About Us


Academy Face and Body specialise in world leading products, procedures and technology to ensure the absolute best aesthetic and lifestyle results for our clients, all delivered from the comfort of our modern medical facilities in Crows Nest, Sydney.



Academy Face and Body is built upon 20 years experience in cosmetic surgery, otolaryngology (ENT) and lifestyle medicine. Our principal surgeon, Dr Gavin Scriven (FRACGP), supported by colleagues such as Supervising Surgeon Dr Jayson Oates (FRACS), have dedicated their lives to treating patients with a wide range of aesthetic and lifestyle concerns. From these years of experience and research, we have identified a range of equipment, techniques and dermal therapies that deliver maximum results with minimum downtime.

Some of our primary treatments are listed beneath. Review our treatments below and contact us to make a booking.


Our Team

Principal Doctor

Dr Gavin Scriven (MBBS FRACGP)

Our Medical Director Dr Gavin Scriven graduated from University of Notre Dame Sydney in 2011 with Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. After completing a two year Residency at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney Dr Gav then became an Aviation Medical Officer in the Royal Australian Airforce specialising in Aeromedical Evacuation and Aviation Medicine. He completed a Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, but his keen interest in Lifestyle and Cosmetic Medicine led him to expand his medical knowledge and training in this area. Dr Gav has now been practicing Cosmetic Medicine for over 6 years, whilst also still working as a GP, and is a member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine.

Dr Gav prides himself on keeping across the latest techniques, products and devices in Cosmetic Medicine, but seeks to only offer the best and most effective treatments at our clinic. With a special interest in anti-ageing solutions, Dr Gav is particularly experienced in injectables, laser rejuvenation and threads treatments. He also specialises in intimate and lifestyle medical treatments for both men and women including for erectile dysfunction, non-invasive penile augmentation and vaginal rejuvenation.  His genuine enjoyment in acquiring and sharing knowledge led him to become a clinical trainer of cosmetic injectables and threads for both educational institutions and industry suppliers.

Dr Gav values the shared journey he has with his clients in addressing their ageing concerns and achieving their aesthetic goals. He believes in an individualised and holistic approach and always seeks to enhance your natural features rather than change the way you look.


Cosmetic Physician

Dr David Ong (MBBS DipSurgAnat FACCS)

Dr. David Ong graduated from The University of Western Australia in 2009 with a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery, and followed his interest in the cosmetic injectables field training in California, USA; as well as completing a plastic surgery term at the renowned Kings College in London, UK.

Today, as a master trainer and aesthetic practitioner Dr. David is based in Sydney, focused on having his clients look and feel their best with his aesthetic eye and surgical precision.

Dr. David specialises in full facial rejuvenation, which starts with understanding ones goals with a personalised consultation and then utilising his extensive experience and knowledge of cutting-edge aesthetic modalities to achieve optimal cosmetic results for his clients.

Dr. David Ong’s depth and breadth of experience in cosmetic medicine across several specialisations, combined with his obsessive attention to detail, and general approachability as a practitioner are admirable traits as a aesthetic physician.

Dr. David is available by appointment for a large range of cosmetic procedures such as thread lifting, double chin dissolving injections, non-surgical rhinoplasty and a broad range of dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle treatments.


Specialist Cosmetic Nurse

Charlotte Meli (Registered Nurse)

Charlotte started her career as a beauty therapist due to her passion for beauty and genuine interest in skin. While working as a therapist Charlotte developed an appreciation for the effectiveness of cosmetic injectables and the level of satisfaction they provided. She then decided to progress her career by becoming a Cosmetic Nurse. Whilst studying her Bachelor of Nursing, Charlotte worked as a laser therapist, further expanding her knowledge and experience in this area of cosmetic and aesthetic medicine.

Once she had completed her nursing degree Charlotte then focused on developing her experience in cosmetic injectables, working for a number of boutique clinics as well as larger organisations providing advanced cosmetic treatments to a wide range of clientele across Sydney.

Charlotte is passionate about making her clients feel and look fresh, beautiful & youthful. She enjoys complimenting her clients’ features by focusing on maintaining their looks and preventing ageing rather than changing the natural features that make them unique.

Charlotte has a warm and sincere bedside manner and her background in beauty has provided her with an eye for detail, balance and symmetry. Her consultations focus on listening to her clients’ concerns, getting to know them on a personal level, developing a holistic treatment plan incorporating the best methods available at our clinic and educating clients to ensure they have a complete understanding of the treatment and any risks involved.


Dermal Therapist and Client Coordinator

Simone Brennan (Beauty Therapist)

Simone graduated from Auckland University of Technology with a Certificate in Holistic Therapy, Body Therapy and Electrology. She set out to develop her experience and skills in the beauty industry by working for high end skin clinics in Auckland City for several years. Simone then moved to Australia in 2010, working as a beauty therapist in various day spas on the Gold Coast before moving into Sales and Education for a Cosmeceutical company in Brisbane.

