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Welcome to our online Patient Portal
July 2, 2022
December 7, 2021
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Welcome to our online Patient Portal

Our online Patient Portal will give you control of your own medical record. Let us know your thoughts!

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Practice updates
Plastic surgery costs
New phone number and address details
June 29, 2022
December 7, 2021
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

New phone number and address details

Please check out the new telephone number and updated address details for Dr Campbell-Lloyd.

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Practice updates
Why "sub-specialisation" matters.
May 17, 2022
January 28, 2022
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Why "sub-specialisation" matters.

Do you want your surgeon to be "super-specialised", or are you happy with a surgeon who will just "have a go"? The difference could mean everything.

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breast implant revision
explant surgeon
Explant Surgery
mastectomy reconstruction
Framing Bias in breast reconstruction
April 2, 2022
December 7, 2021
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Framing Bias in breast reconstruction

For better or worse, breast reconstruction choices are heavily influenced by the information presented to patients by their surgeons and nurses.

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Body Image
DIEP flap
mastectomy reconstruction
Microsurgery
We need to talk about "dual-plane".
March 7, 2022
December 7, 2021
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

We need to talk about "dual-plane".

Dual-plane breast implant placement is a technique associated with many long term problems which deserve closer scrutiny.

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Breast implant removal
Breast implant use
Cosmetic Surgery
Explant Surgery
explant surgeon
Changes for 2022.
February 8, 2022
December 7, 2021
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Changes for 2022.

Dr Campbell-Lloyd is moving to Victoria! Our Gold Coast rooms will close permanently on 14th Febrary 2022, and we will relaunch in March.

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Practice updates
What happens to the capsules in explant surgery?
December 7, 2021
January 28, 2022
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

What happens to the capsules in explant surgery?

It seems that Plastic Surgery as an industry remains determined to avoid the problem of BII and the long term viability of breast implant for many patients

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Explant Surgery
Breast implant safety
The effect of explant surgery on body image
September 18, 2021
January 28, 2022
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

The effect of explant surgery on body image

Explant surgery is becoming very common. The effect of removing breast implants on a patient's body image is complex and warrants discussion.

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Body Image
Explant Surgery
Fat transfer to the breast – is anyone really an expert?
October 11, 2020
December 7, 2021
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Fat transfer to the breast – is anyone really an expert?

Interesting thing recently. All of a sudden, fat transfer (also referred to as fat grafting or lipofilling) to the breast has become a fairly common...

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Cosmetic Surgery
Fat transfer
fat graft to breast
Breast Implant Revision Surgery – does Medicare or my health insurance cover Breast implant replacement?
August 31, 2020
December 7, 2021
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Breast Implant Revision Surgery – does Medicare or my health insurance cover Breast implant replacement?

We see a lot of patients for “second opinions”, and one of the most common reasons is to discuss breast implant revision procedures. One thing that is...

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Cosmetic Surgery
Breast implant safety
Plastic surgery costs
Breast implant use
*UPDATED* TGA breast implant review and worldwide Allergan recall of “Natrelle” textured breast implants
September 29, 2019
December 14, 2021
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

*UPDATED* TGA breast implant review and worldwide Allergan recall of “Natrelle” textured breast implants

The headlines are pretty scary: “WORLDWIDE ALLERGAN RECALL” and the like. Well, it was only a matter of time I guess before this happened...

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Breast implant safety
Breast Reconstruction Myths
May 5, 2019
December 7, 2021
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Breast Reconstruction Myths

There are so many different things we hear repeated time and again about breast reconstruction. We hear about long procedures, the pain, the recovery, the 

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DIEP flap
Microsurgery
Plastic surgery costs
Breast implant illness – myth or monster?
April 30, 2019
December 7, 2021
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Breast implant illness – myth or monster?

Breast implant illness – it seems to pop up everywhere at the moment. I see newspaper articles and endless social media posts, patients are asking...

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Breast implant illness
Breast implant safety
Breast implant use
Breast Reconstruction in Australia
November 13, 2018
December 7, 2021
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Breast Reconstruction in Australia

Breast cancer diagnoses continue to increase. Recent Australian data have shown that the rates of diagnosis of early forms of breast cancer in...

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Plastic surgery costs
DIEP flap
How do we increase awareness about breast reconstruction options
November 1, 2018
December 7, 2021
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

How do we increase awareness about breast reconstruction options

The only way a patient can access the full range of breast reconstruction options is by consulting a Specialist Plastic Surgeon. No other specialty...

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DIEP flap
What is a Gap?
August 20, 2018
December 14, 2021
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

What is a Gap?

Health Insurance, despite being held by about 50% of Australians, is one of the least understood forms of insurance. There are two parts of this...

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Plastic surgery costs
What is the cost of breast reconstruction?
May 25, 2017
December 7, 2021
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

What is the cost of breast reconstruction?

I have been caught off guard a few times recently when patients have asked about the costs of breast reconstruction, and they reveal to me what they are ex

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DIEP flap
Plastic surgery costs
 Hybrid Breast Reconstruction with fat grafting: The “other” option?
December 5, 2016
December 7, 2021
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Hybrid Breast Reconstruction with fat grafting: The “other” option?

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Fat transfer
Are all Plastic Surgeons the same?
December 1, 2016
December 7, 2021
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Are all Plastic Surgeons the same?

No…That is the short answer. It is probably too short though, and deserves some explanation.

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Breast reconstruction: Who wants it? Who gets it?
November 1, 2016
December 7, 2021
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Breast reconstruction: Who wants it? Who gets it?

It may seem logical that any woman who has a mastectomy would want a breast reconstruction. But, overwhelmingly, we know..

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