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Doctor Charles Cope Specialist Plastic Surgeon


Dr Charles Cope is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon who has been trained to the highest possible standards. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS).

Dr Cope provides a comprehensive range of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures, including facial rejuvenation, breast and body contouring surgery, as well as post-mastectomy reconstruction and skin cancer surgery. He has performed over 18,000 plastic surgery operations.

Dr Cope is Head of the Plastic Surgery Department at Castlecrag Private Hospital, and has been a previous Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee at Castlecrag Private Hospital.

Dr Cope is also currently on the Council of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, the body regulating Plastic Surgeons in Australia.


Dr Charles Cope graduated with 1st Class Honours at the University of Sydney in 1989. During his time at university he completed a year of full-time research, obtaining a BSc(Med) with Distinction in 1985.

After graduation, he underwent General Surgery Training at Royal North Shore Hospital and after completing his Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training, Dr Cope then underwent further specialised training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery including:

  • Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Fellowship training under prominent Sydney plastic and cosmetic surgeons
  • Hand Surgery Fellowship at the Hand Surgery Unit at Royal North Shore Hospital and the New Children’s Hospital
  • Microsurgery Fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, USA (ranked No. 1 cancer hospital in USA)

Dr Cope has acquired a large operative experience, with over 10,000 plastic surgeries performed. As well as his clinical experience, Dr Cope has been involved in research for over 15 years, with recent projects including microvascular anastomotic devices and tissue engineering. Dr Cope has published extensively, with 26 publications and presentations at international and national meetings.

Dr Cope also attends and participates in seminars to provide a continuing high level of expertise in surgical practice in both cosmetic surgery in Sydney and plastic surgery in Sydney.

As part of that commitment to continuing education, Dr Charles Cope travels overseas to the USA and Europe to Plastic Surgery Conferences once or twice a year including watching internationally renowned plastic surgeons lecture and operate to ensure his practice of plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery in Sydney is at the forefront of current plastic surgery techniques.

Dr Cope also invests in the safest and most effective technology and is only one of a few surgeons in Sydney with the exciting VECTRA XT 3D imaging system, which is the latest 3D technology that allows you to see the expected result of breast augmentation surgery during your consultation.