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NEWS ARCHIVES

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Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Are cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery different practices?

Dr Michael Miroshnik (FRACS, Specialist Plastic Surgeon) “I believe really sincerely that you need to first master reconstructive surgery before you can become a good aesthetic or cosmetic surgeon. And the reason is, they’re not two different things. They’re actually a linked entity. A lot of cosmetic surgeons becomes reconstructive surgeons. For example breast reduction […]
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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Why choose a specialist plastic surgeon?

Dr Sam Cunneen (FRACS, Specialist Plastic Surgeon) “Specialist plastic surgeons have had training through the College of Surgeons for many years. They generally have associations with lots of regulatory bodies which maintain standards. There’s usually a large amount of educational material and colleagues to help with difficult cases. Some have associations with public hospitals, which give […]
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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

How long does a brow lift last?

Dr Warwick Nettle (FRACS, Specialist Plastic Surgeon) “Brow lifting surgery essentially is permanent. The techniques that we’re talking about – the in-office brow lift – you’ll never need to do another one again. There have been problems with brow lifts over the years done in the hospital under a general anaesthetic, because they’ve been done […]
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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

What is the 14-point plan?

Dr Richard Zinn (FRACS, Specialist Plastic Surgeon) “The 14-point plan is a couple of techniques that have been combined to reduce the risk of implant infection, at the time of introduction of the implant into the breast. And this is really important because it’s been shown to reduce things like capsular contracture, which is a hardening […]
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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

What should a patient do if something is not right with their breast implants?

Dr Raymond Goh (FRACS, Specialist Plastic Surgeon) “If a patient feels like things aren’t right with their breast implants after an operation, and this can be in the short term after breast operation or long-term, they should actually see their surgeon – their original surgeon or a specialist plastic surgeon, to be fully assessed. And this […]
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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

What advice would you give to a patient when deciding between surgeons?

Dr John Newton (FRACS, Specialist Plastic Surgeon) “Firstly, if a patient looks at any promotional material that a plastic surgeon has, they should look to see if the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) is listed and the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) are listed. All specialist trained plastic surgeons within this country […]
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Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Are terms like ‘Mummy Makeover’ helpful?

  Dr Natalie Ngan (FRACS Specialist Plastic Surgeon) “I personally do not favour the use of the term ‘Mummy Makeover’. It can have connotations of just something that women do after they become a mother. Cosmetic surgery, or this kind of surgery is elective. And it’s something that should be thought about, and it’s not […]
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Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Why is ongoing education important for a surgeon?

  Dr Warwick Nettle (FRACS, Specialist Plastic Surgeon) “Ongoing education obviously is extremely important in surgery, as it is in all fields of life. If you have an engineer who’s building a bridge, you want that engineer to be qualified. You want them to have attended conferences of bridge builders and what the latest techniques […]
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Wednesday, 15 July 2020

How important is it for patients to have realistic expectations?

 Dr Eddie Cheng (FRACS, Specialist Plastic Surgeon) “I certainly think it’s very important (for clients) to have realistic expectations. It does take a bit of time to understand what my patient wants and whether I can deliver that result. And, sometimes, what I think is a good result might not be what the patient thinks is […]
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Wednesday, 15 July 2020

How do you decide where to place the breast implant?

  Dr Craig Layt (FRACS, Specialist Plastic Surgeon) “We have multiple different options open to us. We’re blessed by the fact that we have all these different types of implants we can use. We can use shaped ones or round ones. We also have different thicknesses of gel that we can use. What it’s all about […]
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