The People

 
The Manse
Sydney Cosmetic Clinics

The Manse wants to work with our patients to achieve their life goals.

The Manse Clinic's mission is to be the go-to, luxury cosmetic clinic for beauty achievers. Genetics are irrelevant to us. We fight every flaw that is necessary, to create that high end, beautiful look, that takes our patients to the life of their dreams.

The practitioners at The Manse are carefully chosen, they are patient-focused and aim to deliver excellence in health and beauty outcomes, bringing happiness, comfort and ease to the lives of our patients. 

The practitioners at The Manse focus on face design and advanced injectable, laser and threadlift techniques.

Dr Naomi McCullum
Founder | Creative Director

Dr Naomi McCullum, The Manse clinic founder, is a pioneer in the field of non-surgical cosmetic medicine.

She is the founder of  brightening cosmeceutical skincare range, Dr Naomi Skin.

Dr Naomi has been performing injectables for 2 decades now, from when most injectable products were released onto the market in Australia. She has performed tens of thousands of syringes of dermal filler and tens of thousands of antiwrinkle injection treatments in those decades. She also started performing laser 2 decades ago, and has used threads since they were first introduced to Australia.

Dr Naomi is a qualified cosmetic doctor. She qualified as a Medical Practitioner, and completed her internship at St Vincents Hospital, Darlinghurst.

In 1999, she became one of the early members of the newly founded CPSA (Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia). When the CPSA became a College, (the CPCA) in 2015, Dr Naomi was admitted as a Fellow of the CPCA.

Dr Naomi was also a Fellow of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine until 2020. Prior to these non-surgical Societies becoming Colleges, Dr Naomi was examination certified as a Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine of the Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery from 2002-2014.

In her early years, Naomi worked at the leading cosmetic/dermatology clinics in Sydney at the time. Dr Naomi credits  much of her success to the gifted mentors she had at this time (1999-2002). Dr Naomi opened her first cosmetic clinic in Paddington in 2002, which she closed in 2016.

Dr Naomi opened The Flagship Paddington Manse Clinic in 2016, The Manse Uptown in 2020, and The Mansette is being renovated currently and has its opening planned for 2022 .

In her spare time she enjoys reading, real estate, quality binge TV, fashion, design, hanging out at home with family and going to Hawaii (before Covid!).

Dr Naomi has held 2 College Board positions in the cosmetic medical industry. She is currently on the Board of CPCA (Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia), and was previously on the Board of ACAM (Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine).

Dr Naomi’s aim is for her social media to become the best information source online for cosmetic medicine, and to lead the way for a new era of transparency in the cosmetic medical industry.

FCPCA (Fellow of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia) Inaugural 2015-current

FACAM (Fellow of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine) 2015-2020

Board Member of ACAM (Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine) 2015-2018

Board Member, and PR Officer of CPCA (Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia) 2018-current

Member of CPSA (Cosmetic Physicians Society Australia) 1999-2016 

She started the first cosmetic medical blog in Australia in 2011 and currently has the Cosmetic Medical Instagram with the most followers in Australia.

Please find Dr Naomi's AHPRA registration  MED0001609582

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Nurse Kellie Kemppainen
Cosmetic Nurse

Kellie is a passionate and patient focused Registered Nurse with 7 years dedicated to advanced Aesthetic Cosmetic Nursing.

In addition to her advanced dermal filler skills,  she is also very experienced in advanced anti-wrinkle injections, including jaw slimming/masseters and hyperhidrosis, has over 5 years experience with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and energy based devices for skin rejuvenation via laser skin resurfacing and HIFU skin tightening.

Her favourite wow factor treatments are cheeks and chin filler combo, jawline enhancement and lip fillers. Her passion is how to assist her patients in ageing well with pride, confidence, and respect.

Kellie is a believer in a holistic approach to aesthetic treatments, and is a wealth of knowledge for those who just don’t know where to start or are overwhelmed with what treatment or combination of treatments will achieve the results they desire. She believes that no matter what treatments you choose or do not choose, it all has to begin with the right skincare…then build on top of that.

Kellie has a passion for her work and loves nothing more than the thrill of achieving her patients goals with them, and restoring their confidence to shine bright. Her patients love her for her natural ability to put them at ease and find the humour in anything and she is a self-professed ‘before and after’ junkie. 

