Brisbane Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Centre
At Brisbane Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Centre, we strive for excellence and artistry in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Our primary aim is to facilitate the development of confidence and self assurance in our patients.
Dr Eddie Cheng and staff appreciate the uniqueness of every patient, so we like to spend time during our initial consultation getting to know you and your personal goals. We explain the various treatment options, their benefits and risks, and the realistic expectations for each. This allows you to make an informed decision regarding the treatment best suited to your individual features, lifestyle and ambitions. We want you to proceed with this important decision with complete confidence throughout your journey with us, from the initial consultation to the full recovery from your procedure.
Dr Eddie Cheng
MBBS(Qld) FRACS(Plastic Surgery)
Dr Cheng is a fully qualified plastic and reconstructive surgeon and fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is also a member of The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He specialises in both the cosmetic and reconstructive aspects of plastic surgery.
After graduating with a medical degree from the University of Queensland, Dr Cheng completed a 3 year residency at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. He then spent 4 years of training in general surgery. In order to pursue his interest and passion in plastic surgery, he completed an additional 4 years of specialized training in plastic & reconstructive surgery in both Brisbane and Melbourne. Upon becoming a fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, he obtained further experience in Canada and Taiwan in the areas of cosmetic surgery and microsurgery.
In addition to his private practice at the Brisbane Aesthetic & Plastic Surgical Centre and the Wesley Hospital, Dr Cheng also works as a consultant plastic surgeon at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital.
Dr Cheng is passionate about clinical teaching and holds a clinical lecturer position with the University of Queensland. He performs regular clinical teaching to junior doctors, nursing and allied health staff at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. As a testimony of his passion for teaching he was awarded the Glaxo Smith Kline Registrar Award for Medical Education in 2001 and was nominated for the University of Queensland Mervyn Neely Award for Excellence in Surgical Teaching in 2004. He is also an active instructor with the Australia and New Zealand Burns Association for their Early Management of Severe Burns Course.
Apart from his clinical activity, Dr Cheng has also been highly productive in clinical research. He has received multiple grants to complete research projects and subsequently published numerous scientific articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. He has also presented his research at various national and international conferences and in 2004 he was awarded with the Stryker Lei binger Travelling Fellowship, for the best clinical paper at the 2004 Annual Plastic Surgical Registrar Meeting in Wellington, New Zealand. In 2005, he was awarded the Smith & Nephew Travelling Fellowship to the European Burn Association Congress for the best clinical paper.
Dr Cheng combines both traditional and innovative surgical and non-surgical procedures to achieve your desired result however, your safety and outcome is always the highest priority. With an artist’s eye, his procedures are skilfully tailored to your unique needs and desires, in order to produce both natural and elegant results, whilst maintaining your individual look and character.
With Dr Cheng’s exceptional knowledge, training and passion in plastic surgery, you can be confident that your experience at our practice will exceed your expectations. Dr Cheng encourages you to discuss all your concerns and questions with him as often as you require throughout your continuum of care, from initial consultation till full recovery and beyond. Your satisfaction and comfort are of utmost importance to him.
Leisa – Practice Manager
Helen – Office Administrative Manager
Anslie – Registered Nurse and Surgical Suite Nurse
Carol Ann – Registered Nurse and Surgical Suite Nurse
Dani – Reception
Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammaplasty)
At Brisbane Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Centre, breast reduction is performed by Dr Cheng, a qualified plastic surgeon with a special interest in both cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery. He performs cosmetic surgery such as breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast lift for patients desiring to enhance their breast appearance. He also provides breast reconstructive surgery for woman undergoing breast cancer treatment.
Large breasts can cause pain, improper posture, rashes, breathing problems, skeletal deformities, and low self-esteem. Breast reduction surgery is usually done to provide relief from these symptoms. Performed under general anaesthesia, the 2-3 hour procedure removes fat and glandular tissue and tightens skin to produce smaller, lighter breasts that are in a healthier proportion to the rest of the body.
During the procedure, an anchor-shaped incision is made from the new location of the nipple down to and around the crease beneath the breast. Dr. Cheng removes excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin, relocates the nipple and areola, and reshapes the breast using skin from around the areola before closing the incisions with stitches.
For a few days after surgery, the breasts are bound with an elastic bandage or a surgical bra and you may be given surgical drainage tubes for fluid removal. Stitches are all dissolvable and there is no need for suture removal. The recovery bra with no underwire must be worn for about a month.
