Professor Ashton is Clinical Professor of Surgery and Honorary Professor of Anatomy at the University of Melbourne, and Chair of Plastic Surgery at Epworth Freemasons Hospital. He is the former Head of Plastic Surgery at The Royal Melbourne Hospital (2001-2016) and Royal Women’s Hospital (2000-2016), and past President of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (2017 – 2019). Professor Ashton is the Plastic Surgery Specialty Elected Counsellor to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and currently serves on the Board of Training, and Council, for the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, The New Zealand Society of Plastic Surgeons, and on the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Professor Ashton is a member of the Perioperative Expert Advisory Board for Safer Care Victoria, Department of Health and Human Services, advising the Victorian Government on health policy.
Professor Ashton is co-Editor in Chief of the Australasian Journal of Plastic Surgery and an Invited Editor for The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal in America. Professor Ashton has published nine book chapters and over 200 articles on plastic and reconstructive surgery in peer reviewed national and international journals.
Vectra 3D Imaging
Professor Ashton uses the advanced VECTRA 3D imaging system to provide his patients with the most complete education possible regarding their surgical procedures. Using this system, we take a three dimensional photograph of the patient during consultation. Then, using VECTRA’s software simulation tools, we can create 3D representations of how you could look after surgery. This allows you the opportunity to preview various surgical options, and decide on the procedure that best suits your personal goals.
VECTRA 3D can used for breast augmentation, breast lifts, body contouring and rhinoplasty surgery. The entire process takes only a few minutes, and you will have the opportunity to review the results during your initial consultation. At that time you can request alternative simulations to be sure you are comfortable with the recommended surgical plan.
Professor Ashton specialises in all forms of breast surgery, if you are considering breast augmentation, a breast lift (with or without implants), breast reduction, remodelling of your breast, or repair after previous failed surgery Professor Ashton can help.