Kellie believes in Lifelong Learning and feels privileged to have learned from the best. She attends as many industry educational events and workshops as she can to keep her skills and knowledge on the cutting edge.

In turn, she shares her knowledge and skills as a contracted Clinical Specialist Trainer once a week training both Doctors and Nurses in clinical techniques of injectable dermal fillers.

She has been a nurse 12 years experience, graduating with Distinction from the University of South Australia. Her background is in Post Anaesthesia Care Nursing.

Nurse Priscille Vrljic
Cosmetic Nurse

Registered Nurse

B. Nurs

Priscille joined us after working for 5 years at a busy dermatology practice performing injectables and operating energy based devices for skin improvement. She is an experienced cosmetic injector and laser provider. Her favourite treatments to perform are cheek filler, jawline fillers and she is the "lip filler queen" :). She also loves to perform browlifts and all advanced antiwrinkle injections.

She graduated with distinction in Bachelor of Nursing from Western Sydney University.

Priscille has a very patient-centric approach and enjoys face design, focusing on symmetry, harmony and balance. She likes to create natural and beautiful results at exactly the level the patient wants.

In 2016 she undertook a Post Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Injectables. Shortly after, she was contracted as a Clinical Trainer for the Academy of Cosmetic Medicine and Science where she trained Doctors and Nurses in Cosmetic Injecting techniques for anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers.

Priscille's warm nature makes her very popular with patients who are new to injectables or who are anxious about injectable or laser procedures.

Priscille is a perfectionist in all aspects of her life including her work. She believes her success to date is due to her work ethic, communication skills, can-do attitude and her willingness to upskill and invest in further education. Priscille believes to be the best you need to learn from the best. This has resulted in prioritising patient safety, delivering exceptional customer service, and providing high standards in clinical results.

In her spare time, Priscille enjoys going out to dinner, hanging out with her girlfriends at home with a few wines and movie nights with her family.

 

Nurse Patricia Chan
Cosmetic Nurse

Registered Nurse

Patricia completed her Masters of Nursing at Monash University then continued on to completing her Graduate certificate in critical care nursing with a distinction average. 

Patricia is an experienced cosmetic injector who is attentive and listens to what the patient wants but also provides professional feedback on what they need to reach their aesthetic goals. She loves to create a natural and youthful look without overdoing it. Patricia is enthusiastic about creating a well-balanced profile utilising a variety of anti-wrinkle, dermal fillers and skin treatments to give optimal results. 

Patricia’s favourite treatment is facial slimming which is anti-wrinkle treatment injected into the masseters to provide a more feminine facial shape. She is also experienced in lip fillers, chin fillers, temple fillers, jawline fillers, smile lines, tear trough fillers and marionette lines.

She is interested in creating harmony and symmetry in the patient's face and loves using the best asian and western injectable techniques available

Nurse John Obiri-Asare
Cosmetic Nurse

John, who has been working at The Manse since it opened, completed his Masters of Nursing in 2013, devotes his time to performing antiwrinkle injections at The Manse Clinic. He is a gentle and caring injector who likes to perform frown line injectionsforehead line injectionscrows feet injections, browlift injections and face slimming.injections  His aim is to make the wrinkle injection experience as comfortable as possible for his patients. John also has a Bachelor of Finance. John is a registered nurse.

John is also a Bachelor of Commerce graduate, majoring in Finance.

John enjoys every sport known to man, but soccer is his number one love.

Dr Prasanthi Purusothaman
Cosmetic Doctor

Dr Prasanthi loves working on faces, she loves the natural look and subtle changes. She loves helping people with their beauty and their confidence. She values symmetry and harmony.

Dr Prasanthi graduated from medical school through Western Sydney University in 2014 and has worked in several hospitals across NSW metropolitan and rural locations including Royal Prince Alfred, Concord, Lismore Base, Broken Hill, Campbelltown & Blacktown Hospitals. Alongside being a cosmetic physician, Dr Prasanthi is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. As such, she possesses good foundational and working knowledge as well as ongoing up to date understanding of general medicine and surgical presentations. 

