About Us

First established in 1977 and in our new accredited premises since 2005, Norwood Day Surgery’s expert team of surgeons have a combined experience of over 60 years.

All cosmetic surgery and procedures are performed in our own onsite day
surgery in Adelaide. Our premises have achieved accreditation against the National Safety and Quality Health Service NSQHS standards under the Australian Health Service Safety and Quality Accreditation (AHSSQA) Scheme.

Our philosophy

We are dedicated to providing the best possible outcome for you and your needs. We are not sales people, we are experts in the field of Cosmetic Surgery & Medicine and offer recommendations based on our astute knowledge.

Our growing list of over 10,000 satisfied patients have benefited from our services and products. Our staff have extensive experience in cosmetic medicine and surgery, and they understand how important it is that you feel comfortable with the process, our people and the procedures. It is our job to assist you every step of the way and we welcome queries about our procedures and services. Read on to find out more about us.

Our team

Dr Mario Marzola is our primary surgeon at Norwood Day Surgery who leads a team of dedicated cosmetic professionals.

dr-mario-marzolaDr Mario Marzola


Dr Mario Marzola has been in the field of hair restoration surgery for over 30 years and has pioneered some of the techniques that are used globally. He has also been in the field of cosmetic surgery for many years and is a member of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS).

Dr Marzola’s training in hair restoration originated in Australia and America, and he has continued to update his skills and knowledge both locally and internationally. He was the first person in the world to offer a school for international physicians to come and learn hair restoration procedures. He is regularly a faculty member at conferences in this field and is currently a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and on the Board of Governors of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.

Dr. Marzola was the president of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) in 1996. He is an active member on the board of governors for this association—the largest association globally for Hair Restoration. He has attended and presented talks at every conference internationally since the association begun in 1993.

Dr Marzola performs the following procedures:

  • Stem Cell Therapy for Osteoarthritis
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
  • Thread Lift Plus
  • Liposculpture
  • Lipodissolve
  • Anti-Wrinkle Injections
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Laser CO2 Fractional Resurfacing
  • Chemical TCA Peels
  • Hair Transplantation Surgery
  • Follicular Unit Transplantation
  • Follicular Unit Extraction
  • Scalp Reduction
  • Scar Revision
  • Facelift Hair Revision
  • Burned Scalp Reconstruction
  • Eyebrow Lift
  • Female Hair Loss/Restoration
  • Anti-Ageing Medicine


Dr Michael Zacharia


Dr Michael Zacharia (MBBS, FRACS, FAAFPS, FACCS) is a specialist Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT Surgery) and Facial Plastic surgeon, known for his experience in facial rejuvenation. He uses a combination of medical and surgical techniques to achieve the best results for his patients.

Dr. Zacharia qualified in Medicine at Adelaide University (MBBS) in 1987 and subsequently completed his advanced training in ENT Surgery. He received his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 1996 as a specialist surgeon qualified to perform ENT surgery and Head and Neck surgery. During this period Dr Zacharia performed over 200 rhinoplasty surgery procedures.

Following his graduation in 1996 Dr Zacharia was offered the position of locum Clinical Lecturer in Otolaryngology for the Medical Science Division of the University of Oxford. In 1997 he completed a six-month fellowship with the well-known Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr Harry Glassman. This furthered Dr Zacharia’s knowledge in various aspects of cosmetic surgery of the face and body.

Dr Zacharia is a former President of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS). The College is a multi-disciplinary body consisting of General Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists, Ear Nose and Throat surgeons (ENT Surgery), Ophthalmologists and other specialist practitioners.

Dr Zacharia is a member of the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, the American Academy Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Australasian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery. He is also a Medical Director at the Bondi Junction Private Hospital.

Dr Zacharia presents at international conferences and seminars and is involved in a number of procedural training initiatives.

Dr Zacharia Performs The Following Procedures:

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Breast Augmentations
  • Face Lifts
  • Otoplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Chin Augmentation
  • Chin Implants
  • Major Tummy Tucks 

Dr Ian Chinsee

MBBS, FACCSDr Ian Chinsee

Dr Ian Chinsee is a surgical fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS) and winner of the Gold Medal for excellence & highest scores on the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) exams.  He qualified as a medical practitioner in 2006 at the University of Queensland and his surgical background consists of general surgery, plastic & reconstructive surgery, and maxillofacial surgery training.  Prior to this, he received a Bachelor of Science (Psychobiology) at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr Chinsee aims to remain on the cutting edge of new surgical techniques and developments.  He has a special interest in anti-ageing treatments and currently works with a team of scientists and clinicians across Australia and New Zealand to develop new and highly effective anti-ageing therapies.

Combining his medical knowledge with the eye of an artist, Dr Chinsee is able to achieve natural looking enhancements.  He has a friendly and compassionate nature and ensures that the entire process is comfortable and satisfying for his patients.

Dr Chinsee performs the following procedures:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Mastopexy (breast lift)
  • Miscellaneous breast surgery (areola/nipple reduction, etc)
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
  • Liposuction
  • Face/Neck Lift
  • Brow Lift
  • Cosmetic Injectables (anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers)

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Contact Us

Address 337 South Terrace
Adelaide, SA, 5000
Phone (08) 8333 0333
Fax (08) 8333 2446
Opening Hours Monday to Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm