Meet Dr Mahony

Dr John Mahony

Founder of Peach Cosmetic Medicine


Dr John Mahony studied Medicine at Sydney University 1980-1984 graduating early 1985. Internship and residency years followed in the Illawarra, covering general medical and surgical terms, paediatrics, O&G, ICU, psychiatry, emergency, etc, until the end of 1990. In 1991 he travelled: through South America, North America, cycled through Europe and visited Gallipoli.


After a range of locum general practice postings including Coonabarabran and Grenfell he took over Newtown Medical Centre in 1993 and remained as practice principal for ten years. The practice was busy, employing up to six other GPs under Dr Mahony’s supervision.


Dr Mahony sought to expand the services offered by this practice. He became a member of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine in 1996, and undertook further studies in musculoskeletal medicine under Monash University, and then in 1999 added laser hair removal to the range on offer in Newtown.


For Dr Mahony this opened the door to Cosmetic Medicine. Within this field of medical practice there was scope for him to learn new procedures and perform these for very grateful patients, glad of his aesthetic eye and gentle hand delivered with a down-to-earth and holistic approach.


This approach remains key to the success of Peach Cosmetic Medicine, now another ten years later.


A whole-person and gentle approach, employing multiple strategies to bring about natural incremental improvement in your appearance in a safe and cost-effective manner.


After further training with various cosmetic physicians and cosmetic surgeons, and upon passing the relevant exams, Dr Mahony was admitted as an inaugural Fellow of the Faculty of Medicine of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery in 2002 and opened Peach Cosmetic Medicine, in Paddington in 2003.


Dr Mahony has since worked exclusively in Cosmetic Medicine, full time in Paddington, growing the practice largely by word-of-mouth amongst inner Eastern Suburbs locals. His cosmetic interests run to the whole gamut of the field, but there is a particular focus on wrinkle injections, fillers, IPL and laser treatments, and liposuction.


Liposuction he introduced to the practice in 2007. Performed under local anaesthetic and mild sedation, the procedure is invariably followed by compliments from patients as to the ease and comfort of the process. Abdomen, “love-handles”, “saddle bags” and neck treatments are most popular, with neck liposuction particularly rivalling surgical neck-lift procedures in quality of outcome yet with virtually no scarring, no unnatural pulling and at much lower cost.


In 2010 Dr Mahony delivered a paper at the Annual Conference of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery on safety in office surgical procedures, reviewing the literature and legislation and regulations pertaining to such procedures, and introduced the concept of mixing prophylactic antibiotic into the tumescent anaesthetic used in liposuction. This ensures high levels of antibiotic are delivered precisely where the suctioning occurs, without relying on the poor and variable delivery that otherwise occurs to fat from IV or PO administration, especially in the presence of adrenaline. Dr Mahony has never had infection complicate a liposuction procedure.


Dr Mahony has also delivered lectures in various fora on topics such as laser and IPL hair removal, wrinkle injection treatments, various fillers, and anti-ageing medicine using certain hormones.


With such a background it can be understood why Peach delivers safe effective and natural results in a cost-effective manner, and why it remains such a popular place for Paddington patients.