Dr. Phil Scarlett


General Surgeon


Dr. Phil Scarlett has developed a particular interest in cosmetic breast surgery over the past 10 years with many hundreds of cases.
Through his work with breast surgery and treating patients with breast cancer, where sometime extensive surgery is required, he has developed great sensitivity for the aesthetic aspects of breast surgery and the importance of breast shape as a matter of self-esteem for women.

Dr. Scarlett has a particular interest in breast augmentation surgery and has treated hundreds of women requiring breast implant surgery.

In deciding to have breast implant surgery patients are given full information about the options for their surgery, including advice with regard to the type of breast implants to be used, the shape and size of suitable implants and the appropriate positioning of implants.

All patients are seen by Dr. Scarlett personally for appraisal and medical assessment prior to breast implant surgery. All breast implant surgery is performed in fully accredited operating facilities and the majority of patients are treated on a day surgery basis.

In addition to placement of breast implants older style implants are prone to a range of complications and deterioration of cosmetic results with time. Dr. Scarlett has spent considerable time involved in the removal and replacement of breast implants where such problems have occurred.

In addition to breast implant surgery he also performs breast reduction surgery where this is required for cosmetic or medical reasons. Often times the cost of such surgery can be offset with private health insurance coverage of hospital costs and increased rebates where Medicare Item numbers exist for such procedures.

After practicing for over 20 years as a fully accredited General Surgeon with an extensive experience of abdominal surgery, the aesthetic aspects of the abdomen seemed a natural extension of Dr. Scarlett’s interest in aesthetic surgery. He had acquired a wide experience in both full and mini abdominoplasty procedures, which together with liposuction where required produce significant improvement in patients with excessive abdominal tissue where this is performed for medical reasons or aesthetic deterioration such as may occur following pregnancy.

Special Areas of Interest

Dr Scarlett offers a wide range of cosmetic surgical procedures aimed to improve your body contour and body image but specialises in breast and abdominal areas.

Qualifications, Memberships and Affiliations

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 1980
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, 1986
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 1992
  • Certificate of independent Medical Examinations, American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, 2014


  • North of England Surgical Society Registrars, Prize


  • Australian Medical Association, QLD Branch
  • General Surgeons Australia
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Breast Section, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Endocrine Section, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
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