Bryan C. Mendelson MD

Toorak, VIC, AU
Bryan C. Mendelson MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Dr Bryan Mendelson is an internationally respected figure in aesthetic plastic surgery. His dedication and original research have resulted in acclaimed facial techniques that obtain results that are not only natural looking, but are also inherently lasting. This allows his patients to experience the pleasure of being able to ‘age well’ - by looking fresh and vibrant for their age without any hint of surgical intervention.

He is known by his patients for the kind and caring person he is; as someone who takes time to get to know them personally and to fully understand their reasons for having surgery and their desired outcome. He becomes more than just their surgeon but a trusted companion on the journey through facial surgery.

For over 20 years, Bryan Mendelson has focused his work on the face. His many years of research into facial anatomy, which is ongoing, provides the scientific foundation for the techniques developed and focused the development of the skills and experience that allow him to bring his personal ‘aesthetic wisdom’ to the individual needs of each patient.

For those who appreciate quality in aesthetic surgery, Dr Bryan Mendelson has long been a most respected name.

Practice Specialization

Dr Mendelson’s approach to achieving the desired outcome in facial rejuvenation or enhancement with glamourisation begins with the first consultation. After listening carefully, he will recommend the surgical procedures that most effectively provide the result you are after.

You may find his suggestion different to what you were expecting, but given time for understanding you begin to appreciate their correctness to ensure the avoidance of an unnatural look. For instance, to improve the appearance of your upper eyelids, he may suggest including a small amount of bone enhancement above the outer eyebrow, to ensure the most lasting and natural looking result.

This is where patients benefit from Dr Mendelson’s many years of experience and his wide range of skills. It’s also the reason so many return to his trusted aesthetic judgment.

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American College of Surgeons -Fellow October, 1983
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons -Fellow June, 1978
American Board of Plastic Surgery -DiplomateApril, 1978
American Board of Surgery-DiplomateApril, 1976
Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh -Fellow June, 1974

Professional Background

Fellow in Plastic Surgery and Clinical Instructor in Plastic Surgery:
Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery New York University Medical Centre
July, 1977 – February, 1978

Resident & Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery:
Department of Plastic Surgery, Mayo Clinic,
July 1975 – June 1977

Chief Resident in General Surgery:
Department of Plastic Surgery, Mayo Clinic,
July 1974 – January 1975

Surgical Residency:
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota U.S.A. (Dept. of General Surgery)

Demonstrator in Anatomy:
Monash University Medical School. Melbourne
January 1970 – December, 1970

Alfred Hospital (Rotating Internship) Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
January 1969 - January 1970

Monash University Medical School Clayton, Victoria, Australia
Graduated M.B.B.S. December 1968

Wesley College, Melbourne, Australia

Teaching Appointments

Visiting Professorships:

• Japan, BAAPS

• SECPRE Guest Professor
May, 2006

• “The A.D. Courtemanche Visiting Professor”
May, 2005
23rd Annual Plastic Surgery Residents’ Day
University of British Columbia

• Japanese Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
October, 2004

• SOFCEP (French Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons)
April, 2002

• Connell Society
January, 2002

• Mayo Clinic Minnesota – Erich Visiting Professor
September, 2000

• Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
October, 1999

• U.C.LA. – Los Angeles
April, 1997

• Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
March, 1996
(Section of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery)
Foundation Visitor

• Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee,
March, 1993

Live Surgical Demonstrations:

• 36th Annual Baker, Gordon, Stuzin Symposium – Miami
January, 2002
(Video) (Facelift with Temporal Lift & Lower Lids)

• 4th Dallas Aesthetic Surgery Symposium - Dallas
March, 2000
(Facelift with Upper and Lower Lids)

• Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons – Calgary
October, 1999

• Course on Latest Techniques in Aesthetic Surgery of the Orbital Region
May, 1996
(Dr. De la Plaza – Madrid)
(Lower Lid Blepharoplasty) and (Coronal Browlift)

