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 ...
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...
Posted in: plastic surgery Breast implants Breast  

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...
Posted in: plastic surgery  

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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...
Posted in: plastic surgery Breast implants Breast  

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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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...
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