Contemplating breast augmentation surgery?
This procedure involves operating on a female organ that undergoes change over the natural progression of life. According to Cancer Council Australia, 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. In addition, research shows that approximately 15-20% of patients require further revision surgery at some stage.
Possibly more so than any other plastic surgery procedure, breast augmentation surgery is influenced by a high number of variables, choices and external influencing factors.
The goal of breast augmentation surgery includes producing the best possible results with the lowest possible complication rate and need for further surgery.
For further information see Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery Patient Information website on breast augmentation surgery.
Contemplating breast reduction surgery?
Are your breasts causing neck or back pain, uncomfortable grooving from brassiere straps or heat rash? Is it interfering with exercise or contributing to your lower self esteem?
Breast reduction surgery has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates among plastic surgery procedures. It can be a highly effective procedure in relieving the physical and emotional symptoms of breast hypertrophy or macromastia, therefore improving the quality of life.
For further information see Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery Patient Information website on breast reduction surgery.
According to Cancer Council Australia, 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. A number of these women who have breast cancer surgery may choose to undergo reconstructive surgery as well.
The aim of breast reconstruction surgery is to rebuild a breast(s) that resembles a natural breast in appearance and form. It can be a physically and emotionally rewarding procedure for women who has had a mastectomy.
A myriad of reconstructive options exist in this rapidly evolving area of plastic surgery, adding to the complexity of this field. Preoperatively, the surgical modality, choice of immediate versus delayed reconstruction, and approach to the contralateral breast is discussed with the patient. Patient concerns, preferences and expectations should be explored in detail.
For further information see Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery Patient Information website on breast reconstruction surgery.