What does plastic surgery mean?

The term plastic surgery is derived from the ancient Greek word “Plastikos”, which means to mould or give form. Plastic surgery aims to modify the shape of body structures to improve or restore the appearance of the deformed part. The interpersonal skills, technical expertise, and operative judgment of a plastic surgeon are crucial for a successful outcome.

Plastic surgery is most commonly used for breast augmentation. In aesthetic or cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery procedures can be used to enhance or restore the natural appearance of the body.
All plastic surgeons are trained in both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.

Do you know the difference between a cosmetic and reconstructive surgery?

Plastic surgery includes reconstructive as well as aesthetic or cosmetic procedures. Reconstructive surgery is usually performed to modify structural abnormalities caused by trauma, disease, cancer or birth defects.

Cosmetic surgery is usually performed to modify the structure and appearance of facial and other body structures, for aesthetic reasons.

How does a plastic surgeon differ from a cosmetic surgeon?

Specialist Plastic Surgeons possess a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), a standard surgical training and qualification in Australia. A plastic surgeon has to undergo an intensive training in plastic and reconstructive surgery to perform invasive surgical procedures.
Doctors with only a MBBS (bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery) degree are not trained in invasive surgical procedures. However, in Australia any surgically unqualified doctors can call themselves surgeons and practice cosmetic surgery. Hence ensure that your surgeon has a FRACS degree. All members of Australian Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) are FRACS qualified to provide the highest quality of care to all their patients. All the members of Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) have been certified as specialist plastic surgeons by Medicare Australia.

How confidential are my medical records?

We employ electronic health records, where your medical records are stored in the form of electronic data on the computer with a routine back up. We respect your privacy and ensure utmost confidentiality while handling your personal health information. All members of our team are bound by strict rules of confidentiality regarding your medical records.

Your clinical records, photos or information will not be disclosed or distributed to third parties without your prior consent, unless required by law.

How do I schedule an appointment?

You can schedule an appointment by calling us directly during our working hours. When booking an appointment, please let us know the reason for your visit so that we can allocate the appropriate amount of time for your consultation. In few cases, you may need to fax or email us your referral information. This allows our doctor to review the information and decide on the urgency of your condition and if you need to be seen sooner than the scheduled appointment.

How can I enhance the shape and size of my breasts?

Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the size and shape of the breasts by inserting implants. Your surgeon will recommend the particular type of implant that he feels is most appropriate for you.

What is a breast lift procedure?

A breast lift or mastopexy is a cosmetic surgical procedure to lift and reshape sagging breasts. Mastopexy may also involve repositioning the areola and nipple.

  • Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society Plastic Surgeons
  • Allergan
  • MENTOR Make Life more beautiful
  • ROYAL Australian College Of Surgeons