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At the CUTTING EDGE in the Hunter Valley

As with any surgical procedure, patients undergoing cosmetic surgery want to feel assured that they’re in the best hands. Surgical expertise, compassion and respect are high priorities for patients – and they’re also high priorities for Dr Bernard Beldholm, a specialist cosmetic surgeon operating from a private clinic in the heritage suburb of Lorn.

Dr Beldholm’s business was first established back in 2009. “Dr Beldholm lived in Sydney at this time, but was a frequent visitor to the vineyards and local Hunter area,” explains Belinda McFarlane, Dr Beldholm’s Practice Manager.

“The more familiar he became with the area, the more he felt that his expertise could be a benefit to the local community.”

The clinic’s original location was Mount Pleasant Street, Maitland. It had a different name (Specialist Cosmetic Surgery), and only one part-time secretary. But the business soon grew; another secretary, a registered nurse and a dermal therapist joined the team, and a non-surgical division was added.

By 2011, Dr Beldholm and the team had begun the search for a new clinic location – somewhere bigger and more permanent. And by the end of that year, they’d found the perfect spot.

“A new location that was more fitting with Dr Beldholm’s personality was found in the beautiful leafy suburb of Lorn,” Belinda explains.

“A gorgeous old home was refurbished, but the essence of the building was preserved in keeping with the heritage nature of Lorn.”

Dr Beldholm offers a wide range of procedures at his Lorn clinic. Perhaps the most popular is the Sculpt Tummy Tuck, used for loose skin after weight loss or for general cosmetic purposes. Other procedures include aesthetic breast surgery (implants, lifts, reductions and gynecomastia procedures); aesthetic face surgery (facelifts, neck lifts and upper eyelid surgery); post-pregnancy breast and tummy surgery; and other post-weight loss body contouring options, including arm and inner thigh lifts.

Dr Beldholm aims to remain at the cutting edge of technological and surgical developments. This often means utilising advanced tools, such as the TruSculpt iD, a non-invasive body contouring device. Dr Beldholm’s clinic is the first cosmetic practice to introduce TruSculpt iD to the Hunter region. “It’s comfortable and affordable, using heat to melt away stubborn pockets of fat,” Belinda explains. “The results have been amazing.”

The tools are only as good as the hand that wields them, of course, but clients will feel well cared for under Dr Beldholm’s expert eye. With a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Medical Sciences under his belt, Dr Beldholm undertook advanced surgical training throughout the early 2000's with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery.

He now takes pride in providing every patient with a comfortable, compassionate experience and great surgical outcomes using the latest techniques. “Dr Beldholm has such a passion and drive to be the best in his field,” Belinda says.


“He trains and researches and trains again to make sure that he can offer the very best to his patients and clients.”


It’s this approach that brings patients to Dr Beldholm from all over the country. Hunter Valley locals and visitors are joined by clients from Port Stephens, the Central Coast, Port Macquarie, Sydney and Canberra – with some travelling from as far as Tamworth, Tasmania, Western Australia and even the Pacific Islands.

Clearly, Dr Beldholm and his team know what they’re doing when it comes to providing patients and clients with the results they’re seeking. “We all share the same goals and ambition,” Belinda says. “To us, it is not work, but the chance to connect to the people in our local area and the wider community, and to help shape someone’s life in a positive direction.”


Dr Bernard Beldholm’s clinic is located at 30 Belmore Road, Lorn. For more information about Dr Beldholm and the procedures he offers, call 4934 5700 or visit

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