Esq. Plastic Surgery and Skin Clinic is Australia’s first specialist plastic surgery, cosmetic treatment and skin clinic with a particular focus on men. We help men to be the best version of themselves. To look and feel the way they want and be confident and comfortable in their own skin.

The way you want to look is an individual decision and one that might require specialist advice. Esq. Clinic provides you with a professional, discreet environment where you feel welcome and can ask our highly-trained team as many questions as you like. We have a specialised understanding of the particular characteristics of male skin and tailor results driven treatments that assist you in making the right decisions to look naturally happy and healthy.

Esq. Clinic was founded by highly respected Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Andrew Ives. With experience and training in the UK and Australia, Andrew has assembled a highly specialised and medically trained team with years of experience in aesthetic medicine to provide honest, genuine and supportive advice.

It’s this trusted team, with their in-depth understanding of the industry and their combined experience in treating men’s skin and cosmetic needs, that makes Esq. Clinic special.

Meet Our Team

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Dr. Andrew Ives
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon | MB. Ch. B (UK), FRACS (Plast.Recon.Surg)

Andrew is a highly respected Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive surgeon. Commonly known to his patients and colleagues as Andy, his knowledge of the nuances of male skin is coupled with a genuine care and commitment to understanding a patient’s concerns and building trust with them to achieve positive outcomes.

Originally from the United Kingdom, Andy began his career at Liverpool’s Whiston Hospital after graduating from Liverpool University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. Arriving in Australia in 1991, Andy completed four years of plastic surgical training and undertook a year of research as a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Jack Brockhoff Plastic Surgery Research Unit.

In 2000, he became a qualified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, obtaining his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. For the next five years, Andy practised as the first resident plastic surgeon in Toowoomba, before moving to the Sunshine Coast to open a successful cosmetic surgery.

Returning to Melbourne in 2010, Andy was appointed to the State Adult Burns Unit at The Alfred Hospital, in addition to taking up an appointment as a Visiting Medical Officer in the plastic surgical unit at the Northern Hospital and establishing his own practice. He is also the co-creator of men’s skincare range, Dirt.

Over the years, Andy noticed that many of his male clients were looking for a clinic with a different experience and service that catered more specifically to their needs. With his expertise and experience, Andy established Esq. Clinic, bringing together a highly specialised medically trained team with years of experience in the industry to create a unique clinic tailored towards men, right in the heart of Prahran.

Dr Kristen is a well-regarded Cosmetic Physician with a loyal patient following in Melbourne.

Dr Kristen is known for her passion in Natural Aesthetics and utilisation of Holistic health practices to target skin health, stubborn fat reduction and general well being. She has trained on both the surgical and non-surgical sides of cosmetics, including travel to London and Milan to work within leading high end cosmetic clinics. Dr Kristen also works in Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery, and maintains her position as a Senior Emergency Medicine Registrar.

Dr Kristen’s special interests are non-surgical facelifts, prescription skin care, adult acne and hormone modulation with natural therapies. Her patients remark upon her exceptional communication manner and intelligent, ‘gen Y’ approach to achieving beauty and wellness.

All consults include general anti-aging advice and a multimodal beauty plan to achieve the best version of you.

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Dr. Kristen Johansen
Cosmetic Physician | MBBS


Heidi Fenech
Dermal Therapist

Heidi Fenech is our highly qualified and experienced Dermal Therapist who has been in the industry for over ten years graduating from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Health science. Heidi has a genuine passion for educating her clients on skin health and is dedicated to providing safe effective treatments that resolve skin conditions and enhance the overall appearance of your skin. Heidi keeps. Heidi maintains a high level of current industry knowledge and available new and improved treatments. Heidi has a specific interest in Anti-ageing treatments and improving skin laxity and variable skin conditions.

Heidi has thoroughly enjoyed working Esq. Clinic as she feels she has expanded her knowledge not just to the Female demographic, but to the Male and the LGBTI community.

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