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Plastic Surgery Ideas and Opinions:
Dr Campbell-Lloyd's personal blog.

What does "Good value" in plastic surgery look like?
June 13, 2024
June 13, 2024
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

What does "Good value" in plastic surgery look like?

What does "good value" mean in Plastic Surgery? And is price an indicator of quality?

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Post-op complications: how common are they and what happens if you get one?
May 23, 2024
May 23, 2024
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Post-op complications: how common are they and what happens if you get one?

Complications do happen, even with the very best techniques and protocols. So how do we deal with that?

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2 minute reads: is explant surgery covered by medicare, or insurance?
April 9, 2024
April 8, 2024
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

2 minute reads: is explant surgery covered by medicare, or insurance?

Medicare and private insurance rebates do apply to Explant surgery.

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Is there a point to having a breast lift if you're thinking of having more children?
April 2, 2024
April 2, 2024
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Is there a point to having a breast lift if you're thinking of having more children?

You can still get a great result from a mastopexy, even if you end up having more children.

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2 minute reads: what does explant surgery cost?
March 21, 2024
March 21, 2024
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

2 minute reads: what does explant surgery cost?

A clear guide to how much explant surgery costs and insurance coverage.

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Do you  need an MRI if you're thinking about an explant?
March 15, 2024
March 14, 2024
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Do you need an MRI if you're thinking about an explant?

Many women are told that they must have an MRI prior to being considered for explant surgery. This is a waste of time and money.

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2 minute reads: why, when and how you should have your implants checked.
May 31, 2024
March 13, 2024
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

2 minute reads: why, when and how you should have your implants checked.

Breast implant surveillance is important, but you need to understand why you should bother, when to do it, and how.

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2 minute reads: is explant surgery dangerous?
May 31, 2024
February 18, 2024
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

2 minute reads: is explant surgery dangerous?

Is explant surgery dangerous? No, I don't think so. But it might depend on the surgeon.

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What happens if I don't like the outcome of explant surgery?
February 14, 2024
January 23, 2024
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

What happens if I don't like the outcome of explant surgery?

What are the sources of dissatisfaction after explant and how can they be corrected?

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2 minute reads: does explant surgery hurt?
January 16, 2024
January 15, 2024
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

2 minute reads: does explant surgery hurt?

Does explant surgery hurt? It's different for everyone.

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2 minute reads: what happens in explant surgery?
January 16, 2024
January 13, 2024
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

2 minute reads: what happens in explant surgery?

A step-by-step guide to what happens in explant surgery.

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2023 in review - what we've been talking about over the last 12 months
January 10, 2024
January 9, 2024
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

2023 in review - what we've been talking about over the last 12 months

A recap of the topics I've covered in the last 12 months. Choose your own adventure!

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BII and capsulectomy: distinct issues that deserve separate discussions
May 23, 2024
November 15, 2023
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

BII and capsulectomy: distinct issues that deserve separate discussions

We owe our patients the right to choose an explant, just as they would choose another aesthetic procedure. We then own them a duty to perform that procedure to the best of our ability, with the same expectations as they might have of any other aesthetic procedure.

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Galaflex (P4HB) mesh in the breast - what and why.
December 24, 2023
November 6, 2023
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Galaflex (P4HB) mesh in the breast - what and why.

Galaflex is a dissolving mesh that can be used in breast surgery to support and control the breast tissues and breast implants over time.

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Breast Implant revision surgery & why "downsizing" matters
December 24, 2023
September 10, 2023
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Breast Implant revision surgery & why "downsizing" matters

Implant revision surgery is all about re-establishing control of the breast shape and the implant position. We normally recommend a smaller implant to achieve this goal.

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Can explant surgery be done whilst breastfeeding?
December 24, 2023
September 6, 2023
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Can explant surgery be done whilst breastfeeding?

Can breast implant removal be performed safely whilst breastfeeding? Will the outcomes be the same, or worse?

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Predictability in breast surgery: are breast implants more "predictable" than fat grafting?
July 31, 2023
July 31, 2023
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Predictability in breast surgery: are breast implants more "predictable" than fat grafting?

Breast implant surgery and fat transfer are very different procedures and direct comparisons are often not helpful.

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Why do breast implants cause pain?
September 5, 2023
June 19, 2023
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Why do breast implants cause pain?

Chronic discomfort and pain associated with breast implants is far more common than you think.

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Aesthetic expectations after explant surgery?
June 8, 2023
June 7, 2023
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Aesthetic expectations after explant surgery?

Most patients considering explant surgery are looking for an answer to just one question: What will I look like afterwards?

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Can fat graft totally reconstruct a breast?
May 23, 2023
May 22, 2023
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Can fat graft totally reconstruct a breast?

Fat grafting is a useful technique, but can it ever be used to completely reconstruct a breast after a mastectomy for cancer?

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