Ancillary Plastic Surgery Procedures Sydney

Ancillary procedures are used to fine-tune standard operations

Ancillary procedures are smaller operations which support a larger, more complex operation. Dr Pouria Moradi can perform several different ancillary procedures to enhance the aesthetic outcomes of more extensive plastic surgical procedures.

Dr Pouria Moradi can perform the following ancillary procedures:

Axillary Tail Liposuction (armpit breast tissue removal)

Breast tissue is responsible for the size and shape of your breasts; however, in some cases, breast tissue can overdevelop outside the usual location of the breasts due to genetics or weight gain. 

The armpits (known as the axilla) is the common area for breast tissue to grow, causing a cosmetic concern among about 2% to 6% of women.

Dr Moradi can perform axillary liposuction to help remove the axillary tail fat, which helps contour the shape of the breasts after implants. The procedure will remove the lumpiness of the axillary tissue, and improve the visual aesthetics.

The benefits of axillary liposuction

  • Elimination of undesirable breast contours of the underarm
  • Clothing will cause less irritation to the breasts
  • Improvement in arm mobility
  • Minimally visible scarring

Renuvion with Liposuction

Renuvion is a minimally invasive skin tightening procedure that utilises radiofrequency combined with helium, to create unique plasma energy. This technology is applied beneath the skin in a very controlled and precise manner, causing a contraction effect on the fibroseptal network that is gentle on the tissue. 

This procedure can be done as a stand-alone treatment; however, the best results have been reported in conjunction with liposuction. When Renuvion is used in conjunction with liposuction, you will have unwanted fat cells removed and also benefit from maximising the contraction of skin tightening, enhancing contouring results.

The benefits of Renuvion and liposuction

  • Removal of unwanted fat cells
  • Tightening of the skin
  • Enhanced contours of the skin

You should begin to see results immediately after your surgery, however, allow about six to nine months for best results, once all the swelling is gone and new collagen fibres have fully developed.

Abdominal Etching

Abdominal etching is a form of liposuction treatment where a suction technique is used to remove unwanted fatty deposits from the abdomen. The etching aims to remove fat deposits covering your ab muscles, allowing your abs to be defined, tightened and prominent.

Dr Pouria Moradi can perform the abdominal etching as an ancillary procedure to an abdominoplasty.

The full results are visible about 2 to 5 months following your abdominal etching procedure, once the swelling has gone down.

Buccal Fat Removal (cheek reduction surgery)

Have you heard of the buccal fat pad? It's the rounded mass of fat found in the middle of your cheeks. The size can largely vary between each person, and it affects the shape of your face.

If you have larger cheeks due to the buccal pads, Dr Pouria Moradi may suggest undergoing a buccal fat removal surgery. This surgery involves removing the buccal fat pads, leading to thinner and more defined cheeks.

Buccal fat removal surgery can be commonly performed alongside a facelift, rhinoplasty, lip augmentation or anti-wrinkle injections.

Benefits of buccal fat removal

  • Reduced facial roundness
  • Defined cheeks and facial angles

Full recovery usually takes about three weeks, and you can expect to see final results within several months.

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Depressor Muscle Release (DAO surgery)

The releasing of the depressor muscle is used to lift the corners of the mouth. 

Dr Pouria Moradi can perform DAO surgery to release the depressor muscle. The depressor muscle while frowning can be seen pulling the corner of the lips down.

The procedure involves removing skin from above the corners of the mouth and resuturing the skin in a way that pulls the corners of the mouth upwards. This works to improve the shape of the lips and lower face.

DAO surgery can leave visible scars and is usually recommended for older patients.

Hybrid Fat Grafting

For women looking for an increase in breast size, Dr Pouria Moradi can combine a fat graft (fat transfer) with breast implants. The use of a fat transfer can improve the natural aesthetics than just using an implant alone.

This hybrid surgery is commonly used for women who want an increase in breast size, but cannot achieve the desired result by fat transfer alone. Therefore, an implant will accompany.

A more natural look can be achieved since the fat transfer can be strategically placed surrounding the implant to offer natural contours and feel.

Benefits of hybrid fat grafting

  • Offers a more natural appearance
  • Better contouring due to softening of implant edges by fat transfer
  • Improved texture and feeling

Reverse Tummy Tuck

This is the reverse version of the tummy tuck, meaning it is useful when there is excess loose skin and laxity in the upper abdomen and not the lower. It is best combined with the breast lift or reduction surgery as you can use the breast crease to access the upper abdomen.

The scars associated with the reverse tummy tuck and breast lift are located at the breast crease, which means even a two-piece bikini hides them.

Benefits of a reverse tummy tuck

  • Removal of excess upper abdominal fat
  • Tightening of the upper abdomen
  • Easily combined with a breast lift or reduction surgery

Split Ear Repair

Dr Pouria Moradi can also perform a repair to a split ear lobe. This involves trimming the skin which has healed within the split and suturing the two sides back together. This provides a more pleasing appearance.

This surgery can easily be added in with another larger operation.

You cannot re-pierce your ear for at least three months following the ear lobe repair.

What are the risks associated with these ancillary procedures?

There are risks associated with any surgical procedure and it's best to consult Dr Pouria Moradi to find out specific information on each treatment during a consultation.

Risks with a surgical procedure can include:

  • Discomfort and swelling
  • Infection
  • Undesirable results (asymmetrical)
  • Bleeding
  • Nerve and blood vessel damage
  • Skin discolouration
  • Visible scarring
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Side-effects to anaesthesia
  • Necrosis (dying of fatty tissue)

Dr Pouria Moradi will cover the specific risks associated with the treatment you want during the initial consultation.

Who is the ideal candidate for cosmetic surgery?

As with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of complications and so the ideal candidate should be healthy and suffering no life-threatening conditions.

  • No life-threatening conditions
  • Does not smoke
  • In good physical health
  • Does not suffer from obesity
  • Have a round, fuller face (buccal fat removal)
  • No adverse effects on anaesthesia
  • Have realistic expectations

Dr Moradi - Specialist Plastic Surgeon

"I am a consultant plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon working as a visiting medical officer at Prince of Wales, Royal Women's and Sydney Children's Hospitals, and an associate lecturer at UNSW Medical School.

Having studied medicine at UNSW as a Sam Cracknell Sport and Academic Scholar, I was then awarded Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2005 and Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgery."

If you would like more information on any ancillary procedures or another treatment, get in touch with Dr Pouria Moradi to organise a consultation.