BIA-ALCL back in the news-BIA-ALCL is back in the news following the TGA’s announcement yesterday. At the outset, it is important to state that there has been no new information and no changes to established investigation and treatment protocols. Under section 42 of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 the TGA has formally requested textured implant suppliers provide detailed information […]
Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)- The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has recently updated the public information on its website about breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma in consultation with other international regulatory agencies, scientific experts including plastic surgeons, breast surgeons, haematologists, and epidemiologists as well as breast implant manufacturers. We have known about this disease for quite some time […]
Malignant Melanoma Removal-This case is a malignant melanoma removal in front of woman’s ear. The initial mark was a Congenital Naevus i.e. “birthmark”. It is rare for these birthmarks to become malignant – but it does happen. The woman was told by several doctors that it posed no problem, even though it had changed, because it was […]
Significant Breast Asymmetry Corrected-Significant breast asymmetry was corrected with a staged approach with repositioning of the left breast and nipple followed by bilateral breast augmentation.
Lip Reconstruction-Defects in the lower lip involving more than 50% of the lip need something more complex than a few sutures. In this lip reconstruction case I have “borrowed” tissue (a flap) from the upper lip to repair the large lower lip defect following tumour excision. The bridge carrying the blood supply for the flap is […]