In a first for WA, women with breast implants can now receive expert follow-up care in Perth regardless of whether they were operated on here, overseas or interstate.
Plastic surgeon Dr Anh Nguyen has started offering breast implant check appointments for all women after recognising there was a desperate need for follow on care.
Dr Anh said it was the first time the service had been offered in WA with only two other clinics in Australia, both in Sydney.
“I’ve known for a long time it’s hard for patients who have had surgery overseas or done elsewhere to be looked after by someone else,” Dr Anh said.
“The majority of plastic specialists and plastic surgeons will not see patients who are not their own for revisionary cases unless it’s extenuating circumstances. So a lot of patients end up on public wait lists to be seen in public hospitals which aren’t really the appropriate place to sort these things out.”
The service has been running for a few weeks and Dr Anh said there have already been a flurry of appointments booked.