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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Meet Dr Vlad ILLIE



Book a consultation with Sydney plastic surgeon Dr Vlad ILLIE to benefit from his personable approach and reliable commitment to providing every patient with the highest level of surgical care and compassion.

  • Face and neck aesthetic and reconstructive surgery
  • Breast aesthetic and reconstructive surgery
  • Body contouring surgery
  • Male face and body aesthetic surgery
  • Skin cancer surgery

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Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr Vlad ILLIE is an Australian trained, fully qualified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with appointments at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, St Vincent’s Public Hospital, Gosford Private Hospital and Gosford Public Hospital. Dr ILLIE consults in rooms at Sydney Centre for Plastic Surgery  in Bondi Junction and at Gosford private hospital.

Dr ILLIE completed his specialist surgical training in Sydney, being awarded a FRACS Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Dr ILLIE has undertaken post-fellowship training in the areas of microsurgery, breast and both cosmetic and facial reconstruction surgery in Oxford (UK) and Stuttgart (Germany).

He undertakes a broad range of procedures, spanning from reconstructive and aesthetic facial surgery, breast surgery, body contouring and skin cancer removal.


Dr ILLIE is part of the head and neck cancer, breast and skin cancer multidisciplinary teams at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre. He is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Alongside his role as a Conjoint Associate Lecturer at UNSW Medicine, he previously served as Instructor for Microsurgical Courses and Anatomy tutor and demonstrator at the University of Sydney. 

Possessing a Master of Surgery in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr ILLIE consistently publishes intricate research and clinical findings stemming from his extensive expertise. Currently, his research focus is on Vascularised Composite Allotransplantation and innovative methods for monitoring heart and lung transplants using skin free flaps. 

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“I am dedicated to a personalised approach for safe and long-lasting natural results.

Dr Vlad ILLIE - plastic and reconstruction surgeon Bondi Junction, Sydney and Gosford, Central Coast
Qualifications and Experience

Fellow–Oxford University Hospitals (Oxford, UK)

– Microsurgery, sarcoma/ bone infection reconstruction, abdominal wall transplant

– Oxford Bone and Soft tissue Tumour service sees 400 new patients each year, and is one of the world’s leading centres for treatment of primary malignant bone tumours and soft tissue sarcomas


Fellow- Marienhospital ( Stuttgart, Germany)

– Microsurgery, breast reconstruction

– Leading centre in utilising non abdominal free flaps (TUG) for breast reconstruction

– cosmetic and reconstructive nose surgery/ Rhinoplasty


Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons– Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Registrar in training, NSW- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Master of Surgery by Coursework (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery), The University of Sydney

Dissertation: “Early Burn Wound Colonisation- Do we need to be afraid?”

Supervisor: Peter Maitz, Burns Unit, Concord Hospital


MBBSHons, University of Medicine “Gr. T Popa”, Iasi, Romania

Honours Project: “The Use of Free Flaps for Total Lower Lip Reconstruction”


Matthew Davies, Phaethon Karagiannis, Elias Moisidis, Paul Jansz, Vlad Illie “The sentinel skin free flap in solid organ transplantation, patient perspectives”, AJOPS 2022


Tina Gorjiara, Aoife Conway,Joanne Sullivan,Pascale Guitera,Con Petsoglou, R. Max Conway, Vlad Illie, Gerald B. Fogarty “A technique for external beam radiotherapy to the eyelid without the need for an internal eye shield”, International Journal of Radiology and Radiation Therapy 2021;8(3):92-98


Charles Meares, Vlad Illie, Zhe Li, Peter Maitz “A novel technique of reducing full thickness skin graft contraction using a dermal substitute: an animal model study”, European Journal of Plastic Surgery 2020


Vlad Illie, Roger Haddad, Elias Moisidis “Sutureless Microvascular Anastomosis- Literature Review”, International Microsurgery Journal 2019; 3(2):1


S Alhayo, R G Arnold, J Xavier, V Illie,  M Lefter “Our experience in ear reconstruction using the Antia Buch principles”, Int Surg  (2017)


VG Ilie, V Ilie “Ureteric Stent Use – Part of the Solution and Part of the Problem”, Curr Urol 2017;11:126–130


