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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

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

By 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 […]
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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

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

By Dr John Newton, OAM (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 […]
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Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Are terms like ‘Mummy Makeover’ helpful?

  By 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 […]
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Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Why is ongoing education important for a surgeon?

  By 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 […]
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Wednesday, 15 July 2020

How important is it for patients to have realistic expectations?

 By 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 […]
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Wednesday, 15 July 2020

How do you decide where to place the breast implant?

  By 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 […]
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