Perhaps best known as the Australian pioneer who redefined our scientific understanding of intricate facial anatomy in the 1990s, Dr Chris Moss’ work has since helped revolutionise modern facial rejuvenation surgery.
Dr Chris Moss – Plastic Surgeon
Passionately focused on advances at the forefront of his field, he is a highly skilled Plastic Surgeon and provides twenty-first century facial rejuvenation surgery as well as non-surgical rejuvenation treatments. He relishes being at the cutting edge of his field, and continues to make available technologies and techniques that constantly advance and redefine the possibilities and options available to his patients.
In keeping with his practice philosophy, Dr Moss is committed to the total aesthetic care of the face and offers a complete range of modern surgical and non-surgical treatments. He has over two decades of experience in non-surgical rejuvenation of the face and skin – providing a comprehensive range of modern aesthetic skin treatments from his Liberty Belle Skin Centre. All cutting edge technologies are personally selected by Dr Moss for offering proven results with the optimal available safety standards. Pursuing his interest in skin care, Dr Moss formulated and developed the Liberty Belle Rx active skincare range.
Dr Chris Moss is a Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and a Member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. He commenced private practice in 1999 and now has over 24 years of experience in Plastic Surgery.
Dr Chris Moss and his team are committed to uncompromised and complete care. They expect excellence in standards, optimal results and will accept only the finest level of personalised and tailored patient care.
A personal word from Dr Chris Moss MBBS, DIP. ANAT., FRACS (Plast)
“We live in very exciting times. Since I began working with the ageing human face in 1994, our understanding of the field of aesthetic plastic surgery and medicine has grown at exponential pace.
I went through my training during a ‘renaissance’ in facial rejuvenation and rhinoplasty surgery – a special time that saw the popularisation of deep plane and limited incision SMAS facelifts, tarsal fixation blepharoplasty, open structural rhinoplasty and micro-fat injection surgery. These procedures became available in the toolkit of a new generation of passionate modern aesthetic plastic surgeons specialising in the face. Being there, at the forefront, as the various types of facial rejuvenation surgery developed – only to be again surpassed by even newer methods – to me, the last 25 years in this speciality have been as exciting as they have been revolutionary.
Compared with older style techniques, modern facelift surgery incorporating High SMAS technique, deep plane support, vertical lift and shorter incisions, now enables better results, with the advantage of better recovery and less scar detectability.
These techniques, made possible by sophisticated anatomical surgical design, nevertheless remain dependent on performance by a surgeon with appropriate skills in aesthetic judgement.
I also remain passionate about the field of modern Rhinoplasty surgery for nose reshaping, and the treatment of nasal airway concerns. I use a range of techniques including open structural and preservation rhinoplasty and I prioritise the quality of results and avoidance of the operated look.
My field continues to grow. In fact it grows faster than ever before. Some in the field tell me they simply can’t keep up… I have to admit I find new energy with every new development. I’m here with my team to savour every moment for the benefit of our patients.
My philosophy in navigating these rapid currents remains simple:
I only accept the best from myself.
Quality tools to help me communicate with my patients and to understand their desires.
Quality standards of patient education, especially in regard to the risks, expectations, limitations and realistic recovery periods for procedures.
Quality evidence-based technologies and techniques to deliver treatments.
Aiming for the most natural looking and lasting results possible.
And lastly, and perhaps most importantly, uncompromised dedication from my team, myself and, of course… my hands.”
Dr Chris Moss, Plastic Surgeon MBBS, DIP. ANAT., FRACS (Plast)
Dr Chris Moss commenced his medical training at University of Melbourne Medical School in 1981, graduating with honours in 1987. His residency and General Surgery training was completed at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and The Alfred Hospital.
Dr Chris Moss also held Senior Tutor positions in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Melbourne and at the Stanford University of California, USA. In 1990 he received a Diploma in Human Anatomy. In 1996 he conducted twelve months of ground-breaking research into the anatomy of the face and its applications to the safety levels in the surgical correction of facial ageing. Dr Moss performed this important work as a research Fellow in the Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Research Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital under the supervision of Professor Ian Taylor and together with Dr Bryan Mendelson. This research is regularly cited in the scientific literature. He has subsequently helped develop techniques for surgical and non-surgical aesthetic corrections of the face and skin. Dr Moss continues to conduct clinical research and has published scientific articles.
Following the completion of his medical degree he underwent 10 years of Surgical Training, including four years of accredited plastic surgery training based in Melbourne, Australia. After successful completion of all training and examinations in 1998, he was awarded his specialist qualification in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Dr Chris Moss then completed Fellowships in the USA to gain experience in the world’s best practice cosmetic surgery techniques from world luminaries in facial rejuvenation and nose reshaping. He was based at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York learning facelift surgery from Dr Dan Baker and Dr Sherrell Aston, eyelid surgery from Dr Glen Jelks and breast augmentation from Dr Stephen Colen. Following this he also received further training in facelift, neck lift and brow surgery from Dr Bruce Connell in Los Angeles and Dr Jim Stuzin in Miami. During this training Dr Moss gained expertise in cutting edge techniques for limited incision facelift, High SMAS Facelift, Deep Plane Facelift, Neck Lift, Blepharoplasty, structural Micro Fat Grafting, Rhinoplasty and cosmetic breast surgery.
Upon returning to Melbourne, Dr Moss completed a further Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship with Plastic Surgeon, Dr Bryan Mendelson. Prior to this Dr Moss worked extensively with Dr Mendelson performing important anatomical research into the SMAS anatomy of the face, and its relevance for deep plane facelift techniques.
Dr Chris Moss is invited to lecture and teach to peers and colleagues on advances in modern plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic medicine techniques. To remain current and informed on all surgical techniques performed, Dr Moss joins with his peers and colleagues in regularly attending national and international conferences.
All major surgery is performed at The Avenue Hospital – a high quality, fully accredited hospital and surgical facility. The Avenue Hospital 40 The Avenue WINDSOR VIC 3181 Ph: (03) 9529 7377
Dr Moss in the Media
Dr Chris Moss is regularly interviewed by the media. His approach to aesthetic surgery, the success of his practice and the skincare range he formulated have been featured in the following national publications:
The Australian Financial Review
The Australian News Review
The Australian Women’s Weekly
David Jones – Style
The Sunday Mail
The Sunday Telegraph
Vogue Cosmetic Australia
Dr Moss in the Media
Dr Chris Moss’ expertise is regularly sought after by the media. His unique approach to aesthetic surgery, the success of his practice and his active skincare range have been featured in the following national publications: