Mr Morris Ritz is an accredited plastic surgeon at the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery. He has undergone extensive specialist training programs involving six years training in recognised training centers, undergoing regular assessments and examinations. Mr Ritz has been taught cosmetic surgery in lectures, tutorials, courses, and by demonstration, and is assisted in his early operations by experienced surgeons.
Mr Ritz currently specialises in multiple procedures. This includes body lift post weight loss, abdominoplasty, liposuction, fat transfer, brachioplasty, thigh lift, buttock lift and body implants. Whatever a patient requires, Mr Ritz is available to provide you with the utmost of professional care, advice and information needed during a scheduled consultation.
Through each surgery, you are able to obtain different procedures, yet with the same care and advice. As a professional surgeon, Mr Ritz is also a member of the Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of South Africa, the Society of Hand Surgery of South Africa, the Australian Medical Association, the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
Mr Ritz graduated from Witwatersrand University in South Africa in 1982 with a degree in medicine and the Sonya Walker Prize in physiology. He went on to pursue post-graduate studies in plastic and reconstructive surgery, gaining a fellowship with honor from The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa in 1990. Mr. Ritz then spent a year at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne as a microsurgery research and hand fellow.
From 1992 to 1995, he headed the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Baragwanath Hospital, while running his own private practice in South Africa. In 1997, Morris was appointed senior registrar at The Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, after receiving a fellowship for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) in plastic surgery. He is also a member of Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), and he is a council member for Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the Australian National Secretary for ISAPS.
Morris Ritz has been awarded the Synthes Prize for best publication from the Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Southern Africa and the Phyllis Knocker/Bradlow Award from The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa for the most distinguished graduate in academic excellence. Since then, he has been published and has presented extensively in Australia and overseas. Morris has a special interest in breast reconstruction, aesthetic surgery, microsurgery, hand surgery, and skin cancer surgery.
Mr Ritz is referred to as Mr instead of Dr, deriving from a tradition that arose before the 1800’s, when the growth of voluntary hospitals in the 18th century brought high status to surgeons. After the founding of the Royal College of Surgeons of London in 1800, surgeons had a formal qualification (the MRCS). At that time, surgeons were proud to be distinguished from physicians that the title of Mr became a badge of honour. To this day, this tradition continues within places like Australia and the United Kingdom, as a sign of respect to those wonderful surgeons, like Mr Ritz. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Mr Morris Ritz and his team of professional staff at Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery, on 03 8692 5566.