Meet the Team

Cairns Plastic Surgery was established in 1990 and is comprised of a qualified team dedicated to providing you with expert knowledge and advice to help you make a decision you're totally comfortable with.


Specialist Theatre Nurse

Allison is a registered consulting nurse with 30 years’ experience in the nursing field. She is an expert cosmetic injector and has been with Cairns Plastic Surgery for 8 years.

Allison plays a major role in patient support and post-operative care. She meets patients at their initial consultation in the practise and provides them with a thorough consultation in regards to their chosen surgery, as well as associated costs, expectation, and safety precautions.

She shares her skills between Cairns Plastic Surgery where she consults clients pre- and post-operatively, and at Cairns Private Hospital where she assists Dr Hertess in the operating theatre. This continuity of care enables clients to feel comfortable with a familiar face.

Allison also undertakes continued training in the cosmetic injecting field to ensure she’s up-to-date in all areas on rejuvenation.

Allison is a local of Cairns and was trained at the Cairns Base Hospital. She has travelled throughout Australia and worked in a variety of nursing fields. With a family of three children and a grandson, she remains busy outside of work where her interests are cooking and cake decorating.


Specialist Nurse Consultant

Leearna is a Registered Consulting nurse with over 10 years experience in the nursing profession. She brings her approachable and friendly personality along with a keen interest in the Cosmetic and Plastic surgery industry.

Leearna has joined Cairns Plastic Surgery this year and is proving to be a valuable member of the team. She shares her nursing skills between Cairns Plastic surgery where she assists in client care and at Cairns Private Hospital where she assists Dr Hertess in the operating suite, creating a great continuity in care for clients.

Leearna has returned to Cairns and Cairns Plastic Surgery after leaving 10 years ago to live in a few different parts of Australia, during which she has worked in a variety of nursing fields and developed additional skills. She completed her Bachelor of Nursing at Charles Sturt University.

In her spare time Leearna along with her two little boys enjoy spending time exploring and soaking up the tropical lifestyle.


Specialist Nurse Consultant

Rhiannon is our youngest team member at Cairns Plastic Surgery. She brings her vibrant personality and compassionate nursing skills along with enthusiasm to embrace the industry of Plastic Surgery.

Her ability to create an instant rapport with patients is exceptional as she provides optimal nursing care.

Rhiannon is Cairns born and has attended local schools as well as our TAFE of QLD to study enrolled nursing. She is currently extending her career as she studies at Central Qld University as a registered nurse. Cairns Plastic Surgery is proud to have Rhiannon on board and she has proven to be an asset to our team.


Specialist Medical Receptionist

Jodi sits at the helm of Cairns Plastic Surgery as one of our key medical receptionists. Her 18 years’ experience enables the coordination of appointments to run smoothly and keep staff on their toes.

Jodi’s industry knowledge provides clients and staff with the most current information on health insurance. Medicare, and policy changes.

Jodi has worked throughout Australia, including Tasmania, but returned to her local town of Cairns three years ago with her husband of 16 years and two children. In her spare time, Jodi enjoys camping and fishing with her family.

You can count on a friendly face when Jodi greets you!


Specialist Medical Receptionist

Janine has recently joined our reception team at Cairns Plastic Surgery and brings 10years experience and knowledge within the customer service, administration and medical fields.

With a welcoming friendly smile to greet you, Janine will help with all your inquiries, products and appointments to suit your needs.

Janine likes to spend her free time talking to her family who live interstate, days on the beach, dinner with friends and weekend markets.


IT and Reception

Our local authority on anything computerised or web-based. Greg ensures the IT part of Cairns Plastic Surgery runs efficiently at all times. He is happy to jump in the driver’s seat of reception from time to time to lend a hand. Greg is the advertising guru and handyman everyone needs in an office!

Greg holds an Associate Diploma in Electrical Engineering and has joined Cairns Plastic Surgery after working for 17 years in telecommunications.

A local to Cairns, Greg enjoys fishing, camping and water skiing with his wife and three children.

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