About Dr Sian Fairbank


Sian was awarded the MBBS medical degree with honours from the University of Melbourne and was admitted to the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2007.

Sian has trained in all areas of plastic surgery in major Melbourne centres, including the Austin, Royal Melbourne, Royal Children's and St Vincent's Hospitals. She has taught in the Anatomy Departments of Stanford University and Melbourne University, and undertaken fellowships in Brisbane, Japan, Taiwan, Europe, London and the USA in the following areas:

  • Head and neck cancer surgery and microsurgery reconstruction (RBH)
  • Hand surgery (Institut de la Main, Paris)
  • Facial reanimation microsurgery
  • Ear reconstruction (using rib cartilage and medpor) and
  • Aesthetic surgery

Sian's passion for anatomy also led her to work as a medical illustrator for Melbourne University's School of Anatomy and studies in Fine Art and Sculpture at RMIT.

As well as her private practice, Sian is a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Royal Children's Hospital specialising in facial motion for patients with paralysis, improving congenital ear differences and restoring function and appearance to the bodies of children who have suffered major burns.

Special interests:

  • Ear Surgery - aesthetic, reconstructive and microtia
  • Facial skin cancer surgery
  • Facial surgery to address ageing
  • Breast reduction and lifting surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Facial nerve reconstruction surgery for children and adults
  • Burns scar reconstruction
  • Rhinoplasty


Australian & New Zealand Burn Association
Australian Medical Association
Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
Fellow of the Royal Australiasian College of Surgeons


The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
Monash Health