Christopher J. Moss MD

Toorak, VIC, AU
Christopher J. Moss MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Dr. Moss is committed to excellence in surgery, results and patient care.

A personal word from Dr Moss (MBBS, Dip. Anat., FRACS)

Since cosmetic plastic surgery is often elective, it is essential that all techniques must be maximally safe and predictable, so no patient is ever placed under any unnecessary risk. It is vital that cosmetic plastic surgery improves and rejuvenates without leaving any unnatural or operated appearance. The surgeon must fully explain the aesthetic aims for surgery so that the patient clearly understands the results expected in that surgeon’s individual hands. This ensures the patient is fully informed, completely involved with all decisions, and fully comfortable with the outcomes planned. Patient’s must receive open and accurate disclosure of the true recovery period, any required time off work and all material risks- this must be provided by the surgeon. Wherever possible, state of the art computer imaging technology should be available to assist patients in visualizing realistic results. Personally, I believe in a classic, natural looking and soft beauty. Changes must be made in accordance with each patient’s individual requests and sometimes this may be subtle- yet never pulled, tight, artificial or imbalanced. Patients want to look better but never like a different person. This can only be achieved when the surgeon truly takes the time and effort to understand each individual patient and their requirements.

Sound surgical judgement, meticulous surgery and state of the art techniques are vital for the best possible result. Consultations, explanations, all surgery plus wound closure, and closely supervised aftercare must be performed by the surgeon.

Practice Specialization

Dr Moss has special expertise and experience in complex cosmetic plastic surgery of the face (including facelift and eyelid surgery), nose (rhinoplasty) and breast (augmentation with implants, reduction and uplift). Facial reconstructive surgery, body contouring, liposculpture, non-surgical lip enhancement, anti-wrinkle treatments, dermal fillers and skin cancer treatments are performed regularly.

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Background & Certification

Professional Background

Dr. Moss commenced his medical training at University of Melbourne Medical School in 1981, graduating with honors in 1987. His residency and General Surgery training was completed at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and The Alfred Hospital. Following this he completed Accredited Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Training in Melbourne. After successfully completing 10 years of training in surgery he was awarded his surgical qualifications (FRACS) in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr Moss held Senior Tutor positions in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Melbourne and at the Stanford University of California, USA. He received a Diploma in Human Anatomy in 1990 and later conducted twelve months of anatomical research into the safe surgical correction of facial aging.

Following his Plastic Surgery training, Dr Moss completed a Traveling Fellowship in the USA to gain experience in the latest cosmetic surgery techniques. He was based at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York and also received further training in Los Angeles and Miami, gaining special expertise in cosmetic plastic surgery of the nose, face and breasts.

Upon returning to Melbourne, Dr Moss completed a further Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship.

Publications and Presentations

Dr. Moss is frequently invited to lecture and teach to peers and colleagues on advances in modern plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic medicine techniques. To remain current and totally informed on all surgical techniques performed, Dr Moss joins with his peers and colleagues in regularly attending national and international conferences.

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Dr. Moss performs his surgery in a dedicated theatre at The Avenue Hospital in Windsor, only a short drive from his rooms in Toorak. He has his own theatre team who are present for all of his procedures and help guide you through your surgical experience.

The Avenue Hospital is an advanced 131 bed private surgical and medical hospital located in the inner city suburb of Windsor. The staff at the hospital are committed to providing quality health care and excellence in customer service.

The Avenue Hospital is owned and operated by Ramsay Health Care, Australia’s largest and most respected operator of private hospitals.

The hospital has 8 operating theatres, 5 procedure rooms, large day surgery centre, 18 Cardiovascular unit (including 6 coronary care beds and a catheter laboratory), a High Dependency Unit, a Dermatology Centre and advanced interventional imaging services (including MRI, CT and Ultrasound). Comprehensive Pathology, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics, Pre-Admission and Discharge Planning services are also available onsite.

Our highly skilled team of nursing and medical staff take pride in delivering a distinctive private hospital experience and a quality of care that is recognized by the community and the industry nationwide.

The Avenue Hospital is fully accredited by the Australian Council on Health Care Standards.

The Avenue Hospital
40 The Avenue,
WINDSOR Vic 3181
Ph: (03) 9529 7377

Society Memberships

Member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgeons
Member of the Rhinoplasty Society
Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (Corres.)
International Active Member of the American Society for Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery
Member of International Society of Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Staff & Facilities

Computer Imaging

VECTRA 3D simulation technology

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Christopher J. Moss MD

504-506 Toorak Road, Toorak,
VIC 3142, AU

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