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Private Health Insurance Changes – What You Need To Know About Cover For Plastic Surgery Procedures? There are big changes just around the corner for Australian private health insurance (PHI) with the purpose of simplifying policies and comparing levels of cover.   I’m not sure these changes have achieved their purpose as health care is a […]

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What is breast implant illness or BII? Breast Implant illness or BII is a collective term used by women who have breast implants and report a variety of different symptoms that they feel are directly related to their silicone breast implants.  Many of these symptoms are also experienced by the general public on a regular […]

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Textured breast implants brisbane

Key Facts about Breast Implant Associated ALCL What is BIA-ALCL? It is a rare cancer of lymphatic cells and a form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma It is not a breast cancer First reported nearly 20 years ago Who is affected by BIA-ALCL? Women who have had breast implants for either cosmetic or reconstructive reasons Based on […]

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Monday, February 11th

Medicare Changes and Plastic Surgery

Medicare changes and how will they impact on your plastic surgery? Medicare have announced some significant changes to plastic surgery item numbers effective from  1 November 2018.   Some item numbers are no longer included in the medicare benefits schedule while other item numbers now have very strict criteria to meet eligibility requirements. What surgery is affected […]

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6 weeks after armlift by dr eddie cheng brisbane

What is an Arm lift or Brachioplasty? Arms are often the forgotten parts affected by significant weight loss. They are however a common area for  skin removal or lipectomy surgery. Dr Eddie Cheng, Specialist Plastic Surgeon based in Brisbane, QLD, regularly performs arm lift surgery and below you’ll find some great information about this procedure. […]

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Dr Eddie Cheng AR Plastic Surgery Brisbane at Westside Private

Brisbane’s Newest Integrated Hotel and Hospital Opens Its Doors Fresh from opening its doors to the public in January, Queensland’s only hotel and hospital in the one building, which consists of Essence Suites Taringa and Westside Private Hospital, welcomed its first guest and patient from Aesthetic and Reconstructive (AR) Plastic Surgery recently. As Dr Eddie […]

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Choosing The Best Plastic Surgeon

Is cosmetic plastic surgery even right for me? If you’re considering plastic surgery then you’ll need to ask yourself if cosmetic plastic surgery is even right for me?  The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery have a great set of questions that may help you figure out if you’re really ready for plastic surgery: Am I […]

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Breast Implant Revision Surgery By Dr Eddie Cheng, Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Brisbane Breast Implant revision surgery can be complex particularly when it involves previous treatment for breast cancer.  In this video my patient had previous breast augmentation surgery performed elsewhere 12 years ago. Fast forward 9 years and unfortunately she developed breast cancer requiring  lumpectomy and radiation to […]

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Adhesive nipples

Areola and Nipple Tattooing Following Breast and Nipple Reconstruction Areola re-pigmentation and nipple tattooing is the final stage of breast reconstruction and is considered by: ladies with areola colour and/or nipple loss ladies with or without nipple reconstruction. The Tattooing process may begin 12-16 weeks after surgery, please check with Dr Eddie Cheng to confirm […]

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body mass index feature (BMI)

What is Body Mass Index BMI and what does it have to do with plastic surgery? BMI is a measurement that is used to check if your weight is in a healthy range comparative to your height.   It is a tool that assists your plastic surgeon when determining safety and suitability for all elective plastic […]

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