Dr Walter Flapper


 Dr Flapper completed his medical degree at the University of Auckland in 1998. He subsequently trained in plastic and reconstructive surgery, gaining his FRACS in 2008. Following this, Dr Flapper completed a post fellowship training program in craniomaxillofacial surgery, during which he was a fellow at the Australian Craniofacial Unit in Adelaide and the Oxford Craniofacial Unit in the United Kingdom. He returned to Adelaide and took up a consultant post at Cleft and Craniofacial South Australia (formerly the Australian Craniofacial Unit) in Adelaide in 2010 where he remains as a senior consultant. 

Dr Flapper also has a private practice in North Adelaide and conducts regular outreach clinics in the Riverland, Darwin, Alice Springs, Sydney and Tasmania as well as travelling to Indonesia for humanitarian work.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Areas of Practice
  • Children
  • Medico Legal
  • Aesthetic
  • Maxillo-facial
  • Facial
  • Skin Cancer-Melanoma
Professional Associations
  • Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Australian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (International Member)
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons
  • Asian Pacific Craniofacial Association
  • International Society for Craniofacial Surgery
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health
Professional Qualifications
  • MacQuarie University MASurg(Craniofacial)
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons FRACS (Plastic and Reconstructive)
Photo of Surgeon
Consulting Rooms & Hospitals
Women's & Children's HospitalWomen's & Children's Hospital WCH 72 King William Rd, North Adelaide, SA, 5006, AustraliaF: +61 8 8161 7080E: [email protected]
226 Melbourne St, North Adelaide, SA, 5006, AustraliaP: (+61) 8 8275 6041E: [email protected]W: drflapper.com