Our mission 

Every procedure or treatment is a personal journey. And to create a desirable outcome for our patients, it takes an exceptional team to deliver quality results.

Dr Lionel Chang, a FRACS-qualified specialist plastic surgeon headlines Dr Lionel Chang & Associates, bringing decades of extensive medical experience in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery and cosmetic medicine. 

Supporting Dr Chang is a highly-qualified and experienced team who embody his artistic excellence and experience, and commitment to excellence in the delivery of safe and effective anti-ageing treatments. Moreover, the quality standard of care we uphold is further represented the respectful engagement we share with our patients throughout their cosmetic journey.

The team looks forward to assisting you.

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Dr. Lionel Chang
Specialist Plastic Surgeon 

Dr Lionel Chang [MB BS FRACS] is one of Australia’s renowned plastic surgeons, bringing over 30 years of distinguished experience, skill, and artistry in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. A fully-qualified Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons [FRACS], Dr Chang is highly-regarded by his peers and referring general practitioners in delivering quality results with the highest level of safety and patient care.

After completing his Bachelors of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Sydney University in 1965, Dr Chang directed his medical proficiencies in pathology and plastic and reconstructive surgery in Australia before undertaking his FRACS certification.

About Dr. Lionel ChangIn 1982, Dr Chang established his successful plastic surgery, laser and skin cancer practice — Dr Lionel Chang & Associates in Burwood, NSW and remains a longstanding member of Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

He is especially noted for his aesthetically beautiful and natural style of work with upper and lower blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, otoplasty, breast augmentation, breast lifts and breast reductions, the removal of skin cancers and lesions, and non-surgical mini-facelifts with injectables, thread lifts and liposuction of the chin. 

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Dr Chang’s past public office roles include Chairman, NSW Chapter of Plastic Surgeons and NSW State Committee with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. As a skilled communicator, he also speaks fluent English and Mandarin and has published academic research papers for several medical journals in Australia. Additionally, Dr Chang was a keynote presenter at a wide range of prestigious national and international cosmetic and aesthetic workshops and conferences from 1999-2011.

As one of Australia’s foremost authorities on Asian plastic surgery, he also presented his work on Asian Rhinoplasty and the Anatomy of the Supertarsal Fold at several American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery conferences.

With an abiding passion for cosmetic medicine, Dr Chang’s specialist surgical techniques, precision skills and quality results serve as the cornerstone of all patient engagement and care throughout their cosmetic journey.

Medical Team

Dr. John Madirazza
Cosmetic Physician 

Dr. John Madirazza [MB BS] is one of Sydney’s well-known cosmetic medical practitioners specialising in the art of facial contouring, wrinkle reduction, and hand rejuvenation.

After completing his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of NSW, Dr Madirazza worked in private practice and today offers over 30-years of professional medical expertise and committed care.

Dr Madirazza is acknowledged by his long-standing Sydney patients for his artistry with anti-ageing injectables and dermal fillers, and his aesthetic approach is tailored to address the patient’s unique facial structure, inherent expression and degree of aging. With safety, care and the quality results at the forefront of his work, Dr. Madirazza’s conservative techniques leave patients looking naturally rejuvenated and contoured.

An active member of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and The Australasian Society of Cosmetic Medicine, Dr. Madirazza’s ongoing interest in the advancement of cosmetic rejuvenation is further augmented by his regular attendances at the world’s premier medical cosmetic conferences and “Masterclass” workshops.


Michele Hetherington
Senior Dermal Therapist 

Michele Hetherington Senior Dermal TherapistMichele Hetherington headlines our MediSpa as Senior Dermal Therapist, bringing over 20-years of extensive experience in the field of dermal lasers and treatments.

Proficient in advanced facial and anti-aging laser treatments, medical-grade peels, scar management and acne treatments, Michele is also well-known in the Australian cosmetic industry as Jax Wax’s national training manager where for the past 15 years she has developed and implemented new and innovative training systems across Australia.

Additionally, Michele is a noted Cosmetic Educator of the SIB50110 Diploma of Beauty at Granville TAFE, and a member of the Association of Professional Aestheticians of Australia (AABTH) and the prestigious Comité International d’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie (CIDESCO). She also holds a Certificate IV Training and Assessment and Diploma of Beauty Therapy, as well as a Certificate IV Makeup and Certificate IV Remedial Massage.

Michele’s skincare philosophy and commitment to patient care have positioned her as one of Sydney’s in-demand dermal therapists. 


Jane Luong Practice ManagerJane Luong
Practice Manager 

Jane joined Dr Lionel Chang & Associates as the clinic’s Practice Manager in 2012, bringing with her over a decade of experience in medical office management.

Providing Dr Chang and Dr Madirazza and the clinic’s patients with the highest level of administrative expertise and efficiency in medical practice services including the meticulous planning of all consultations, surgeries and post-operative patient care, Jane’s warmth and hands-on approach are further consolidated by the personal and discreet support she awards every patient throughout their cosmetic journey.

 Jane manages Dr Lionel Chang & Associates’ digital marketing, website, inbound media and promotions.