Reconstructive & Skin Cancer Surgery
Our surgeons have significant experience in all aspects of reconstructive plastic surgery including reconstructive microsurgery.
Breast Reconstruction Surgery
Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure available for women who have undergone a mastectomy. Our aim is to create a breast that closely resembles a natural breast in appearance and form. Several of our highly skilled Specialist Plastic Surgeons offer breast reconstruction services. For more detailed information about the procedure, please click here.
Skin Cancer Surgery
It is a well-known fact that over two-thirds of Australians will encounter some form of skin cancer in their lifetime.
When it comes to removing a skin cancer, surgical excision is the necessary course of action. In certain cases, the resulting wound can be left to heal naturally; however, there are instances where surgical repair or reconstruction is needed. Effective reconstruction methods play a vital role in promoting proper wound healing and minimising scarring. Furthermore, they are crucial for achieving optimal aesthetic results.
Our team of Specialist Plastic Surgeons possesses extensive expertise in various reconstructive techniques for skin cancer excisions. These techniques encompass direct closure, skin grafting, and reconstructive flaps. The complexity of the reconstruction process varies depending on the size and location of the lesion being removed. It is worth noting that skin cancer excision and reconstruction often involve delicate and highly visible areas of the body, particularly around the face and head. This intricate work demands significant surgical skill and expertise to ensure the best possible outcome, both functionally and aesthetically.
Scar Revision Surgery
Scarring following accidental trauma or surgery is a complex process influenced by various factors, such as the nature and location of the wound, skin condition, and individual variables. It is important to note that predicting the outcome of scar formation is challenging. Scar revision surgery is typically considered after a minimum of 12 months to ensure that the scar has fully stabilised.
Scar revision surgery aims to assist with the appearance of scars through various techniques, including scar repositioning, skin grafts, or reconstructive flaps. Complementary non-surgical treatments may also be employed, such as special compression dressings, IPL, chemical peels, and fillers.
Our Specialist Plastic Surgeons possess extensive expertise in evaluating existing scars and can provide you with an assessment of your options and the expected outcomes. It is crucial to understand that the results may vary depending on individual circumstances.