Mr Mark Vucak
Dr Mark Vucak has been specialising in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery for the past 28 years. His practice in Townsville services the North Queensland area in Townsville, Rockhampton, Mackay and Cairns. Dr Vucak specialises in cosmetic surgery, having performed thousands of breast enhancements, tummy tucks, and a diverse range of other cosmetic procedures, as well as skin cancer treatments.
Dr Vucak has a holistic approach to patient care and understanding. He completed a cosmetic fellowship at Emory University and Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was under the supervision and guidance of six of America’s best plastic surgeons working in a team. This is where his interest in plastic and reconstructive surgery was kindled and he has continued down this path since that time.
Dr Vucak’s introduction to plastic surgery was as a patient in the burns unit at Royal Perth Hospital after being caught in a gas explosion whilst fighting a fire on a surfing trip. He managed to get a patients’ perspective on the treatment, which has helped him throughout his career.
Dr Vucak has had a very busy working life; having previously worked as a surgical consultant at the Royal Perth Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Freemantle Hospital and The Townsville Hospital. He has lectured at international meetings where he has been requested to speak on Breast Surgery and Augmentation. He is also involved in media education and teaches medical students, interns and Surgical Trainees through James Cook University. He attends Peer review and management meetings regularly including the Medical Advisory clinic of the Mater Hospital Townsville. Dr Vucak also advises the hospitals on the equipment needed in the theatres, he was instrumental in bringing Erbium resurfacing laser and reciprocating powered liposuction cannulas for very even and effective procedures into the hospital.
Dr Vucak's holistic approach to patient care and interest in aesthetics treatments led him to open Chrysalis Medispa in the early 2000s. Chrysalis offers a range of non-surgical treatment options to repair skin damage and slow down the ageing process, as well as services and products providing a medical approach to beauty, spa treatments, and skin care. It also allows Dr Vucak to provide additional post-surgical patient care to assist his surgical patients in their recovery.
- Skin Cancer-Melanoma
- Australian Society Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- International Society Plastic Surgeons