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 for women who have had a mastectomy. The procedure aims to create a breast that resembles a natural breast both in appearance and form. Several of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons offer breast reconstruction and more detailed information is available by clicking here.
Skin Cancer Surgery
More than two-thirds of Australians will develop a skin cancer of some kind during their lives.
To excise a skin cancer it must be surgically removed. Sometimes the wound created can be left to heal on its own, but frequently some form of surgical repair or reconstruction is required. Effective reconstruction can aid in wound healing and minimise scarring. It is also important for achieving the best aesthetic outcome.
Our Specialist Plastic Surgeons are experienced in all types of reconstructive surgery for skin cancer excisions. These reconstruction techniques include direct closure, a skin graft or a reconstructive flap. The complexity of the reconstruction varies based on the size and location of the lesion being removed. Skin cancer excision and reconstruction is often required in delicate and highly visible parts of the body, most particularly around the face and head. This work requires significant surgical skill and expertise to ensure the best possible result, both in terms of functional outcome and aesthetic appearance.
Scar Revision Surgery
Scarring following accidental trauma or surgery is difficult to predict and depends on several variables including nature and location of the wound, condition and tension of the skin and other individual factors. Most scar revision surgery is only undertaken after 12 months to ensure that the scar has fully stabilised.
Scar revision surgery seeks to improve the appearance of the scar using techniques including scar repositioning, skin grafts or a reconstructive flap. This surgery may also be supported by non-surgical treatments including special compression dressings, IPL, chemical peels and fillers.
Our Specialist Plastic Surgeons can carefully review existing scars and provide an assessment of your options and likely outcomes.