Simone then set her sights on aviation and spent 7 years travelling the world and developing her customer service skills as a Flight Attendant for Qantas. Although she enjoyed her time at Qantas, Simone was drawn back to the beauty industry by her true passion for helping people achieve radiant healthy skin, and commenced working in her dual role as Client Coordinator and Dermal Therapist at Academy Face and Body in August 2019.

Simone loves the fast-paced world of non-surgical cosmetics and has a genuine appreciation for the key role that dermal therapies play in achieving optimal results from more advanced cosmetic procedures. She enjoys working collaboratively with both Dr Gavin and Nurse Charlotte in developing holistic treatment plans for our patients. With a warm and engaging approach, Simone seeks to understand her clients’ concerns about their skin and to work with them to develop a regime that will work for their individual circumstances including budget, time and lifestyle factors, all while sharing insights on skin health and the preventative measures available to keep them looking and feeling their best.


Supervising Surgeon

Dr Jayson Oates (MBBS FRACS Facial Plastic Surgeon)

Dr Jayson Oates is an Otolaryngology Head, Neck and Facial Plastic Surgeon, specialising for nearly 18 years in cosmetic surgery. Dr Oates is the Medical Director of Academy Face and Body and a highly skilled specialist across a wide range of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Following his Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery in 1990, he went on to train in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, finishing in 1997.

Interested in cosmetic surgery he undertook training with US and European experts in facial plastics and in 1999 established Academy Face and Body in Perth. In 2005, he was elected President of the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, where he remained President for 6 years. Around this time, he developed an interest in broader lifestyle medicine and has expanded his cosmetic surgery to include body reshaping, snore-reduction, vaginal rejuvenation and medical male enhancement. Dr Oates continues as a leader in his field and is actively involved in the training and development of all treating doctors and nurses at Academy Face and Body.

Keenly sought after by the media, Dr Oates has appeared on or been quoted by Channel 7, 9 and 10 news, the West Australian and various community news papers, Cosmetic Surgery Magazine and ABC, 6PR and 92.9 radio stations.


Some of our Services

Fractional CO2 resurfacing laser – this is the most powerful skin rejuvenation  and skin resurfacing laser on the market and widely regarded as the “gold-standard” treatment for improvement in skin and membrane tissue concerns. We believe this special laser deserves focus, attention and mastery. The fractionated CO2 DOT laser has extensive settings and can be customised to resolve many conditions, including:

CO2 DOT Laser is an ideal combination procedure with other treatments such as Platelet Rich Plasma (Pure-PRP), Thread Lifting, Cosmetic Injectables, IPL photo rejuvenation and post-treatment cosmeceuticals to ensure great long-term results.

Snoring Laser Treatment – by warming the soft palate we can trigger a healing process, which tightens the tissue and stimulates Type-1 collagen production. This reduces its ability to vibrate, which is the main cause of the snoring sound.

Cosmetic Injectables – modern cosmetic injectables are the most common and non-invasive way to enhance facial features, relax wrinkles, slim the jaw, reduce teeth grinding or sweating and hydrate the skin. The options are extensive, so please discuss your goals with our skilled practitioners who have access to the best products and are always trained in the most advanced techniques.

Fat Dissolving Injections – with precise and localised injections, we can now permanently dissolve small fat deposit all over the body, without invasive liposuction. Areas that can be treated include the double chin, armpit rolls, bat-wings, bra-rolls, inner thighs, knees, abdomen or mons pubis and more.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) – regenerative medicine or PRP therapy is fast becoming one of the most popular procedures to address a variety of cosmetic and lifestyle concerns, including:

  • Stimulating natural collagen to plump up scars, wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes;
  • Eliminating skin toxins, which clears acne and provides a hydrating glow;
  • Regenerating blood vessels and nerves in intimate areas, which can enhance sexual function for both men and women (PRP-Shot for Men and PRP shot for Women);
  • Healthy and strong vaginal tissue to resolve vaginal atrophy and urinary incontinence symptoms (especially effective combined with MonaLisa Touch Laser); and
  • Reducing Hair Loss and stimulating hair regrowth.

Radiosurgery – Ellman Radiosurgery compliments our focus on beautiful skin by enabling us to quickly and effectively remove non-cancerous Moles, Skin Tags and other raised lesions, eliminate unsightly Spider Veins on the face and ablate persistent Sebaceous Acne (SGA).

Silhouette Soft Thread Lift – The latest in non-surgical Face, Neck and Brow Lift. This minimally invasive procedure can be used to lift and support sagging skin or to prevent future aging, in less than 1 hour and without any scars. The perfect solution for those who are not quite ready or keen to undergo surgical face lift.

CALIBRE – A non-surgical penis augmentation procedure developed by our Supervising Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr Jayson Oates FRACS. CALIBRE is designed to increase penile girth and may noticeably increase flaccid length for some men. The procedure is only performed by our accredited cosmetic doctors and involves the painless injection of safe, leading-brand, cosmetic dermal fillers. The results are immediate, long lasting and can be performed during a 1 hour walk in/walk-out procedure, with minimal downtime.