A recent case following a young girl whose breast augmentation went horribly wrong, demonstrates the limitations our current health system has in dealing with practitioners who are not operating within what would be considered by most people as 'competent practice'. The surgeon in question had previously been involved in a number of disputes which had been settled out of court and consequently were not available for review by subsequent patients. This represents a flaw in our system which leaves patients vulnerable to some unscrupulous practitioners who continue to operate outside their area of expertise or outside their skill set. Doctors who cause harm to, or produce poor results in their patients can continue to do so by settling claims out of court with provisions that patients cannot go public.
Women are amazing and beautiful. They are capable of doing so many wonderful things, including giving birth. Unfortunately, pregnancy and nursing can often lead to unwanted changes in their bodies, such as enlarged areolas, drooping breasts, stretch marks, a sagging tummy, loose skin and loss of waist definition. These problems can not always be addressed by diet and exercise. While the stretched skin and loose muscles may improve over time, the body doesn’t always return to its pre-pregnancy state without a little bit of extra help.
More and more women are seeking out plastic surgery procedures to help bring back their youthful, pre-pregnancy body. The Mummy Makeover is a series of surgical procedures that may be done separately or all in one go with one operation. These procedures can help restore a more youthful body and self-confidence. Dr Mark Hanikeri from WA has performed several Mummy Makeovers and we enlisted his expertise to tell us in more detail what they involve.
For many women the journey from mastectomy to breast reconstruction is not complete until they have had nipple reconstructions performed. Not all women go down this path and many are happy to simply have something to replace their lost breasts in order to feel feminine. However, some women feel that they are not complete without nipple reconstructions since the breasts even after a very good reconstruction will not look natural without nipples and areolas on the breast mounds.
For surgeons who perform breast reconstruction, nipple and areola reconstruction improves the aesthetic result and provides a sense of completion. Nevertheless, this should not be the reason to proceed with nipple reconstruction
Dr Mark Hanikeri is a highly-trained plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgeon. He practices at WA Plastic Surgery Centre in Subiaco, Perth. Dr Hanikeri offers plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgical procedures. He does a lot of cosmetic procedures like breast lift, breast augmentation, tummy tucks, rhinoplasty, facelifts, liposuction, and more. Already known to many, Dr Hanikeri is a volunteer for Operation Rainbow, a nonprofit organisation that holds medical missions to give children in underserved areas free reconstructive surgeries.