Richard Zinn

MBChB, FRACS (Plast)

Plastic Surgeon

Mr. Richard Zinn is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who has trained and has experience in all areas of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. He is passionate about offering the highest level of care and expertise for his patients, optimizing results while minimizing downtime.


Richard undertook and completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Cape town in 2003.  Postgraduate training included 3 years of general surgery and 4 years of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, qualifying as a Plastic Surgeon in 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Richard then completed a Masters degree looking at Lipodystrophy, or abnormal fat distribution found among various populations.  He completed the prestigious Royal Melbourne International Microsurgery Fellowship in 2015, and Royal Perth fellowship in 2016, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2016.


Richard offers treatment in both public and private centers. He is actively involved in training of junior surgeons through his participation at the Northern Hospital and Peter Macallum Cancer Centre.  He has an interest in research and has published in prominent International, Australasian and South African peer reviewed journals.


His interests include:

  • Breast reconstruction (Implant and flap based)
  • Cosmetic breast surgery (Augmentation, reduction and breast lift)
  • Head and neck reconstruction (cancer and trauma)
  • Hand surgery (trauma and elective)
  • Skin cancer
  • Lower limb trauma reconstruction
  • Facial cosmetics including rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, facelift, botulin toxin, facial fillers, fat fills and chemical peels
  • Setback otoplasty
  • Massive weight loss and body contouring procedures


Mr. Richard Zinn is and active member of APRSSA (Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of South Africa), ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons), a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and a Fellow of the College of Plastic Surgeons of South Africa (FC Plas Surg SA).

Contact Mr. Richard Zinn