Surgical Care in Sutherland
Dr Safvat is a specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeon that offers a variety of breast, face, and body procedures in Sutherland. With his qualifications and experience, you are in safe hands. If you would like to find out more about the treatments offered by Dr Safvat, you can call today to arrange a consultation.
If your breasts are causing your discomfort and pain due to their size, Dr Safvat offers breast reduction surgery to correct the problem. This procedure involves removing excess fat, tissue and skin from the breasts to reshape them and make sure they are more in proportion with your body shape. Patients will receive a general anaesthetic for the three or four hour surgery.
Dr Safvat uses the Medial Pedicle Technique, which involves an incision made around the areola, which means minimal scarring is left. Some downtime will be required after breast reduction surgery and there will be a one to three day hospital stay after the procedure. In addition, patients will wear a special bra for six weeks.
It is recommended to take one to two weeks off work so that swelling and bruising can subside. Strenuous activity should be avoided for three to four weeks.
As we get older, skin gradually loses its natural elasticity and this can cause excess skin on the eyelids and under eye area. Dr Safvat offers blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery to diminish excess skin and eye bags that are making you look tried.
This can also improve your vision if your eyelids have been interfering with your sight. Patients will receive an anaesthetic prior to surgery and Dr Safvat will remove any excess skin, muscle and fat from the eyelid and under eye area.
This procedure normally takes around two hours. Some swelling and bruising is normal after blepharoplasty and can persist for one to two weeks. Some downtime is required after surgery and strenuous activity should be avoided for three to four weeks.
Dr Safvat can perform abdominoplasty or a tummy tuck on men or women who have excess fat or loose skin around the stomach. This surgical procedure can also tighten the abdominal muscles for a contoured shape. Patients will receive a general anaesthetic and the procedure normally lasts from two to four hours. Patients will stay in hospital for two to five days to ensure there is proper healing.
There is a choice between a full tummy tuck to reshape the entire abdomen and there is also the mini tummy tuck for smaller amounts of fat and excess skin on the lower abdomen. Anabdominal binder garment must be worn for six weeks and some downtime will be needed after this surgery. Patients normally take around one month off work and strenuous activity should be avoided for around six weeks.
Aging and pregnancy can cause the breasts to lose their volume and cause sagging skin. Dr Safvat offers a breast lift to women who would like to have firmer and more youthful breasts again. Patients will go under a general anaesthetic and the medial pedicle technique for incision will be used for minimal scarring. Surgery normally lasts around two to three hours while excess skin is removed to reshape the breasts.
After the procedure, some swelling and bruising is normal and patients will be required to stay in hospital for one to three days. A medical garment must be worn for at least six weeks and some downtime is required after surgery. Strenuous activity should be avoided for three to four weeks and it is recommended to take around one to two weeks off work for recovery.
If you want to correct prominent ears, Dr Safvat offers otoplasty or ear surgery. This procedure can set back the ears closer to the head and correct protruding and large ears. This surgery is suitable for children and adults and will require patients to go under a general anaesthetic. Incisions are made behind the ears to mould ear cartilage to the desired shape, with excess skin and cartilage removed.
This surgery takes around one to two hours per ear and some downtime will be required. Patients will wear bandages for one week and then be asked to wear a head band every night for one month. Some pain, swelling and bruising is normal within the first one to two weeks, so it is recommended that you take two weeks off school or work.
If the shape of the breasts becomes distorted due to the capsules around implants, Dr Safvat can remove them to prevent pain and further discomfort to the patient. In addition, new, high quality implants can be inserted. Patients will undergo a general anaesthetic and surgery will normally take around two to three hours. A hospital stay is necessary for one to two days for proper recovery. Some downtime will be needed after implant removal and it is recommended to take one to two weeks off work to rest.
Gynaecomastia occurs when men have excess breast tissue in the chest and Dr Safvat offers Male Breast Reduction to tackle the problem. This is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess breast tissue and fat through making incisions and sometimes combining with liposuction.
Patients receive a general anaesthetic for comfort and the surgery lasts around one to two hours. Some downtime is required after Male Breast Reduction and it is recommended to take one to two weeks off work for swelling and bruising to subside. Heavy lifting and strenuous exercise should be avoided for three to four weeks.