Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

North Lakes Private Hospital Specialists


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

Dr Christopher Jardim

BSc, MBBS, FRACS (Plast.)

Speciality: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Phone: (07) 3488 8118

“Every day and every patient present a different set of problems for me to solve and this remains intriguing to me. A deep interaction with my patients is a necessity so as we can figure out the most functional solution that allows them to continue interacting with their world, their environment, and indeed within their own life in an optimal way.”

Dr Jardim holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney and Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery from University of Queensland. He is a Fellow and member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) as well as the Australian Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) and Australian Hand Surgery Society.

Dr Jardim joins Valley Plastic Surgery with a wide range of surgical skills but is particularly interested in reconstructive and peripheral nerve microsurgery, hand and wrist trauma, skin cancer and head and neck reconstruction.

He was initially drawn to pursuing a career as a surgeon after seeing the “The Guinea Pig Club,” a documentary about Dr Archibald McIndoe, a New Zealand plastic surgeon who, during WWII, worked for the Royal Air Force (RAF) and completely reshaped the lives of hundreds of men and the very course of plastic surgery through his pioneering plastic surgery techniques.

“I chose a career in plastic surgery because the notion of developing such a wide range of technical skills to treat such a diverse set of conditions was highly appealing.”

Dr Jardim honed his skills with an Orthopaedic fellowship with the Brisbane Hand and Upper Limb team at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and he remains as a staff specialist in the Hand Unit and Plastic and Reconstructive Unit at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. His keen aesthetic judgment and diverse technical skills ensure that the choice of procedures and their performance are optimised for each patient. His surgical philosophy is simple: to combine form and function in tandem with an excellent patient relationship to create the optimum outcome.

Outside of his busy practice, Chris and his wife – who is also a surgeon – enjoys spending as much time as possible with his young family.

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Dr Phil Richardson


Speciality: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Phone: (07) 3268 3774

Dr. Phil Richardson is a Brisbane plastic and reconstructive Surgeon specialising in cosmetic breast surgery and combined breast and abdominal procedures. These include but are not limited to:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast lift and augmentation
  • Breast revision
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Breast implant removal
  • Tummy tuck surgery

Dr. Richardson has over 18 years’ experience as a practising plastic surgeon, and 12 years specialist training. He has performed over 7,500 surgeries in the past decade helping patients from all walks of life. Dr. Richardson is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Australasian Society of Plastic Surgery, the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Richardson graduated from UQ with first class honours in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, before completing his three-year residency at the PA Hospital. He then went on to complete a further four years specialist training through the plastic and reconstructive training program at the PA hospital, Mater Children’s Hospital, and Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane and Melbourne. Dr. Richardson has now been specialising in cosmetic breast surgery for over 18 years across Brisbane and Sunshine Coast. 

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Dr Matthew Peters

BSc, MBBS, FRACS (Plast.)

Speciality: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Phone: (07) 3488 8118

Dr Matthew Peters is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, holding Fellowships of both the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. He is the Co-director of Valley Plastic Surgery and Director of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Academically, Dr Peters is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland School of Medicine. He is also a Councillor and is the current Honorary Secretary of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Since obtaining his Fellowship, Dr Peters has worked in both public and private hospitals across Brisbane. He was made Director of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in 2014, a position that he still maintains to date. In the private sector he is the Co-director of Valley Plastic Surgery, with operating lists at the Brisbane Private Hospital, North West Hospital, North Lakes Day Hospital and Chermside Day Hospitals.

Outside of work Dr Peters enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr Juanita Pappalardo, herself a Specialist Ophthalmologist, their four children and two dogs.

Dr Peter’s areas of interest and expertise include:
o Breast surgery
o Body contour surgery
o Facial surgery
o Skin cancer

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