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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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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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Wednesday, October 18th

BRA DAY 2017 KNOW YOUR OPTIONS!

Today is BRA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness) Day. The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons launched BRA Day Australia in 2013 to raise awareness about breast reconstruction so all women, no matter where they live, have the same access to information. BRA Day is not about trying to talk people into having a reconstruction; but simply to […]

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Dr Cheng was invited to speak to The Queensland Radiation Oncology Training Group where he discussed breast reconstruction options for women diagnosed with breast cancer. In Australia only 13% of women who undergo mastectomy go on to have a breast reconstruction.  Often women are simply not aware of all their options and never have an […]

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