Breast Reconstruction Surgery

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Breast Reconstruction surgery remains at the heart of Dr Campbell-Lloyd’s practise. Dr Campbell-Lloyd is one of the few surgeons in Australia with the necessary training and experience to claim to be an expert in DIEP flap surgery, which is widely acknowledged to be the gold-standard in breast reconstruction.

For women who have experienced breast cancer, whether they have had a mastectomy or breast conserving treatment, there are a range of options to discuss. Some women choose to “go flat”, other women opt for rebuilding a breast using an implant or their own tissue. Some women are able to modify the breast to disguise the effects of cancer removal and radiotherapy. These are complex discussions which require time to allow for questions, and to ensure that whatever choice is made is the right choice for each patient. Dr Campbell-Lloyd is an internationally experienced breast reconstruction surgeon offering all forms of breast reconstruction including fat grafting.

 Dr Campbell-Lloyd has written a number of articles which discuss the pros and cons of various aspects of breast reconstruction.

Please be aware that Dr Campbell-Lloyd is currently unable to accept new patients for breast reconstruction. We will be opening bookings for 2022 in the near future. Please check back or keep an eye on our social media for updates.

We offer all forms of breast reconstruction. Our philosophy is that breast reconstruction should not create financial toxicity. This philosophy extends to DIEP (deep inferior epigastric perforator) flap reconstruction. Dr Campbell-Lloyd’s extensive experience allows this complex procedure to be performed efficiently, and reliably. Dr Campbell-Lloyd often performs DIEP flap surgery with a colleague to further improve efficiency, and therefore safety. Most DIEP flaps will take between 5 and 8 hours.

Fat grafting to the breast is a frequently performed procedure in breast reconstruction, and there may be additional costs associated with this. Fortunately, from November 1 2021, a new item number will be introduced for fat grafting to the breast after treatment for breast cancer. This will allow for coverage of hospital and anaesthetic costs (by Medicare and your private health insurance) as well as partial coverage of surgical costs. Fat grafting is often performed in association with other revisions including implant exchange, nipple reconstruction, flap modifications and breast reduction procedures (for symmetry). Please contact us for more information.

It is best to check your level of cover with your health fund. Below are some item numbers that are frequently used and which may apply to you – these can be quoted to your health fund to check whether you would be covered for certain procedures.

Please note that we are aware of some patients who are being incorrectly advised by their health funds that they will not be covered for DIEP flap breast reconstruction under “Bronze” tier policies. According to advice we have received from the Department of Health, DIEP flap breast reconstruction is covered under Bronze tiers. We recommend that all patients contact their health funds prior to consultation.

Tissue expander and implant reconstruction: (covered under “bronze” level private health insurance policies)
45539  |  45542  |  45527  |  45553  |  45554

DIEP flap reconstruction: 
45504  |  45505  |  45570  |  30405  |  45565
45562  |  45569  |  45554  |  48406  |  45564

Removal of breast implants/”explant” surgery: (covered under “silver” level policies)


Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Contact Us

25 Spendelove Avenue
Southport QLD 4215

P: 07 5503 0248
F: 07 5676 6436

Dr Andrew Campbell-Lloyd
performs surgery at:
• Pindara Private Hospital
• John Flynn Private Hospital
• Pindara Day Procedure Centre


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