Plastic Surgery Perth

Dr Sam Cunneen

Sam is a specialist plastic surgeon living and working in Perth, Western Australia. After graduating from the University of Western Australia he undertook basic surgical training in the United Kingdom, resulting in Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh).

Training in Plastic Surgery

Sam was selected for advanced training in Plastic Surgery in Perth, eventually gaining the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons FRACS (plastic and reconstructive surgery).

International Experience

Sam underwent a further 2 years of training to achieve a second qualification in Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery. He has also spent a year working at the prestigious Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, UK, gaining valuable experience in complex aesthetic surgery.

Working as a Plastic Surgeon in Perth

Now settled back in Perth, Sam juggles his time between running a busy private practice and consulting at Royal Perth Hospital, where he trains the next generation of leaders in plastic surgery. He is involved in training medical students in his roll as a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Western Australia. He also tries to spend as much time as possible with his young family.

Continual Learning

Sam is a regular attendee at national and international conferences ensuring his practice continues to achieve the best, most reliable results. He is a member of the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Western Australian Melanoma Advisory Service

Surgical Interests

His surgical interests include all aspects of cosmetic/aesthetic surgery and skin cancer surgery.

West Perth Plastic Surgery Practice

Sam’s newly refurbished West Perth Plastic Surgery clinic offers an area of tranquility and calm. There is ample street parking available and the CAT bus service stops metres from the front door. The rooms are staffed by highly trained professionals who are only too willing to answer enquiries. We look forward to helping you achieve the best possible result.

Charity work

The opportunity to perform life-changing, low-cost operations in the third world is something Sam considers a privilege. His most recent work was in the Philippines with Operation Rainbow.

This is a charity operating from Perth, which performs large numbers of cleft lip and palate repairs on Philippine children. It is run ethically, the surgery is of the highest standard and the organisation accounts for every dollar spent.

If you are interested in this work, please visit the website and consider donating to a truly magnificent charity that does amazing things for children who otherwise have nothing.

As every operation has risks and complications it is vital you are being looked after by a fully qualified surgeon. If you aren’t sure about your choice always seek a second opinion from a plastic and reconstructive surgeon.

Surprisingly, many doctors call themselves plastic surgeons without ever training in the field. Check they are fully qualified surgeons using the Medical board of Australia website



The staff at Sam Cunneen Plastic Surgery are the best available. From the moment your call is taken to the day you are discharged from our care, we strive to provider you with the most professional, friendly and safe service.

What is a plastic surgeon?

A plastic and reconstructive surgeon is a doctor who has received a specialist qualification from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

It signifies that the surgeon has undergone the most difficult and arduous surgical training available. The training is only open to fully qualified doctors and is currently 5 years long.

The trainee rotates through various hospitals, gaining expertise in all facets of plastic surgery. At the end of the 5 years, the trainee sits a final exam. Following this, there is often another 1–3 years of sub-specialty training.