Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
At Darwin Private Hospital, our plastic & reconstructive specialists provide a comprehensive range of surgical services.
We offer cosmetic surgery for the face, body and breast to patients who electively choose to undergo surgery, as well as plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients that have faced trauma or disease, such as breast cancer, or have health conditions as a result of the size or appearance of body part, for example chronic back pain due to breast size.
The surgical equipment and special observation unit, combined with a caring and experienced nursing team makes Darwin Private Hospital the place of choice for patients undergoing cosmetic or reconstructive surgery.
Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Procedures
Our face procedures include but are not restricted to the following:
- Face-lift is an operation to tighten and lift the soft tissues of your face and neck. You are most likely to benefit from a face-lift if you have deeper folds of skin on the sides of your nose and mouth, your cheeks have begun to sag or you have a double chin.
- Rhinoplasty, or ‘nose job’, is a cosmetic operation to improve the appearance of your nose. It involves operating on the bones and cartilage that give your nose its shape and structure Sometimes a rhinoplasty is performed to improve how you breathe through your nose.
- Eye-bag removal, or a blepharoplasty procedure can help men and women of all ages to overcome the inevitable signs of skin ageing above, below and around the eyes. This procedure is typically performed to produce a fresher and more youthful eye appearance. The ultimate aim of the surgery is to remove or relocate fat and smooth the loose, lined, crepey skin that can be associated with sun damage and the ageing process.
Our body procedures include but are not restricted to the following:
- Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck, is a surgery performed to remove excess fat and skin from a patient’s midsection and involves the tightening of the abdominal muscles to create a flat and more contoured stomach. The best candidate for this type of surgery are those who are not overweight but are in good shape. For example those who experience weight fluctuations or women post-pregnancy.
- Liposuctions can help men and women of all ages and it is most suitable for the reduction or removal of stubborn areas of fat that have previously proved resistant to normal diet and exercise regimes, and is especially suitable for areas that remain out of proportion to the rest of the body shape, irrespective of a person’s weight loss.
- Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is a procedure performed to remove loose and sagging skin from the under upper arms. This excess skin can often be a result of significant weight loss however a large number of people do experience this but it can quite often be resolved non-surgically through exercise.
- Breast augmentation is an operation to insert silicone implants to make your breasts bigger, fuller, and usually to improve the overall shape.
- Breast reduction is a cosmetic operation to make your breasts smaller, and sometimes improve their shape.
- Breast uplift (mastoplexy) is a cosmetic operation to remove excess skin from your breasts in order to improve their shape.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome a condition caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. It is very common and is a condition that will progressively worsen. There are several common causes of this condition which include; fractures and sprains, repetitive movements of the hand and wrist, congenital abnormalities and other medical conditions such as obesity, arthiritis and cysts to name a few.
- Dupuytrens is thickening of the tissue layer underneath the skin on the hands and fingers as a result of excess collagen built up which results in a curvature of the finger. Many different factors can cause this condition including diabetes, excessive alcohol consumption and it being hereditary.
- Trigger Finger is a condition where one of the fingers or the thumb is caught in a bent position and is can often be snapped back into a straight position. This condition is caused by inflammation in the protection layer surrounding the tendon in the finger. This inflammation prevents the tendon being able to glide smoothly back and forth and thus catches in a bent position.