A little pain is normal after surgery, whether it’s mild discomfort, swelling during menstruation, a measure of numbness or sensitivity, or random, shooting pains that may last for a few months. Swelling, bruising, crusting and slight changes in breast size are also common. Most patients return to work in about two weeks, although you should avoid heavy lifting for three to four and only gentle contact with the breasts should occur for six weeks.
Scars fade with time to a fine white line in most cases but will not disappear, although they can be hidden with a bra, bathing suit or low-cut top.
Risks are rare and usually minor but may include bleeding, infection, reaction to the anaesthesia, small sores around the nipples, slightly mismatched breasts or unevenly positioned nipples, and permanent loss of feeling in the nipple or breast.
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery):
Several factors such as ageing, sun damage, smoking, stretching and obesity can cause the eyelids to droop and sag as the supporting tissues deteriorate. This area is often one of the first to deteriorate, as the skin of the eyelid is thinner than the rest of the face. Eyelids that droop or bulge can cause people to appear much older or fatigued than they actually are.
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids by tightening muscles and tissue or removing excess skin.
How Is A Blepharoplasty Performed?
The blepharoplasty procedure is performed under local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia. Patients may choose to have this procedure on their upper or lower eyelids, or both. Depending on these choices, the procedure can take anywhere from 1-2 hours.
If the upper eyelid is being treated, an incision is made along the natural crease of the eyelid. Once the incision is made, Dr. Cheng may reposition fat deposits, tighten muscles and tissue or remove excess skin in order to leave the eye looking younger and refreshed. For the lower eyelid, an incision is made just below the lash line in order for excess skin to be removed.
After the procedure is performed, the incisions are closed with sutures and usually covered with a thin tape to protect the suture line and allow the area to heal.
Abdominoplasty (“Tummy Tuck”)
At Brisbane Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Centre, Abdominoplasty & liposuction are performed by Dr Cheng, a qualified plastic surgeon with a special interest in both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. He performs cosmetic surgery such as Abdominoplasty, liposuction, breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast lift, for patients desiring to enhance their appearance.
Abdominoplasty, often called a “tummy tuck”, is a popular procedure used to flatten and shape the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles.
Who Is A Good Candidate For A Tummy Tuck?
The best candidates for a tummy tuck are in good physical condition with pockets of fat or loose skin that haven’t responded well to traditional diet and exercise. Tummy tucks can also be useful for women with stretched skin and muscles from pregnancy. Results from the tummy tuck procedure will likely diminish if women continue to bear children, so we advise patients who plan to become pregnant to consider postponing this procedure until they are finished having children.
We also encourage patients who intend to lose a lot of weight to delay surgery until they reach their goal weight, since skin in the abdominal area typically loosens after substantial weight loss.
Customised Treatment For Optimal Cosmetic Results
Dr Cheng takes the time during every pre-operative consultation to learn what patients want to achieve from a tummy tuck both for their bodies and for their self-confidence. By listening to what patients have to say and closely examining them rather than performing a one-size-fits-all procedure on every person, Dr Cheng provides patients with a completely customized treatment that takes into account their specific goals.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
Tummy tucks take approximately 2-3 hours and are performed under general anaesthesia. This procedure is usually performed on an in-patient basis, where you will generally stay 3-7 nights in hospital.
Dr. Cheng will make two incisions: one from hipbone to hipbone close to the pubic area, and another around the navel. He will separate the skin from the abdominal muscles, which are then pulled together and stitched into place for a firmer abdomen and narrower waist. The skin flap is then stretched down and over the newly tightened muscles, excess skin and fat are removed, and the navel is reattached in a natural position. Finally, Dr. Cheng will close the incisions and apply sterile surgical dressings over the sutured areas.
Recovery after Tummy Tuck
After surgery, compression garments are worn and two surgical drainage tubes are inserted under the skin to drain excess fluid from the surgical site. Drains are usually removed after 3-7 days. Recovery time ranges from two weeks to a few months. You should limit strenuous activities for at least six weeks, and may need to take time off from work for up to a month depending on the nature of your work. Dr. Cheng will give you specific instructions for your individual recovery. Following these instructions can help speed up your recovery and reduce the risk of any post-surgery complications.
Risks of A Tummy Tuck
Though rare, post-operative complications from any surgical procedure are possible. They may include infection, blood clots, scarring and poor healing, which may require further surgery.
Brisbane Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Centre
Suite 50, Level 4 Wesley Medical Centre
40 Chasely Street Auchenflower
Brisbane, Australia 4066
Phone: (07) 3870 3960
Fax: (07) 3870 3359
After hours consultations are now available on Tuesday evening from (5-9pm) and Saturday morning from 9-12 on a monthly basis by appointment.