Dr Richard Harries


Bachelor of Science (University of Adelaide, South Australia, 1982)

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (Flinders University, South Australia, 1987)


Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons

South Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (past State President)

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Professional Interests

Dr Richard Harries is trained in all aspects of plastic surgery and has been in private practice based at Calvary North Adelaide for over twenty years.

Dr Harries performs a range of plastic and reconstructive surgeries and has a particular interest in body contouring surgery following massive weight loss. To this end, he initiated and coordinated South Australia's only dedicated body contouring clinic within the public hospital system at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He also has keen interest in all forms of breast surgery, abdominoplasty, liposuction, skin cancer surgery for benign and malignant conditions including melanoma, hand surgery, eyelid surgery including ptosis, and cosmetic surgery of the face and neck.

Current Appointments
  • Private Practice (1999 to present)

  • Visiting Plastic Surgeon, Wallaroo Hospital (1999 to present)

  • Visiting Consultant, Department of Plastic Surgery, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (2001 to present)

Past Appointments
  • Internship, Flinders Medical Centre (1988)

  • Residency, Flinders Medical Centre (1989), Royal Adelaide Hospital (1990), Australian Craniofacial Unit (1991), Modbury Hospital (1992)

  • Wound Healing Research Fellow at the University of Texas Medical Branch (1993) and University of South Florida (1994)

  • Plastic Surgical Registrar, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (1995-1996), Royal Adelaide Hospital (1997-1998)

  • Visiting Consultant, Department of Plastic Surgery, Royal Adelaide Hospital (1999-2000)

  • Burn Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital (1999-2000)

  • Visiting Plastic Surgeon, Murray Bridge Soldiers Memorial Hospital (2003-2019)

Areas of Expertise

Skin lesions

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Trigger finger


Breast reduction



Dupuytren's contracture

Tendon injury

Weight loss surgery


Thigh & arm reductions