One of the commonest procedures performed on breasts is breast augmentation or increasing breast size by the use of silicone prostheses. Our plastic surgeon has never used PIP implants and prefers to use textured cohesive gel prostheses of a size and contour appropriate to the patient and their overall body structure.
Mastopexy (Breast Lift)
When patients are completely satisfied with the volume of their breasts but are concerned by the “drooping” of the breast contour, a mastopexy can be performed as a day surgery procedure. This involves tightening of the breast skin and repositioning of the nipple to the normal position.
Women who have large breasts experience considerable discomfort from bra strap pain and back pain, postural changes and chafing underneath their breasts in warm weather. This problem can be corrected by reduction of the breast tissue. The operation involves both overall reduction of the breast volume and realignment of the nipple to a normal position. Medicare benefits generally apply to this procedure.
Our Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Dr Hugh Bartholomeusz graduated from the University of Queensland in 1976. He undertook further advanced surgical training in plastic surgery at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Royal Brisbane Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide. He is currently Head of the Plastic Surgery Unit at Greenslopes Private Hospital and has been President of the Queensland Society of Plastic Surgeons and Chairman of the State Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. His appointments have also included the Chairmanship of the Australian Day Surgery Council and he is currently an elected member of the Council of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. His international accomplishments have included World President of the International Air Cadet Exchange Association and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Ambulatory Surgery. He has served as a commissioned officer in the Royal Australian Air Force since 1972 and currently holds the rank of Air Vice-Marshal as Surgeon General Australian Defence Force Reserves.