Specialist plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeons Chris Porter and Sally Langley are Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and have significant international experience that allows them to provide comprehensive and individualised care using a wide range of surgical and non-surgical techniques.
Melanoma & Skin Cancer
We provide comprehensive management of melanoma and skin cancers, such as sentinel lymph node biopsy and lymph node dissections, as well as treatment of benign or cosmetic skin lesions. We have the ability to treat the majority of referred skin lesions in our rooms theatre, more significant lesions are managed as inpatients under general anaesthesia.
We offer scar advice or revisions either causal from injury or post surgical.
Elective hand surgery is a common part of our practice. Often minor conditions can be operated on under local anaesthetic at the rooms, such as:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Trigger digits
- Digital mucous cysts
- Small ganglions
- Dupuytren's disease
- Wrist ganglions
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Tendon repair, reconstructions or transfers
- ACC related hand injuries requiring repair or reconstruction
Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Facial cosmetic surgery can alter appearances that are inherited or caused by aging or trauma. Our surgeons have a spectrum of techniques and procedures to manage each patient's individual characteristics and desires.
We prescribe the exciting doctor-only skin care range Aspect Dr for treatment of all skin types, from teenagers to aging skin with sun damage.
Facial procedures provided include:
Women can achieve their desired breast shape and size through breast augmentation, reduction or lifting procedures.
Breast procedures provided include:
- Breast Augmentation (Enlargement with Implants)
- Breast Reduction - Female
- Breast Reduction - Male (Gynaecomastia)
- Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
- Breast Reconstruction
- Breast Surgery for Gender Reassignment
Body, Arm & Thigh Enhancement
Pregnancy, weight gain and loss can leave the tummy, arms, buttocks and legs with loose skin that is stretched and scarred. Both men and women can have regions of excess skin and fat that are resistant to exercise and diet. Typically surgery removes the excess skin and sometimes liposuction is also used to address resistant areas of fat. Your areas of concern can then be targeted to contour your body to your desired shape.
Body contouring procedures provided include:
|Mon – Fri||8:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
Christmas: Open 23 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec. Closed 28 Dec — 29 Dec. Open 30 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan.
Procedures / Treatments
Surgery to increase breast size involves inserting silicone implants under the chest muscle and skin or grafting fat taken from other parts of the body.… More
Surgery to reduce breast size involves making a cut (incision) around the areola (the dark area around the nipple), then downwards to the fold under the breast, and sometimes along the fold beneath the breast.… More
When a breast has been removed (mastectomy) because of cancer or other disease, it is possible in most cases to reconstruct a breast similar to a natural breast.… More
This is an operation that can lift and reshape sagging breasts. The procedure usually involves removing skin from an area below the nipple and reshaping the breast.… More
Female to male gender reassignment breast surgery involves making a cut (incision) across the breast to remove all the glandular tissue, fat and skin.… More
Surgery to reduce male breast size involves making a cut (incision) around the areola (the dark area around the nipple). Glandular tissue, fat and skin are removed by a combination of liposuction and surgery which reduces the breast size.… More
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
This procedure involves removing excess skin and fat from the stomach and tightening the muscles of the stomach wall.… More
This procedure removes unwanted pockets of fat from under your skin in specific parts of the body such as the chin, neck, upper arms, stomach, hips and thighs.… More
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Excess skin and/or fat can be surgically removed from your upper and/or lower eyelids to give your skin a less wrinkled and puffy appearance. The procedure typically involves making a small cut (incision) in the fold of the eyelid (for the upper lid) or just below the eyelashes (for the… More
A face lift can include several different procedures such as a neck lift and/or a brow lift, all designed to reduce lines and wrinkles and lift sagging skin.… More
Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
The appearance of ears that are misshaped or protruding (‘bat ears’) can be improved surgically.… More
Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Surgery can be carried out to improve the appearance of your nose e.g.… More
Skin lesions can be divided into two groups:
benign (non-cancerous): e.g.… More
A naevus is a common skin growth composed of special pigment-producing cells.… More
Scar appearance can be improved by various methods including a surgical procedure known as scar revision.… More
If the scar to be revised or skin lesion being removed is particularly large, a skin graft may be performed.… More
Problems with the appearance or function of the hand can be the result of injury, birth defects or degenerative conditions.… More
Christopher and Sally are Southern Cross Affiliated Providers in the following service categories:
- Carpal tunnel decompression
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid reduction)
- Skin cancers and symptomatic non-cancerous skin lesions
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Off street parking is available at the back of the practice building.
(03) 366 5623
(03) 366 4472
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867 Colombo Street
867 Colombo Street
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