What options are open to me with implant removal?

Posted by Dr Lily Vrtik on 1 November 2017
There are three main options opens to patients who chose to have their implant removed. Option 1: To have them removed and not replaced
This is medically the best option especially if the ...
Posted in: plastic surgery Breast implants Breast  

Do ruptured breast implants have to be removed?

Posted by Dr Lily Vrtik on 5 October 2017
This is a very good question and one I am often asked by patients with an ultrasound report indicating implant rupture. There is no straight answer. Implant rupture are classified into two t...
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Is Plastic Surgery covered by my private health insurance?

Posted by Dr Lily Vrtik on 25 August 2017
Plastic Surgery procedures are divided into two main categories reconstructive and cosmetic. Many of the procedures we perform are rebatable from Private Health Insurers (PHI) as they are perfor...
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How do I choose a good sunscreen?

Posted by Dr Lily Vrtik on 29 May 2017
There are so many sunscreens on the market, it is often very difficult to know which one to buy. Studies have shown that sun protection is essential, especially at an early age for prevention of...
Posted in: Skin Cancers  

Melanoma Staging - What is the difference between Level and Stage?

Posted by Dr Lily Vrtik on 25 April 2017
When one is first diagnosed with a Melanoma, it is often associated with anxiety and distress. What does this mean? Many will ask. Melanoma has been depicted by social media, general media and t...
Posted in: Melanoma plastic surgery Skin Cancers Skin  

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Types of Breast Implants - How do I pick?

Posted by Dr Lily Vrtik on 1 June 2019
Types of Breast Implants - How do I pick?

There are different type of breast implants. Implants can be classified by several characteristics: Implant...
Posted in: plastic surgery Breast implants Breast  

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...
Posted in: plastic surgery Skin Cancers Skin  

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 t...
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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 e...
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