As a GP with a strong interest in holistic medicine, Dr Prasanthi was naturally drawn towards cosmetic and aesthetic practice. From the perspective of a doctor and as a young woman herself, she understands first hand the influence of how one feels in their skin on their overall sense of well-being. She has mentored under some of Australia’s finest cosmetic physicians, including Dr Neal Hamilton who is one of Australia’s most experienced nonsurgical cosmetic Practitioners.

Dr Prasanthi believes that the foundations of cosmetic medicine are subtlety, integrity, and good communication, which she evokes in her warm, down to earth, personable nature as well as her collaborative approach to consultations. She believes an ethical cosmetic practitioner should leave you looking and feeling refreshed but never overdone.

Prasanthi lives with her husband, Dr James Di Michiel, who is a Respiratory and Sleep physician in Sydney. Outside of work, she enjoys practicing yoga & reformer pilates, island holidays and travelling (having been to over 45 countries), watching sport (especially test cricket at the SCG) getting outdoors with her cheeky chocolate Labrador Benji.

Dr Chris Rogan
Interventional Radiologist
The Manse clinic is very privileged in that we have the opportunity for collaboration with Dr Chris Rogan, interventional radiologist. The Manse and Dr Chris are working towards combining 2 fields of medicine, aesthetics and radiology with the purpose of improving safety and outcomes in aesthetic medicine.
 
Dr Chris has over 15 years experience in minimally invasive procedures, having undertaken specialist training both in Australia and the UK.  
Dr Chris became interested in aesthetic medicine after working on patients with varicose veins/venous disease and utilising antiwrinkle injections initially for medical applications in muscular spasm.
 
Chris’s belief is that patients should be offered a progressive approach which begins with lifestyle changes, progressing to medications or minimally invasive approaches like injections and needle based procedures before considering invasive surgery. This approach can avoid recovery downtime and complications associated with invasive surgery. 
 
Chris is currently the codirector of interventional radiology at Royal Prince Alfred hospital, where he uses cutting edge image guided minimally invasive techniques to manage conditions that would otherwise require major surgery. He is interested in applying image guidance such as ultrasound to increase the accuracy and safety profile of aesthetic procedures and in treating vein disease like varicose veins using a minimally invasive approach.
Dr Tauseef (Toshi) Zia
Cosmetic Doctor

Dr Toshi Zia is a diligent, patient-focused cosmetic physician and laser maestro who enjoys creating bespoke treatments using a combination of dermal fillers for full face designPlatelet Rich Plasma (PRP), double chin dissolving, laser /IPL skin devices and advanced injectable techniques including nose fillers, forehead fillers and temple fillers. His favourite treatments are jawline fillers, cheek fillers and  lip fillers.

Dr Zia graduated from Medical School in 2002 . After the completion of his Bachelors in Medicine and Bachelors in Surgery, he migrated to the United Kingdom seeking post graduate specialization in Dermatology, and holds a Diploma in Clinical Dermatology from Cardiff University, Wales.

Dr Zia’s interest in skin health and facial aesthetics stems from his keen observation of life from an early childhood. His developing mind in the early years could not help but be fascinated by the fact that happier faces flaunted a vibrant and glowing skin with pleasing angles of light reflection, as compared to the less happy faces. To date, he believes in practicing the facial aesthetics to achieve the harmony that reflects the best potential of an individual face. He wants every single patient of his, to smile at the person in the mirror every morning.

Although he loves to work with the needle for facial contouring, volume replenishment, muscle relaxation and fat dissolving, he believes that it is the marriage between cosmetic injectables and energy based devices that achieves the visual brilliance of a face. He is well experienced in using laser and light based technologies for skin rejuvenation, skin tightening, skin peeling and full skin resurfacing. His clients have lovingly called him the ‘mole melter’ due to his non-surgical mole removal skills with the Radiofrequency technique.

Dr Zia is a keen learner of new techniques in the dynamic field of Cosmetic Medicine and stays on top of evidence based academic developments by regularly attending Australian and International Conferences.  He holds a Diplomate by the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Dr Zia describes the art of Cosmetic Medical Science as his passion and wishes to take his career further in this field. He attributes his skills to all the teachers in his life and works in close collaboration with his mentors at the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia.

