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Correctional Surgery

There are a variety of deformities related to breasts that may need to be corrected. These may be: the shape of the breasts themselves, asymmetry of the breasts, inverted or overly large nipples, previous surgeries, breast cancer, or the result or trauma.

Pre-operative assessment may include 3-D imaging of your breasts using the Vectra Program. The procedure required to correct deformity of the breasts will obviously depend on what the deformity is. It may include any of the many techniques available plastic surgery including: breast reduction, breast lift, breast augmentation, fat grafting or other tissue grafting and/or liposuction. One or more procedures may be necessary and both breasts may require operation. Recovery will again relate to what has been done, but will generally involve wearing a support bra and taking care of yourself for a number of weeks. Most surgeries for breast deformities are rebatable.


Correction of asymmetry

Breast asymmetry can be a very distressing and compromising problem. It can be the result of one breast developing more than the other, the result of chest wall irregularity or the result of prior surgery. 3-D imaging may be used in the pre-op assessment phase. The procedures used to correct breast asymmetry vary and may include breast enlargement, breast reduction, liposuction, breast lift, fat injection and chest wall realignment. These procedures may need to be done at separate operations, depending on the individual circumstance.


Correction of inverted nipples

Procedure

Inverted nipples are corrected by a relatively minor but complex procedure whereby the ducts (connections between the nipple and the underlying breast tissue) are lengthened allowing the nipple to come out and the nipple is then fixed in place.

Recovery

In the recovery period a “doughnut” of foam is worn over the nipple to allow it to project without compression by your bra.

Results

There is generally a good projection of the nipple, especially early on, when you may even be concerned that it is too much projection. It settles with time.

Costs

Every patient is individually assessed and Dr. Newton’s fee will reflect the type and complexity of the procedure required.

At your consultation with Dr. Newton you will discuss the costs with our office manager. The costs will be explained and you will receive a detailed written costing. If a rebate is applicable it will be clearly defined in your costing.

Risks

The two main risks are loss of sensation and nipple tissue not surviving. Breast feeding may also be compromised. However choosing a reputable, safe and experienced surgeon like Dr. John Newton dramatically minimizes the chances of risks occurring.


Correction of large nipples / areolae

Some people may feel as though their nipples are too large and may wish to reduce the size of the areola. This procedure is not only for women, but males too also might feel lack of self esteem and embarrassment due to overly large nipples.

Procedure

This is a simple procedure of reduction of the excess nipple tissue. Since it is not the actual breast tissue that is being reduced, just the skin, this procedure is relatively quick.

Recovery

Recovery is quick and is simply the time it takes for the wound to heal.

Results 

The surgery results in a smaller areola and an individual who will have a greater sense of self-confidence.

Costs

Every patient is individually assessed and Dr. Newton’s fee will reflect the type and complexity of the procedure required.

At your consultation with Dr. Newton you will discuss the costs with our office manager. The costs will be explained and you will receive a detailed written costing. If a rebate is applicable it will be clearly defined in your costing.

Risks

Since this is a relatively simple procedure, the risks are very minimal. There is the risk of oversensitivity, but this is rare.


Correction of a previous breast surgery

Breast surgery whether it be for reconstruction or for cosmetic purposes can require reoperation at times. This may be to correct any number of a variety of problems, whether they happen at the time of operation or as time goes by. .

Procedure

Obviously the surgery you will require depends on the problem to be solved. You may require any one of or a mixture of or even a modification of the variety of surgical procedures which Dr. Newton, as an experienced Plastic Surgeon can provide. These procedures may include breast enlargement, breast reduction, liposuction, breast lift and fat injection. These procedures may need to be done at separate operations, depending on the individual circumstance Sometimes, more than one operation is required.

Recovery

Recovery will depend on the surgery performed. It may be weeks or as long as three months. The first four weeks will be the most important. You will probably need to wear a support bra for some time.

Results

Your results can vary, depending on your problem, but improvement can almost always be expected and achieved.

Costs

Every patient is individually assessed and Dr. Newton’s fee will reflect the type and complexity of the procedure required.

At your consultation with Dr. Newton you will discuss the costs with our office manager. The costs will be explained and you will receive a detailed written costing. If a rebate is applicable it will be clearly defined in your costing.

Risks

Risks vary according to the surgery you require. If the risk is significant Dr Newton will tell you and sometimes even advise against you having an operation.

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