FAQs

Melanoma can grow very quickly. It has the potential of becoming life-threatening in as little as six weeks. It has the potential to spread to other parts of the body. In its early stages, melanoma tumours are localized and do not extend past the skin.

Closed method surgeries usually result in some bruising, swelling or discomfort immediately following the procedure but minimal difficulties with breathing and pain. However, it is important to keep in mind that every patient is unique as well as each person’s pain threshold. This should be something that is addressed during the initial consultation and discussed with your surgeon.

Cosmetic surgery focuses on the enhancement of a person’s appearance through surgical and medical procedures. When treated areas function correctly but lack aesthetic appeal then cosmetic surgery is an option.Plastic surgery focuses on the reconstruction of areas of the body or face that have defects and that do not function properly. This can either be due to birth defects, trauma, burns or disease.

The benefits of plastic surgery extend beyond physical form. This is due to the various reasons behind people’s decision to have surgery. For some, they can correct a trauma or genetic deformities. For others, they may wish to restore what time has taken away from them to have a more youthful appearance.

Some surgeries that have core benefits beyond aesthetics include:

  • A rhinoplasty which can improve breathing and snoring
  • A blepharoplasty which can improve vision
  • Breast reductions and tummy tucks (abdominoplasty) which can improve back and neck pain

The results will vary from patient to patient, however, the benefits created are often life changing.

Pain levels are always dependent on the person and their tolerance levels. However, our surgeries are carried out under anaesthesia so you shouldn’t be in pain during the procedure. Reportedly, the most painful part is the recovery period when your body is in the healing phase. Some non-surgical procedures may cause some levels of discomfort but will generally subside within a day or two.

However, in this new era of pain management there are many new technologies and anesthetics to make you more comfortable pre and post-operation.

Skin cancer kills over 2,000 Australians each year, and over 750,000 Australians are diagnosed and treated annually. To put it another way: 2 out of every 3 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 70. We can perform skin checks to help keep you safe by doing a comprehensive analysis of your skin to detect potential problems.

We offer cryotherapy, skin graft construction and skin flaps reconstruction. Dr Lam will work closely with you to ensure you achieve the results you’re after.

A cosmetic surgeon is not a specialist. They have done a standard under-graduate degree and then done some courses to do cosmetic surgery. A specialist has—in addition to their under-grad—completed at least 3 years of post-graduate work.

A specialist has a better understanding of the body and how to achieve the best aesthetic and functional results.

Cranford House Plastic Surgery offer brow lift, face and neck lift, eyelid reduction and rhinoplasty. Some patients opt to have a combination of these treatments in order to achieve their idea results.

When done properly, breast augmentation shouldn’t disrupt milk ducts, and so it shouldn’t influence your ability to breast feed in the future.

However, this is only general advice and if you are concerned about this you should raise it with your plastic surgeon.

The scars never go away, but they do heal. Everyone heals differently but a leeway of about 12 months is given for healing. The scarring might initially be reddish but as time goes on it will flat, soft and barely visible.

Adjusting to your new body will definitely be new to you, it will come with different emotions from physical pain to new found sexual experiences. It is highly recommended to speak to a psychologist or therapist after the procedure as they will help with adjusting your mind and taking full control of your emotions.

Cranford House Plastic Surgery offer a range of options such as liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and coolsculpting. Depending on what result you are trying to achieve will play a role in which treatment you receive.

This is a common question asked about breast augmentation; however, the choice is really up to you especially if you are planning on having multiple children. During pregnancy, the size and shape of your breasts will change with or without implants. These changes may unfavourably affect the outward appearance of your breasts, especially if they have previously been augmented. When having your breasts augmented, we recommend that you give yourself a 6-month healing period in which you should delay becoming pregnant. In terms of breastfeeding, it is still possible to do so with implants though you should consult with your doctor.

The first and most immediate result you will be able to see when you have a breast reduction is for your breasts to sit higher up on your chest and for your body to look more in proportion than before. Another thing that women notice is that their breasts appear to be perkier and feel more firm following the procedure. Given time, you should notice that the pain and discomfort previously found in your neck, back and shoulders, will be significantly reduced if not eliminated altogether.

Although this is not always part of the procedure, you can have the size of your areola reduced during your breast lift surgery. Many patients who get breast lift surgery have an areola reduction as well so that they achieve the exact appearance they want post-procedure. The first and most important step for you to take is to consult with your plastic surgeon, so they are able to examine and consult with you on the most suitable course of action to help you achieve the aesthetic you want.

Non-surgical cosmetic treatments are minimally invasive procedures that are carried out by qualified professionals to help you achieve the look you desire. Some of the most common non-surgical treatments include dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections, microdermabrasion (to improve the quality of a person’s skin and get rid of dead skin cells), non-surgical laser and light procedures as well as chemical peels. There are many advantages to having non-surgical cosmetic treatments done including the fact that they are often far less painful than their surgical counterpart and often have a much quicker recovery time, they can usually take place within the span of 30 minutes and do not include the risks that you take with surgery.

The beauty of non-surgical cosmetic treatments is that the procedures are able to be repeated as often as it is necessary for you to achieve the appearance that you desire. Though your medical practitioner will advise you on how long your treatment will last for and when you should schedule to visit them again for another procedure. Most procedures can last anywhere from 4 to 12 months; however, this is also largely dependent on the kind of treatment you get done as well as what area is treated, since fillers break down more quickly in areas of high movement like the area around the mouth.

The advantage of having non-surgical cosmetic treatment performed by a plastic surgeon, instead of a dermatologist or another kind of physician is that a plastic surgeon is the only one who is medically trained and qualified to deal with both the non-surgical and surgical aspects a practitioner will need to have when dealing with the procedures of surgical cosmetic treatments. It is only them who are uniquely qualified to offer both kinds of treatments which is something you will benefit from when it comes to choosing the right procedure for you or if it comes down to you needing both kinds of treatments done to get the cosmetic results you desire.

This is a commonly asked question by women who are considering the possibility of breast augmentation surgery. It may relieve you to know that many recent studies have shown that women who undergo this type of breast surgery are not more likely to develop breast cancer. Nor do breast implants prevent the detection of breast cancer. Lastly, women who receive breast implants that do get breast cancer, have exactly the same chance of achieving remission, a five year period where they are cancer free, as women who do not have breast implants.

Directly following your breast reduction surgery, you may find that the scarring can be quite prominent, but they won’t be visible when you are wearing clothes or a bra. Breast reduction surgery scars, in the beginning, can seem unsightly and create a small ridge on the skin. But these scars will dissipate over time becoming far flatter and softer before finally blending in with the rest of your skin. Choosing the right surgeon to perform the procedure is key to how well your scars heal as well as your genetic ability to heal well. We can help you with various techniques and tips to help them to heal as much as possible.

A breast lift, or mastopexy, refers to the physical lifting of the breast in order to improve the shape and contour your breasts. Breasts are affected by a number of factors and their droopiness (ptosis) caused by three things: a stretched skin envelope, the shrinking of the glands due to breastfeeding or pregnancy and nipples that are too low. Once we have determined the cause of the sagging, we can work towards reducing the amount of breast skin which serves to give your breasts. the desired lift. Sometimes your nipples may need to be repositioned and the breast itself enlarged.

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