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elieving that anyone in the beauty industry needs
to look at clients from a total image perspective, Dr
Zoumaras has made it his nature to become an expert
in all fields – specializing in both reconstructive
plastic surgery and elective.
Having worked for other plastic surgeons on the Northshore
as well as with the Royal Northshore Hospital as a reconstructive
plastic surgeon, Dr Zoumaras maintains his stance as a surgeon
without limitations – using his breadth of skill that has afforded
him a solid industry reputation.
In 2015, Dr Zoumaras opened Artiste Plastic Surgery in Darling
Point, Sydney – taking his years of experience abroad and on the
Northshore while tapping into a savvy Eastern Suburbs clientele.
A lot of people fail to consider the amou nt of surgery required
for bu rns victims, facial fractures, wounds and trauma patients
and this breadth of work has allowed Dr Zoumaras to hone his
techniques for any circumstance, including emergency situations.
“You apply the same techniques and practices to every body part,
whether it be reconstructive or plastic surgery,” Zoumaras said.
Back in the 1950s there was no such thing as a Plastic Surgeon
there was just a general surgeon that happened to do a little bit
of plastic surgery. The demand for Plastic Surgery then began to
increase just by getting things back to normal. After World War
One and Two, a lot of plastic surgeons had the skills to do a lot
more and they needed to create more work. It brought doctors
together. “The war was finished in the 60s and many surgeons
who had developed their reconstructive su rgery business had to
think about what they were going to do, so they started applying
the same techniques to get things back to ‘normal’ to make people
look even better,” Zoumaras said.
One of the founders of plastic surgery during the second world
war, A rchibald McIndoe put cosmetic surgery on the map – while
also being one of the first ever plastic surgeons to undertake
With international experience and a host
of dynamic skills under his belt, Dr Jack
Zoumaras adds a touch of realism and
reconstructive techniques to cosmetic
surgery, writes Cameron Pine.
a sex change in the late 1950s which no doubt sparked a lot of
controversy about an industry that continues to dramatically
grow. “Ultimately reconstructive surgery is the higher eschalon –
it’s the gold standard in cosmetic surgery and it's people like this
that inspire me to be a plastic surgeon,” Zoumaras.
“There’s a lot more cosmetic surgeons than plastic surgeons,
you can be a cosmetic surgeon without being a plastic but in my
opinion it’s a little controversial because you are not fully trained
the same way,” he said.
From facelifts, injectables to boob jobs, vaginal reconstructions
and everything in between, no two weeks are the same for Zoumaras.
“Plastic surgery is not as taboo in A merica especially in places
like New York and in Florida and on the West Coast. A merica
is also a catchment for other countries for Plastic Surgery but
Australia is a much smaller market – it pays to be diverse.
Trained in Australia, but having lived overseas and training
in New York and Paris has enabled Dr Zoumaras to be a member
of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Australian
Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the International Society of
Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the Australian Medical Association and
fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
In 2013, in conju nction with Columbia University, Dr Zoumaras
undertook a six month fellowship at the New York Presbyterian
Hospital under Director and Chief of Plastic Surgery, Dr Grant.
During his time overseas he continued to learn from a bevy of elite
“A lot of people ask about breast augmentation out in public at
parties – it’s one of my most asked about areas,” Zoumaras said.
“Sometimes there are a lot of patients that are not educated or
don’t understand what they really want. One of the first things
I ask is are they doing it for themselves, their boyfriend or peer
pressu re – it’s important that patients are doing it for the right
reason,” he said.
With so many services and clinics offering injectables out
there Zoumaras advises people to be cautious. Zoumaras explains
in detail to clients if they are going to spend a lot of money on
injectables that there may be other things he can do for them.
“Do your research. You get what you pay for. For example if you
come to me you are paying for experience – even if I’m injecting
I’m not just trained to do it one way."
At the forefront of new technology Zoumaras references some
new techniques and services currently available in A merica that
are yet to come to Australia – he’s excited for the future and the
possibilities. Stay tuned for an injectable fluid like botox that
actually busts fat sometime in 2017.
So connected to other markets, Zoumaras usually attends the
aesthetic meeting in New York called ‘Cutting Edge’ – r u n by
surgeons responsible for Aud rey Hepburn’s face and a swathe of
other conferences and seminars.
It’s an industry that beauty professionals need to constantly re-
train to keep up with. What’s next? Check in with Zoumaras – he
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