About Dr. Frank



Dr Frank Hsieh is a Sydney based plastic surgeon. He received his medical degree from Cambridge University (UK). As a medical student, he was attracted to the art and science of plastic surgery and participated in breast reconstruction research. This has culminated in many international lectures, scientific papers and multiple best PRS research awards. Dr. Hsieh completed his plastic surgery training in Sydney and was awarded FRACS (Plast) by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He then received the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarship to undertake a one-year fellowship in Reconstructive Microsurgery with Professor Fu-Chan Wei at world-renowned Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan.

He is currently a VMO in Westmead, Bankstown Hospitals and multiple private hospitals. He is a Clinical Lecturer for Sydney University Medical School and is also the Educational Supervisor for Plastic Surgery trainees at Westmead Hospital. He specializes in microvascular Head & Neck reconstruction, Breast reconstruction, and General/Asian Aesthetic surgery.

Dr Hsieh is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Honor, Awards & Scholarships:

  • 2017 MOFA Taiwan Scholarship
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan
  • 2015 PRS – Global Open Best Oceanic Paper
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • 2014 PRS Best Guest Nation Paper
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Dennis Dooley Prize in Clinical Anatomy
    The Regius Professor of Physic & the Head of Department of Anatomy Cambridge University
  • 41st Congress of the European Society for Surgical Research Best Poster Award
    European Society for Surgical Research (ESSR), Rostock, Germany
  • British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons Student Bursary Award (2006)
    British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
    The Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Bursary Award (2004)
    Cambridge Commonwealth Trust
    Cambridge University
  • Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Bursary Award (2001)
    Cambridge Commonwealth Trust
    Cambridge University



  • Prasida, I, Moisidis E, Hsieh F. Reconstruction of Pelvic Exenteration Defect with Free Anterolateral Thigh Flap: A Case Report. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open: August 2021; 9(8): e3774
  • Hsieh F, Leow O, Cheong CF, Hung SY, Tsao CK. Musculoseptocutaneous Perforator of Anterolateral Thigh Flap: A Clinical Study. Plast Reconstr Surg 2021 Jan 1;147(1):103e-110e.


  • Rodriguez JR, Hsieh F, Huang CT, Tsai TJ, Chen C, Cheng MH. Clinical features, microbiological epidemiology and recommendations for management of cellulitis in extremity lymphedema. J Surg Oncol. 2020 Jan;121(1):25-36.


  • Chuang KT, Hsieh F, Liao HT. The Correlation of Age and Patterns of Maxillofacial Bone Fractures and Severity of Associated Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents. Ann Plast Surg. 2019 Dec;83(6):e28-e34.


  • Lam TC, Hsieh F, Salinas J, Boyages J. Immediate and Long-term Complications of Direct-to-implant Breast Reconstruction after Nipple- or Skin-sparing Mastectomy. Plast Reconstr Surg Global Open November 20185;6(11):e1977
  • Hsieh F, Chuang KT, Wu YT, Chih-Hung Lin. Aggressive angiomyxoma – report of a rare male buttock lesion. Plast Reconstr Surg Global Open August 2018 – Volume 6 – Issue 8 – p e1879
  • Lam TC, Borotkanics R, Hsieh F, Salinas, J, Boyages J. Immediate Two-stage Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction Failure: Radiation is not the only culprit. Plast Reconstr Sur. 141(6):1315-1324, June 2018
  • Chang TN, Hsieh F, Wang ZT, Kwon SH, Lin JA, Tang ET. Social media mediate the education of the global microsurgeons: The experience from International Microsurgery Club. Microsurgery. 2018 July; 38(5): 596-597


  • Lam TC, Hsieh F, Salinas J, Boyages J. Two-stage prosthetic breast reconstruction after mastectomy with or without prior postmastectomy radiotherapy. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2017;5:e1489


  • Lam T, Salinas J, Hsieh F, Boyages J. Breast Augmentation after Conservation Surgery and Radiation Therapy. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 Jul 12;4(7): e796
  • De Silva D, Hsieh F, Gillies R. Unusual vascular supply to extensor digitorum brevis: A case report. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. 4(4): e673, April 2016


  • Hsieh F, Lam T. Evaluation of AirXpanders for Breast Reconstruction: early experience from Sydney. Plast Reconstr Surg-Global Open. 2015 Aug; 3 (8): p e495
  • Lam T, Hsieh F, Salinas J, Boyages J. Can an immediate two-stage prosthetic breast reconstruction be performed after a mastectomy following previous conservative surgery and radiotherapy. Plast Reconstr Surg Global Open. 2015 July; 3 (7): p e473


  • Allan J, Cha J, Hsieh F, Kwei J, Vandervord J. Intrathoracic defects – a reconstructive approach. Eplasty. 2014; 14:e: ic22.


  • Hsieh F, Miroshnik M, Lam TC. Silicone breast implants are thicker than water. Plast Reconstr Surg-Global Open. 2013 Sep; 1(6): p e43.
  • Lam TC, Hsieh F, Boyages J. The effects of post-mastectomy adjuvant radiotherapy on immediate two-staged prosthetic breast reconstruction: a systematic review. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Sep;132(3):511-8.


  • Di Candia M, Asfoor AA, Jessop ZM, Kumiponjera D, Hsieh F, Malata CM. Previous multiple abdominal surgeries: a valid contraindication to abdominal free flap breast reconstruction? Eplasty. 2012;12:e31.


  • Hsieh F, Shah A, Malata CM. Experience with the Mentor Contour Profile Becker-35 Expandable Implants in Reconstructive Breast Surgery. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Jul; 63(7): 1181-5.
  • Hsieh F, Somia N, Lam TC. A new approach to pre-existing vertical midline abdominal scars with crossover DIEP flap breast reconstruction. Microsurgery. 2010; 30(2):151-5.


  • Hsieh F, Kumiponjera D, Malata CM. An Algorithmic Approach to Abdominal Flap Breast Reconstruction in Patients with Pre-existing Scars – Results from a Single Surgeon’s Experience. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2009 Dec; 62(12):1650-60.


  • Hsieh F, Malata CM. Incidental lobular carcinoma scar recurrence at delayed breast reconstruction 6 years after mastectomy. Int J Surg. 2008 Dec; 6(6):e83-5
  • Hsieh F, Kumiponjera D, Malata CM. The “Difficult” rhinoplasty: A critical analysis of a single surgeon’s 81 consecutive non-cleft rhinoplasties. Br J Surg. 2008 Jan; 95(S6):23

Voluntary work

  • Operation Smile Vietnam: Hanoi 15th-21st October 2017

Organizational participation

  •  PRS NSW trainee representative 2014-2015
  •  Fellow of Cambridge Commonwealth Society