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Breast implant safety what you need to know?

I’ve heard in the media that textured breast implants may be banned in Australia?  I’m worried about the safety of my own breast implants!!  What should I do? It’s likely you have seen or heard recent media reports about a proposed ban or cancellation of some textured breast implants and a 6 month suspension on […]

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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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Breast implant safety Update

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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Medicare and Private health Insurance Logos

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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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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Which breast implant size is right for me?

Dr Eddie Cheng, Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Brisbane offers Crisalix VR 3D consultations. For the first time, our patients will be able to “try on” their new breasts to finally answer the questions every patient has: “How will I look with breast implants?” and “What size breast implants suit me best?”.  Aesthetic surgical candidates interested in […]

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Which breast implant size is right for me?

Would you like to enhance the overall shape and appearance of your breasts? Perhaps you’ve experienced pregnancy and breastfeeding, and would like to restore a firmer, more youthful look? What is breast augmentation? Breast augmentation is a procedure in which the breasts are made larger with the use of silicone breast implants. Patients may choose […]

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breast implants and breastfeeding

Thursday, February 8th

Breast Implants and Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding and Breast Implants Two common questions we answer relating to breastfeeding and breast implants are: 1. How long should I wait after breastfeeding until I have breast implant surgery? Dr Cheng recommends a minimum of 3 months, but somewhere between 3 and 6 months is ideal for a couple of reasons: Firstly we need […]

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Breast implant safety Update

Recently the media has questioned the safety of breast implants in relation to a rare form of lymphoma called Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA‐ALCL). Relative to the many millions of breast implants in the global community there are only a small number of reported cases (globally, around 688 reported cases of this rare […]

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