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  • THE MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN CONSIDERING BREAST AUGMENTATION

    *A ‘MUST READ’ CONSUMER AWARENESS GUIDE*

    By Breast Excellence Australia

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    THE MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN CONSIDERING BREAST

    AUGMENTATION By

    Breast Excellence Australia &

    Dr George Mayson MB BS Honours (Sydney University), FACCS, FASCBS, Dip. ABLS

    Surgical Fellow, Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery

    Associate Fellow, American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery

    Diplomate, American Board of Laser Surgery

    Principal Cosmetic Surgeon, Breast Excellence Australia

    *A ‘MUST READ’ CONSUMER AWARENESS GUIDE*

    Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Gold Coast | www.breastexcellence.com.au | © Breast Excellence Australia & Dr George Mayson 2014

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    “I URGE EVERY WOMAN CONSIDERING BREAST IMPLANTS TO FOLLOW THIS GUIDE. BEFORE READING THIS I THOUGHT I KNEW ALL ABOUT BREAST ENLARGEMENT BUT NOW LOOKING BACK I REALISE HOW NAÏVE AND MISINFORMED I WAS!” – LINDA (Patient)

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    Unfortunately for patients, “cheap overseas cosmetic surgery” has now come to Australia!

    We’ve all heard horror stories about

    cheap cosmetic surgery gone wrong

    and as a clinic specialising in Cosmetic

    Breast Surgery we receive on average

    2-3 calls per week from patients

    who have had cheap surgery by

    inexperienced doctors and have ended

    up with problems which they either

    can’t afford to fix, or even worse, are

    unfixable!

    Owing to the increasing popularity of

    Breast Augmentation, especially among

    young women who often have limited

    financial resources, cut-price clinics

    are sprouting up all over Australia

    offering Breast Augmentations by

    less experienced doctors for as low

    as $4,500 when the total cost among

    more skilled surgeons performing the

    same surgery is considerably higher.

    Cut-price clinics discount heavily in

    order to gain a market share through

    low prices simply because they cannot attract patients on experience and reputation. Some of these clinics are owned by non-medical people

    (business entrepreneurs) attracted to

    Cosmetic Surgery by the cash flow on

    offer from the many patients unable to

    afford the more experienced surgeons.

    The principal motivation of such clinics

    appears to be more one of money

    through high volumes of cases but

    unfortunately this in turn can adversely

    impact standards as well as patient

    comfort and safety!

    So, yes, you can now find cheap Breast Augmentations right here in Australia. But do you want that? After all, it is life-changing surgery on your body and if it goes wrong it’ll cost many more $$$$ to get it fixed – and that’s providing it’s fixable!

    So, if you can’t afford to do it in the

    best and safest possible manner, either

    borrow or wait and save till you can.

    Nothing beats experience, skill, high standards and safety - not even a cheap price!

    THE CURRENT STATUS OF COSMETIC BREAST SURGERY IN AUSTRALIA

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    CHOOSE YOUR BREAST AUGMENTATION

    SURGEON ON ALL THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA

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    There are two separate aspects to this issue that you must always look into:

    • Secondly, always remember that FORMAL QUALIFICATIONS ALONE ARE NOT INDICATIVE OF A DOCTOR’S EXPERIENCE IN COSMETIC BREAST SURGERY. For example, a recently graduated

    Plastic or Cosmetic Surgeon may

    have performed very few or no

    Breast Augmentations even though

    they have been fully qualified in

    Plastic or Cosmetic Surgery. Or

    they may have been in practice for

    many years but only just started

    performing Breast Augmentations.

    • Firstly, ENSURE THE DOCTOR YOU ARE SEEING HAS THE REQUIRED SURGICAL TRAINING and is either a:

    1. Certified Cosmetic Surgeon, certified by The Australasian

    College of Cosmetic Surgery

    WITH Procedural Registration in Breast Augmentation Surgery.

    Procedural Registration with

    ACCS means the doctor has

    performed a minimum of 100

    cases; OR

    2. Plastic Surgeon - but most importantly, always ask how

    many breasts he/she has done.

    A degree in Plastic Surgery

    does not automatically confer extensive experience in Breast

    Augmentation!

    1. FORMAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING

    MISTAKE TO AVOID NO. 1

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    THEREFORE, YOU NEED TO ASK THE DOCTOR YOU ARE SEEING THE FOLLOWING SPECIFIC QUESTIONS:

    • Are you a Certified Cosmetic

    Surgeon (FACCS) WITH Procedural Registration in Breast

    Augmentation that confirms you

    have performed a MINIMUM of 100 cases, or a qualified Plastic

    Surgeon with a minimum of 100

    cases of Breast Augmentation?

    • How many years have you been

    performing Breast Augmentation?

    • Have you had any litigation in

    Breast Augmentations? If so, how

    many times?

    At Breast Excellence Australia, we only employ doctors that have been carefully vetted in terms of qualifications, surgical training and experience to ensure our patients receive the highest standard of surgical care. For example, our Principal Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr George Mayson:

    • Holds a FACCS qualification from The Australasian College

    of Cosmetic Surgery with

    Procedural Registration in

    Breast Augmentation Surgery.

    He is also an Associate

    Fellow of the American

    Society of Cosmetic Breast

    Surgery at whose meetings

    he has presented his special

    techniques.

    • Dr Mayson has been performing

    Breast Augmentations for 20

    years and Cosmetic Breast

    Surgery currently comprises

    almost 100% of his total surgical

    workload.

    • Dr Mayson has the distinction

    of NEVER having had a single instance of litigation in any

    procedure, including Breast

    Augmentation, over his entire

    professional career.

    MISTAKE TO AVOID NO. 1

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    2. EXPERIENCE & REPUTATION FOR CONSISTENTLY GOOD RESULTS ARE PARAMOUNT

    It’s not simply a matter of just anybody

    inserting implants and you instantly

    have beautiful breasts! They may

    be bigger, but they may not look that

    good or could even look terrible! To

    consistently create breasts that are not

    just bigger but beautiful as well, takes

    years of experience. And to achieve

    this, a surgeon must not only have the

    required formal qualifications and

    lots of experience in Cosmetic Breast

    Surgery, he/she must also possess a

    sense of artistry to consistently create

    beautiful breasts and earn a reputation

    for such.

    In contrast, some heavily discounting

    clinics recruit junior and less skilled doctors with only limited training in the very surgery they are being hired

    to perform. Such doctors may well

    lack the experience or knowledge to

    handle a complication during or after

    your surgery and you could then find

    yourself being referred elsewhere at

    considerable additional cost!!

    As an example, our Principal Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr George Mayson, has been performing Breast Augmentation surgery for 20 years and Cosmetic Breast Surgery comprises almost 100% of his total workload. His passion for, and dedication to Cosmetic Breast Surgery, is reflected in his impressive Before/After Photo Gallery which you can view on our website www.breastexcellence.com.au

    MISTAKE TO AVOID NO. 2

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    3. FULLY INFORMATIVE CONSULTATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL

    Stop and consider for just a moment

    that for a doctor to:

    • take a detailed medical history &

    then a breast history; AND

    • conduct a breast examination

    including detailed measurements;

    AND

    • fully explain and discuss ALL aspects

    of Breast Augmentation; AND

    • give you suitable implants to view

    and compare in a crop top; AND

    • allow you enough time to select

    your preferred implants in an

    unhurried fashion

    would be impossible to do thoroughly

    in less than 2 hours. So, if you’re being

    offered a consultation any shorter it

    can only mean you’re NOT getting ALL the information you need to make informed decisions, or are not being

    given enough time to view all your

    implant options be

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