Cairns Plastic Surgery

Top 5 Considerations When Choosing

Post-care Support

Care does not stop as soon as you leave the operating room. Dr Hertess and her compassionate team keep in touch with you to ensure your post-operative recovery is going well. No question is too small or insignificant, we’re here for you.

Past Experience

Have a wealth of experience. This goes without saying. Does your plastic surgeon have the education, experience and skill to undertake your chosen surgery? A qualified and trustworthy surgeon will have gained tremendous experience performing a wide variety of surgeries on a regular basis.

Comfort and Courtesy

How do you feel after your first (or second, or third) consultation? Your emotional connection is an important part of your journey. Your surgeon should make you feel comfortable during a time where you have many queries that need to be addressed, and you should have confidence that they are addressing all your points of concern.


Demonstrate specificity. Does a consultation with a plastic surgeon clearly detail the procedure – including associated risks and complications – expected outcomes, expected costs, and how these costs are typically broken down?

Honesty and Integrity

Show honesty. When choosing a plastic surgeon, it won't be uncommon to undertake consultations to meet several surgeons and find out about their level of experience. It's also the right time to ask many different questions (even the ones you think are silly or embarrassing!) A trustworthy surgeon will not shy away from the tough questions. Your surgeon will clearly and rationally explain every facet of your surgery. There will be parts you mightn't want to hear, like risks and surgical complications as well as expected side effects, and no guarantee of results. Perhaps most importantly of all, your surgeon should be able to honestly explain whether you are the right candidate for your desired surgery.

Your Cairns Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Here at Cairns Plastic Surgery, cosmetic surgery procedures are matched with a professional, experienced team to walk you through every stage of your decision, starting with an initial consultation, all the way through to pre- and post-surgery support.

Begin with a consultation, where a qualified nurse will assist you through the journey of your chosen procedure, answering any questions you might have along the way. You will receive personalised advice and information about costs and potential risks as well as care both before and after surgery.

Centrally located at the beachside town of Cairns in Queensland, Australia, Cairns Plastic Surgery is housed at the Cairns Medical Specialist Centre.

The practice is conveniently located within walking distance to Cairns Private Hospital and a variety of quality accommodation. For visitors to the region, Cairns Plastic Surgery is only minutes from the waterfront as well as the shopping precinct.

We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our various procedures.

Meet Your Surgeon

Dr Isolde Hertess

Dr Hertess has a unique female perspective after over 20 years experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
She specialises in breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast lift as well as abdominoplasty, liposuction, face/neck lift, hand surgery, ear and eye surgery.
Her diligent work in skin cancer treatment and surgery continues.

A member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, she offers skill and proficiency in all areas of surgical and non surgical treatment.

Get in Touch!

Contact Details

07 4031 5755
07 4051 6497
Unit 4, Level 2,
193-197 Lake Street,
Cairns, QLD, 4870