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Is local and sedation a good choice for your procedure?

There have recently been several high profile instances of complications in some stand alone centers using a combination of local anaesthesia and sedation to perform some surgical procedures.   This article has been guest written by Dr Matthew Griffiths to give some insight into what is appropriate in terms of safety and appropriateness of sedation Read More

What can I tell my surgeon in order to make sure my breasts won’t be far apart?

Dr Gavin Sandercoe is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Sydney whose practice focuses on cosmetic breast, facial and body surgery. He is also a regular contributor to the RealSelf forum. The patient in this question wanted to ensure that she had adequate cleavage after her breast augmentation. Breast augmentation surgery is a balance between soft Read More

45yrs old, 5’6 113lbs, 2 kids. Am I a candidate for a TT or Mini TT?

Dr Gavin Sandercoe is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Sydney whose practice focuses on cosmetic breast, facial and body surgery. He is also a regular contributor to the RealSelf forum. Tummy tuck is a procedure designed to address the underlying muscle structure, remove additional fat as well as skin excess. With this patient in RealSelf, Read More

Tummy tuck vs Liposculpture; how do I know whats best for me??

Dr Gavin Sandercoe is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Sydney whose practice focuses on cosmetic breast, facial and body surgery. He is also a regular contributor to the RealSelf forum. When assessing a patient for abdominal body contouring, the most important structure to assess is the abdominal (rectus) muscles. If the abdominal musculature is divaricated Read More

Is it necessary to wear compression garment 7 weeks post-op from tummy tuck and muscle repair?

Dr Gavin Sandercoe is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Sydney whose practice focuses on cosmetic breast, facial and body surgery. He is also a regular contributor to the RealSelf forum. Compression garments after tummy tuck are used for two reasons. The first is to help force any remaining fluid and swelling out of the area, Read More

I have been wanting to get rid of the loose skin on my stomach. Should I exercise, or have liposuction or a tummy tuck?

Dr Gavin Sandercoe is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Sydney whose practice focuses on cosmetic breast, facial and body surgery. He is also a regular contributor to the RealSelf forum. The patient in question, from Melbourne showed a photo of a well defined waist line with a good figure eight curve around the hips, however Read More

Which one would you recommend to do first; Tummy tuck or breast augmentation? (I am not doing both at the same time)

Dr Gavin Sandercoe is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Sydney whose practice focuses on cosmetic breast, facial and body surgery. He is also a regular contributor to the RealSelf forum. After pregnancy, it’s very common for women to have had substantial body changes that they are unhappy with. Tummies often become soft and flabby and Read More

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