Dr Steve Merten is recognised for his significant influence to the field of cosmetic surgery through his recent presentation, which detailed his technique used in breast implant revision surgery.

Sydney, AustraliaSydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Steve Merten has been awarded the prestigious “Best Cosmetic Surgery Short Presentation” award at the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) annual conference for his paper “The Capsular “Hammock” Flap for Breast Implant Ptosis.”

The ASAPS annual conference, held from the 3 – 6th July 2013 at the Sheraton Mirage in Port Douglas, Australia is the premier annual conference for cosmetic plastic surgery in Australia.

Dr Steve Merten, a recognised expert in plastic surgery and breast enlargement, presented his novel technique to correct mal-positioned breast implants that have fallen down the chest.

“Breast Enlargement is one of the commonest cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in Australia, and is being increasingly performed, but with this we also have seen an increase in breast implant problems and need for revision surgery, particularly with breast enlargement poorly performed by non-specialist surgeons and surgery done overseas,” says Dr Merten.

In his presentation, Dr Merten demonstrated his technique to correct breast implants that have moved down the chest. “When this happens, the cosmetic result is very poor. As the implants move down the chest, the implants sit far too low and the nipples appear to rise up; the result is very unnatural and requires breast implant revision surgery to correct.”

This technique of utilising a “capsular hammock flap” allows correction of this problem with “high success rates and a very natural and improved outcome,” says Dr Merten.

More information on breast implant revision, as well as video animation of this procedure, can be found on Dr Merten’s plastic surgery website.

About Steve Merten, FRACS

Dr Steve Merten frequently lectures at and attends plastic surgery conferences around the world. He acts as Clinical Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University in Sydney for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, sharing his expertise from his years of experience as a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon. Plastic surgeons from all over the world have been trained by Dr Merten, and he continues to educate his peers on the best techniques and practices used in plastic surgery.

In addition to extending his knowledge to others, Dr Merten stays involved in clinical studies to stay current with the latest and best advancements in plastic surgery. He is a member of various professional organisations, including the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Australian Medical Association. Dr Merten is available for interview upon request.

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