• First International Aesthetic Surgery Workshop Bangkok
November, 1995
(Oriental Upper Lid Blepharoplasty)

Publications and Presentations

Original Articles
Mendelson B.C. Discussion: Aesthetic/Cosmetic Surgery and Ethical Challenges. Aesth. Plast. Surg. 32 (6):840-841, 2008

Mendelson B.C, Freeman ME, Woffles W, Huggins RJ. Surgical Anatomy of the Lower Face; The Premasseter Space, the Jowl and the Labiomandibular Fold. Aesth. Plast. Surg. 32:185-95, 2008

Huggins, R.J., Freeman, M.E., Kerr J.B., Mendelson, B.C. Histologic and Ultrastructural Evaluation of Sutures used for Surgical Fixation of the SMAS. Aesth. Plast. Surg. 31:719-724, 2007

Mendelson B.C., Hartley W., Scott M., McNab A., Granzow J.W. Age-Related Changes of the Orbit and Midcheek and the Implications for Facial Rejuvenation.. Aesth. Plast. Surg. 31:419-23, 2007

Discussion of Paper by Barton. F.E, Ha R. Awada M. Fat Extrusion and Septal reset in patients with a tear trough triad: A critical appraisal. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 113: June, 2004

Discussion of Paper by Hamra. S. A study of the Long Term Effect of Malar Fat Repositioning in Facelift Surgery. Short Term Success But Long Term Failure. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 110:952, 2002

Mendelson B. C., Muzaffar A.R., Adams W.P Jr. Surgical Anatomy of the Midcheek and Malar Mounds. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 110:885-96, 2002

Mendelson B.C., Muzaffar A.R., Adams W.P. Jnr. Surgical Anatomy of the Ligamentous Attachments of the Lower Lid and Lateral Canthus. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 110:873-84, 2002.

Letter to the Editor on Surgery of the Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System: Principles of Release, Vectors, and Fixation. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 109:824, 2002

Mendelson B. C. Fat Preservation Technique of Lower Lid Blepharoplasty. Aesth Surg Jour. 21:450, 2001

Mendelson B.C. Surgery of the Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System: Principles of Release, Vectors and Fixation. Plast & Reconstr. Surg.107:1545-52, 2001.

Moss. C.J., Mendelson. B.C., Taylor G.I. Surgical Anatomy of the Ligamentous Attachments in the Temple and Periorbital Regions. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 105:1475-90, 2000.

Discussion. Paper by Little, J.W. Part 1: Volumetric Perceptions in Midfacial Aging with Altered Priorities for Rejuvenation and Part 11: Three-Dimensional Rejuvenation of the Midface. Volumetric Resculpture by Malar Imbrication. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 105. Jan. 2000

Discussion. Paper by Knize, D. An Assessment of the Coronal Incision and Subgaleal Dissection for Foreheadplasty. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 102. Aug. 1998.

Mendelson B.C. SMAS Fixation to the Facial Skeleton: Rationale and Results. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 100: 1834-42, 1997.

Mendelson B.C. Cosmetic Surgery for the Ageing Face. Aust Fam Physician. 21: 907-10, 913-5, 918-9., 1992.

Mendelson B.C. Correction of the Nasolabial Fold: Extended SMAS Dissection with Periosteal Fixation. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 89:822-833, 1992.

Mendelson B.C. The Role of the Beauty Therapist in Cosmetic Facial Surgery. The Australian Beauty Therapist. P.39-42, March 1991.

Mendelson B.C. Breast Conservation and Breast Reconstruction. Med. J Aust. 2:156-7, 1983.

Mendelson B.C. Latissimus Dorsi Breast Reconstruction – Refinements and Results. Br. J. Surg., 70: 145-9, 1983.

