Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery

Patients are supported with both cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures.  Our definition of cosmetic versus plastic surgery is whether the procedure required is for medical or cosmetic reasons. For instance, procedures can often be both,  like breast reduction.  Depending on the type of surgery, the procedure may be covered by insurance, government support, or superannuation (pension withdrawal).

Medical Plastic Surgery

Example of Medical reasons for having plastic surgery may include

  • Breast cancer surgery (lumpectomy, mastectomy). Either part or all of the breast and possibly the nearby lymph nodes are removed to get rid of the cancer.
  • Preventative surgery (mastectomy). Sometimes breasts are removed to prevent breast cancer.
  • Removal of non-cancer breast lumps.Some non-cancer breast lumps may need to be removed.
  • Breast reduction. The breast size is decreased. (Note that this may also be performed for cosmetic reasons.)

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic reasons may include:

Types of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Procedures

Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Procedures are divided into the following primary areas: