Dr Christopher Jardim

BSc, MBBS, FRACS (Plast.)
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

“Every day and every patient present a different set of problems for me to solve and this remains intriguing to me. A deep interaction with my patients is a necessity so as we can figure out the most functional solution that allows them to continue interacting with their world, their environment, and indeed within their own life in an optimal way.”

Dr Jardim holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney and Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery from University of Queensland. He is a Fellow and member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) as well as the Australian Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) and Australian Hand Surgery Society. Dr Jardim joins Valley Plastic Surgery with a wide range of surgical skills but is particularly interested in reconstructive and peripheral nerve microsurgery, hand and wrist trauma, skin cancer and head and neck reconstruction.

He was initially drawn to pursuing a career as a surgeon after seeing the “The Guinea Pig Club,” a documentary about Dr Archibald McIndoe, a New Zealand plastic surgeon who, during WWII, worked for the Royal Air Force (RAF) and completely reshaped the lives of hundreds of men and the very course of plastic surgery through his pioneering plastic surgery techniques.

“I chose a career in plastic surgery because the notion of developing such a wide range of technical skills to treat such a diverse set of conditions was highly appealing.”

Dr Jardim honed his skills with an Orthopaedic fellowship with the Brisbane Hand and Upper Limb team at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and he remains as a staff specialist in the Hand Unit and Plastic and Reconstructive Unit at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. His keen aesthetic judgment and diverse technical skills ensure that the choice of procedures and their performance are optimised for each patient. His surgical philosophy is simple: to combine form and function in tandem with an excellent patient relationship to create the optimum outcome.

Outside of his busy practice, Chris and his wife – who is also a surgeon – enjoys spending as much time as possible with his young family.

Westside Private Hospital
32 Morrow Street
Taringa QLD 4068

Phone: 07 3833 6701 
Email: info@valleyplasticsurgery.com.au

Dr Ajay Chauhan

Dr Ajay Chauhan is a fully qualified, Australian trained Specialist Plastic Surgeon dedicated to excellence in Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Dr Chauhan completed his formal training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Brisbane, obtaining his FRACS in 2012. He went on to work as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in Melbourne at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Monash Health. Post fellowship training in France, Germany, India and the USA has further enhanced his practice, and he continues to learn from world experts while sharing his expertise with younger plastic surgeons in training.

Ajay was initially drawn to the specialty because of the challenges involved – a high level of surgical skill, attention to detail and extensive knowledge of anatomy. The ability to restore a sense of self to his patients is what keeps him motivated. He is known to be a thoughtful problem solver who acts with compassion and care.

He is passionate about Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, especially following Cancer Treatment, and works extensively with other Specialists to help solve problems in many different fields.

In Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Ajay will make a careful analysis of his patient’s goals and guide them towards a sensible, reliable and appropriate option. He provides information so that his patients are well equipped to make the right decisions.

By travelling extensively and continuing to meet with the best surgeons in the world, he is able to offer his patients the latest Plastic Surgery techniques. He will adopt new treatment methods only when they are based on sound surgical principles and are proven to be effective.

Westside Private Hospital
32 Morrow Street
Taringa QLD 4068

Phone: (07) 3839 2908
Fax: (07) 3835 1125

Dr Scott Ingram

Dr Ingram is a specialist plastic surgeon with over two decades of experience as a specialist. His comprehensive training and experience in reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery is worldclass.

Dr Ingram is a graduate of the University of Queensland School of Medicine (MBBS) and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), achieving full specialist qualifications with the RACS in two specialties, general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr Ingram is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and thus holds three specialist surgical qualifications. In addition, Dr Ingram has undertaken further intensive training in reconstructive and aesthetic surgery and other cosmetic treatments in Australia and abroad. As a specialist Dr Ingram has held positions as a full-time academic at the University of Queensland and as Director of Surgery at Mater Health.

In 2003 Dr Ingram established his own private practice, the ‘Form & Function Clinic’, now known as ‘Renaissant Aesthetic Health’. Dr Ingram is an active member of several Australasian, American and other International professional bodies including plastic surgery, aesthetic plastic surgery, hand surgery and head and neck surgery societies. A current board member and past President of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), Dr Ingram is also a regular faculty member for the Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course (MAFAC), teaching facial aesthetic surgery techniques to other specialists in Australia and overseas.

Special Interests :

    • Hand surgery
    • Skin cancer surgery
    • Breast reconstruction
    • Head, neck and lower limb reconstruction
    • Paediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery
    • Maxillofacial surgery and cosmetic surgery

Dr Ingram continues an active interest in research and teaching, publishes frequently and is often invited to speak at national and international conferences and meetings. With a deep, genuine passion for healing and enhancing lives. Dr Ingram understands that every patient has unique aesthetic health goals, and places great emphasis on connecting with empathy and understanding to uncover, explore and achieve these goals. He uses his extensive knowledge, expertise, skill-set and experience to achieve optimal aesthetic and functional outcomes, with the best possible recovery and least possible downtime.

Westside Private Hospital

32 Morrow Street
Taringa QLD 4068

Phone: 01300 259 297
Fax: 07 3010 3399

Dr Eddie Cheng

Dr Cheng completed his medical degree at the University of Queensland in 1996 and went on to a three-year residency and then four years of general surgical training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

Dr Cheng decided to pursue his interest in plastic and reconstructive surgery completing an additional four years of specialist training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne. At the completion of his Fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr Cheng gained further experience in Canada and Taiwan, undertaking training in microsurgery for head and neck cancer and cosmetic surgery.

Dr Cheng is passionate about clinical teaching. He is an Associate Clinical Lecturer at the University of Queensland and a Clinical Tutor at Bond University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Plastic Surgery) and a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

As a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Eddie Cheng is an elite surgeon, with the highest level of training, skills and experience. His understanding of a patient’s unique physical characteristics combined with an outstanding aesthetic eye and technical expertise, enable him to achieve the most beautifully, natural results. He is happy to meet with you outline a plan for achieving your aesthetic goals

Westside Private Hospital
32 Morrow Street
Taringa QLD 4068

Phone: (07) 3870 3960