Mendelson B.C. Results of Nipple Areola Reconstruction. Aust. N.Z. J Surg., 53: 63-6, 1983

Mendelson B.C. Submuscular Mammary Prosthesis in Reconstructive Breast Surgery. Aust. N.Z J Surg., 52: 297-302, 1982

Mendelson B.C. Local Recurrences of Breast Cancer. Its Significance in Relation to Breast Reconstruction. Aust. N.Z. J Surg., 52: 59-63, 1982.

Mendelson B.C. Breast Reconstruction. Med. J Aust. 1: 33-5, 1982.

Mendelson B.C. The Evolution of Breast Reconstruction. Med. J Aust., 1: 7-8, 1982.

Mendelson.B.C. A Survey of General Surgeons’ Attitudes towards Breast Reconstruction Following Mastectomy. Aust. N.Z. J. Surg., 51: 348-50, 1981

Mendelson B.C. The pectoralis major island flap: an important new flap for head and neck reconstruction. Brit. J Plast. Surg., 33: 318-23, 1980

Mendelson B.C. The Psychologic Basis for Breast Reconstruction following Mastectomy. Med. J Aust., 1:517-18, May, 1980

Mendelson B.C. The Latissimus Dorsi Flap for Breast Reconstruction. Aust. N.Z. J Surg., 50:200-4, 1980.

Mendelson B.C., Masson J.K.. Chapter: Results of Xanthelasma Exision in “Long Term Results in Plastic Surgery”. Ed. R. M. Goldwyn, May, 1980

Mendelson B.C., Woods J.E.. Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy. Aust Fam Physician. Vol. 8, 6: 646-7, 1979

Mendelson B.C., Masson J.K., Arnold P.G., Erich J.B.. Flaps used for nasal reconstruction: a perspective based on 180 cases. Mayo Clin Proc. 54: 91-96, 1979

Mendelson B.C., Woods J.E.. Effect of corticosteroids on the surviving length of skin flaps in pigs. Br. J. Plast. Surg., 31: 293-4, 1978.

Mendelson B.C., Masson J.K. Treatment of chronic radiation injury over the shoulder with a latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap. Plast. Reconstr. Surg., 60: 689-91, 1977.

Masson J. K., Mendelson B.C.. The Banner Flap. Am J. Surg. 134: 419-23, 1977

Mendelson B.C., Linscheid R.L., Dobyns J.H.. Surgical Treatment of Calcinosis Cutis in the Upper Extremity. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2: 318-24, 1977

B.C. Mendelson, D.J. Hodgkinson, J.E. Woods. Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity. Surg. Clin. North Am., 57: 3, 585-96, 1977

Mendelson B.C., Masson J. K.. Preformed Silastic Implants in Body Contour Deformities.Plast. Reconstr. Surg., 59: 539, 1977

Mendelson B.C., Woods J.E., Masson J.K. Experience with the deltopectoral flap. Plast. Reconstr. Surg., 59: 360-5, 1977

Mendelson B.C., Masson J.K.. Xanthelasma: Results after Surgical Excision Plast. Reconstr. Surg., 58: 535-8, 1976

Mendelson B.C., Woods J.E., Bearhs O.H.. Neck Dissection in the Treatment of Carcinoma of the Anterior Tongue. Review of 340 cases. Surg. Gyn. Obs., 143: 75-80, 1976

Mendelson B.C., Balla J.I.. Carpel Tunnel Syndrome – Results of Treatment Proceedings of Australian Association of Neurologists. Vol. 9.

Mendelson B.C. Chapter: Facelift Anatomy, SMAS, Retaining Ligaments and Facial Spaces. In Advances in Aesthetic Surgery. Ed: Aston S.J, Steinbrech, Walden J. 2008.

