Verified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Alex Phoon

Alex Phoon

  • Clinic 423
  • Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia
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Patient review

jo.c. 01/04/2015

Breast Reconstruction

Dr Alex Phoon has made a huge difference to how I look and how I feel physically and mentally. Ten years ago, just after my youngest daughter had turned 1, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had no choice but to undergo a full mastectomy and removal of lymph nodes, chemo and radiotherapy. It was a very traumatic time. At the time my surgeon suggested that I could have an expander and then implant put in, instead of being completely flat. However after time this became contracted and encapsulated. It was much smaller than my normal breast, hard and uncomfortable and made me very self conscious. 14 months ago, due to a fall, the skin became damaged and deteriorated (due to the previous radiotherapy) and would not heal. The implant had to go. I really didn’t want to face the idea of losing what little shape I had to a flat chest area and my original surgeon suggested I would be a candidate for a Diep reconstruction. He pointed me in the direction of Dr Alex Phoon – thank goodness! He is an amazing surgeon but, more than that, he and his staff are so helpful, friendly and caring, so you really feel looked after especially when faced with a big surgical procedure. Initially getting ready for the surgery brought up some painful memories for me, my husband and girls of ten years earlier, but the care I have received throughout and the results are fantastic. My new breast looks great and I now feel so much more comfortable and less self-conscious. I wouldn’t hesitate to highly recommend Dr Alex Phoon to anyone for reconstructive or plastic surgery. Expert surgeon and great care!