Professional Development

  • Muscle relaxant and Neuromodulator accreditation – Allergan.
  • Dermal filler for Revolumization and facial contouring accreditation – Allergan
  • Muscle Relaxant and Neuromodulator accreditation – Galderma
  • Dermal filler for revolumization and facial contouring accreditation – Galderma
  • Injectable Lipolytic Agent for Fat dissolving accreditation – Allergan
  • Korean advanced Non Surgical Face Lift using PDO Threads and combination therapies – IFAAS Sydney
  • Certificate in Aesthetic Medicine, American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine 2016
  • Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine, American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine 2018
  • Phototherapy and Photochemotherapy for Skin Disease Course– Cardiff University
  • Practical Dermatology Surgery course – Cardiff University
  • Contact Dermatitis Workshop – Cardiff University

Conference Attendance

  • Laser Safety Officer Training Course, National Laser and Cosmetic Medicine Conference 2015
  • 11th National Laser and Cosmetic Medicine Conference
  • 12th National Laser and Cosmetic Medicine Conference
  • Non Surgical Symposium, Melbourne 2016
  • FACE Conference London 2017

Please see Dr Toshi's AHPRA registration

Dr Rafael Ekmejian
Cosmetic Doctor

As a painter and sculptor, Dr Rafael has always been driven to cosmetic medicine and surgery. With his fine aesthetic appreciation and hand skills he is able to fine tune faces to achieve harmonious natural-looking results. He is driven to be the best that he can be which is why he has trained with some of the best injectors in the world including Dr Raj Acquilla from the UK.

Dr Rafael brings his passion as an artist to cosmetic medicine. Whether the goal is a subtle enhancement or a facial transformation Dr Rafael will work with you closely to achieve your goals. He focuses on the advanced filler techniques like nose filler and temple fillers. His favourite treatments are injectable browlifts, antiwrinkle injections, full face designing, threadliftschin fillerscheek fillers and  lip fillers He also offers PRP and fillers for male genital procedures.

Beyond injectables, Dr Rafael has a thorough understanding of what is needed to achieve the best results who can achieve holistically whether it be cosmetic lasers, cosmetic surgery or even skincare. Dr Rafael completed board certification exams with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine where he scored the top mark in his cohort. He is a key opinion leader for Alma Lasers and has organised workshops for nurses and beauticians.

In addition to injectables, Dr Rafael has also been trained in liposuction and hair transplantation procedures. In Spain he refined his FUE hair transplantation skills with award-winning Dr Jimenez Acosta. In California, Dr Rafael had the pleasure of learning from the inventor of tumescent liposuction, Dr Jeffrey Klein, who’s innovative techniques allowed liposuction to be performed safely while the patient is awake. Dr Rafael has been trained in advanced Vaser liposuction and fat transfers to the butt, breast and face in Bologna, Italy. In Italy, he was trained by the co-author of one of the most widely published liposuction book for doctors, Professor Alberto di Giuseppe.

Dr Rafael has been published in numerous surgical journals in topics such as head and neck cancers, trauma and orthopaedic surgery. He has chaired a surgical conference and was the founder of the Society of Medical Innovation at UNSW.

·       Trainer for Dermamedical 

·       Trainer for American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine

·       American academy of aesthetic medicine – advanced course and board certification

·       Liposuction training in California w Dr Jeffrey Klein

·       Liposuction training in Bolognia w Dr Professor Alberto di Giuseppe

·       Hair transplantation training in Spain w Dr Jimenez Acosta

·       Hair transplantation training in Georgia w Dr Akaki Tsilosani

·       Hair transplantation training in India w Dr Suneet Soni

·       Aptos advanced threads workshop

·       Silhouette soft threads workshop

·       Dermal filler workshop with Dubai-based Francisco De Melo

·       Injectable supplier courses for neuromodulators and fillers

·       Alma training in lasers

Please find Dr Raf's AHPRA registration here

Dr Liz Golez
Cosmetic Doctor

Dr Liz Golez is an experienced cosmetic physician who is a member of AAAM (American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine) and ACAM (Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine).

