Dr Shagun Aggarwal
Dr Aggarwal is a specialist Plastic Surgeon holding VMO positions at Sydney Adventist Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred, Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, Prince of Wales & Royal Hospital for Women as well as multiple other private hospitals and day surgeries within Sydney. He is the director of Mode Plastic Surgery based on Sydney's north shore.
Dr Aggarwal grew up in Sydney and graduated as Dux of James Ruse Agricultural High School. He completed his Bachelor of Science and Medical degrees from UNSW, where he was awarded prizes for first place in Anatomy, Practical Anatomy and Medical Pharmacology. His passion and aptitude for anatomy, as well as his interest in art led him to pursue a career in Plastic Surgery. He undertook a year of General Surgery training, followed by 5 years of training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery under the auspices of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), resulting in his award of FRACS(Plast).
Dr Aggarwal excelled in his years of training, receiving the John Lowenthal medal in 2010 when he completed a Master of Surgery through the University of Sydney. He was also awarded the Gordon Gordon-Taylor Medal for first place in Australia and New Zealand in the RACS Surgical Primary exams. In addition, Dr Aggarwal was awarded the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) Prize on 2 occasions for the best aesthetic essay in 2013 and 2014.
After completion of his Australian training, Dr Aggarwal undertook further subspecialty training in highly sought fellowships abroad. He completed a fellowship in breast reconstruction & aesthetic/cosmetic surgery of the breast, face & body with Dr Mitchell Brown and Dr John Semple at the University of Toronto, Canada. He subsequently completed a Microsurgery Fellowship (via the competitive microsurgery match system) at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, where he worked alongside world-renowned surgeons Dr Joseph Serletti, Dr Liza Wu, Dr Scott Levin and performed a high volume of microsurgical reconstructions (free flaps) of the breast, head & neck, upper and lower limb as primary operator.
Dr Aggarwal’s knowledge, and experience from high volume, low morbidity centres of excellence have been invaluable in delivery of a high quality surgical service to his patients in Sydney. His professional and personable nature result in excellent patient satisfaction both with their surgical results and patient journey.
He continues to be involved in teaching and education. For two years Dr Aggarwal was a representative of trainees on the National Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He continues to be involved in the training of future plastic surgeons through his position at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and medical students from the University of Sydney at both RPA and Sydney Adventist Hospitals. Dr Aggarwal regularly collaborates with his colleagues in Australia and North America to further plastic surgery research - in June 2016 Dr Aggarwal published a Continuing Medical Education (CME) article on Secondary Breast Augmentation, along with his Canadian colleagues, in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, the premier journal for educating Plastic Surgeons world-wide.
Dr Aggarwal’s sub specialty interests include cosmetic plastic surgery, and microsurgical (free flap) breast reconstruction. He also has an interest in implant breast reconstruction, hand surgery and skin cancer surgery.
- Skin Cancer-Melanoma
- Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- Fellowship in Microsurgery
- University of Pennsylvania
- Fellowship in Breast Reconstruction
- University of Toronto
- International Active Member of American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
- Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- Alumni of University of Pennsylvania
- University of Toronto and University of Oxford
- B.Sc(Med), MBBS(Hons1)