Mr. Richard Zinn is a Plastic Surgeon who has trained in all areas of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. He is passionate about offering the highest level of care and expertise for his patients, optimizing results while minimizing downtime. Richard offers treatment in both public and private centers. He is actively involved in training of junior surgeons through his participation at the Northern Hospital and Peter Macallum Cancer Centre. He has an interest in research and has published in prominent International, Australasian and South African peer reviewed journals

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Freemasons Albert Street


Epworth Freemasons Victoria Parade


Epworth Richmond

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Parkside Plastic Surgery

Level 1 1 Verona Lane
East Melbourne VIC 3002

Special interests

  • Breast reconstruction (Implant and flap based)
  • Cosmetic breast surgery (Augmentation, reduction and breast lift)
  • Massive weight loss and body contouring procedures
  • Head and neck reconstruction (cancer and trauma), skin cancer
  • Facial cosmetics (rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, otoplasty, botox, fillers, chemical peels)

Education and training

  • Consultant at Northern Hospital
  • Consultant at Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute


  • Lipodystrophy


  • MBChB University of Cape Town 2003
  • FRACS Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 2016
  • FC Plastic Surgery (SA) College of Medicine of South Africa 2013
  • Masters of Medicine (Plastic Surgery) University of Witwatersrand 2014

Professional Associations

  • RACS
  • CMSA
  • South African Burns Society
The Institute groups together surgical sub-specialties of dental, dermatology, opthalmology, oral and maxillofacial, otolaryngology (ear, nose, throat) and plastic surgery.