Dr. Michael Miroshnik: Erasing Stretch Marks

By Michelle Alford on November 8, 2011 in Heroes
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h23Michael Miroshnik, MBBS, FRACS (Plast.), ASPS, is a fully qualified Australian trained Plastic Surgeon specializing in cosmetic plastic surgical procedures. In addition to 6 years of medical and surgical training at the University of Sydney, Dr. Miroshnik has trained for 10 years amongst all the major hospitals in Sydney. He is a recipient of the Sidney B Clipsham Memorial Prize in Operative Surgery, and is a member of numerous professional groups including the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS), the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), the Australian Association of Surgeons, and the Australian Medical Association.

Dr. Miroshnik has been widely published within medical literature and regularly presents talks in scientific meetings around the world. Through his work in Royal North Shore Hospital, he is also actively involved in educating and training future plastic surgeons in both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. His teachings emphasize both the scientific as well as the artistic aspects of the field.

Dr. Miroshnik gravitated towards medicine at a young age. “I was always fascinated by the human body and wanted to know more about how it works,” he explains. “Coupled with that, I have always felt that working with people and bringing happiness to others made my own life more fulfilling. Being a ‘hands-on’ type of person, I knew I would always be a surgeon. After doing internal surgery initially though, I gravitated towards cosmetic plastic surgery because I found this type of work immensely gratifying as all results are so visible and one can incorporate an ‘artistic side’ to one’s work. The ability to change people’s lives and see their gratification is very rewarding.”

Dr. Miroshnik stresses that women should start considering stretch mark treatment when it’s a concern to them. “Some women just accept stretch marks as part of life, whereas others think about them all the time. If they are causing distress then it is worth investigating treatment options for them as treatments in this field are rapidly progressing.”

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