Meet Our Team

Dr Dilip Gahankari


Dr Dilip Gahankari is an Australian qualified specialist Plastic Surgeon based on the Gold Coast. 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 21 years of experience as a Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Gahankari pursues the highest standards for surgical techniques and quality patient care.

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 post graduate medical students. He has published extensively in academic journals of international repute.

Dr. Dilip’s commitment is to provide outstanding care to his patients with assurance of safety and quality in all aspects of their surgery.


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 Specialist

Specialising in laser and injectable treatments, Mary-Ellen has worked in all areas of nursing, with the past 10 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.”

Susan Walsh

Registered Nurse & Injectables Specialist

Susan has been a Registered Nurse for over 26 years. Her passion for the field of facial aesthetics and ageing began whilst working with a dermatologist. Susan then moved into the specialist area of plastic and reconstructive surgery, obtaining experience in pre and post-operative surgery and facial aesthetics. Susan has advanced training in cosmetic injectables and has attended master classes in Australia and overseas.

Susan is currently the Queensland Clinical Trainer for Galderma Q Med, schooling cosmetic physicians in the art of dermal fillers and muscle relaxants. She is highly experienced in the administration of anti-wrinkle injections dermal and sub dermal filers for facial contouring, cheek and lip enhancement.

“My goal is to make my clients feel better about themselves, and it is very rewarding,” Susan says.

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.

Sam Sparrow

Practice Management

Sam plays a key role in the day to day running of the practice at Advanced Aesthetics.

Her professional approach and caring nature makes her the perfect choice for the role. She is passionate about the services and care the team at Advanced Aesthetics offer their patients.

“Offering the very best patient care and ensuring each patient is supported and cared for through the process, no matter which treatment they are receiving is the most rewarding part of my role,” Sam says.

“I’m very passionate about sun safety and the successful treatment of skin cancers.”

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 six 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 fiancé Shaun, daughter Tatum and loveable staffie Casper.

Catherine Delany

Administration, Student RN

Cat is the friendly face that greats you as you first enter the clinic. Cat has been with Advanced Aesthetics since she was a school girl, and knows everything there is to know about the day-to-day running of Advanced Aesthetics. Her mum Clare is one of Advanced Aesthetics’ Registered Nurses and Catherine is following in her footsteps.

She has just completed her Bachelor of Nursing and is looking forward to training under Dr Dilip and the team of skilled nurses, including her mum.

Cat lives locally with her ‘wonderful family’, and enjoys maintaining her fitness and taking her cocker spaniel to the beach.

“I love being a part of a team dedicated to providing holistic patient care. The feedback we receive from our clients reinforces this,” she says.

For Cat, working at Advanced Aesthetics is a family affair.

“I’m so proud to follow in my role model’s footsteps; my mum. She is the epitome of what a nurse means to me. I have seen the work she has done at Advanced Aesthetics for close to 10 years, how could I not want to do the same?”

Moana Ford

Senior Dermal Therapist

Moana is passionate about skin and skincare. Born and raised on the Gold Coast, and with 11 years’ experience in the industry, Moana works with Advanced Aesthetics clients to help them achieve glowing, healthy skin.

Moana approaches each client with consideration and a genuine desire to achieve the very best results possible.

“Every client is individual and important to me,” Moana says. “Every single one! I take great pride in my clients.”

Constantly updating her skills and knowledge is important to Moana, as is working with industry professionals who share her dedication to quality.

“I love my work at Advanced Aesthetics,” she says. “I enjoy working with people who have such a professional work ethic. It is very important to me and I admire this in my team.

“I appreciate the presence of mutual value, care and respect between all of the staff, on both a professional and personal level.”

Moana says the most fulfilling aspect of her role is having the ability to exceed her client’s expectations.

“Giving my clients products and treatments that are going to deliver real result is what is most important to me.

“I’ve always believed that whatever you do, you should do it with passion. Passion never fails. And I’m passionate about what I do.”

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