Associate Professor Hugh Bartholomeusz
Specialist Plastic Surgeon (FRACS; MBBS)
Professional Memberships and Associations
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Australian Medical Association
Special Interest: Breast surgery, body contouring, skin cancer
Dr Hugh Bartholomeusz graduated from the University of Queensland in 1976. He undertook further advanced surgical training in plastic surgery at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Royal Brisbane Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide. He is currently the senior plastic surgeon at Greenslopes Private Hospital and has been President of the Queensland Society of Plastic Surgeons and Chairman of the State Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. His appointments have also included the Chairmanship of the Australian Day Surgery Council and past President of the Council of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. He teaches undergraduate and post graduate medical and nursing personnel and is currently appointed as an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland.
His international accomplishments have included World President of the International Air Cadet Exchange Association and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Ambulatory Surgery. He has served as a commissioned officer in the Royal Australian Air Force since 1972 and currently holds the rank of Air Vice-Marshal. He is a former Surgeon General Australian Defence Force Reserves and is the current Chairman of the Australian Air Force Cadets National Council.
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Dr Bartholomeusz was really nice, and very good with using my chosen name. He was completely willing to answer any questions I had about top surgery, and was willing to accommodate any needs/concerns of mine. The nurses/receptionists are really lovely too. I was quite nervous about attending my consult as I wasn’t sure what to expect. Basically, I had to wait around 2/3 weeks from the date I called their office until my first consult. They asked me pay a $50 deposit to confirm my appointment. I had to pay $110 on the day and I got back $72 from Medicare. Once I saw Dr Bartholomeusz he asked me a bit about myself, what I was studying etc., about my history of gender dysphoria, and my medical history. Then he looked at my chest and told me about the surgery he would be performing. He was quite detailed and very informative. Then we sat down and talked about the price of the surgery. All up, without health insurance he said mine would be around $7000/$8000 (I can’t remember the exact number, but he gives you a sheet with everything on it). At the end I could have had the option to book my surgery for January right then (my appointment was in August), but I still needed my psychiatric assessment, so I opted to wait until I had done that.
I would highly recommend Dr Bartholomeusz.
Over the last year i have noticed considerable slackness in my eyelid skin. It was getting to the point that the skin was touching my eyelashes. It made me look very tired and older than my years. I decided to have something done about it as i couldn't ever wear eye make up as there was little point due to the amount of slack skin in the lid area.
I am about to turn 40 years old and aside from slackness issues with the skin on my face, the eyelid skin was a major issue for me and i think having this procedure done will make a marked difference with regards to that tired look people have with hooded eyelids.
I have been on this site for many months looking for a good surgeon however there are few reviews from people who have had treatment in Brisbane. I found Dr Bartholomeusz on the internet not before contacting most of the surgeons around Brisbane who charge between $1800-$4000 for this simple procedure. Obviously the hike in price reflects the difference between having the procedure done under a local or a General. Dr Bartholomeusz offers this procedure under a local and it takes approximately one hour. I chose Dr Bartholomeusz obviously because the price is very competitive and he has a lot of experience as a Cosmetic Surgeon. When i met him initially i knew immediately i would go with him because there was no fluffing around. He didnt try to sell the procedure to me, just told me what he could do and thats good enough for me.
The initial consultation with Dr Bartholomeusz took about half an hour, he asked what i wanted, i told him and he said okay, lets book a date. I said him that i wanted to be able to see the platform that had once been my eyelids. He was realistic in that he said each person is different but that the excess droopy skin would be removed. He explained how this procedure was done, its simplicity in terms of duration and recovery. The waiting time was about 4 weeks but i chose to wait a little longer.
On the day of the procedure i arrived, did not have to wait for long at all, was taken into a surgical room by the Registered Nurse. I lay down on the table, Dr Bartholomeusz marked the eyes, injected some local and then began. The needles were fine, there was a little sensitivity closer to the inside corner of the eye but nothing unbearable. Once the local was injected the RN put ice packs on the eyes to help with swelling. The only part of the procedure i found slightly uncomfortable was when the skin was removed, it felt more strange than anything, however when the stitches were put in on the corner of the eye it stung a little but nothing dramatic. Then the procedure was over, ice pack on the eyes and home.
I was not nervous or worried about this procedure, needles do not concern me and the fact that Dr Bartholomeusz was so relaxed and confident and has a very good reputation amongst the medical community, there was nothing to be worried about. During the procedure Dr Bartholomeusz and his Nurse talked with me and answered my questions, it was very relaxed.
Recovery has been great, i must admit the first two days were fairly uncomfortable and as i have a toddler at home, it was difficult to sit around feeling sorry for myself with icepacks glued to my lids. I wouldnt consider driving on the day of surgery, your eyes feel like giant tennis balls and there is quite a bit of pressure. Lying down as much as possible with icepacks is extremely helpful and a great relief.
Once i hit 3 days post i could pretty much do everything i was doing before except heavy exercise, although im now doing my normal exercise routine with no issues. AFter a few days my eyes started itching incredibly, but now after nearly 6 days its much much better.
Aesthetically, i have platforms. My giant hoods are gone and i can see my eyelashes. Im very happy with the results. Sure there is a little bruising and swelling plus a little bumpy skin but the folds will eventually hide the scars and ive no doubt the scars will disappear.
The staff at the front desk are very friendly and genuine, there is a very nice atmosphere. The RN is very friendly and knowledgeable. I will be returning to Dr Bartholomeusz in the future.
6 months post upper bleph
It has been 6 months since the upper bleph with Dr Bartholomeusz. The scars are slight and will completely fade in time. The eyes are much more open and youthful. Best decision i made for my face as the drooping lids were very aging. This is a great procedure to open the eyes and give the face a more refreshed look.
My breasts were not the same after having 2 children. I had always been an A cup and wanted a more womanly figure.
I had considered having this done for many years but never had the courage. I am 52 and had heavy hooding of my right eye and slight hooding of my left. My surgeon offered me the option of having it done under local aneasthetic which saved approx $2,000. After the initial injections around the eye area which were painful but quick, I did not feel a thing. The surgeon made the incisions from the inside corner of my eyes right out into my crows feet.It took less than an hour and I was able to go home straight away.
I went back a week later for a checkup and everything was good. Not much bruising although swelling under my eyes which has still not gone completely.
Four weeks later the scars are still quite red but I can cover them up with makeup.
Absolutely love the difference it has made and can't wait to see the effects in coming months when the swelling has completely gone. I would highly recommend having it done.