Gold Coast Plastic Surgeon Dr Stradwick would like to re-assure his patients that he only uses the highest quality breast implants for his patients. He keeps meticulous records so any patient can contact the clinic and find out exactly what breast implants they have – even if they made the decision not to participate in the breast implant register.
In Dr Stradwick’s opinion the current controversy regarding PIP breast implants is a salient reminder of the inherent risks of breast augmentation. All implants have a risk of rupture with an incidence of approximately 10% over a 10 year period. This is not just a problem confined to PIP breast implants. It does however highlight the vital importance of an ongoing relationship with your plastic surgeon. Plastic surgeon Dr Stradwick has written articles critical of “cosmetic tourism” and the the current PIP problem is yet another reason why the decision to have breast augmentation “on the cheap” is risky. Who knows what kind of breast implants these overseas clinics are using?
Posted: January 12th, 2012
The fallout of “Cosmetic Holidays”
As the head of the plastic surgery unit at the Gold Coast hospital, plastic surgeopn Dr Stradwick is increasingly seeing the fallout from “cosmetic holidays”. He has a number of patients waiting on the public hospital waiting list for corrective procedures after “botched plastic surgery”.
The overwhelming majority of problems following any cosmetic surgery but particularly breast augmentation occur in the weeks after plastic surgery. The only real problem that happens in the first few days is bleeding – and this is relatively simple to correct. The other complications are usually much more difficult. Ensuring your surgeon is an Australian trained Plastic Surgeon is your first defence against problems. Australia has some of the toughest training and examination programs in the world. Anyone who makes it through a plastic surgery training program in Australia has to have achieved a certain standard. Other parts of the world are just not like that. Putting your trust in the hands of someone with an uncertain level of training is a risk. (more…)
Posted: October 20th, 2010