Breast Cancer and Implants - 12 May 2017
There has been some talk in the media of breast cancer caused by breast implants.
This is based on research that has been emerging for about for the last 2 years and we have been aware of it.
To put it in perspective:
the chances of developing normal breast cancer is about 1 in 9 over a lifetime.
the chances of developing lymphoma/ALCL/breast cancer from a breast implant is about 1 in 30,000 over a lifetime.
Mr Kenton-Smith has been advising his patients of the risk of ALCL for the last 1.5 years and has consented them as such.
For patients with implants over 7 years old, regular mammograms or ultrasounds are recommended. Ultrasounds are probably more useful in the case of ALCL though.
A swelling of one breast should definitely be checked.
Jesse is happy to see his patients for a review if they are at all concerned.
Free Nurse Consultations - 2017
We are pleased to be able to continue to offer free cosmetic surgery consultations with our experienced plastic surgery nurse, Jackie.
Jackie is a registered nurse and is available on Tuesday afternoons to discuss: Tummy Tucks, Breast Reductions, Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants, Eyelid Lifts (upper or lower lids) and our "doctor only" skin care range, Aspect Dr.
Please phone: 03 355 6815 to make a free/no obligation appointment with Jackie
Dr Jesse off to do Voluntary Surgery with the Charity - Operation Smile - February 2017
Mr Kenton-Smith is travelling to Manila to carry out voluntary cleft lip and palate surgery this month. Jesse has been to The Philippines before as part of a surgical charity team along with other trips to Tonga, Samoa and Indonesia. He is looking forward to going back to The Philippines. Jesse will be working for the American charity Operation Smile. You can find out more about cleft lips and donate to Operation Smile by visiting the website: http://www.operationsmile.org/
3D Imaging Software Available - November 2016
We now have the software programme Crissalix available at our practice again. It has been updated and now the 3D imaging is even better. During a consultation with Mr Kenton-Smith, photos will be taken and then you will be able to view the expected outcomes of surgery through a 3D viewfinder. We can also email you these images. The images can be helpful when analysing the pros and con. You can access the Crissalix system through the link on our home page.
Dr Jesse off to do Voluntary Surgery with The John Fawcett Foundation in Indonesia - May 2016
Jesse has travelled to Bali this month with another surgeon from Perth to work for a surgical charity serving the people of Indonesia. During his week there, Jesse operated on many children and babies with cleft lip and palates and on several children and adults with severe burns scars. There were also local surgeons attending these sessions to learn new techniques from the visiting surgeons. http://johnfawcett.org/childrens-corrective-surgery/