Gold Coast Cosmetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Centre

Meet Our Team

Dr Dilip Gahankari

Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon

Gold Coast plastic surgeon Dr Dilip Gahankari is an Australian qualified specialist Plastic Surgeon. His experience, commitment and skill have seen him become one of the most respected names in plastic surgery today, both here in Australia and around the world. With over two decades of experience as a Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Gahankari pursues the highest standards of surgical techniques and quality patient care.

Gold Coast plastic surgeon Dr. Gahankari’s work encompasses Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery. He specialises in minimal scar plastic surgery of the face, breasts and body, and is dedicated to delivering a natural look.

Dr. Gahankari is an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland and Bond University, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate medical students. He has published extensively in academic journals of international repute and is dedicated to continual development of his plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery techniques.

Dr. Dilip’s commitment is to provide outstanding care to his patients with the assurance of safety and quality in all aspects of their surgery, at a number of hospitals on the Gold Coast.



Clinical Nurse Coordinator

Clare has over three decades of nursing experience covering many facets of nursing in medical, surgical, midwifery and administrative roles both in Queensland and Victoria. Clare formed and operated a successful laser business on the Sunshine Coast for several years before returning to the Gold Coast in 2005.

Clare’s role at Advanced Aesthetics encompasses both pre and post-operative education and care of patients particularly during the recovery process. She is also responsible for detailing all aspects of surgical and nonsurgical procedures, as one of the patient’s initial contacts with the clinic, she ensures the patient’s journey is comfortable and reassuring.

As a cosmetic injector, providing facial balance and symmetry with a natural looking result is important to Clare. Laser and light therapy treatments including tattoo removal are also treatments offered.

“Knowing the patient is well informed allows him or her to make decisions with comfort and confidence and, ultimately, happy patients, mean happy staff. The positive feedback we receive reinforces this,” Clare says.

Clare lives on the Gold Coast, and has two adult children, one of whom, Catherine, also works at Advanced Aesthetics.



Registered Nurse & Laser Therapist

Mary-Ellen has worked in all areas of nursing, with the past 12 years in cosmetic and aesthetic medicine. “At Advanced Aesthetics my role is to consult, assess, and formulate a treatment plan to best serve the clients skin and aesthetic concerns,” Mary-Ellen says.

“Then treat those concerns with the many tools and technologies available to me; laser, injectables, PRP, skin care, skin needling, peels and microdermabrasion. The most rewarding part of the job is seeing clients become more confident in themselves after treating their skin concerns and returning for other treatments or referring their friends and family.

“I listen to what the client considers their concerns to be and always look to address these first. I am honest about what I can and cannot achieve.

“I work with a wonderful team here; it’s like spending the day with my friends. There is a lot of laughter and we all work to help one another out.

“We also work with the latest technologies. Dr Dilip ensures our knowledge is current and we have ongoing training. We attend workshops, conferences and information evenings to keep up with changes and trends in the industry.”


Kerrie Dicketts

Registered Nurse

Before joining the team at Advanced Aesthetics, Kerrie was a Registered Nurse at Royal Brisbane Hospital Surgical Division, and a Home Health Care Nurse with Wesley Hospital.

At Advanced Aesthetics, Kerrie’s role encompasses post-operative wound care management, patient education and dermal therapies.

“My aim is always to provide exceptional post-operative wound care management; to share my knowledge and education with patients so they may receive the best results; and to be compassionate and understanding to all patients,” Kerrie says.

“I am also enjoying increasing my role in dermal therapies and really enjoy performing Skin Needling, Emerge Laser Therapy, Vasculyse and Microdermabrasions.”

Kerrie is married with two beautiful children, and enjoys spending time with family, keeping fit, gardening, and shopping.

Cindy Aa

Cindy Liew

Registered Nurse, Laser Therapist, Cosmetic Injector

Cindy Liew is our Registered Nurse, offering many services such as laser, skin health, and injectables.

Cindy has extensive training including a Diploma of Nursing, Diploma in Health studies and a Bachelor of Nursing, with specialist training in laser therapies.

Cindy’s years of experience and natural talent allow her to deliver exceptional results for her clients. Using her comprehensive knowledge of skin and its structure, as well as her technical skill in utilising the latest technologies, Cindy is able to diagnose, treat and often prevent a variety of skin conditions, from acne to ageing, from pigmentation to scarring.

