Category: Surgical Procedures

Breast Reduction

The happiest group of patients I operate on are breast reduction patients, and this is also the most frequent operation I do.

Although large breasts may have appeal initially, this is soon overcome by the reality of neck, shoulder and back pain; bra straps cutting into shoulders; repeated and frequent headaches; sweating and rashes under the breasts; difficulties in exercising and playing sport; not being able to find bras that fit, support and don’t cost a fortune; fashionable clothing not...Read More

Posted on September 7, 2018 By Lucy Colak in ,

Mummy Makeover – Part 2

Tummy Tuck

In a previous blog on Mummy Makeover I covered surgical options to rejuvenate the breast. In this second blog in the series, I will address the other area that also suffers the greatest impact of childbirth, the abdomen. This is classically addressed with a “tummy tuck” (called an abdominoplasty by plastic surgeons).


The expansion of the mother’s abdominal wall by the growing baby affects all the layers, including the muscle, fat and skin. In...Read More

Posted on August 7, 2018 By Lucy Colak in ,

Repairing Scarring with Scar Management in Sydney

Scarring after a procedure can be quite difficult to manage and can leave lasting results that are often unflattering. When dealing with scarring, it is vital that one knows how to manage the scarring with proper healing practices and knowledge about how the scarring process works. With such knowledge, one can manage their healing and ensure that their body appears flawless after such a procedure. Dr. Darrell Perkins offers his patients scar management therapy in Sydney.

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Posted on July 24, 2018 By Lucy Colak in ,


Liposuction is a great treatment for those unwanted fatty bulges that just don’t go away, no matter how much you diet or exercise. It is great for changing undesirable contours but it is not for weight loss.



We are basically born with a certain number of fat cells that are distributed in certain areas. If you put on weight, individual fat cells get fatter, but they don’t multiply. We are born with a certain body shape and tend to store fat...Read More

Posted on July 16, 2018 By Lucy Colak in , ,

Mummy Makeover – Part 1

Empty Sagging Breasts

Having children is one of the great joys of life. They do however exact a toll on lifestyle, finances, sleep patterns, and the youthful figure of the mother. The two main areas affected by childbirth and breast feeding, are the breasts and abdomen. This article will address the breasts, and a separate article will address the abdomen.

As a Plastic Surgeon of over 20 years experience, I know all my patients are individuals in their physical characteristics and in their personal...Read More

Posted on June 18, 2018 By Lucy Colak in , ,

Breast implant associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) FAQs

Is BIA-ALCL breast cancer?

No, BIA-ALCL is not breast cancer.

ALCL is a cancer of lymphatic cells and a form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. It has been described in all parts of the body well before breast implants existed, and has occurred in the breast without any implant present.


-ALCL is a form of lymphoma that occurs in association with breast implants, and to date exclusively with exposure to textured implants (no reported cases with smooth implants alone). It occurs in women who have...Read More

Posted on May 28, 2018 By Lucy Colak in , , , ,

Gynaecomastia and Male Breast Reduction in Sydney

Men pride themselves on having a muscular chest and manly shape. They spend hours in the gym exercising and making sure that their body is as defined as can be. Feminine features on a man such as breast development can cause embarrassment and problems with poor self image. This is a surprising common condition known as gynaecomastia. Even though a man may feel isolated, many men suffer from gynaecomastia for varying reasons. Dr. Darrell Perkins provides male breast reduction surgery for men who suffer from...Read More

Posted on March 8, 2018 By Lucy Colak in ,

Specialist treatment for ‘man boobs’

For many men, the thought of taking off their shirt in public can cause a wave of anxiety. The beach, pool and change room at the gym become places to avoid.

Male breasts can evolve at any age. Known as gynaecomastia, the condition often begins in peri-pubertal males at about age 15-16. In later years, up to 70 per cent of men over the age of 50 are likely to have the condition.

It’s also common in users of anabolic steroids and occurs rarely as the result of medical diseases such as...Read More

Posted on September 29, 2017 By Lucy Colak in ,

Rejuvenate Your Beautiful Eyes With Eyelid Surgery In Kogarah

Your youth centers around the appearance of your eyes and lids. Young beautiful eyes are seamless without wrinkles or bags that may appear as you age. These unsightly wrinkles and bags can detract from your self-image and confidence. Fortunately, Dr. Darrell Perkins provides restorative eyelid surgery for residents in Kogarah.

What causes my eyelid sag?

Eyelids are delicate tissues that can begin to sag or seem “heavy” as you age. Extra fat deposits under the skin can create a puffy swollen look...Read More

Posted on June 14, 2017 By Lucy Colak in ,

Get Sleek Arms with an Arm Lift in Sydney

Your best friends probably won’t tell you. But, after you raise your arms in front of them, or they see you wave good-bye, they may roll their eyes and shake their heads when you are not looking. They are most likely embarrassed for you because they notice your “bat wings”. It’s that loose, saggy, jiggly, and dangling skin that flaps in the wind beneath your upper arms and for some it may only disappear with an arm lift in Sydney.

Dr. Darrell Perkins can help you determine if an arm lift...Read More

Posted on May 3, 2017 By Lucy Colak in , ,