VG Ilie, V Ilie “Part of the Solution and Part of the Problem-Report on the Ureteric Stent Use in a Tertiary Referral Center in Australia”, Med Sur Urol 2017, 6:2


Bunker D, Illie V, Illie V, Nicklin S “ Tendon to bone healing and its implications for surgery”, Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal 2015; 4(3): 343-350


V Ilie, V Ilie, D Habashy “Rodent Surgery: A Safer Restraining Method”, Arch Clin Exp Surg. 2013; 2(3): 210-21


V G Ilie, V I Ilie, Chuanmin Wang, Alex Bishop “A simpler rat kidney transplantation model: a variation in arterial anastomotic technique”, European Journal of Plastic Surgery 2013; 36: 341-344


V G Ilie, V I Ilie, M Lefter “Analysis of patient follow-up as part of the surgical education”, European Journal of Plastic Surgery 2012; 35: 73-75


V I Ilie, V G Ilie, C Quarmby, M Lefter “Periprosthetic bleeding 18 years post silicone reconstruction of the orbital floor”, Orbit 2011; 30(5): 249-251


V I Ilie, V G Ilie, M Lefter “Loupes in surgical training”, ANZ J Surgery 2011; 81: 580-581


N Ghetu, Ali-Alain Mojallal, D Ghetu, V Iliescu, V I Ilie, V G Ilie, M Ionac, D Pieptu “Endoscopic-assisted harvest of pedicled and free latissimus dorsi muscle in pigs”, TMJ 2010; 60(2-3): 155-163


N Ghetu, V Iliescu, D Ghetu, V I Ilie, V G Ilie, M Ionac, D Pieptu “Endoscopic-assisted harvest of the gracilis muscle in pigs. A model to learn and practice endoscopic techniques”, Journal of Surgery-Iasi 2010; 6(4): 456-466


V G Ilie, V I Ilie, C Dobreanu, N Ghetu, S Luchian, D Pieptu “Training of microsurgical skills on non-living models”, Microsurgery2008; 28(7): 571-577


V I Ilie, V G Ilie, N Ghetu, S P Popescu, O R Grosu, D Pieptu “Assessment of the  microsurgical skills: 30 minutes versus two weeks patency rates”, Microsurgey2007; 27(5): 451-454

(quoted in: Yearbook of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery,Volume 2009,  Pages 218-219)


Speaker- Beyond First Aid, Sydney, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, October 2019


Speaker- St Vincent’s Advanced Plastic Surgery Symposium, Sydney, Sept 2019


Attendance Plastic Surgery Congress, Melbourne, 30 May- 1 June 2019


Attendance BAPRAS (British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons) Winter Scientific Meeting, London, November 2018


V Illie, Zhe Li, Peter Maitz “Reduction of Skin Graft Contraction by Using a Dermal Substitute”

Poster: Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society Meeting, Melbourne, July 2018


Speaker- Plastic Surgery Student Symposium “Introduction to Breast Reconstruction”  Sydney, July 2017


V Ilie, Zhe Li, Peter Maitz: “The Dynamics of Skin Graft Contraction: An Animal Model Study”.

Presented: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ Annual Scientific Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2012


V Ilie: “Early Burn Wound Colonisation- Do we need to be afraid?”

John Loewenthal Society Scientific Presentations, University of Sydney, April 2012


V Ilie, A Deva: “Complex regional pain syndrome prevention: An update on current research and potential future therapies”. Presented: NSW Hand Surgery Association Annual Conference, Kooindah Waters, New South Wales, November 2011


V Ilie, V G Ilie, M Lefter: “Ear reconstruction using the AntiaBuch principles”.

Poster: Plastic Surgery Congress, Gold Coast, July 2011


V  Ilie, M Lefter, RSchrale: “Use of Integra: our experience”. Presented: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ Annual Scientific Congress, Adelaide, May 2011


Attendance Australasian Cleft Lip and Palate Association Congress, Perth, March 2011


V Ilie: “Restraint method for rodent surgery”.

