Cosmetic Surgery

As part of our desire to offer you the very best in a continuum of care at Da Vinci Clinic, we offer a range of cosmetic surgery procedures performed by Mr Bialostocki.

With a wealth of experience in the procedures listed here, Mr Bialostocki’s experience and good judgment combined with the most modern advancements and well established techniques, ensures that your optimal outcome can be achieved.

Cosmetic surgery is usually concerned with aesthetic improvements and a personal desire to in some way change and/or enhance your facial or bodily features. In most cases these types of surgery are undertaken at Grace Hospital in Tauranga, where Mr Bialostocki and his team work alongside a highly trained team of theatre and anaesthetic staff in this modern and progressive health facility.

Initially you will need to make an appointment for a cosmetic consultation, during which time your particular wishes, options available to you, and details around the surgery will be discussed. It is not uncommon for potential patients to be under the impression that they need a certain procedure in order to achieve a desired outcome, when in fact a different procedure may give them the result they desire. Some patients are also pleasantly surprised to discover the plastic surgery they thought they needed, is in fact not as invasive or complex.

Breast Enlargement (Breast Augmentation)

A very popular procedure, adding a breast implant under the chest muscles and breast tissue to create a proportionate, natural shape. In New Zealand, the choices are between saline and silicone filled breast implants, although even saline implants have a silicone outer shell. Silicone-filled implants are by far the most common implants Mr. Bialostocki uses. Newer designs have a cohesive gel that hold their shape and won't leak. They have been thoroughly researched and most manufacturers now offer extended warranties on their breast implants. Choosing the right size and shape for an individual woman is an art, and there are many options to select from.

Breast lift (Mastopexy)

This operation reshapes the breast to improve contour in women happy with their breast size, but who want more lift and firmness. The position of nipples and areolae are usually raised to a more aesthetic position. Occasionally this can be combined with a small silicone implant to get the best of both operations. i.e. a breast lift with a small increase in size and improvement in shape.

Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammaplasty)

For women with excessively large breasts, back and shoulder pain and other physical symptoms can be a daily impairment.  Breasts can be out of proportion to the rest of the body, and may impact on involvement in sports and other aspects of life.

A breast reduction is all about putting things into proportion, and can balance out uneven breast sizes.

Breast Reconstruction

There are many techniques available for reconstruction of breast defects after surgery for breast cancer. The art is to choose the right technique for an individual woman, taking into account lifestyle, post-operative support and expectations. While an immediate breast reconstruction is ideal, not all breast cancer patients can have an immediate reconstruction because of the type of cancer, and because of the additional treatments that may be recommended such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy. A delayed breast reconstruction can be undertaken any time after the mastectomy and adjuvant therapy is completed, from a few months later to many years. Usually a complete reconstruction will involve more than 1 operation to achieve an aesthetic breast shape with a nipple reconstruction.

Male Breast Reduction (Gynaecomastia Correction)

Excessive development of breast tissue in males is actually quite a common condition, affecting up to 50 per cent of males to some degree. The procedure removes fat and/or glandular tissue from the chest, resulting in a flatter, firmer and better contoured chest. Liposuction is also used as part of the procedure to remove fat tissue through incisions around the areola. Usually male breast reduction surgery can be done as a day-case, although many men choose to stay overnight in a hospital bed. For maximum comfort & safety, the surgery is performed under a General Anaesthetic, administered by an Anaesthetist, in an accredited Private Hospital.

3D Vectra

The Vectra 3D Imaging camera provides the opportunity for patients to see themselves as they will appear post surgery.

If you are one of the many people each year considering aesthetic plastic surgery, we have some good news for you. Recent advances in three dinensional (3D) photography combined with revolutionary new software allow prospective patients to preview what they will look like as the result of breast augmentation, breast reduction or mastopexy.

The options this machine gives you, if you are considering cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery, are significant. The 3D imaging machine allows you to see yourself - and not just imagine! - how you will actually appear after your procedure. Feel even more confident about your new appearance when you see your 3D image in front of you. The procedure is not unlike being photographed and once images are uploaded, there is the option to choose with clothing too giving a very realistic simulation.

Both the Vectra 3D camera and Sculptor software which make this possible were developed by Canfield Imaging Systems of Fairfield, NJ, the world's leading provider of medical photography systems. The process starts with a VECTRA 3D session which produces a three-dimensional photograph of the patient. Then, using Sculptor software, plastic surgeon Mr Adam Bialostocki is able to simulate the expected results of a variety of aesthetic procedures. 'For the first time, patients are able to see a 3D picture of themselves with their new look. Because it's in 3D, I can rotate their picture to any viewpoint and they can really examine the desired result. We can make changes here and there and agree on a final look in advance, and this truly helps them make a decision.'