Dr. Taras is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. A formally fellowship trained Cosmetic Surgeon, she moved her busy aesthetic surgery practice from Chicago to Melbourne. Born and raised in the Midwestern United States, she completed her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Following graduation from medical school, she gained acceptance into the highly competitive General Surgery training program at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in New York City then continued on to Swedish Medical Center in Seattle where she completed her General Surgery training.
Dr. Taras stayed on in Seattle to pursue additional specialised training in an American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) certified cosmetic surgery fellowship program. Only board-certified surgeons qualify for selection into the highly sought after AACS certified fellowship positions, and she performed over 600 aesthetic surgical procedures throughout her year of training alone. She has since then gone on to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
Following training, Dr. Taras journeyed to Chicago where she started a comprehensive cosmetic surgery practice and has since relocated to Melbourne. Dr. Taras has a passion for breast and body rejuvenation and has extensive experience in performing a wide range of procedures including breast augmentation with both implants and fat transfer, mastopexy (breast lift), breast reduction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), brachioplasty (arm lift), body lift, liposuction, and female-to-male transgender chest reconstruction. She is excited to implement the latest cutting-edge techniques to deliver beautifully natural results to her patients here at Cosmetic Avenue.