Getting to Know Me

Hello! I’m Marion Chan, your Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon right here in Melbourne, Australia. I earned my Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from Monash University in 2007. After that, my journey led me through a myriad of medical and surgical experiences as an early-career doctor, before I embarked on my specialised surgical training.

My surgical path started with two enriching years in accredited General Surgery, diving deep into breast surgery, upper gastrointestinal, and colorectal specialities. In 2013, I was privileged to initiate my formal training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the esteemed Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). This rigorous training culminated with my fellowship examinations, and I was subsequently honoured to join as a Fellow of the College.

At present, I serve both public and private sectors as a FRACS-certified Plastic Surgeon. My passion predominantly resides in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, along with body contouring surgery. Every fortnight, I work diligently with the Breast Cancer Centre at Eastern Health, offering reconstructive solutions for breast cancer patients. In the private realm, I am adept at procedures such as breast augmentation, mastopexy (lifts), reductions, implant revisions,  abdominoplasty, and other body contouring surgeries such as body lifts, brachioplasty and thigh lifts.   

My Patients

At the Heart of What I Do

Language is a beautiful bridge. I communicate seamlessly in both English and Cantonese, and I’m currently embracing the Arabic language to enhance our conversations further. My commitment to you is unwavering kindness and empathy. I recognise that opting for surgery intertwines with your unique story, influenced by your culture and personal choices.

My strength lies in addressing challenges with intuition and compassion. I ardently believe in involving you in your treatment decisions, ensuring you’re at ease every step of the way. After all, this is about your body, your aspirations, and your well-being. My role? To guide and support you in this significant phase of your life.

A Passion for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Advancements

I was honoured with the Plastic and Reconstructive Trainee Prize at the Annual Scientific Congress in Kuala Lumpur (2012). My fervour for pioneering plastic and reconstructive methodologies and research remains undiminished.

A Journey through Surgery

As a fellow of the esteemed Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), I delved into accredited general surgery shortly post-residency. I dedicated years to general surgery before my heart led me to specialist training in plastic surgery.

Gleaning Knowledge from the Best

My professional journey has been enriched by training stints at major Plastic Surgery Units, encompassing top-tier centres such as Alfred Health, St Vincent’s Hospital, Austin Health, and the renowned Victorian Plastic Surgery Unit.

Why I Chose This Path

From my earliest memories, creativity and design has always been my driving force. Perhaps that’s why plastic surgery beckoned; it’s a symphony of science and art. For me, every procedure blends imagination, uniqueness, and delicacy with utmost accuracy and expertise, aiming for the desired results for my patients.

Meet Our People

The Heart and Soul of Our Practice

Navigating the intricacies of surgery requires more than just a skilled surgeon—it takes a remarkable team. I am endlessly thankful for my outstanding team members who are committed to ensuring that every step of your surgical journey is as seamless and stress-free as possible.

From the initial consultation, through the surgical process, to post-surgical follow-ups, their unwavering passion, patience, and understanding of each patient’s unique experience make all the difference. I am deeply grateful for their tireless support in enhancing your experience.

Rachael Powell

Registered Clinical Nurse

Positioned as a Registered Division 1 Nurse, Rachael is our practice and injectables nurse.  She boasts a rich background. As a seasoned nurse registered since 2013, she has extensively served in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and has known and worked with Dr Marion Chan for over eight years.  

Rachael embodies efficiency, kindness, and a spirit that lifts those around her. Within our practice, she pours her heart and soul into supporting every patient throughout their surgical path. With Rachael, no question is insignificant; she embodies boundless patience and care.

Claire Mawson

Personal Assistant and Practice Manager

Having joined Marion Chan Plastic Surgery in August 2021, Claire brings her wealth of experience from her prior 3.5-year tenure at Body Recon Geelong in medical administration. Claire’s innovative mindset, task efficiency, and profound dedication make her an invaluable asset to our team. With a keen interest in aesthetics and health, she revels in guiding and caring for patients throughout their surgical experience. Claire stands as a reliable resource, ensuring you’re well-supported during your journey with Dr Marion Chan.

Outside her professional life, Claire is an avid fitness enthusiast, a netball player, and actively contributes to her family farm. She’s currently advancing her career by pursuing a diploma in Practice Management.