My chosen area of specialty, Plastic Surgery, is arguably one of the best known fields of medicine, but often for all the wrong reasons. However a quick look back at the history of this profession will open your eyes to the power of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery to transform lives, and explain why it continues to spark my passion.
Translating technological advances that are happening all around us into everyday improvements in patient care is the great challenge for this generation of medical professionals. Last week I completed an amazing program that has revolutionised my thinking. I was proud to stand alongside a wonderful group of fellow graduates who will all make an impact in the healthcare landscape.
Last Monday another young Australian boy received a 3D printed ear implant. While this is the second for Australia, he also a “first” because he received a bone anchored hearing aid implant during the same operation. Usually done over 2 separate operations, this procedure is the first of its kind in Australia.