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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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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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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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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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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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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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