Dr. Michael Thomson


(03) 6388 8118

CPR Surgery
  • Skin
  • Face
  • Hand
  • Breast
  • Body
  • Injectables

About Dr. Michael Thomson

MichaelDr. Thomson is a certified Specialist in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is Australasian trained and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Patient care and satisfaction are important to Dr. Thomson who will take the time to guide you through your journey; from the simplest of skin blemishes to the most complex of reconstructive problems. Dr. Thomson achieves the balance between form and function, paying particular attention to obtain a more natural result.
Dr. Thomson is able to combine his extensive expertise with the latest techniques and provide an exemplary standard in a broad range of Cosmetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeries.

He is Director of Cosmetic Plastic Reconstructive Surgery in private practice and a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Launceston General Hospital.

His academic responsibilities include Senior Clinical Lecturer for the University of Tasmania where he is currently involved in a number of research projects.

He is an International Member of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, an active member of the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons, the Australian and New Zealand Burns Association, and Pasifika Medical Associations.


  • Skin lesions
    Benign lumps
    Skin cancers, incomplete excisions
    Ulcer surgery
  • Melanoma surgery
    Wider excisions
    Lymph node dissections
    Sentinnel node biopsy
  • Scar and contour revision
    Contracture release
    Local flaps
    Skin grafts
    Burn reconstruction
  • Breast Reconstruction
    (TRAM, DIEP, Latissimus Dorsi)
    Fat grafting
  • Breast Surgery
    Breast reduction
    Asymmetry correction
  • Trauma
    Skin lacerations
    Hand fractures, tendon repairs
    Nerve repairs and reconstruction
    Lower limb reconstruction
    Facial fractures
  • Head & Neck Surgery
    Eyelid reconstruction
    Lip reconstruction
    Ear reconstruction
    Nasal reconstruction & rhinoplasty
    Neck dissection
    Microvascular free flap surgery
  • Hand Surgery
    Carpal tunnel decompression
    Dupuytren’s disease
    Ligament reconstruction
    Tendon transfers
    Complex hand reconstruction
  • Paediatric
    Skin lesions
    Otoplasty for prominent ears
    Congenital hand surgery
  • Cosmetic
    Blepharoplasty eyelid surgery
    Body contouring
  • Cosmetic Injectables
    Neuromuscular Blocking Injections



Self Referrals

  • Relevant information requested at a Consultation can include; current medications including alternative medications, allergies, previous medical history, relevant biopsy results, insurance details.
  • Anticoagulants which thin the blood may need to be stopped before a procedure or operation.
  • When making an online enquiry, images of your lesion or region of concern can assist with triaging and allocating sufficient time for your Consultation.
  • Minor surgical procedures can be completed at the time or shortly following your Consultation.
  • Most wounds are kept dry for 1-2 days. Grafts are checked at 5-7 days.
  • Surgery on other than the hands or legs allows most people to return to work or limited activities after 1-2 days.

GPs / Specialists
Minor / Local Procedures

  • If the patient would prefer a see-and-treat appointment please advise so we can accommodate.
  • Anticoagulants (and alternative herbal medications that thin the blood) may need to be stopped pre-operatively.
  • If available digital photographs can streamline the triaging process.