The Team at Dr Lily M. Vrtik, Plastic Surgeon

At Dr Vrtik's practice, our friendly and understanding staff members are dedicated to
providing you with the best care.

We are here to help you from your first consultation, to guide you through your preoperative preparation and to support you during your postoperative recovery. We genuinely enjoy our work and are constantly looking for ways of improving our services. If you have any enquiries or concerns, please do not hesitate to talk to our staff.

Meet Dr Lily Vrtik

Dr Lily Vrtik (previously known as Dr Lily Chen) graduated from the Medical Faculty of University of Western Australia in 1999. During her early years of surgical training, she worked at Royal Perth Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital as well as Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. She completed her last two years of Plastic Surgery training in Queensland, at Princess Alexandra Hospital and Royal Brisbane and Women Hospital.

In 2002, she also spent 12 months working at the world-renowned Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan in their famous plastic and reconstructive unit. During these 12 months, she trained in acute and reconstructive burn surgery, craniofacial, hand and lower limb trauma plastic surgery, as well as cancer reconstructive surgery.

During her training years, she was also involved in various research projects, including the effect of smoking on microcirculation, outcomes of breast reconstruction, techniques on blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), and reconstructive surgery in chronic burn scars, and the use of skin cell cultures in burn injuries.

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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...
Posted in: plastic surgery Breast implants Breast  

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...
Posted in: Breast  

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