Dr Louisa completed her Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery in 2002. She later completed the Diploma in Obstetrics with The Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) and she is a Fellow of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioner (FRACGP).
She has worked in various places in Victoria and developed a range of special interests and skills. She later completed a Certificate of Primary Skin Cancer Medicine with The University of Queensland and Certificate IV in Relaxation Massage Therapy with MIMT, Heidelberg. She has also completed the Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine offered by the renowned American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.
Her interest in aesthetic medicine began whilst completing her certificate in skin cancer medicine and massage therapy. In 2005, she spent six months in a general practice where she was under the supervision of Dr Dennis McCurdy (Anti-aging associates, Canterbury).
In keeping up to date with new advances in medical science and aesthetic technology, Dr Louisa attends numerous medical and aesthetic conferences across Australia. She is affiliated with anti-aging Canterbury. She is a full member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM) and Australian Society of Cosmetic Medicine (ASCM).
She has a passion and special interest in aesthetic medicine especially with wrinkle relaxant, soft tissue fillers and mesotherapy. She specialises in tear troughs and lips treatments using the cannula technique.
She has written an article on needle phobia “Belonephobia – a fear of needles” which is published in the Australian Family Physicians in November 2006. This article is clinically relevant in both general practice and aesthetic medicine.
Outside of medicine, she enjoys writing inspirational articles for local church magazines and doing volunteering work. In February 2009, Dr Louisa volunteered her medical services to the bushfire affected areas of Kinglake and Whittlesea. She shared this experience with the local newspaper and encouraged others to do the same.
Her other interests include speaking about student health, in particular, international students health. She spoke to an audience at the Cultural and Health Diversity conference June 7-9 2010. Her abstract gives an insight to what happens, on a day to day basis, at the Swinburne University of Technology Health service. Her abstract, titled “Challenges we face, experiences they encounter”, can be found HERE.
Diversit-e Magazine (page 25) July 2011
She works as a General Practitioner on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Swinburne University Health Service located on Wakefield Street in Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria. She specializes in women’s health, sexual health, obstetric antenatal care, skin cancer medicine and massage therapy in general practice. One of her famous quote for health promotion is:
“An apple a day, keeps the docs away;
A condom a dame, keeps the bugs at bay.”
She has recently published an article on “Feeling your patient’s pain” in the Australian Medical Observer 10th June 2011 (page 31). This article is based on a memorable real case in her clinical general practice.
This year, Dr Louisa will be speaking at the Student Health and Welfare conference in March 2012 at Novotel Collins Street in Melbourne.
Later in May, she has also been invited to be part of the speaker panel at the annual conference of Australian Association of Massage Therapists.
On 14th April 2012, Dr Louisa attended an Advanced Facial transformation Masterclass in cosmetic medicine at Macquarie University Hospital & Clinic in Sydney. This workshop was organised by Dr Stephen Liew (Plastic Surgeon from Sydney) and Dr Hervé Raspaldo (Plastic Surgeon from Cannes, France).
“This has been one of the best workshops I have ever been to. We worked on cadavers and reviewed facial anatomy. In addition, it has consolidated my knowledge and skills in advanced cosmetic procedures. I look forward to next year’s masterclass.” – Dr Louisa Yim April 2012
Currently, Dr Louisa Yim is the owner and director of Total Bliss Beauty Therapy, Makeup Artistry & MediAesthetics. This medispa is conveniently located at the corner of Grimshaw and Church Street at Greensborough, Victoria, Australia.
“I have been very fortunate to be at the right place and at the right time. I spent the last four years working with Rita, the ex-owner of Total Bliss at Greensborough. We have developed a great and loyal partnership. I am so grateful to have been part of the history and now turning a new chapter for Total Bliss.
This place is not the same without the existing staff. Together, we make an even stronger and robust team. I am so blessed to have all the amazing and loyal staff (Katelyn, Jasmine, Kahlia, Sammy-Jo, Natasha, Susan, Tracey) plus an additional new staff member, Melanie, of whom, I am very fortunate to have worked with previously.
People have described me as being innovative, gentle, fair, generous, passionate and artistic. Having particular skills in general practice complement greatly in this cosmetic field – the true art of medicine.
Look natural! Go slow and start low. These are my philosophies. I am a true believer of great things come in small packages and very often, less is more. If you are someone who wants drastic changes to your appearance, I am not the right cosmetic doctor for you. I am more than happy to point you to the right direction by referring you to top plastic surgeons in town. Surgeons who I know will look after your total well being.
I enjoy keeping up to date with daily news and ideas from around the globe. Topics like aesthetic medicine, entrepreneurship, small business management, information technology, positive thinking and health care are just some of my favourite topics. Knowledge is empowerment. It feeds innovation and motivation. The two key elements of making anything possible.
Cosmetic medicine is team work and the client/patient is the key team player. Clinical assessment is an important step of finding out your goals and expectations. The most challenging and least favourite part of my job is to inform people of their unrealistic expectations. Thankfully, no one wants to have the lips of Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider anymore!”
For more information about her availability and services, please check out her Schedule to arrange for a consultation. Generally, there is no charge for the consultation unless treatments are performed on the same day.
Dr Louisa is fluent in both English and Cantonese.
She is a member of:
- American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM)
- Australian Society of Cosmetic Medicine (ASCM)
- Australian Medical Association (AMA)
- Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT)
- The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (Fellow) RACGP