Reconstructive Surgery Melbourne

Aiming to restore your body’s form and function.

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery By a Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Reconstructive surgery aims to restore the original form and function of the affected area of your body. Whether it’s reconstructive breast surgery, a breast reduction, hand surgery, or another procedure, the intention is to assist you to regain your physical well-being.

By addressing injuries (trauma), congenital abnormalities, or the aftermath of disease, reconstructive surgeons such as A/Prof. White have a special interest in achieving natural looking results. While there is a concern with restoring physical features for cosmetic purposes, there is also a large concern placed on restoring function. If you have a physical issue where you feel you may benefit from reconstructive or plastic surgery, book a consultation to discuss your possible options.

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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Even the simplest looking issue may necessitate complex plastic surgery. In many cases there are ways to address this, but it’s essential to consider the benefits and disadvantages of every option.

As the patient, you’re in charge of your plastic surgery journey. Whether you’re considering breast surgery, hand surgery, surgery following skin cancer, or other plastic and reconstructive procedures, ensuring you feel comfortable with your specialist plastic surgeon is key. A/Prof. White takes the time to understand your concerns and answer any questions you may have about your potential plastic surgery procedure.

Forms of Reconstructive Surgery

Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is typically performed at the time of breast cancer surgery (wide excisions, mastectomies) or at a later stage. There are many options for breast reconstruction from moderately complex to extremely sophisticated surgery, all with their own pros and cons that your plastic surgeon will discuss with you.

Head and Neck Procedures

Some people may choose to undergo plastic surgery on their head or neck due to congenital abnormalities, facial deformities following trauma or injury, or cancer removal from the area.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery is also known as reduction mammoplasty. This procedure aims to reduce the breasts to a more comfortable size. This is performed when the breasts may be contributing to pain and health issues, such as neck and shoulder pain, back pain, skin irritations, and poor posture.

Skin Cancer Surgery

Reconstructive surgery may be considered following skin cancer removal surgery. This may involve skin grafts to replace tissue lost during excision, aiming for the removal of cancerous cells and improved function and aesthetics in the affected area.

Hand Surgery

Hand surgery aims to address injuries, congenital defects, and conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome in an effort to restore hand function and aesthetics.

Burn and Injury Surgery

People may consider plastic and reconstructive surgery following significant burns, road trauma, or other factors that have resulted in physical disfigurement or functional impairment.

Your Reconstructive Surgery Questions Answered

Yes, A/Prof. White works with a multidisciplinary team to ensure all aspects of your surgery and recovery are handled well. His experienced team includes surgeons and your family doctor, as well as breast care nurses in the cases of breast surgery, oncologists, and radiologists where necessary.

No. Plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons are two separate things. Unlike cosmetic surgery, which focuses solely on altering appearance, reconstructive surgery is a form of plastic surgery that also focuses on addressing a specific physical issue. While anybody with a medical license may refer to themselves as a cosmetic surgeon, ‘plastic surgeon’ is a protected title awarded after many additional years of specialist training. As such, it’s essential to research plastic surgeons to ensure they’re members of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and are qualified under the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).

As with any medical procedure, there is a level of risk involved. Your individual risk of complications will vary depending on a wide range of factors, which your team will discuss with you prior to you making your decision. A/Prof. White and his team aim to minimise risks wherever possible in order to achieve the best result possible.

Meet Your Specialist Plastic Surgeon, A/Prof. White

A/Prof. White graduated from the University of Melbourne Medical School in 1996. After completing initial basic surgical training at St. Vincent’s Hospital, he obtained a Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Melbourne and went on to undertake further specialist training.

Fully Qualified

As a member of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), A/Prof. White has achieved high academic success that he applies to all of his patients and services.

Keen Interest in Reconstructive Surgery

A/Prof. White has experience in many surgical areas, including breast reconstruction, skin cancer surgery, and other reconstructive procedures.

Performs to the Highest Standards

A/Prof. White is dedicated to his patients, team, and services, so you can expect the highest standards of care.

Contact Us for Reconstructive Surgery Melbourne

A/Prof. White has extensive experience in reconstructing a wide range of cases. As a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and member of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), he is fully qualified to perform plastic and reconstructive surgery with empathy, compassion, and care. For all enquiries, or to book a consultation, get in contact with our friendly and knowledgeable team today.

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