Dr Simone Matousek FRACS (Plast), MBBS (Hons), PhD

Potts Point Plastic Surgery

Fat grafting expert, Dr Simone Matousek

Dr Simone Matousek is a fully qualified Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon. Following her training through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Dr Matousek completed two further fellowships, one in breast surgery, (Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons/Allergan Breast Fellowship) and the other in facial aesthetic surgery (Mentor International Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship, London).

Dr Simone Matousek initially studied medicine at the University of NSW and graduated with honours. After completing her internship in Australia, she went overseas where she commenced her Plastic surgical training in Oxford, UK doing her first year of residency there. After returning to Australia and finishing her Basic Surgical Training and a compulsory year as an Advanced General Surgical Trainee, Dr Matousek commenced Advanced Training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Following this, Dr Matousek then did further training in Melbourne as part of Allergan Breast Fellowship, sponsored by the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. This allowed her to gain extensive experience in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast and body.

Dr Matousek then did a fellowship specialising in aesthetic surgery of the face (Mentor International Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship, London) under the guidance of leading UK plastic surgeon Mr Barry Jones.

After completing her plastic surgery training she gained a PhD degree whilst doing her fellowships through the University of Melbourne on the fascia of the breast and gluteal region. She discovered new ligamentous structures in these areas, and the work has been published in the leading plastic surgery journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Her practice is based in the grounds of St Luke’s Private Hospital in Potts Point. Much of her surgery is performed here, however, she is also accredited at other private hospitals including East Sydney Private Hospital, Woolloomooloo.

Dr Matousek’s special interest is fat grafting. This includes areas such as the face (for volume loss or asymmetry),  in the breast (for correction of congenital deformities, following breast cancer surgery and for cosmetic breast augmentation), in the buttocks (for cosmetic augmentation or following massive weight loss) and in all areas of the body to improve scarring and restore tissue loss.

She has travelled in the United States to gain experience in this new and exciting method of fat transfer to the breast. This technique has been used for many years in the United States with great success. She has visited and attended the advanced operative course run by Dr Roger Khouri in Miami who pioneered the technique of fat transfer combined with use of an external expansion device (the BRAVA). She has also visited Dr Daniel Delvecchio in Boston who has made further refinements to this technique and has adopted his methods of  achieving megavolume fat grafting to the breast and bilamellar breast augmentation combining implants and fat transfer.

Dr Matousek was one of the first plastic surgeons in Australia to perform the technique of large volume fat grafting to the breast. By combining techniques she learned directly from the world experts in this field, Dr Matousek has developed her own method of three dimensional micrografting and shaping of the breast combined with precise liposuction to give the best results. She has extensive experience in liposuction and fat grafting to all areas of the body. She has treated patients from all over Australia with fat grafting to the breast.

She has presented at both national and international conferences on various plastic surgical topics. She regularly attends international meetings and courses to keep up with the latest plastic surgical techniques.

Professional memberships include

ASPS (Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons) http://www.plasticsurgery.org.au/

ASAPS (Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) http://asaps.org.au/

IFATS (International Federation of Adipose Therapeutics and Science) http://www.ifats.org/

RACS (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) http://www.surgeons.org/

ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) http://www.isaps.org/

Presentations and publications

Matousek SA, Giele HP Reconstruction of the ear with a free wedge flap from the contralateral ear Free paper presented at BAPS, December 2003

Matousek SA, Cassell OC, Outcome of radical surgery and radiotherapy for treatment of T4 tongue tumours in the Oxford Head and Neck Unit Poster presented at IPRAS, August 2003 Free paper presented at BAPS, December 2003

Matousek SA, Giele HP. A Ten Year Study of Skin Malignancies of the Hand: The Oxford Experience Free paper presented at IPRAS, August 2003

Matousek S, Teston L The Treatment of Lipomas with Liposuction: A Case Series of 20 patients and literature review Free paper presented at IPRAS, June 2007

Matousek S, Deva A Reconstruction of the Suspensory Ligament of the Penis Following Trauma: A Case Report and Literature Review Free paper presented at IPRAS, June 2007

Matousek S, Deva AK, Mani R. Outcome measurements in wound healing are not inclusive: a way forward. International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds. 6(4):284-90, Dec 2007 [Journal Article]

Matousek S, Kippen J, Riddell P, Liew S Treatment of Severe Recurrent Granulomatous Reactions Post Injection of Polyacrylamide Facial Fillers Electronic paper presented at ISAPS, Feb 2008

Matousek S, Corduff N Finessing breast augmentation: combining artistry, technique selection and implant choice Free paper presented at ASAPS, October 2009

le Roux CM, Pan, W, Matousek SA. Ashton, MW Preventing Venous Congestion of the Nipple-Areola Complex: An Anatomical Guide to Preserving Essential Venous Drainage Networks Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 127(3):1073-1079, March 2011

Matousek SA, Corlett R, Ashton MW. Understanding the fascial supporting network of the breast: key ligamentous structures in breast augmentation and a proposed system of nomenclature. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 133(2): 273-281, February 2014. Free paper presented at the 11th GIT microsurgical symposium February 2013.

Matousek SA, Corlett R, Ashton MW. Reply: understanding the fascial supporting network of the breast: key ligamentous structures in breast augmentation and a proposed system of nomenclature. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 134(2):326e-328e, August 2014.

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