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Remuera Surgical Care

Private Surgical Service, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery

This is where you will come to have your surgery performed. The visits to your surgeon before and after surgery will be at their consulting rooms.

Breast Reconstruction

Following surgery for breast cancer (mastectomy), a silicone implant filled with either silicone gel or saline is inserted underneath the chest muscle and skin. Before being inserted, the skin will sometimes need to be stretched to the required breast size. This is done by placing an empty bag where the implant will finally go, and gradually filling it with saline over weeks or months. The bag is then replaced by the implant in another operation.

This page was last updated at 9:50AM on May 24, 2021.