My public hospital work included all areas of the specialty e.g. hand and microsurgery, burns, repair of injuries, breast surgery, and the management of skin cancer. Together with a Neurosurgeon, I developed the Craniofacial Surgery service, to correct deformities of the skull and face resulting from birth anomalies, trauma, and tumour surgery. Corrective surgery for facial paralysis was another long term part of my portfolio.
Over the last 15 years, breast surgery has made up an increasing proportion of my workload. Reduction and augmentation are always popular. Breast reconstruction is surgery to rebuild the breast at the time of mastectomy for cancer, or later, after cancer surgery and adjuvant therapies. Often surgery of the other breast is required for symmetry e.g. reduction, lift, or even augmentation.