At RPS we are a close knit team dedicated to providing you with the best surgical expertise, nursing care and support that we possibly can.

Dr Sean Nicklin Plastic Surgeon, Melissa Mulholland Practice Manager, Erin Hardstaff RN, Yazmine A’Costa Practice Receptionist & Dr Sarah Tolerton Plastic Surgeon

Dr Sean Nicklin Plastic Surgeon

As a recognised leader renowned for his expertise and skill as a plastic surgeon, Dr Sean Nicklin has demonstrated an extensive career both in Australia and internationally.

Dr Nicklin trained in the UK in general and plastic surgery before moving to Sydney to continue his extensive studies, completing a further seven years training as a plastic surgeon to become a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Dr Nicklin believes in continuous improvement and is actively involved in leading plastic surgery research, training and development in the following roles :

  • Leading clinical and laboratory based research
  • Chairperson of Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons NSW
  • Head of Department of Plastic Surgery at Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Supervisor of plastic surgeons in training NSW
  • Presenter at national and international plastic surgery events and meetings
  • Author of research articles in revered plastic surgeon journals

To read more about Dr Nicklin’s contributions to the industry, his accomplishments and philosophy visit

Melissa Mulholland Practice Manager

Melissa does an amazing job at overseeing the whole practice and helping keep everyone organised and everything running smoothly. Melissa has been with us since 2014 when she joined the team with a certificate in health science and experience in medical reception.

Melissa says she loves working directly with people and talks of her passion for the medical field. She loves the challenge of running the practice efficiently whilst making sure all our patients are happy and receiving the best care we can provide.

When Mel isn’t busy managing everyone here she likes to indulge her fascination for true crime stories by watching quality crime documentaries …

Erin Hardstaff Practice Nurse

Erin is our newest team member and joins us after recently moving to NSW from Western Australia.

She has worked across both Western Australia and Victoria as a RN in a hospital setting but is excited to finally move into a private practice.

When Erin is not treating patients, her favorite hobby is hiking and face timing her poodle Freya back home in WA.

Yazmine A'Costa Practice Receptionist

Yazmine will be the friendly face you meet at our reception when you visit our practice.

Yazmine is currently studying her Bachelor of Health Science to further her knowledge in our industry.

When Yazmine is not attending to patients, she enjoys spending time with her friends but most importantly, her Toy Cavoodle named Charlie.

Dr Sarah Tolerton Plastic Surgeon

Dr Sarah Tolerton is an Australian-trained Plastic and Reconstructive Specialist Surgeon with a particular interest in Adult and Children’s Hand Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery and Microsurgery.

She completed her medical and surgical training in Sydney and undertook postgraduate fellowships in Hand and Reconstructive Surgery both locally and internationally in London, Rotterdam and Paris.

Dr Tolerton is passionate about education and teaching, having represented trainees on the national board of plastic surgery throughout her training and currently tutoring Microsurgery as part of The University of Sydney Master of Surgery Course.

Research has played an integral part in Dr Tolerton’s career, graduating with a Research Honours as part of her medical degree and subsequently completing a thesis as part of the Master of Surgery at The University of Sydney. She undertook a Research Fellowship at the Sydney Hospital Academic Hand Unit prior to commencing her plastic surgery training, and most recently joined a laboratory-based research group at Imperial College whilst on fellowship in London.

She currently practices at multiple teaching hospitals including Sydney Hospital, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Beyond Randwick Plastic Surgery and her public hospital appointments, Dr Tolerton tends to her long-standing passion for the arts, theatre and dance.

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