Cosmetic & Corrective Breast Surgery | Auckland Surgeon Dr Gittos

Numerous forms of cosmetic, corrective and restorative surgery for breasts are available from leading Surgeon, Dr Mark Gittos. Dr Gittos is a world-renowned Plastic Surgeon who has contributed to surgical techniques for breast reconstruction after breast cancer and mastectomy surgery (removal of the breasts) due to cancer or other health concerns. His expertise spans numerous breast procedures for both cosmetic purposes and corrective surgical outcomes such as breast reconstruction and breast augmentation after illness, breast uplift or breast reduction after pregnancy and breast-feeding, and various forms of natural looking augmentation using breast implants.

Different types of Cosmetic Breast Surgery include:

  • Breast Augmentation using Implants
  • Breast Augmentation enhanced with Fat Grafting/Fat Transfer (Lipo)
  • Breast Implant Removal and Replacement (Explantation or Breast Implant Exchange)
  • Breast Implant Removal and Reconstruction
  • Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy
  • Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
  • Breast Reduction and Uplift Surgery (Breast reduction and nipple uplift)
  • Nipple Reshaping and Resizing
  • Inverted Nipple Correction Surgery
  • Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Dr Mark Gittos is one of Auckland’s most respected Specialist Plastic Surgeons for most forms of breast, body, nose and facial surgery.

Dr Gittos has a strong research and training background in breast reconstruction and extensive experience in cosmetic plastic surgery of the breasts.

Please phone us to request a confidential consultation with Dr Gittos to discuss your breast surgery goals and potential surgery outcomes as well as recovery times, surgery risks, breast surgery costs and more.

Definition of Medical Indicated Breast Surgery such as breast lift, reduction or reconstruction after illnesses such as breast cancer.

Definition of Cosmetic vs Corrective Breast Surgery

  • Cosmetic Breast Surgery includes a variety of procedures to augment, reshape or re-position the breasts on the chest wall or torso.
  • Corrective surgery involves similar procedures but of a more complex technique and variety, such as recreating breasts where they have been removed after an illness, lifting the breasts after severe ptosis (sagging), reducing breasts that are of a size and weight that causes skin conditions, chaffing, back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain, and adjusting the other parts of the body or face that a patient wants to alter or aesthetically balance in relation to other body or face proportions.  Skin ptosis is also a key concern and Dr Gittos is an expert at reducing skin after weight loss, pregnancy, menopause or dermal tissue ageing.

Different types of Cosmetic Breast Surgery include:

  • Breast Augmentation using Implants
  • Breast Augmentation enhanced with Fat Grafting/Fat Transfer (Lipo)
  • Breast Implant Removal and Replacement (Explantation or Breast Implant Exchange)
  • Breast Implant Removal and Reconstruction
  • Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy
  • Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
  • Breast Reduction and Uplift Surgery (Breast reduction and nipple uplift)
  • Nipple Reshaping and Resizing
  • Inverted Nipple Correction Surgery
  • Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Dr Mark Gittos is one of Auckland’s most sought after Plastic Surgeons for natural-looking surgical outcomes and advanced techniques for breast, body and facial surgery.

He has a strong research and training background in breast reconstruction and extensive experience in cosmetic plastic surgery of the breasts.

Please phone us to request a confidential consultation with Dr Gittos.

Dr Mark Gittos Publications, Education and Research

Dr Mark Gittos is a pioneer in several methods of Plastic Surgery. Over his years in practice, he has contributed to the growth, education and expertise of other Surgeons working in the field of Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr Mark Gittos publications and research journal articles are listed below. He also volunteered in 2016 for Interplast, an organisation that provides Plastic Surgery for populations that lack adequate medical and surgical care.

Overview of Dr Gittos areas of surgical expertise:

Cosmetic Surgery:

Nose (Rhinoplasty), Face, Eyes/Eyelids, Ears, Breasts, Body, Genitals, Non-surgical procedures

Plastic Surgery:

Skin cancer, Cosmetic breast augmentation, breast lift and breast reduction surgery, Revision Breast Surgery, Corrective Nose Surgery, Septoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty, Reconstructive surgery, Facial surgery, Eyelid Surgery, Breast Implant Removal and/or Breast Implant replacement Surgery expertise.

