Silicone Implant Disease

Many patients come to see me requesting implant removal, often having had them for considerable time. They typically suffer a myriad of non specific symptoms including rashes, pain and chronic fatigue.  They have often researched extensively on the Net and come armed with considerable knowledge. However, there is little in

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Portia’s Blog – Latest Training Seminar in The Gold Coast

In late June I was lucky enough to attend the Non-Surgical Symposium on the Gold Coast. Over the course of four days various international cosmetic dermatologists and cosmetic doctors presented on the latest techniques. The training sessions encompassed; wrinkle relaxers, dermal fillers, IPL/Laser, topical skin care, managing adverse events and

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Aid Trip to Bali 2018

Tim recently returned from aid trip to Bali. This was under the auspices of the Kolewa Foundation and The John Fawcett Foundation. Mark Duncan Smith a specialist Burn Surgeon also attended. His expertise was put to good use as the majority of patients presented with quite nasty burns contractures, principally

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Body Contouring & Body Lift Procedures

Body Contouring is a term that encompasses various skin reductive procedures that may be necessary following extreme weight loss. This is usually a consequence of Bariatric Surgery. These procedures include Breast Lift, Brachioplasty, Abdominoplasty, Body Lift and Thigh Reduction most commonly. You should ask your GP or Bariatric Surgeon for

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ALCL – rare type of cancer

You may have read recently in the media about the prevalence of ALCL (large cell lymphoma of the breast) and its association with breast implants. Note that at this stage, it is thought to be an association and not a causation ie that implants haven’t yet been shown to cause

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Hyperhydrosis is a condition characterised by abnormally increased sweating, in excess of that required for regulation of body temperature. Although the primary cause is unknown, it has been linked to overactivity of the nervous system, triggered by anxiety/excitement. Due to the number of sweat glands, the armpits are the most

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Brow Lifts

Brow lifts are much less commonly performed these days. A decade ago endoscopic brow lifts were all the rage. However, there were many overdone brows as a result with less than optimal aesthetic outcomes and some recurrence of brow ptosis later on.  Botox has enabled minimally invasive brow lifting with

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Round or Tear Drop Breast Implants?

Breast Augmentation can be performed with either Round or Teardrop ( anatomic ) implants. The shape is an important factor in the outcome of Breast Augmentation. Both shapes have their pros and cons. Round implants are cheaper and don’t have problems with rotation. Tear drop implants are more expensive and

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John Fawcett Foundation

Plastic Surgeon Dr Timothy Cooper met Heldi in Bali this year at The John Fawcett Foundation.  Heldi was burnt at the age of 12.  She is now 24 but has been unable to attend schooling or work because of her deformity. Tim, along with fellow surgeon Mark Duncan-Smith and anesthetist

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