A range of solutions for breast, body, and face.

Suite 7, Level 2, 3 Hopetoun Street, Charlestown, NSW 2290

Dr Gary Avery

MBBS, B.Pharm, FRACS (Plast Surg)
Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Please note: After a great 4 years as part of the Hunter Plastic Surgery team, Dr Gary Avery’s contract finishes soon and he will establish his own practice in April 2017. He will continue to use the old Hunter Plastic Surgery offices until his new rooms are ready. His new phone number and mailing address will be published here soon.

Dr Avery is an experienced Specialist Plastic Surgeon with extensive experience in both Australia and New Zealand. He is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).

His areas of focus in cosmetic surgery are breast, body and nose surgery. He also has extensive experience in reconstructive, skin cancer (including melanoma), hand and peripheral nerve surgery.

Dr Avery relocated from Sydney to Newcastle in early 2013 to join Dr Moncrieff and the Hunter Plastic Surgery team as he was committed enough to the Region to become full-time resident.

He consults from the Hunter Plastic Surgery clinic in Charlestown and operates privately at Lingard Private Hospital and Charlestown Private Hospital. For public cases, he operates at the Calvary Mater and Belmont Hospitals. He also performs emergency hand surgery in the John Hunter Hospital.

Dr Avery graduated from the University of Sydney in Medicine in 2001 and also holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy. He completed 10 years of specialist plastic surgical training in 2011. He has undertaken fellowships in Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Paediatric Plastic Surgery including Cleft Lip and Palate, and Head and Neck Cancer Surgery.

Outside his practice, Dr Avery is a proud father of three boys and a keen fisherman and golfer. He enjoys outdoor activities, including running marathons, and everything about the beach.

Professional Memberships:

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
  • Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS)
  • Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Important note when choosing your surgeon

Concerningly, more and more people are calling themselves ‘cosmetic surgeons’ as they are attracted to the potential growth in demand for cosmetic surgery – always without the rigorous training and examinations Plastic Surgeons have had to complete. Currently in NSW there is no legislation which stops medical professionals who have not undergone formal surgical training from calling themselves a ‘cosmetic surgeon’. Your safeguard is to look for a fully qualified Plastic Surgeon as reflected by the letters FRACS (Plast Surg) under a doctor’s name and check that they are affiliated with the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). These titles and memberships are only available to fully qualified Plastic Surgeons who have undergone many years of training and exams in surgery beyond basic medical school training.

For more information on the difference between plastic surgeons (who also practice cosmetic surgery) and cosmetic surgeons, please visit the ‘FAQs General Issues’ tab under ‘Patient Info’.


Dr Gary Avery

“My passion is to give people a result from surgery that gives them something that ageing, having children, disease or an accident has taken away or providing those things when nature hasn't. ”