Presented: Surgical Research Society Annual Meeting, Adelaide, November 2010


Attendance International Melanoma Research Congress, Sydney, November 2010


V I Ilie, C Duong, G M Hall, I G Chambers: “Oral cancer at a Tasmanian tertiary referral clinic, The Royal      Hobart Hospital”. Poster: Australian & New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society 12th Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, September 2010


V Ilie: “Loupes for plastic surgery trainees”.

Presented: MEGA HAND International Symposium, Paris, France, March 2010


Attendance International Congress on Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand, November 2009


V Ilie, V G Ilie, N Ghetu, S P Popescu, D Pieptu: “Assessment of the microsurgical skills: 30 minutes versus two weeks patency – impacting on microsurgical training”

                Presented: 8th Congress of the European Federation of Societies for Microsurgery

                Cluj-Napoca, Romania, May 2006


Attendance of Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland Edinburgh, May 2006

Honours and Awards

John Loewenthal Scholarship, The University of Sydney

Editorial Experience

Assistant Editor ANZ Journal of Surgery


RACS Course- Induction for Surgical Supervisors and Trainers, 2022

RACS Course- Keeping trainees on track, 2022

Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, online course, Johns Hopkins University, 2018 (in progress)

Operating with Respect Course (OWR)- Sydney, Nov 2019

Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators Course (FSSE)- Sydney, August 2019

Advanced Course for Functional and Aesthetic Rhinoplasty- Stuttgart, April 2018

Aesthetic Rhinoplasty and Nasal Reconstruction (Fred Menick)– Melbourne, Feb 2016

ASSET (Australian Surgical Skills Education and Training) Course– Sydney, March, 2012

Animal Care and Ethics Course- Sydney, University of NSW, November 2011

Anatomy Prosector (Facial Nerve)– The University of Sydney, July 2011

Medartis Anatomical Dissection Hand and Wrist Trauma Course- Sydney, March 2011

Flap Dissection Workshop- Adelaide, September 2010

EMST (Early Management of Severe Trauma) Course- Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, August 2010

EMSB (Emergency Management of Severe Burns) Course- Hobart, May 2010

Book chapters

 “Experimental models in rodents: from concept to troubleshooting” – 2013, ISBN: 978-606-544-184-2

Teaching experience

Anatomy Workshop Sydney University

Coordinator FRACS Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Exam, Sydney

Conjoint Associate Lecturer,  St Vincent’s Clinical School, UNSW Medicine

Coordinator/ Instructor, Microsurgery Training Laboratory- Oxford University Hospitals

Anatomy tutor, The University of Notre Dame, Sydney

Clinical Teacher (Plastic Surgery), University of Tasmania, Hobart

Anatomy demonstrator, Anatomy by Whole Body Dissection Course, The University of Sydney, Discipline of Anatomy and Histology

Instructor/ speaker,  Practical course in Microsurgery 4th International Congress for Medical Students and Young Doctors, Iasi, Romania

Instructor, 15th International Practical Course in Microsurgery of Vessels and Nerves (EBOPRAS accredited), Iasi, Romania

Instructor, 12th International Practical Course in Microsurgery of Vessels and Nerves (EBOPRAS accredited), Timisoara, Romania (EBOPRAS: European Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)

Professional affiliation

ASAPS Member (Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) 

 ASPS Member (Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons) 

 Member Rhinoplasty Society of Europe 

 Member Australian and New Zealand Burn Association 

 Member of Australian Wound Management Association 

 Member of European Microsurgical Research Association  

Member of Romanian Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery 

Professional Affiliations

Dr Vlad ILLIE - plastic and reconstruction surgeon Bondi Junction, Sydney - specialist breast, body and facial surgery

Beyond my specialist surgical skills and extended experience, evaluating any procedure involves more than the time in the operating theatre or clinic chair. My commitment extends to lifelong dedication, emphasising patient education and well-being, grounded in compassion, discretion, and quality care. The administrative team provides continuous support, guiding you from consultation to follow-up with expertise and genuine compassion.

I personally conduct all preoperative consultations, ensuring a hands-on approach. My motivation is simple: positively supporting patients through their unique treatment journey, an individualised process I cherish.

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Dr Vlad ILLIE, a specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeon based in Sydney, holds qualifications as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). AHPRA registration number: MED0000966953.

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