Breast cancer unfortunately affects 1 in 8 women in this country. In some families carrying certain genes such as BRCA1 or 2 the risk can be as high as 80% during a woman’s lifetime.
Treatment for breast cancer often involves lumpectomy or mastectomy and adjuvant treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy. While the main breast cancer treatment will be mostly coordinated by your breast surgeon, Dr Aggarwal will work with you and the breast surgeon to offer you the best reconstruction possible.
Breast reconstruction empowers a woman to restore their physical appearance, regain confidence, and remove the stigmata of this illness.
The aim of breast reconstruction is to:
At Mode we aim to go one step further and will try to make your reconstruction look good even without clothes however this can be difficult to achieve as scars from mastectomy surgery will usually be visible, and perfect symmetry of a reconstructed breast to a native breast can be very difficult to achieve.
Breast reconstruction using DIEP or msTRAM flap can be:
Dr Aggarwal is fellowship trained in the world’s best plastic surgery centres in both autologous (own tissue) and implant based reconstruction. In fact Dr Aggarwal was selected as the first Australian plastic surgeon to complete the University of Pennsylvania Microsurgery Fellowship, the best microsurgery fellowship in USA and perhaps the world. During his time there he completed over 200 free flaps as primary operator, many of these in breast reconstruction. Dr Aggarwal brings his experience from low morbidity high volume world centres to Sydney, and since returning from overseas has reconstructed many women after breast cancer surgery.
This is considered the Rolls-Royce of Breast Reconstruction. Patients who have had it want to tell the world about it, because it offers advantages unmatched by other forms of reconstruction:
Who Is Autologous (Own Tissue) Breast Reconstruction good for?
Most women are good candidates for this type of surgery
Autologous or Free Flap Breast Reconstruction can be an excellent choice for you if:
Autologous reconstruction becomes one of your only choices if:
Who Is Autologous or Free Flap Breast Reconstruction NOT good for?
Autologous or Free Flap Breast Reconstruction can have some significant complications, and you may not be a good candidate for it if you fall into the following categories:
In addition a DIEP flap may not be possible if:
At MODE, Dr Aggarwal will guide you through the various breast reconstructive options, and help you select the one that is right for you. Dr Aggarwal offers autologous breast reconstruction at a multitude of private hospitals across Sydney.
Dr Aggarwal is a well regarded, respected, highly skilled and experienced Specialist Plastic Surgeon. Graduating at the top of his class throughout his training, Dr Aggarwal has completed fellowship training at some of the world’s most prestigious reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery institutions. He continues to publish research is prestigious plastic surgery journals, and is actively involved in the training of future plastic surgeons.
What sets Dr Aggarwal apart from others is his personal, affable and warm nature. Not only does he pay attention to detail, to producing natural, beautiful results but he ensures that the patient’s journey is just as special as their outcome. Dr Aggarwal looks after patients at two of Sydney’s most prestigious public hospital campuses (RPA and POWH/RHW), and operates privately on the North Shore.
Highly skilled Fellowship Trained Plastic surgeon – know you are in the safest of hands with a Plastic Surgeon who is experienced, highly respected, and appointed at premier Sydney hospitals- including the SAN, RPA, POWH and RHW.
If sedation or general anaesthetic is required, it is delivered by an accredited anaesthetist
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We provide written quotes, so there are no surprises.
We make you our top priority. Need to ask a question, worried about dressings or something else post op? We will always be at your beck and call.
Our patients love us! Feel free to read our reviews online on independent websites, or you can speak to some of our existing patients who will gladly speak about their plastic surgery journey.
We pride our practice in personalised, professional and ethical care. Your safety and satisfaction is our utmost priority – we only provide sedation or general anaesthesia in accredited facilities and after your procedure you will have direct access to Dr Aggarwal and his staff to answer any questions or concerns.
At your first consultation, Dr Aggarwal will explain a personalised treatment option for your desired results. A comprehensive medical history and examination is followed by discussion of surgery, examination of before and after photographs and trial of implants in the case of breast augmentation. Remember to bring a referral for your consultation, to claim the Medicare Rebate.
We will always be upfront about all costs of surgery including surgical, anaesthetic and hospital fees. Our quotes are valid for 12 months so there is no pressure to decide quickly.
To help achieve your goals, we will tailor treatment options to what you actually need. We will never recommend surgical or non surgical treatment if its not going to achieve what you want. We aim to deliver beautiful, natural results.
North Shore - Breast Reconstruction Dr Shagun Aggarwal is a cosmetic and reconstructive Specialist Plastic Surgeon based on the North Shore, Sydney, and at 2 prestigious public hospitals in Sydney – Prince of Wales and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals. Dr Aggarwal is passionate about breast reconstruction and a sub-specialist in this field. In fact he pursued two international premier breast...Read More