A new, free service is helping women who are considering having plastic surgery to connect with plastic surgeons in their local area who have achieved expertise in breast surgery. Breast.com.au is operating as a website and 7-days a week call centre. The service is offered to women of all ages, providing information about their options and assistance to research their choice of surgeon to consult.
The most important decision made by a patient is their choice of surgeon, and the area of breast surgery has become a minefield for women, who are barraged by misleading advertising and overseas cosmetic surgery tourism.
“Breast.com.au is the first service to introduce quality control at the outset,” says plastic surgeon and founder of Breast.com.au, Mr Howard Webster.
“Women can completely trust that any doctor who is listed by Breast.com.au is a highly skilled and qualified specialist plastic surgeon, and all plastic surgeons listed have a special interest and particular expertise in plastic surgery of the breast. Patients are matched to a surgeon experienced in the individual procedure they are seeking.”
Each specialist plastic surgeon listed on Breast.com.au is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, is fully accredited with leading hospitals, and is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Mr Webster decided to launch the service after becoming concerned with the number of stories he was hearing of failed breast procedures performed overseas, women concerned about the lack of follow-up after an overseas procedure, and the increasing number of doctors without specialist training performing breast procedures.
“It’s so important that women select a specialist plastic surgeon if they’re considering breast surgery. After all, you’re only given one body, and one bad decision can lead to a lifetime of regret,” Mr Webster says.
“If you don’t do your research, or if you get seduced by the romantic impulse of breast surgery wrapped up into a beach holiday in Thailand, the implications can be lifelong. If something goes wrong, there’s no follow-up once you come home.”
“Breast.com.au offers a personal, private way for women to find the right highly-qualified surgeon for their individual breast concern, and to be confident that the surgeon will be properly trained to provide quality care with long term follow up.”
Women can call or email Breast.com.au to discuss the type of breast surgery they’re considering. Women can share their stories, and if they wish, Breast.com.au can also assist them to book a consultation with a highly qualified plastic surgeon, experienced in their individual concern.
Consumers can visit www.breast.com.au from August 12th to find the right plastic surgeon for them located anywhere in Australia, with the call centre phone lines open from Monday August 13th.