Mendelson B.C, Jacobson S.R. Chapter: Surgical Anatomy of the Midcheek: Facial Layers, Spaces, and the Midcheek Segments. Clin. Plast. Surg. 35 (3), July, 2008

Mendelson B.C. Chapter: Advances in Understanding the Surgical Anatomy of the Face. Eisenmann-Klein/Neuhann-Lorenz: Innovations in Plastic Surgery. Springer Verlag. 18:145-149, 2008

Harris P, Mendelson BC. Chapter: Eyelid and Midcheek Anatomy. In Putterman's Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery; 4th edition, ed: S. Fagien. Elsevier Publishers 5:45-63, 2007

Mendelson B.C. Chapter: Extended Sub-SMAS Dissection and Cheek Elevation. Clin Plast Surg. 22:325-39, 1995

Yousif N.J., Mendelson B.C. Chapter: Anatomy of the Midface. Clin Plast Surg. 22:227-40, 1995.

Mendelson B.C. Chapter: Herniated Fat and the Orbital Septum of the Lower Lids. Clin Plast Surg. 20:323-30. 1993.

Mendelson B.C., Masson J.K.. Chapter: Banner-Shaped Nasal Skin Flap. In Grabb’s Encyclopaedia of Flaps. Vol 1. Head & Neck. P141-145. Ed. Strauch, Vasconez and Hall-Findlay. Little Brown, 1990.

Mendelson B.C., Masson J.K.. Chapter: Upper Arm (Tagliacozzi) Skin Flaps. In Grabb’s Encyclopaedia of Flaps. Vol 1. Head & Neck P.177-180. Ed. Strauch, Vasconez and Hall-Findlay. Little Brown, 1990.

Mendelson B.C., Masson J.K.. Chapter: Cervical and Clavicular Tubed Skin Flaps. In Grabb’s Encyclopaedia of Flaps. Vol 1. P.173-176. Ed. Strauch, Vasconez and Hall-Findlay. Little Brown,1990.

Mendelson B.C., Masson J. K.. Chapter: Truncal Deformities. Use of Preformed Silicone Implants. In “The Art of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery” J.R. Lewis, Little Brown, 1989.

Mendelson B.C. Chapter: Chest Wall Coverage after Radical Surgery. In Rob and Smith `Operative Surgery’ 4th Edition, in Volume: General Principles, Breast and Extracranial Endocrines. Dudley H.A.F., and Pories, W.J. Butterworths, P.306-315 Ed. 1982.

Masson J.K., Mendelson B.C..Chapter: Contour Deformities of the Trunk. In “Male Aesthetic Surgery”, Ed. Eugene Courtiss, Mosby, St. Louis, 1982.

Hendricks J.L., Mendelson B.C., Woods J. E.. Invasive Carcinoma of the Lower Lip. Surg. Clin. North Amer., 57: 4, 837-44, 1977

Awards & Honors

Raymond Vilain Award for Best Presentation by an International Physician
- American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons - May, 2009

Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Oration.
- ASAPS 31st Annual Conference - Adelaide - October, 2007

Device Technologies Award for Best Presentation
- The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting - October, 2003

Raymond Vilain Award for Best Presentation by an International Physician
- American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons - May, 2002

Mentor Travelling Fellowship Award for the Best Scientific Paper
- The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting - July, 2000

Ralph D. Millard Award for Best Scientific Paper
- Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - October, 1999

The Dow Corning Award
- Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - November, 1992

Robert H. Ivy Award
- Annual Meeting of American Society of Plastic Surgeons - Boston, U.S.A. September, 1992

First Prize
- Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference - Chicago, U.S.A. March, 1977

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Cliveden Hill Private Hospital, East Melbourne

Society Memberships

International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

ISAPS Activities

Immediate Past President - February 2008

Chair– Journal Operations Committee

Chair– China Task Force

Chair– ISAPS Nominating Committee

President- August 2006 - 2008

President-elect- August 2004

National Secretary for Australia - 1998 - 2004

Chairman of National Secretaries - since 2000

Scientific Convenor for Aesthetic Surgery at IPRAS Congress Sydney - August 2003

Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - since 2003

Bryan C. Mendelson MD

109 Mathoura Road, Toorak 3142,
Melbourne, Victoria, AU

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