Professor Ashton specialises in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery and facial aesthetic surgery. Professor Ashton is Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Melbourne and Chair of Plastic Surgery at Epworth Freemasons Hospital. As former Head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (2001-2016), Mark enjoys a reputation as one of Australia’s most respected and internationally renowned plastic surgeons.
He is a perfectionist and recognised for producing naturally beautiful results with minimal scaring.
Upon completion of the Australian Plastic Surgical training program, Professor Ashton undertook a Post Graduate Travelling Fellowship in Breast Surgery working throughout the USA in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale/ Miami and Boston.
Mark is the immediate past President of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and is an Invited Editor for The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal in America and Editor in Chief of the Australasian Journal of Plastic Surgery. He is an invited Faculty Member of the International Perforator Flap Course in Belgium, Chairman of the Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course and Part of the Organising Committee for the upcoming Breast Masters Symposium.
Mark is Director of the Taylor Research Lab within the Anatomy Department of the University of Melbourne and is a Board Member and past Chair of the Surgical Committee for Interplast, a not for profit charity providing Plastic Surgery to the Asia Pacific. Professor Ashton has published 7 book Chapters and over 200 articles on Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in peer reviewed national and international journals.
He is a Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and is a member of:
- The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
- The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
- The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Professor Ashton is the Course Chairman of the Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course ( MAFAC ) which teaches facial anatomy to Plastic Surgeons.
He is on Council for the Australian Society of Plastic Surgery, and is a past Council member of The Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Professor Ashton specialises in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery (such as breast augmentation surgery and revision, breast reconstruction surgery following cancer surgery and breast reduction) abdominoplasty, and facial aesthetic surgery.