Head & Neck reconstruction is often required post-cancer excision or post-traumatic event. The aims of reconstruction are to compartmentalize head and neck spaces, wound coverage, restoration of organ competence, and reestablishment of form. The reconstruction would involve either a local flap (from adjacent tissue) or a vascularised composite tissue graft (free flap). Free flap has become the gold standard of head & neck reconstruction since the introduction of microsurgery as a considerable number of patients would need radiation therapy.
Dr Hsieh undertook a one-year microsurgery fellowship post general plastic surgery training in one of the best microsurgery centres in the world.
Breast reconstruction is a procedure aiming to rebuild the breast shape after a mastectomy. It can be done immediately after the mastectomy or much later as a delayed procedure. Forms of reconstruction include implant based, autologous tissue transfer or a combined approach using both an implant with autologous tissue. We offer all types of reconstruction based on your needs.
Lymphedema is a chronic condition caused by lymphatic blockage where excess fluid collects in tissues causing swelling. Treatment of the disease are based on the stages of the disease. They vary from conservative treatment with bandages only to physiological surgery such as lymphovenous anastomosis requiring ‘supermicrosurgery’ or vascularized lymph node transfer to an ablative procedure like liposuction.
Two in 3 will be diagnosed with skin cancer in Australia by the age of 70. It accounts for the largest numbers of cancer diagnosed in Australia every year. Plastic surgeons are well trained not only in excision of cancer but also in reconstructing the defect with minimal distortion.