unidirectional Barbed Suture Device: A Dynamic Ex Vivo Comparison.
Peltz TS, Haddad R, Scougall PJ, Gianoutsos MP, Bertollo N, Walsh WR.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2014 Jan;39(1):30-9. doi: 10.1177/1753193413476607. Epub 2013 Feb 22.

Orbital Emphysema Following Removal Of Bilateral Midfacial Implants.
Brettell D, Ooi KG, Bank A, Gianoutsos MP.
Orbit. 2011 Dec;30(6):311-2. doi: 10.3109/01676830.2011.615457. Epub 2011 Oct 6.

Influence Of Locking Stitch Size In A Four-Strand Cross-Locked Cruciate Flexor Tendon Repair.
Peltz TS, Haddad R, Scougall PJ, Nicklin S, Gianoutsos MP, Walsh WR.
J Hand Surg Am. 2011 Mar;36(3):450-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2010.11.029. Epub 2011 Feb 17.

The Histology Of Facial Aesthetic Subunits: Implications For Common Nasal Reconstructive Procedures.
Rahman M, Jefferson N, Stewart DA, Oliver R, Walsh WR, Gianoutsos MP.
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 May;63(5):753-6. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2009.02.066. Epub 2009 Mar 27.

In Vitro Comparison Of Lagged And Nonlagged Screw Fixation Of Metacarpal Fractures In Cadavers.
Nicklin S, Ingram S, Gianoutsos MP, Walsh WR.
J Hand Surg Am. 2008 Dec;33(10):1732-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2008.07.010.

Biomechanical Influence Of The Vincula Tendinum On Digital Motion After Isolated Flexor Tendon Injury: A Cadaveric Study.
Stewart DA, Smitham PJ, Gianoutsos MP, Walsh WR.
J Hand Surg Am. 2007 Oct;32(8):1190-4.

The Effect Of Rate Of Distraction Osteogenesis On Structure And Function Of Anterior Digastric Muscle Fibers.
Van Der Meulen JH, Borschel GH, Lynch JB, Nicklin S, Ho KC, Gianoutsos MP, Walsh WR, Kuzon WM Jr.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005 Mar;115(3):831-7.

The Role Of Bone Morphogenetic Proteins Bmp-2 And Bmp-4 And Their Related Postreceptor Signaling System (Smads) In Distraction Osteogenesis Of The Mandible.
Farhadieh RD, Gianoutsos MP, Yu Y, Walsh WR.
J Craniofac Surg. 2004 Sep;15(5):714-8.

Optimizing Biomechanical Performance Of The 4-Strand Cruciate Flexor Tendon Repair.
Dona E, Gianoutsos MP, Walsh WR.
J Hand Surg Am. 2004 Jul;29(4):571-80.

Plating Of Metacarpal Fractures: Unicortical Or Bicortical Screws?
Dona E, Gillies RM, Gianoutsos MP, Walsh WR.
J Hand Surg Br. 2004 Jun;29(3):218-21.

Use Of A Polymeric Device To Deliver Growth Factors To A Healing Fracture.
Wong WC, Yu Y, Wallace AL, Gianoutsos MP, H Sonnabend D, Walsh WR.
ANZ J Surg. 2003 Dec;73(12):1022-7.

The Role Of Nerve Growth Factor And Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor In Inferior Alveolar Nerve Regeneration In Distraction Osteogenesis.
Farhadieh RD, Nicklin S, Yu Y, Gianoutsos MP, Walsh WR.
J Craniofac Surg. 2003 Nov;14(6):859-65.

Biomechanical Properties Of Four Circumferential Flexor Tendon Suture Techniques.
Dona E, Turner AW, Gianoutsos MP, Walsh WR.
J Hand Surg Am. 2003 Sep;28(5):824-31.

Topical Negative Pressure In Wound Management.
Deva AK, Buckland GH, Fisher E, Liew SC, Merten S, McGlynn M, Gianoutsos MP, Baldwin MA, Lendvay PG.
Med J Aust. 2000 Aug 7;173(3):128-31.

Effect Of Distraction Rate On Biomechanical, Mineralization, And Histologic Properties Of An Ovine Mandible Model.
Farhadieh RD, Gianoutsos MP, Dickinson R, Walsh WR.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2000 Mar;105(3):889-95.

The Role Of Transforming Growth Factor-Beta, Insulin-Like Growth Factor I, And Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor In Distraction Osteogenesis Of The Mandible.
Farhadieh RD, Dickinson R, Yu Y, Gianoutsos MP, Walsh WR.
J Craniofac Surg. 1999 Jan;10(1):80-6.

Reduced Need For Alveolar Bone Grafting By Presurgical Orthopedics And Primary Gingivoperiosteoplasty.
Santiago PE, Grayson BH, Cutting CB, Gianoutsos MP, Brecht LE, Kwon SM.
Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 1998 Jan;35(1):77-80.

The Cephalic Vein: An Aid In Free Tram Flap Breast Reconstruction. Report Of 12 Cases.
Barnett GR, Carlisle IR, Gianoutsos MP.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 1996 Jan;97(1):71-6; discussion 77-8.

The Latissimus Dorsi Added Fat Flap For Natural Tissue Breast Reconstruction: Report Of 15 Cases.
Barnett GR, Gianoutsos MP.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 1996 Jan;97(1):63-70.

The Neurovascular Territories Of The Skin And Muscles: Anatomic Study And Clinical Implications.
Taylor GI, Gianoutsos MP, Morris SF.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 1994 Jul;94(1):1-36.

Ulnar Adamantinoma: En Bloc Excision And Fibular Osteoseptocutaneous Free Flap Reconstruction.
Gianoutsos MP, Marsden FW, McCarthy SW, Lee KK.
J Hand Surg Am. 1994 May;19(3):495-9.

Oral Premedication For Local Anesthesia In Plastic Surgery: Prospective, Randomized, Blind Comparison Of Lorazepam And Temazepam.
Gianoutsos MP, Hunter-Smith D, Smith JG, Hogan D, McEwan L.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 1994 Apr;93(5):901-6.

The Rational Use Of Homologous Blood In Elective Surgery.
Gianoutsos MP, Thompson JF, Storey DW, Kronenberg H.
Aust N Z J Surg. 1992 Apr;62(4):266-9.

Isolated Limb Perfusion For Melanoma: Effectiveness And Toxicity Of Cisplatin Compared With That Of Melphalan And Other Drugs.
Thompson JF, Gianoutsos MP.
World J Surg. 1992 Mar-Apr;16(2):227-33. Review.

Neck Dissection For Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma.
O’Brien CJ, Gianoutsos MP, Morgan MJ.
World J Surg. 1992 Mar-Apr;16(2):222-6.

Malignant Melanoma In Childhood: A Clinicopathologic Study Of 13 Cases And Comparison With Spitz Nevi.
Crotty KA, McCarthy SW, Palmer AA, Ng AB, Thompson JF, Gianoutsos MP, Shaw HM.
World J Surg. 1992 Mar-Apr;16(2):179-85.

Delayed Hypersensitivity Reaction To Subcutaneous Heparin.
Rivers JK, Gianoutsos MP.
Aust N Z J Surg. 1991 Nov;61(11):865-8.

Mazabraud’s Syndrome: Intramuscular Myxoma Associated With Fibrous Dysplasia Of Bone.
Gianoutsos MP, Thompson JF, Marsden FW.
Aust N Z J Surg. 1990 Oct;60(10):825-8. Review.

Our philosophy is to treat all patients as we would be expected to be treated ourselves.
A/Prof. Mark Gianoutsos

Our philosophy