What is a BCC (Basal Cell Carcinoma)?

Posted on 1 April 2019
What is a BCC (Basal Cell Carcinoma)?
  BCCs are abnormal, uncontrolled growths or lesions that arise in the skin's basal cells, which line the deepest layer of the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin). BCCs are ...
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Breast Implant Related Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

Posted by Dr Lily Vrtik on 1 February 2019
Breast Implant Related Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma
What is BIA-ALCL? This is a rare form of lymphoma that develops adjacent to breast implants. It is difficult to be certain about the absolute risk because not all implants used are registere...
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What is Breast Hypertrophy?

Posted by Dr Lily Vrtik on 9 January 2019
What is Breast Hypertrophy?
Breast hypertrophy is by definition disproportionally large breasts with excessive breast tissue. This may occur as early as puberty, as a result of pregnancies, weight gain or even menopause. In t...
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Recent Changes in Medicare on Breast Implant Replacement

Posted on 3 December 2018
Recent Changes in Medicare on Breast Implant Replacement
  From 1st November 2018, there have been some changes made to the MBS with regards to breast implant surgery. The most significant would be for those who are having breast implant revi...
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Is bigger better?

Posted by Dr Lily Vrtik on 14 October 2018
Is bigger better?
Often when one is considering breast augmentation, the advice is to go bigger. Our advice is to consider a few factors:      What clothes do you like to wear? &nbs...
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What is Capsular Contracture?

Posted on 30 November 2019
What is Capsular Contracture?
  1. What is Capsular Contracture? Capsular Contracture is a tightening of the scar tissue that forms...
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What is an SCC (Squamous Cell Carcinoma)?

Posted on 1 October 2019
What is an SCC (Squamous Cell Carcinoma)?
  Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), is the second most common form of skin cancer. This cancer is an uncontr...
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Breast Implants, Breast Cancer and Screening

Posted by Dr Lily Vrtik on 1 August 2019
Breast Implants, Breast Cancer and Screening
  There are controversial and contradictory information about breast implants, breast cancer and breast c...
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TGA Suspension of Textured Implants

Posted by Dr Lily Vrtik on 11 July 2019
Today (11th July), TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) has proposed regulatory actions to susped or cancel text...
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