Her professionalism and dedication to her work has seen Cindy become a well-respected name in the industry. Cindy is constantly updating her knowledge and skills, and enjoys sharing her learnings with her patients in order for them to make educated choices with regards to their skin health.

Cindy’s gentle, professional approach combined with her exceptional skills makes her a much sought-after specialist in her field.

“This is an area in which I enjoy working very much,” Cindy says. “Laser technology and the advances in skincare products mean we can offer clients treatments and products that give them very real results. It is a very enjoyable part of my job to see patients confidence and happiness improve as a result of my work.”

When Cindy is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family.


Priema Latha

Registered Nurse, Cosmetic Injector

Priema is our cosmetic injector. An experienced registered nurse, Priema has undertaken extensive additional training including a Post Graduate in Cosmetic Nursing.

Priema has almost a decade of experience in injectables and skin treatments, and is considered one of the leading specialists in her field. Her skills are so highly regarded that Priema is a respected trainer, responsible for training Registered Nurses, GPs and other medical professionals in the administration of cosmetic injectables.

Combined with her exceptional skill, knowledge and training, Priema has an eye for detail. Her extensive and detailed knowledge of the complex facial muscles allows her to use the latest treatments, techniques and products to achieve naturally beautiful results for her clients. Priema specialises in using fillers, anti-wrinkle injectables and lip injectables to subtly sculpt facial contours, and achieve the look her clients’ desire.

Utilising state-of-the-art skin analysis technology, Priema is also skilled in assessing her client’s skin health and administering rejuvenating and preventative treatments and products, including laser skin treatments.

Priema is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals, ensuring they are educated in all options available to them, and empowering them to make informed choices regarding treatments and products. She is constantly learning and updating her knowledge and skills, keeping abreast of emerging products, technologies and techniques.

Her long list of happy, confident clients are the reward of her hard work and dedication.

“Cosmetic injectables are my favourite treatments to administer, because we can achieve such wonderful results very quickly and without going overboard with product,” Priema says. “Often a very small and subtle tweak in exactly the right area can make an enormous difference. I love seeing my clients come back with a big smile. It is a great feeling.”

When she is not working, Priema loves to spend time with her husband and two beautiful daughters.

Rhonda Aa

Rhonda Machin

Practice Manager

Overseeing all aspects of Advanced Aesthetics and our surgeon Dr Gahankari is our Practice Manager Rhonda Machin.

Rhonda has been a respected figure in the medical field for over 30 years, working extensively with leading specialists ensuring the effective and efficient running of complex specialist practices.

In addition to a Diploma of Practice, Rhonda has undertaken extensive additional training and education including booking and administration.  

Rhonda works closely with Dr Gahankari, senior nurses and administration staff to oversee the effective functioning of all aspects of the practice, from administration, to staff management, to hospital and theatre bookings, as well as accounts and bookkeeping.

Rhonda is instrumental in ensuring every aspect of a client or patient’s journey with us runs smoothly – from the very first phone call, through treatment, to final follow up. Her professional manner and exceptional work ethic guarantees our patients are at all times given the highest level of quality care and service.

Joining the clinic in 2017 after a long tenure with a leading cardiology practice, Rhonda says she has enjoyed expanding her knowledge to include the cosmetic and plastic surgery industry.

“I have enjoyed learning about the various products and treatments we can offer our clients – both surgical and non-surgical,” Rhonda says. “And I’m incredibly proud of how committed and professional our team are.”

When she isn’t at work, Rhonda enjoys the Gold Coast lifestyle, taking long walks on the beach with her husband, or travelling to Brisbane to visit her daughter.


Nisha Hubbard


Nisha Hubbard is one of the friendly faces which will greet you at Advanced Aesthetics reception. Nisha has been with Advanced Aesthetics for eight years, liaising with clients through their process from booking the initial consultations to organising the surgery and post-operative care.

Nisha enjoys dealing with patients and giving them as much information as possible so they feel completely comfortable with the process. Seeing the confidence patients receive after having surgery, especially, she says, with Abdominoplasty and Breast Reduction procedures is the most rewarding aspect of her role.

Nisha lives with her husband Shaun, daughter Tatum and loveable staffie Casper.

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