Dr Nicholas Lotz.
Specialist Plastic Surgeon
Dr Nicholas Lotz is an Australian trained specialist Plastic Surgeon who performs Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr Lotz’s particular areas of interest and expertise include:
Dr Lotz has extensive surgical training and experience in both cosmetic surgery and very complex reconstructive surgery.
I studied medicine at the University of New South Wales, and then worked at the Royal North Shore Hospital during my intern and resident years. I had known for a long time that I wished to pursue a career in surgery. When I saw my first Plastic Surgery operation I realised how beautifully it combined the improvement of function with the restoration of form, and I knew then that Plastic Surgery was the career for me
Throughout my career I have dedicated myself to being the best surgeon that I can be. I was the first Australian surgeon to complete the extended Plastic Surgery training program which involved 3 years of general Plastic Surgery and then 2 years of specific training in facial surgery. After completing this I was awarded scholarships by both the Australasian Cleft Lip and Palate Association and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, which allowed me to spend a year doing further work in France.
My year in France (Paris and Nantes specifically) involved learning the art of ear reconstruction and facial aesthetic surgery, which enabled me to return home with additional skills to treat patients and to educate local surgeons.
When I returned to Australia I worked in the public hospital (RNSH) from 2006 until 2014. This work involved treating Burns patients, road trauma, and cancer reconstruction, as well as the training of doctors studying to become Plastic Surgeons. I have also been involved in both local and international charity work through both Interplast and the Foundation for Plastic Surgery, which includes pro bono work and training of local doctors both in Australia and overseas.
The training of other Plastic Surgeons has always been something I have been involved in and I feel proud of this voluntary commitment for the good of the profession. From 2015-2016 I was the National Chairman of Plastic Surgery training. I am also committed to ensuring patient safety and standards of care, having been on the of Castlecrag Private Hospital Medical Advisory Committee since 2008, and Chairman of this Committee since 2015.
I believe in the importance of my own ongoing education and training and regularly attend both local and international conferences to keep up to date with advances in plastic surgery. My work with the Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery involves visits to remote indigenous communities to educate local health care workers.
I grew up on the North Shore of Sydney, and now live here with my wife and two children. I enjoy golf, skiing, running and cycling. More recently I have pursued an interest in the study of wine and obtained my level 3 Wine and Spirit Education Trust qualification in 2019.
My Practice Philosophy.
My aim is to provide a personalised, caring service using well established plastic surgery techniques to obtain natural results and positive outcomes for my patients.
Decades of experience as a Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Australia and France has taught me that the best experiences start by taking time to understand your exact desired outcome.
...an essential element
of your care
Technically achieving an excellent result is extremely important to me and I approach every operation I do with this attitude. This is the essential element of your care that you may not see, but is of core relevance to the result we achieve together.
My team and I will fully support you throughout your care and I personally monitor every part of your recovery.
Honest, Ethical, Compassionate
& Individualised Advice
I appreciate the decision to undertake plastic surgery is not a small one, whether it is for skin cancer or for aesthetic reasons.
Central to the way I practice is to provide honest, ethical, compassionate and individualised advice. I value explaining things in an easy to comprehend manner so you are fully informed and you know what to expect every step of your journey.
Dr Nicholas Lotz is a member of:
- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
- Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
- Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
- Australian Medical Association (AMA)
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
- The International Society of Auricular Reconstruction (ISAR)