Deciding on a Breast Lift Mastopexy Surgeon

Published February 5, 2015

Deciding on a Breast Lift Mastopexy Surgeon

Are you interested in undergoing breast lift mastopexy surgery?

Are you looking for a reputable breast lift mastopexy surgeons? Mastopexy surgery can be described as one of the most complex surgical operations in the country. Granted it’s not as invasive as a full breast augmentation mammoplasty procedure but it still demands a high level of skill. This is the reason why it certainly helps to know just what to look out for.

Choosing a surgeon for a surgical breast lift (mastopexy) operation

Your choice in a breast surgeon is perhaps the single most important decision that you have to make when it comes to surgical mastopexy operations.

All breast surgeons in the country belong to a variety of different societies and professional associations. Many of these affiliations sound mighty impressive on paper but there are only a few relevant ones that you should look out for – the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).

The ASPS is the only board that certifies breast surgeons in the country. Needless to say, you would want to make sure that your surgeon has this certification as it is proof that one has the required knowledge and qualifications to perform the procedure.

To be certified by the ASPS, a surgeon would have to comply with a number of education requirements which includes completing a medical degree followed by at least five years of residency training in a reputable hospital. Residency training must include at least three years in general surgery followed by 2 years in actual practice as a plastic surgeon. To be considered for certification, your breast surgeon must then spend at least 2 years in independent practice.

Even when certified by a reputable organisation, breast surgeons cannot afford to keep stagnant in their achievements. For one thing, ASPS certifications aren’t permanent and must frequently go through re-certification in order to keep pace with all the recent changes in the industry and continue to demonstrate their abilities as a board certified plastic surgeon.

There are a number of other factors that you’d want to consider when considering a mastopexy operation – mastopexy before and after photos, referrals, reviews, etc. Selecting the right surgeon for the job need not be difficult and making sure that your surgeon has the required certification is definitely a good place to start.

Dr Tavakoli holds a certification in plastic surgery and is highly regarded in his field. He is also certified in reconstructive surgery. Call him on 1300 368 107 to arrange a consultation!

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an Australian-trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the International Society (ISAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is knowledgeable in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the world on these topics.