Dr Liz loves to create a natural aesthetic and enjoys working on a patient's symmetry. She is skilled at creating a harmonious and balanced face.
She is an expert at  advanced filler techniques, including liquid facelifts for maximal beautification, lip fillers, cheek fillers, tear trough fillers, chin filler , forehead fillers ..and jawline fillers. She is also an expert in wrinkle injections including, crows feet, frown lines, forehead lines and jawline slimming ,.
Dr Liz is passionate about all types of thread lifting, including long threads, including MINT threads and short threads, Hiko nose threads , face lifting threads and neck threads. 

Dr Liz brings the best of Asian and Western injectable and thread techniques together to create beautiful aesthetic outcomes

Dr Liz is experienced in womens' health and performs vaginal rejuvenation procedures and the Oshot procedure.

FRACGP, Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Advanced Diplomate, Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Diplomate, Diploma of Child’s Health, Westmead Children’s Hospital, Sydney

Australian Medical Council Certificate

Junior Diplomate, Philippine Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society

MD, College of Medicine, WVSU, Philippines

BSBS (with Honors)

 

O- Shot Ò (Orgasm shot) Certified Provider in Sydney

     Training in New York, USA with Dr George Liakeas for Dr Charles Runels

Galderma training for Injectable Cosmetics

Ultra V, APTOS and MINT Threads Workshop

Hands-on Master Class Korean Advanced Non-Surgical Face Lifting using Ultra V Threads

Derma Medical Training Academy

      Foundation Training Course for anti wrinkle  and Dermal Fillers
Laser and IPL Safety Course

      Fotonal Laser Safety Course including Vaginal Rejuvenation

Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine, American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine 

Australian College of Dermatologists Practical Dermatoscopy- ongoing

Member, Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine

Member, International Fellowship of Advanced Aesthetic Science

Member, The American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine

GP Synergy, Australian General Practice Training (2014-2016)

Please find Dr Liz's AHPRA registration

Assistant Manager Christina
Beauty and Laser Therapist

Christina is a beauty and laser therapist, and a student nurse who is planning to become a cosmetic nurse. Christina is skin obsessed and very knowledgable about skincare at home and injectables.

Christina loves creating flawless skin. 

She loves performing pigmentation removal, freckle removal and redness and capillary removal , blue vein removal and rejuvenation laser.

Her favourite devices are RF microneedlingIPL, RF skin tightening, skin rejuvenation Q switched laser and Vascular laser.

Christina has helped develop our Manse Clinic signature rejuvenation procedures, including The Manse GlowThe Manse Glass and The Manse Filter. 

She likes advising patients on improving skin issues in a gentle and natural way at home using the best cosmeceutical products including Dr Naomi and  Skinceuticals .She likes advising re skincare use for the treatment of fine lines, pigmentation, sensitivity and antiageing and brightening. 

Therapist Millie
Beauty and Laser Therapist

Millie is an experienced beauty and laser therapist. She loves results driven treatments and helping patients achieve their beauty goals. 

She enjoys focusing on patient needs, and achieving their skin goals with beauty and laser treatments. She is passionate about creating optimum skincare routines to achieve maximal skin health and beauty.

Millie loves doing a skin design consultation for all of our patients and getting them on the correct homecare for their skin. Her favourite treatment to perform is RF microneedling, due to the high satisfaction rate and the skin improvement and tightening effects. She is focused on safety and achieving excellent results. She loves performing the Manse signature treatments. She is very knowledgable about the Dr Naomi and  Skinceuticals  skin ranges.

Therapist Kodi
Beauty and Laser Therapist

Kodi  loves looking after our patients and is very knowledgable in home care and skin products, including Skinceuticals and Dr Naomi skin care.

He will be the happy voice when you call for your appointments, and can't wait to take your calls.

Kodi is passionate about high level service and enjoys looking after the skin needs of The Manse Clinic patients.

HIs favourite treatments to perform are RF microneedling and Qswitch laser.

Manager Michael
Business Manager

MSc

Michael joins us The Manse with experience in private hospital management and general practice management. He has a Masters in Science. He lives The Manse value of excellence in his work, and has strong attention to detail and has a personal mission to make sure The Manse medical service is second to none.

The Manse Team can't wait to meet you

Want to join The Manse?

We are always looking for enthusiastic people who are devoted to excellence to work with us. If this sounds like you, please send us an email

manager@themanseclinic.com.au