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Dr Alex Phoon is a founding director of Sydney’s Park Clinic Plastic Surgery, a boutique specialist cosmetic surgical practice located in East Sydney dedicated to the very best in surgery of the breast.
Currently at ISAPS, otherwise known as The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2018 Miami conference – we asked Alex for the latest news;
“I’m currently in Miami to contributing to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. It’s the largest meeting of plastic surgeons in the world and it’s a great opportunity for me to catch up with my international colleagues to discuss the latest techniques.I’m glad to say that our practice at Park Clinic Plastic Surgery is right at the forefront of the latest techniques and implants.”
So what are they (the latest techniques and implants)?
It’s all about hybrid breast procedures (using fat and an implant) and implants that feel better and are safer for you. The newest implants from Motiva haven’t yet been called 6th generation but they are definitely a quantum leap up from the most recent implants currently available. They have not been approved for use in the USA yet (still going through FDA trials) but those have finished elsewhere in the world with some units having close to 16000 consecutive cases showing a much better safety profile than the existing implants available.
Most importantly, we can use them in Australia and I have been using them for over a year now with great results. I expect that in the next 2-3 years these implants will be the most successful implants on the market especially the Ergonomix range.
In my mind, teardrop implants are still relevant and the best on the market today are still made by Mentor. They still form a significant part of my practice. For patients that need both shape and volume or who need a dynamic lower pole device, they are still the best available.
The rare lymph node cancer called ALCL is still being discussed. These occur with textured surfaced implants. Technically it is not a breast cancer ( as it isn’t derived from breast tissue) but a 1/60000 lymph node cancer related to the capsule around the implant. It behaves completely differently to breast cancer and in the vast majority of the time easily treated with removal of the implant and capsule. For this reason, the nano or silk surfaced textured implant from Motiva are appealing as the body perceives the implant more like smooth implants (which have had no cases of ALCL).
To that end, I’m going to visit the Motiva facility at the end of this conference so see for myself first hand. For the sake of full disclosure, I would like to make a point of noting that I am not being sponsored or paid to go there in anyway whatsoever so can reassure you that my opinions are entirely scientifically based only.
Some updates related to abdominoplasty and weight-loss surgery to follow.”
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Miami conference update- breast augmentation. Glad to see our current practice is actually the cutting edge globally. Matching the best implant and, when needed, supplementing fat grafting where it's needed to give you long term results. #isaps #isapsmiami2018 #isaps2018 #dralexphoon #parkclinicplasticsurgery #parkclinicdocs #breastaugmentation #fatgrafting
If you’d like to speak to Alex or his team about this or anything else please do not hesitate!
Choosing the right procedure and surgeon is important. I believe that helping my clients make informed decisions is key to a great result so if you have a question or would like to know more about something specific, please let me know – Regards, Alex.