Dr Richard Zinn

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon


Richard Zinn is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with a special interest in plastic surgical trauma and soft tissue reconstruction, breast and cosmetic surgery.

Richard undertook and completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Cape town in 2003. Postgraduate training included 3 years of General Surgery and 4 years of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, qualifying as a Plastic Surgeon in 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Richard then completed a Masters degree researching Lipodystrophy, or abnormal fat distribution found among various populations. He completed the prestigious Royal Melbourne International Microsurgery Fellowship in 2015, and Royal Perth fellowship in 2016, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2016.

He is actively engaged in clinical practice at The Northern Hospital, Peter MacCallum, The Avenue Hospital and St Vincent's Private Hospital. Richard is regularly involved in registrar teaching and educational events.

Richard has completed the AMA core and dermatology modules and can undertake assessments in relation to workplace injuries, transport accidents, public liability matters, Comcare assessment, total permanent disability and medical negligence claims.




AMA Fourth Edition, Dermatology
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Fellow of the College of Surgeons of South Africa
Australian Society of Plastic surgeons (ASPS)
Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons of South Africa (APRSSA)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS)
The Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons(ASAPS)


Dr Richard Zinn

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon