Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Please note this is not an exhaustive list of all conditions for outpatient services and does not exclude consideration for referral unless specifically stipulated in the out of scope section.

Paediatric services

Referrals for children and young people should follow the Children’s Health Queensland referral guidelines.

Emergency referrals

All urgent cases must be discussed with the on call Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Registrar. Contact through Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (07) 3646 8111 to obtain appropriate prioritisation and treatment.

Urgent cases accepted via phone must be accompanied with a written referral and a copy faxed immediately to the Central Patient Intake Unit: 1300 364 952.

If any of the following are present or suspected arrange immediate transfer to the emergency department.

  • Hand fractures (open or closed)
  • Acute fingertip injuries
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Airway compromise
  • Uncontrolled sepsis including hand infections
  • Threat to limb viability
  • Acute burns
  • Lacerations and wounds not suitable for primary health management e.g. lip lacerations, large facial lacerations, lacerations with altered sensation, large skin deficits.
  • Complex facial fractures
  • Compound fractures
  • Uncontrolled bleeding

Out of scope services

Not all services are funded in the Queensland public health system. The following are not routinely provided in a public Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery service:

  • Redundant Tissue Excision (anywhere)
  • Minor or Asymptomatic Scarring
  • Liposuction
  • Asymptomatic Benign Lesions
  • Cosmetic Rhinoplasty
  • Cosmetic Labioplasty
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Cosmetic Augmentation Mammoplasty
  • Replacement of Breast Implants
  • Small Volume Breast Reductions done for Re-shaping
  • Revisions after Cosmetic Surgery
  • Gender Reassignment Surgery

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Clinic details

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Level 1, James Mayne Building

Send referral

Hotline: 1300 364 938

Fax: 1300 364 952

Electronic: eReferral system

Mail: Metro North Central Patient Intake
Aspley Community Centre
776  Zillmere Road

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