Dr Mark Gittos Publications, Qualifications/Overview – Specialist Plastic Surgeon operating in Auckland,  NZ and in London, UK

Qualifications of Dr Mark Gittos including expertise in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

Dr Mark Gittos: Research Publications and Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Dr Mark Gittos’ Plastic Surgery experiences and surgical expertise has spanned the globe. He current offers consultations in offices in London/Essex as well as in Auckland, New Zealand, his primary private practice area. His expertise spans a wide range of Plastic Surgery procedures and cosmetic operations, including breast implant/breast augmentation surgery, abdominoplasty, rhinoplasty, liposuction, body contouring and skin reduction surgery after weight loss, eyelid surgery and facial rejuvenation as well as cosmetic injections for facial harmony.

Dr Gittos has contributed to over 15 journal articles in the areas of cosmetic and plastic surgery.

  • Several of these research publications by Plastic Surgeon Dr Mark Gittos (NZ, UK) are noted/excerpted below.
  • Click here for the full PubMed listing of Dr Mark Gittos research articles.

Publications and Surgical Research: Breast Surgery after Cancer/Mastectomy

His Plastic Surgery research and article writing was primarily conducted during Dr Gittos’ time at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals and NHS Foundation Trust and other places.

His publications include the following peer-reviewed journal articles:

PubMed Source Link/Journal Article

Envelope mastectomy with immediate reconstruction (EMIR).

Envelope mastectomy with immediate reconstruction (EMIR).

Sufi PA, Gittos M, Collier DS.

Eur J Surg Oncol. 2000 Jun;26(4):367-70.

PMID:
10873357

Research Gate link: Aesthetic Outcome of Different Techniques of Reconstruction following Nipple-Areola: Preserving Envelope Mastectomy with Immediate Reconstruction

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Mar;119(3):796-803.

Aesthetic outcome of different techniques of reconstruction following nipple-areola-preserving envelope mastectomy with immediate reconstruction.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17312480

Mosahebi A1, Ramakrishnan V, Gittos M, Collier J.

Excerpt: Nipple-preserving mastectomy and immediate reconstruction has further improved the aesthetic outcome of skin-sparing mastectomy. Study: to investigate the effect of the type of reconstruction technique on aesthetic outcome, three different methods of reconstruction were compared using four evaluation modalities. Sixty-one cases; mean follow-up at 48 months. Methods of reconstruction used were: implant-only reconstruction, pedicled latissimus dorsi muscle with implant, and deep inferior epigastric perforator flap. Findings: In patients who are undergoing nipple-preserving envelope mastectomy with immediate reconstruction and who are likely to have postoperative radiotherapy, deep inferior epigastric perforator flap reconstruction achieved a better aesthetic outcome.

Source: https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/34789532_M_Gittos  Accessed online 22 October 2018.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2006;59(10):1025-30. Epub 2006 Mar 24.

Envelope mastectomy and immediate reconstruction (EMIR), improving outcome without oncological compromise.

Mosahebi A1Ramakrishnan VGittos MCollier DS.

Journal Article Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16996423

STUDY AIM:  Determine long term oncological safety and aesthetic acceptability of envelope mastectomy and immediate reconstruction (EMIR).

PATIENTS/METHODS:  Retrospective review of 71 cases. Aesthetic assessment was based on detailed clinical examination as well as subjective self-assessment of the outcome.

FINDINGS:  At follow-up (mean follow up= 48 months), there were three local recurrences, only one involving the nipple-areolar complex. The mean aesthetic score was 0.75 (out of 1), representing a good aesthetic outcome and patient satisfaction.

CONCLUSION (Excerpt): “Nipple-areolar complex preservation is a safe option and EMIR produced a good aesthetic outcome, which is oncologically safe. Furthermore, it does not preclude post-operative radiotherapy.

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16996423   Accessed online 22 October 2018.

Eur J Surg Oncol. 2000 Aug;26(5):461-3.

Circum-areolar mastectomy with immediate reconstruction (CAMIR).

Dr Mark Gittos Publication Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11016466  Accessed online 22 October 2018.

 

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