Mathew Lee - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Mathew is a Melbourne trained Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with a passion for patient care and outstanding results.

Following completion of his training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Mathew spent a further 12 months training overseas specifically in Rhinoplasty as well as reconstructive breast surgery. This opportunity allowed him to observe, work with and learn from the masters in plastic surgery in both Europe and North America. This specialist experience enhances the broader training he received during 6 years of plastic surgery training in Melbourne and Perth.

Along with his special interest areas of reconstructive and cosmetic nose and breast surgery, Mathew is highly skilled in hand surgery, skin cancer management and reconstructive microsurgery.

In addition to his private practice, Mathew has appointments at both Frankston and St Vincent's public hospitals. His work there involves surgery, outpatient consultations as well as teaching of medical students, residents and plastic surgery trainees.

The Plastic Surgery Unit at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne has both a national and international reputation for plastic and reconstructive surgery and in particular, microsurgery. Mathew spent many years at St Vincent’s as a surgical trainee and then went on to complete part of his training as a plastic surgeon there as well.

It was during this term that he was offered the privilege of a position as a consultant Plastic Surgeon to commence once fully qualified.

Mathew's work with the unit focuses on reconstructive surgery following breast cancer and sarcoma extirpation. He is also involved in trauma surgery through on call commitments and skin cancer management through the outpatient services.

Frankston Hospital is part of Peninsula Health and has an affiliation with the Alfred Hospital. Part of Mathew's training as a Plastic Surgeon was completed there and Frankston Hospital is his local public hospital now that he and his family live on the Mornington Peninsula. The plastic surgery unit has great depth of experience in all areas of plastic surgery and his role there involves care of patients with skin cancers, traumatic injuries as well as with patients requiring more complex microsurgical reconstructions including post breast cancer.

Mathew's compassion and empathy with patients as well as nursing and medical staff are defining characteristics of his personality.


Mathew worked with world leading breast reconstruction surgeons during his fellowship in Canada.

Mathew with world renowned surgeon Professor Gubisch during his Rhinoplasty Fellowship.

Mathew gained experience from world renowned nose surgeon Professor Gubisch during his rhinosplasty fellowship in Germany.

Mathew is a member and fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Australian Medical Association.