Your Risk: Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

Mr Dean White is committed to ensuring his patients are highly informed about the cosmetic or reconstructive process they are about to undergo; this includes a substantial understanding of any risks involved. Breast implant surgery, either for cosmetic or reconstructive reasons, is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures…


Breast augmentation myths debunked!

Breast augmentation is often a cosmetic procedure which is used to increase breast size, improve the shape, or restore symmetry to the breasts. There are a number of reasons why patients choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery, but generally it is a matter of appearance. In other circumstances it may…


Beware backyard “practitioners”

Health authorities have issued a warning to Australians about the dangers of undergoing cosmetic treatments carried out by unregistered people in homes and apartments around the country. The danger around these procedures was highlighted when NSW Health recently urged anyone who had undergone a cosmetic procedure at a residential apartment…


How a varicose vein injection nearly cost Donna Zavaglia her life

On Friday December 5 2006, Donna Zavaglia was booked in for what should have been a simple injection procedure to eliminate varicose and spider veins. Inside 24 hours she was told she may lose her legs, and inside 48 hours her family was told she might not survive the night.…


What to consider before eyelid surgery

Blepharoplasty, most commonly referred to as eyelid surgery, is a type of surgery that can correct the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. This surgery may be performed to improve vision (if the upper eyelids are very loose/ stretched and impede sight) and/or to enhance the appearance…


5 tips before having a blepharoplasty surgery

At Dean White’s practice, we want our patients to be as informed and educated as possible before they go through a procedure. Our team is always prepared to provide advice and listen to your concerns. Below we share five tips we find very helpful prior to undergoing a blepharoplasty. 1)…


What does your insurance cover when it comes to plastic surgery?

With over 1500 plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures in the Medicare schedule, you really need to be certain on what you are covered for. For Medicare, the decision to cover any plastic surgery procedure has always revolved around whether it is considered essential for quality of life or not. In…


Plastic surgeon vs. cosmetic surgeon: What’s the difference?

Not all surgeons are created equal. There are many misunderstandings about plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons, with many patients mistakenly believing that they are equivalent when they are not. If you have always thought of cosmetic and plastic surgery as one in the same, you’re not alone. A substantial number…


Blepharoplasty procedure; upper and lower eyelid surgery

Eyelid surgery is becoming one of the more sought after procedures and can be performed for both cosmetic and medical reasons. With an increase in enquiries about this particular procedure, there is also an increasing need to educate potential patients on what it involves. Upper and lower blepharoplasty procedure Upper…


What is blepharoplasty?

A blepharoplasty is an eyelid correction; a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and to add or remove fat from the eyelids. Blepharoplasty aims to improve the appearance of the upper, lower or both eyelids. Excess skin, muscle and fat on the upper eyelid can create a heavy or puffy…


Is Medicare withdrawing their abdominoplasty rebate?

There are current speculations that Medicare will shortly introduce changes to their item numbers related to abdominoplasty (tummy tucks). Medicare covers a certain number of plastic surgery procedures and this has always revolved around whether the procedure is considered reconstructive (medically necessary) as opposed to merely cosmetic. This means that…


Congratulations to the plastic surgery team at Eastern Health

Congratulations to the plastic surgery team at Eastern Health - great recognition of ongoing excellent work.               See the original post here.


Patients are urged to seek accredited facilities for their procedures

Recent news has sparked Mr Dean White’s concern for patients visiting ill-equipped facilities for serious procedures Complications with surgical procedures do happen, even if they are advertised as ‘less invasive’ surgeries. There is particular concern regarding surgeries performed using twilight sedation and local sedation as it is up to the…


Breast Surgery Melbourne

If you’re unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, you are not alone. Breast surgery is one of the most common procedures performed by Mr White. Many women are unhappy with the size and shape of their breasts for a wide variety of reasons.  Whether you have always desired…


Boroondara Local News & Views – Plastic Surgeon Dean White discusses his work with Interplast.

Hawthorn plastic surgeon Dean White is a volunteer doctor with not-for-profit organisation Interplast, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. INTERPLAST is a well-known group among plastic surgeons but less well known in the general community - we have been undertaking this work for 30 years! I'd always been…

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