When would I need to have my breast implants exchanged?

Posted by Dr Lily Vrtik on 30 August 2018
The short answer is if it is not broken, don't fix it. Or put simply - if there is nothing wrong with them and if you are still comfortable with them, there is no need to have them removed o...
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How do I know if my breast implants are in trouble?

Posted by Dr Lily Vrtik on 1 June 2018
There are symptoms and signs that may indicate problems associated with breast implants. However, one must always remember that majority of implant ruptures are picked up incidentally on ultraso...
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How do I know I have a skin cancer?

Posted by Dr Lily Vrtik on 27 April 2018
How do I know I have a skin cancer?
Skin cancers develop as a result of transformation of abnormal skin cells into cancerous cells, resulting in a growth which can invade and destroy normal tissue. There are several different types o...
Posted in: Skin Cancers Skin  

Why are my breasts different?

Posted by Dr Lily Vrtik on 11 February 2018
Why are my breasts different?
Breast asymmetry is very common. There are degrees of asymmetry. A mild different between the two breast can be normal, if it is within a cup size. It is, in fact, quite unusual to have perfectly s...
Posted in: Breast  

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 ...
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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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