Whether you’ve noticed a lump, a change in your breasts, or just want to check if everything is alright, we’re here to help. Our integrated breast health service offers everything from ultrasound guided diagnosis and biopsy, and breast cancer screening and treatment through to breast reconstruction following treatment of breast cancer.
We firmly believe that all women with breast implants should have ongoing breast checks for life. We know that there are medium to long-term risks associated with breast implants that need to be monitored. It is recommended that all patients are seen for a breast implant check on an annual basis.
Are you concerned about your breast implants? Here are some steps that we recommend you follow.
1. Contact your original surgeon
We recommend that you contact the surgeon that placed your implants. Your surgeon will have all the relevant details for your procedure and will be the best person to perform an examination and/or organise further investigations if required.
2.If you are unable to contact your original surgeon, there are two other options available:
a. No gap breast implant assessment
The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery have a list of members who have agreed to provide no-gap consultation for breast implant assessment.
To access this list – click here
b. Book an appointment the Breast Implant Check Clinic at Macquarie
No matter who your surgeon was, you can book in for your annual check at the Integrated Breast Health Clinic at Macquarie, which will cost you a maximum of $50. Breast implant checks are only available in the Sydney Metropolitan area at present, but we will be opening new centres and will update you as soon as they are available.
Dr Louis Wessels
Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery
Located at our Miranda and Macquarie University clinics
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We have our GPs, GP+s, specialists and surgeons all housed within the same clinic. No waiting times and instant referral to a specialist if you need it – at little or no cost. You’ll also find access to the best diagnostic and healing technologies on site. So you can feel assured that everyone is on the same page when it comes to finding the best solution for your healthcare at ISHC.
Our specialists are globally recognised for their ground-breaking research. And that research gets applied to clinical practice and surgical procedures, so our patients have access to the best and most current medical care. At Integrated Specialist Healthcare, we call this translational care – where innovation and the latest proven treatments are brought to our patients – for proven benefit. We set the standard for other medical practitioners to follow.
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