To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself
- Thich Nhat Hanh
And you deserve to look good and feel better!
What is important to you? What do you look for in choosing a surgeon?
Someone who cares and listens. A qualified surgeon who has received the appropriate training. Someone who can deal with complication and hold your hand when things go wrong.
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About Dr Tan


I was born and raised in a multiracial country, Malaysia. I left Malaysia more than 20 years ago and have lived in UK, New Zealand and now Australia. I love living in one of the most liveable cities in the world! My colourful background enables me to be adaptable and accustomed to people of diverse cultures and ethnicities. My thirst to accumulate knowledge has led me to travel across the globe to learn, master and upskill my expertise in the field. Along the way, I learn from my teachers and patients, who have helped me to have a deeper understanding and appreciation of the relationship between a doctor and a patient, a crucial process which allows me to be a caring, patient and compassionate doctor.

As an avid traveler, hiker and painter, my hobbies help keep me grounded and lead a well-balanced life. As a cancer survivor, I practise what I preach by eating healthy and engage in regular pilates and gym workouts. Art has always been a part of my life as I consider it to be a reminder to keep my sense of creativity alive. I enjoy traveling and attempts to conquer various hikes and mountains across the globe. My most recent achievements include climbing Mount Kenya (4,985m), and kayaking the water at Antartica.

I am a devout Catholic and a recent mummy of 2 gorgeous cats. As I consider human connection a vital point in what I do, I participate in voluntary charitable work whenever I can. For instance, I was incredibly fortunate to have been involved with Interplast in Kiribati in 2016, and Operation Restore Hope in 2012.

I connect readily and easily with my patients as my personal interests and experiences in my field have given me many opportunities to meet and interact with people of various cultures and background. The accumulated life experiences are therefore my values and harness my commitment to provide my patients the best care at every stage of their individual process. 

Training, Qualification and Experience

  • Dr Beryl Tan, MBChB, FRACS (Plastic Surgery) AHPRA registration: MED0001806513
  • Basic medical degree- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) from the University of Auckland 2001
  • Early surgical training- included General Surgery, Orthopaedics, and ENT.
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training and Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) 2015
  • Australian Postgraduate Award 2014 with University of Melbourne – I ventured into research on fat tissue for reconstruction and tissue engineering, in order to better understand the science of fat (under the supervision of Professor Wayne Morrison at O’Brien Institute)
  • Post-training additional Fellowships
    • Skin cancers management and post-cancer surgical reconstruction (especially in breast) at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne
    • Aesthetic surgery with Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery
    • Aesthetic surgery with focus on facial aesthetics and body contouring under the Dutch Association for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship (DAFPRS) program in Germany; under the tutelage of Dr Dirk Richter, the current president of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).
    • Breast reconstruction surgery in France and Belgium
  • Regular attendance at various national and international workshops and conferences
Dr Beryl Tan Plastic Surgery - Professional Affiliations


Public Hospitals

At Western Health (Footscray and Sunshine Hospitals), I am part of a capable team of plastic surgeons, training plastic surgeons, junior medical, and nursing staff.

I manage acute and elective plastic surgeries, mainly focusing on breast reconstruction and skin cancer surgeries, in addition to providing education to the junior staff. 

I am the supervisor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training at Western Health, Melbourne

Private Hospitals

in February 2021, I have taken over Assoc. Prof Gillian Farrell’s private practice at Cabrini Brighton. I continue to provide care for her patients who have had breast surgeries.

At Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Melbourne (PRSM), I work with my esteemed and very helpful colleagues, Dr Raminder Dhillon, Dr Snehal Shah and Dr Vani Prasad. Together with Dr Prasad and Dr Dhillon, we run the Lymphoedema and Lipoedema Australia (LALSA), whereby I mainly deal with lipoedema patients, with the help of many lymphoedema therapists around Melbourne.