About Dr Jeremy Hunt
We are doctors first
Physicians around the world take the Hippocratic Oath upon graduation from medical school. Its basic tenant is pretty simple and goes something like this: “Do no harm and treat patients with respect”. I’ve long struggled to comprehend why other surgeons in my industry often treat their patients as if they are not worthy of respect. What these other plastic surgeons don’t understand is that we are doctors first. It's as if they forget all the years of training that it took to become a surgeon.
As a doctor with over 15 years of experience in cosmetic surgery, I have found the vast majority of my patients to be intelligently motivated in their desire for body reshaping treatments. They have done their research and have a solid understanding of the options available. I appreciate their involvement in the decisions they make, and encourage my patients to learn as much as they can about any surgical procedure they are considering.
Together we make a great team
While I was being trained at the University of Texas by some of the best plastic surgeons in the world, I learned the importance of providing objective, unbiased and candid advice to every patient. Unless the patient is a trained plastic surgeon, he or she will require this honest and caring guidance in order to come to an informed decision. Patients know what they want to achieve with the surgery, I know how to get them there with the most natural looking and least invasive results. Together, we make a great team.
The key to getting the best results is to listen
That’s why my job is to listen. I listen to my patients’ complaints and desires, establish their goals for treatment, and offer my expert guidance. Above all, I treat my patients with respect.All my patients are intelligent individuals who need their questions to be clearly answered so we can together develop the best plastic surgery approach to reach their goals. Whenever I travel to deliver a presentation or sit down to write an article sharing my knowledge, I try to impress upon other surgeons the need to actually listen to their patients – it really is the key to getting the best results.
Making a difference in people's lives
When I entered medical school, I devoted myself to healing others, both physically and mentally. I knew that the work that I would do would make a difference in people’s lives. That's why I am so committed to doing what I do. That’s why I put in the same level of care and professional attention to performing a rhinoplasty in Sydney as when I'm performing skin grafts on the face of a severely burned child in a disadvantaged country.
And that’s also why I understand that any form of cosmetic enhancement is all about you. This procedure is about your goals and desires. It is something that you have been thinking about for a long time. I respect that you have put in the effort to do the appropriate research which will allow you to make an intelligent decision.
In my opinion, there is little difference between performing a surgery to correct a breast asymmetry or deviated nasal septum on you or performing life-changing surgeries on children in Belize, South East Asia, or the Dominican Republic.
The goal is always the same: to bring out your natural beauty and make you feel and look your best.
What to look for in your plastic surgeon
To give you an idea of what to look for when seeking the best plastic surgeon for your needs, I’d like to briefly outline my own “resume”. When I enrolled in medical school, I had no idea that cosmetic surgery was my calling. Like my peers, I spent nine years in medical school and general surgery to become a licensed physician. I spent five years after that practicing plastic surgery. Over the years that followed my training, I became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member of both the Australian Society of Plastic Surgery and the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Then, when I realised just how much of a difference I could make with my surgical skills, I decided to get an additional year of training. After shopping around for the best university, I realised that I would have to travel to the United States and attend the University of Texas. The distance didn't stop me. I jumped at the opportunity to learn from the best cosmetic surgeons in the world. That training provided me with the skills and specialised knowledge that made me what I am today.
Look for one with the acronyms
My full title is Dr Jeremy A. Hunt MBBS FRACS. Those two acronyms that follow my name take 6 to 10 years to earn. If you are looking for a plastic surgeon, look for one with those acronyms. It means that surgeon has put in the long years of study and application to master the craft of surgical cosmetic enhancement.
Whether you elect to consult with me personally or choose another surgeon for your procedure, I hope that you will make certain you are partnering with the best plastic surgeon for your needs – that will always be a physician who genuinely cares and who has the experience and knowledge to deliver the results you are looking for.
Dr Jeremy Hunt