Breast Treatment Options
We offer a range of services to maximise the assistance we can offer to our patients. Please use the purple buttons above, or the links below, to discover more about each service.
Malignant and Benign Breast Conditions
Breast Conserving Surgery
Oncoplastic Techniques
Breast Reconstruction

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Malignant and Benign Breast Conditions

Some tumours of the breast are benign and when this occurs, doctors will usually leave it rather than remove it. While such tumours are usually not aggressive toward surrounding tissue, occasionally they may continue to grow, pressing on organs and causing pain or other problems. In these situations, the tumour is removed, allowing pain or complications to subside. However so-called malignant tumours are cancerous and aggressive because they can invade and damage surrounding tissue. When a tumour is suspected to be malignant, a biopsy will be performed to determine its aggressiveness. Breast cancer surgery involves the surgical removal of a tumour and a portion of the surrounding normal tissue to prevent its spread to the other parts of the body. Metastatic cancer is when cancer cells of a malignant tumour spread to other body parts, and form a secondary tumour.

Breast Conserving Surgery

This type of surgery aims to conserve breast tissue by removing only the cancerous tissue, so that the breast looks normal even after the operation. It is usually followed by a moderate-dose radiation therapy to destroy any residual cancerous cells. The surgery aims at providing a low recurrence of cancer, and when combined with radiation therapy, survival is equivalent to that of mastectomy (complete removal of the breast tissue).

Oncoplastic Techniques

This type of surgery merges cancer surgery and plastic surgery, helping to address tissue defects and improve the look and feel of the breast. Some techniques utilised by A/Prof Warrier include perforator flaps (volume replacement/displacement technique), AICAP/LICAP flaps, breast reduction techniques (otherwise known as a “breast lift”), as also done in an aesthetic setting.

Breast Reconstruction

If you have a mastectomy, there are many options for breast reconstruction surgery, to recreate the shape of the breast following a mastectomy or, occasionally, breast conserving surgery. It can be done at the same time as your surgery or as a separate procedure at a later time. Implant-based breast reconstruction as well as own-tissue (“autologous”) reconstruction options are both available to our patients. A/Prof Warrier is continually researching the best available techniques and safe technologies for his patients. He was the first surgeon using ICG (Indocyanine Green) in Australia, an early adopter of pre-pectoral breast implant reconstruction, and also an early adopter of lipofilling (“fat grafting”) for use in the breast reconstruction space.